Berlin

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Say Goodbye to the Costumed Performers at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

The city is finally enforcing its ban on fake "soldiers" and other colorful characters in its city center. And it's a shame.

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Berlin's Newest Plan to Curb Rising Rents: Build Higher

The city is considering a big new project around the old Tempelhof Airport, now an enormous stretch of parkland.

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No One Is Happier About Berlin Being 'Over' Than Berlin

North American media have proclaimed the city is no longer the apogee of cool, and that's just fine.

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A Hilarious Study of Selfie Photos in 5 Cities Around the World

Yes, there are regional differences to the form, and the expressions captured in them.

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German Cities Fear a Fresh Immigration Wave

Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria will get full access to Western Europe's job market and welfare systems next year.

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How Leipzig Became 'Hypezig'

The post-industrial city has been crowned Germany's Austin. But it might be more like Germany's Detroit.

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Has Germany Figured Out the Way to Keep Rents Affordable?

The country has passed new set of rules to make sure city dwellers don't get priced out of their neighborhoods. Will it work?

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How to Get Turned Away From Europe's Hottest Nightclub

Berghain's exclusivity is legendary. And a new app isn't going to help you past the velvet ropes.

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The Gross Reason Berlin's Dogs Are Overdosing on Human Drugs

The German capital is currently reeling from news of a newly identified source of illegal drugs in the canine food chain: junkie poop. 

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The Fight Over Berlin's Charming Street Lights

The city wants to replace its century-old gas lamps with LEDs, but preservationists are crying foul.

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It Takes Drivers 3 Months to Warm Up to Electric Vehicles

A trial in Berlin found that people stopped worrying their battery would run out after about 12 weeks with an EV.

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The Wildly Different Traffic Lights of East and West Germany

How Berlin's iconic Ampelmännchen were born and saved from destruction.

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The Strange Politics Behind a Berlin Neighborhood's Plan to Legalize Pot Dealing

It's the latest Northern European city to see pro- and anti-marijuana forces face off.

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Alexanderplatz Is Difficult to Love, But Berlin Wants to Save It Anyway

Newfound affection for the drab, East Berlin square.

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Berlin's Wildly Fantastic 1,400-Foot-High, Hydra-Headed Windmill

Let's take a look back at the ambitious 1930s plan to erect this monstrosity over the city.

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Life in 1962 Berlin, One Year After the Wall Was Built

The Wall chronicles life in East Berlin and the many, desperate escape attempts.

Chronicling the Seamier Side of Europe's Hottest Cities

A spate of new blogs seek out the underbelly of Paris, London and Berlin.

'Jesse Owens Was Here'

Berlin's 1936 Olympic Village once housed Nazis and Soviets. Today, there's an effort to convert the neglected site into a museum.