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Summer

Looking to escape the scorching heat? Here's a few spots where they use the (in Germany) mythical Klimaanlage (air-conditioning). more

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The stream of novels set in Germany’s capital is seemingly endless. We selected four new releases in English that will pep up your summer holidays. more

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Looking for dairy-free but deliciously rich gelato to sweeten the summer heat? Fear not, these ice cream parlours have what it takes to satisfy that craving. more

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From Friedrichshain to rural Poland, from techno to violins: whatever you’re after, this festival season has you covered. The season kicks off with the last Freqs of Nature (Jul 4-9) Niedergörsdorf ever. more

Concerts & Parties

You just want a simple list? Here you go... more

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Summer is here! Check out our guides to the creamiest vegan gelato, the best and worst bike-sharing schemes and hot summer reads. Plus: The new faces of Spandau, krays in Tiergarten, allergy attacks and more... on newsstands now! more

It’s finally summer in Berlin, so get out of the museums and spend some time with art en plein air. Here's what to see. more

Dan Borden checks in with the Flussbad project, which aims to clean up a stretch of the Spree by Museum Island and turn it into a public pool. While you're waiting for that, you can dive in (at your own risk!) at their swimming competition on July 2. more

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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

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Aza Raskin

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

Opinion

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rosalind O'Connor

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

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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

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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

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