Ellen Lang

Ahead of the East German artist's installation work "Tag X" which opens Nov 4-7 at the former GDR administrative building, a part of 30 years Peaceful Revolution - Fall of the Wall, Naumann opens up about how she's been inspired by the Wende. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

REVIEW! Barrie Kosky goes for a bare stage and modern costumes in his interpretation of "The Bassarids", an opera based on Euripides’ tragedy "The Bacchae", but captures the rage, seduction and sadness of the captivating tale. Catch it Nov 2, 5, 10. Read more

Theatre & Dance

From exilees to repatriates, this year's Lithuanian Film Festival (Oct 31 - Nov 4) dishes up the Baltic nation's latest and greatest. Here are the stand-outs you need to see. Read more


With the Korea Independent Film Festival kicking off at Babylon Mitte on Oct 31 through Nov 5, we find out films are just one part of K-culture that's crashing Berlin. We've scouted out the best places to source Korean food, fashion, beauty and more! Read more

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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

Insider Tips

In the German papers this week: Mietendeckel is official, cocaine taxis on the rise, tractor blockade at Victory Column, mass recall of contaminated milk, and more! Read more

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On now through Jan 26 at Kulturforum, Micro Era charts the birth and evolution of video art in China. From Zhang Peili's pioneering works to contemporary highlights such as frenetic anime aesthetics and the new art medium of playable videogames. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Berlin busted as a cocaine capital, terror attack preparations, BVG's questionable efficiency bid, puppy police, and more! Read more

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Last chance to see our critic's choice ceramics double bill Figures de Décoration and Transfiguration at Art Mûr through Oct 19, plus more of our pottery exhibition top picks open now. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Berlin reacts to Halle shooting, Extinction Rebellion protest, AfD convention fail, fire at landmark döner and more! Read more

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Noël was a typical teen with a secret: a Kpop obsession. Now the subculture has exploded into the Berlin mainstream, with Kpop merch in every high school, fan fundraisers to promote concerts, even dance academies. We get schooled in the Kpop craze. Read more


The Gorki's Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky mash-up, "Anna Karenina or Poor People", offers a scathing reading of the two classics granting their oppressed figures agency. It just takes a while to get there. Catch it on Oct 9 and 17 with English surtitles. Read more

Theatre & Dance

From the scientific to the surreal, the "Garden of Earthly Delights" has contemporary works which hail from all over the world examining humanity’s urge to garden and quest to either control or enjoy nature’s power. Through Dec 1. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Time for an extra relaxing lunch? Try Café Canna, Berlin’s first CBD café. With most of its offerings infused with hemp, marijuana’s tamer cousin, grab a tasty Hemponade and a veggie bowl for a weed-like sensation without any mind-altering effects. Read more


Enjoy a sweet treat without at least some of the guilt with Be Sweet's gorgeous array of Törtchen, all vegan novelties engineered by a trained industrial designer. Read more


Disruption Network Lab: Citizens of Evidence takes place on Sep 20-21, with a talk from the son of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and a workshop on Sep 22 investigating all things flying in the skies above Tempelhofer Feld. Read more

What's On


Abd Alkader Habak

Kicking off on Sep 18 through Sep 25, Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival shines a light on social injustice with more than 70 screenings and events. It opens with Cannes Best Documentary winner "For Sama". Read more


Charging e-scooters sounds like a good way to make some extra cash, we spoke to one insider to find out what the job's really like. Read more



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Not sure how to make the most out of the Long Night of Museums? Check out our top picks from this year's programme, from hidden gems to big hitters. With 73 museums participating, it's the most intellectual way to stay out until 2am in Berlin. Read more

What's On

The Gorki inaugurates its temporary “container” stage and the new Spielzeit with Sebastian Nübling's take on another Heiner Müller play following last season's "Hamletmaschine". More clowns on stage! Read more

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