Don't let the abundance of bare butts at Berlin beaches fool you: the grand German tradition of public nudity has experienced serious shrinkage since its GDR glory days. We talked to ex-Ossis and nudist club owners to find out the naked truth. more

Aug 4, 2016 12:30 PM Culture


Aza Raskin

John Riceburg: Why does Berlin stink so much?

Walking around Neukölln in summer makes John want to puke. And he loves it. more

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Exberliner and The Reader proudly present the final runner-up in our Berlin Short Fiction Award contest – Susan James' "The Girl That Summer". Read the winner in our July/Aug issue. more

Jul 25, 2016 11:00 AM Culture

Exberliner and The Reader proudly represent the second of three runners-up in our Berlin Short Fiction Award – James Carson's "Barry’s Big Moment". Read the winner in our Jul/Aug issue. more

Jul 19, 2016 1:30 PM Culture

Exberliner and The Reader proudly represent the first of three runners-up in our Berlin Short Fiction Award – Callie Payne's "Tooth". Each week, expect a new summer short story for your enjoyment. Read the winner in our July/Aug double issue. more

Jul 8, 2016 2:00 PM Culture

The temperature is set to soar for one more week this summer, so soak up the final days of sunshine at Liepnitzsee. Formerly the favourite spot of GDR political bigwigs, today the lake's open to campers, nudists and anyone willing to make the trek. more

Aug 25, 2015 12:15 PM The Best of Berlin

Despite all the talk of gentrification, Berlin is bursting with deserted historical sites that still lie untouched by property development. Here are five of our favourite places to explore on a warm summer day. more

Aug 18, 2015 1:35 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments


Rosalind O'Connor

Looking for a refreshing day trip in the dog days of summer? Consider the southeastern borough with big, open neighbourhoods, cobblestoned streets, tiny local shops and water, water everywhere. more

Aug 4, 2015 12:30 PM Features 2 Comments


Rosalind O'Connor

Fear not, it's heating up again this weekend. Be it a houseboat, a stand-up paddleboat or a BVG rowboat ferry, it's time for you to get back out on the water. more

Jul 31, 2015 1:30 PM , The Best of Berlin


Rosalind O'Connor

John Riceburg: The six worst ways to spend your summer in Berlin

Berlin's summer is so lovely, but so short. It's also full of melancholy – every day includes the pain of a thousand missed adventures. But guess what: Most Berliners aren't having that much fun either. more

Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Where do international parents send their kids to for both their own breather and their kids benefit? D.A.S. Akademie offers a two-week break from your brats while they get beefed-up German skills and a trendy set of new international friends. more

Jul 20, 2015 1:30 PM The Best of Berlin

Literature despite the weather! Be prepared for inside or riverside with our thrilling summer picks. Here are four great new books from Berlin authors – and one Berlin-related book from a lit superstar – you should pick up as soon as possible. more

Jul 15, 2015 11:00 AM , , Culture

Can you feel the heat? Summer's here, and so is our July/August special – a supersized edition full of tips, tricks and a short fiction fix. Plus an interview with Germany's hottest expat novelist, subletting tales and more. On newsstands now! more

Jun 30, 2015 1:00 PM Features

Hot in the city this weekend? As Berliners gear up for another scorcher (perhaps the last?), they head for the lakes. Where do waterbabies in the Hauptstadt go? Exberliner shares our top five picks for a dip. more

Aug 6, 2014 2:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Does the perfect pair of summer shades remain as elusive as romantic bliss? Michael Hald scours the city to help you find your match and discovers that, with style as in love, perfection has its price. more

Jul 22, 2014 1:30 PM Zeitgeist

Summer is in the air, and so are the Kinos! Cinephiles and layabouts finally find themselves in sync, along with the rest of us who enjoy passing long, balmy nights in front of the silver screen. Freiluftkino Kreuzberg opens on Fri, May 2. more

Apr 28, 2014 2:30 PM Film

The real dog days might be over, but here's hoping for an Indian summer - these six homegrown Berlin beverages are brimming with enough taste and indie spirit to see you well into autumn. more

Aug 21, 2013 1:00 PM , Features 4 Comments

With summer in full swing, are you still looking for more estival exploits? Search no more. These tips may hail from 2011, but the advice is evergreen – Exberliner editors present and past share their tidbits for the perfect summer day in Berlin. more

Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM , , , , , , , Zeitgeist

INSIDE: Liquid love: our summer issue features drinks of all stripes and where to drink them, drinking on both ends of the political spectrum and just plain water. PLUS: The feminist fury of Germany's Femen, the holiday rental crackdown and much more more

Jul 1, 2013 11:30 AM Features

If you're looking for English-language films, the Freiluftkinos have put together a programme with an eye to escape: from the next Wes Anderson cult classic, through the gritty The Dark Knight Rises. more

Jul 3, 2012 12:00 PM Film

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