The German capital is about to begin a groundbreaking rental law, but looming legal challenges and new revelations cast doubt on whether it’s possible at all.
The Karstadt department store in Kreuzberg was once an architectural marvel. Local officials say a new plan to bring it back would worsen gentrification.
“Every missing tree is a missing comrade-in-arms against climate change,” agriculture minister Julia Klöckner says.
The German company Siemens is launching an ambitious adaptive reuse project to revitalize its historic corporate campus, with a modern data-collecting twist.
The German capital will experiment with banning cars on two popular retail streets—but it’s being notably more cautious than its European counterparts.
To reduce emissions from air travel, Germany’s Green Party wants to eliminate the need for domestic flights by making big investments in trains.
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Facing housing shortages and mass tourism, 10 major cities want the European Union to protect their ability to regulate vacation rentals at the local level.
Local lawmakers agreed to one of Europe’s most radical rental laws, but it sets the stage for a battle with Germany’s national government.
Berlin’s Thaipark has long represented the best of what informal food markets have to offer. So why does the city think it’s a problem?
More than 70 years after the war ended, unexploded bombs are being unearthed with remarkable regularity—in part because of a nationwide building boom.
The German capital is celebrating Equal Pay Day with the Frauenticket, a discounted fare that reflects the gender pay gap.
The German capital plans to make major investments to expand bus and rail networks, boost frequency, and get ahead of population growth. Are you jealous yet?
The German capital has vowed to build 200,000 new homes, with half reserved for affordable rents. But where can they go?
The city is looking to the ubiquitous building type from its Communist past to help solve a housing crunch.
The city will formally allow vacation rentals again, but there’s a strict new set of rules—and even tougher penalties.
A historian just revealed a large section of the former east-west barrier hidden away in the woods.
The city’s boroughs can purchase apartment buildings to prevent spikes in rental costs. But is the area that does it most reaching the limits of what it can do?
A new law could see the city’s cycling infrastructure completely transformed.
Germany’s Stolpersteine monuments show how a historic force of terror unfurled on the same streets people walk down today. Their disappearance is cause for concern.