issue 177

Once the turf of bored spinsters and new age mystics, astrology is enjoying a huge comeback among millennials. Cameron Cook investigates the local scene, putting his scepticism to the test. Read more


From impromptu tarot readings to astro-charting apps, from queer feminist witchcraft to coffee cup seers and ghost hunting, occultism is back, and millennials are spearheading the trend. We tracked down three Berliners with a sixth sense. Read more

, Interviews & Portraits

Exberliner's editor-in-chief on why she'll once again be at Friedrichsfelde cemetery this Sunday, January 13, to remember Luxemburg, as well as a bit on what can be found in our Rosa issue out on newsstands now! Read more

Politics 1 Comments

Our music editor Michael Hoh rounds up the best Berlin had to offer in terms of music this year. Found out what made the list... Read more

Concerts & Parties

Our film editor Paul O'Callaghan rounds up the best film had to offer this year, including what's been happening in the Berlin cinema scene. Read more


What was the Berlin theatre scene up to in 2018? Quite a bit, actually. Nicholas Potter has your overview. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Are you brave enough to go out on a Berlin New Year’s Eve? These parties are worth facing the hail of firecrackers and should have you dancing till it’s 2019. Read more

Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! Read more


OUT NOW! Read more


Ask any Berliner and they’ll have scores of anecdotes about undelivered parcels, missing notification slips and searching the neighbourhood for their mail. Behind all this chaos is the Deutsche Post DHL Group, with high profits and dubious practices. Read more

Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Need to blow off some steam post-shopping? A visit to an anger room might be your best bet. Read more

Insider Tips

Can’t face the treacherous journey on the U-Bahn after a long night out? The BVG seems to have a new solution – in September they paired up with tech company ViaVan and launched their Berlkönig ridesharing service. Read more

Insider Tips 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! Irmin Schmidt, keyboardist of legendary krautrock band Can, talks about how he looks back on their 50 year anniversary, musical revolutions and his ties to Berlin. Read more

Concerts & Parties

Why Walter Crasshole's queer friends’ obsession with the esoteric doesn't quite fly with him. Read more


Geta Brătescu, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2018 © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein  Jens Ziehe_2.jpg

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Finally, Berlin sees its first solo exhibition of iconic Romanian artist Geta Brătescu. It's on through Jan 25 at n.b.k. Read more

Art & Exhibitions 1 Comments

Under the themes of mobility, exchange, conflict and innovation, and spanning 200,000 years from the Palaeolithic to the 20th century, over 1000 archaeological finds from across Germany aim to tell the story of cultural interactions in Europe. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

With London 1938 the Liebermann-Villa marks the 80th anniversary of the London response to Nazi Germany's infamous Degenerate Art exhibition is 1937. On display: Kandinsky, Nolde, Modersohn-Becker among others. Read more

, Art & Exhibitions

The Berlinische Galerie pays tribute to the Novembergruppe with a comprehensive retrospective to the Weimar-era association of artists. Through Mar 11. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Alexei Ratmansky's ballet at the Staatsoper is mesmerising against all fears that new indendant Johannes Öhman could spoil it all. Catch it Dec 15, 19:00, Dec 26, 28, 18:00. Read more

Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW! Leander Haußmann on his upcoming “loud and farcical” Stasi-centric piece at the Volksbühne. Catch it Dec 14, 15 and 21 at 19:30. Read more

Theatre & Dance

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