Best of Berlin

INSIDER TIP! Bored of smashing baddies on your console? Drop your joystick for a full-body gaming experi­ence at VR Nation. The VR tech is backed up by wind and heat-generators, scent diffusers and sensor-laden objects for complete escapism! Read more

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It's a new decade - and time to deal with old guilt! Can we offset our air miles? Make our everyday more sustainable? We chart the route to redemption. Also: Berliners confess, mum shaming gone crazy and colonial guilt going unacknowledged. Out now! Read more


INSIDER TIP! Daniella Barriobera Canal's almost-too-pretty-to-eat creations are a masterclass in the notoriously difficult to perfect French éclair. With unexpected flavour combinations like matcha and black sesame, her deserts are a must try! Read more

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Food special! From sustainable restaurants to local farms, from Japanese haute cuisine to 2019's big shifts on the delivery market: we survey the year's trends, check out museum cafés, meet foodie influencers and recommend tasty gifts. Out now! Read more


Master pizzaiolo Alessandro Leonardi's new restaurant Futura Pizza serves up 12 variations of delicious pizza pies all crafted with flawless rustic dough and adorned with premium-quality toppings entirely sourced from small Italian producers. Read more

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Thirty years after the Fall of the Wall, what's left of the GDR? We speak to our Ossi neighbours, find the best spots to live the East Berlin life today - and the design, fashion and football icons that have survived the Wende! Out now! Read more


What can you make with a mortar and pestle, whisk and a muffin tin? Deodorant! We tried DIYing our own all-natural deocrème with some help from Henrike Grubert, founder of artisanal cosmetic brand Pony Hütchen, at her new workshop. Read more

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We tested coffee subscription app Urban Coffee Club. Tempted by the thought of unlimited coffee for one flat rate? Well, be prepared for some seriously restrictive caveats. Read more

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From Gastarbeiter to expats, from Kbeauty to Kpop: Welcome to Berlin's Korea town! Meet the Haupstadt's Korean nurses and notaries, the jet setting creatives and kimchi royalty, find out where to get your Korean food, film, fashion and more. Out now! Read more


A mug shot of Berlin socialist icon, Rosa Luxemburg, is being used to make a new kind of feminist statement - on your post! The custom made stamps were the result of a crowdfunding campaign by a Kreuzberg-based artist to honour the famous Berliner. Read more


Berlin is scooting towards the e-revolution – or is it? EXB investigates how the "Verkehrswende" is coming along. Also in this issue: e-scooters tested, the local skating scene revisited and September's book, film and art fests previewed! Out now! Read more

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

If there is one thing that can transport you from your everyday routine, it’s a good book. And Germany’s first bookshop specialising in African literature, InterKontinental, might be the best point of departure. Read more

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No shit! EXB is another year older and dedicating its anniversary issue to the lucky, yucky and fertile topic of poop. From real shit workers to the many faeces of German history, from anal douching to doggy-doo delinquency and much more! Out now! Read more

Take a spring trip – in Berlin! We've rounded up some of the best local getaways including a riviera walk, island hopping, time travel, kitsch excursions, intercultural wedding crashing and much more! Out now! Read more

Berlin’s alternative sex shop Other Nature, known for its vegan-only adult toys, has just stocked your ultimate fix: Nick Westphal’s Schreinergunst range. His paddle, butt plugs and dildos are carved from trees already destined for the shredder. Read more

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At first glance, their fashionable, monochromatic bright colours and clear packaging might have you mistake them for a designy upgrade on their regular plastic shelf-mates: but the biobrush is 94 percent biodegradable! Read more

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As Berlin kids are joining the global strikes for climate justice, what's the rest of Berlin doing to save the planet? From idealistic club owners to ingenious startups and sustainable architecture, read about the city's green pioneers. Out now! Read more

Berliners, rejoice! Beloved UK-eatery Pret A Manger has finally landed in the German capital, five months ago to be exact, but that’s about the time it took us to trek all the way to Hauptbahnhof to give it a try. Read more

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Brexit MAY be upon us, but British life in Berlin continues. We spoke to Brits planning their future here, met with some of the city's noteworthy English(wo)men, Scots and Welsh and found the best places to buy UK essentials. Out now! Read more

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