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It's a new year and there are a host of changes in everything from transport, to taxes, to new holiday days as well as big shifts on the cultural scene. Here's what you need to know as we slide into 2020. Read more

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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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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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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


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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A weekly round-up of news that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. Read more


Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! Read more

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond. THIS WEEK: All June's rain, a car-free summer on Friedrichstraße, the backlash to the proposed rent freeze and more... Read more

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Yes, we have a Mietbremse (rental price limit) and a Wohnraumversorgungsgesetz (giving tenants some financial help in specific cases) but rent prices are still rising. What gives? Gris explores. Read more


The flood of refugees into Berlin has forced the city to do something about the housing shortage. Read more

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Angela Merkel's new rent cap ain't that great. We should be demanding a lot more. Read more

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