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There’s more to Berlin summer fun than the lakes – one of our insiders shares his favourite locations for a perfect holiday away from the tourist traps and wet crowds! Read more

Interviews & Portraits

For a perfect day at the lake, pack these six new debut novels - all written, published or staged in Berlin. Read more

Zeitgeist

This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

In the German papers this week: Berlin will burn, rents will freeze, the city – particularly Köpenick – gets taken over by musicians and more... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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

Concerts & Parties

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

Concerts & Parties

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! Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

Insider Tips

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. Read more

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