Berlin

A Station-By-Station Subway Map of Berlin Rents

The transit guide helps tenants work out if their landlords are charging them too much.

How Hard Should Transit Systems Go After Fare Evaders?

Berlin has suffered a surge in scofflaw riders, but super strict enforcement also adds to overhead costs.

You Can Now Build Entire Skylines Out of Legos

Block by block, piece together the iconic skylines of New York City, Berlin, and Venice.

The Super Polluted Rhine Washes 191 Million Plastic Particles Out to Sea Every Day

The river’s microplastics concentrations are “among the highest so far studied worldwide,” says a researcher.

Berlin Just Showed the World How to Keep Housing Affordable

Under a new plan, low-income tenants of public housing will pay less than a third of their income in rent.

Berlin's Old Nazi Airport Is Now a Syrian Refugee Camp

Once the site of an epic postwar international aid mission for Germans, the former Tempelhof Airport will now return the favor.

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

This Designer Fabric (Intentionally) Reeks of Whisky

It's a burst of fashion genius that could only originate in Scotland.

The Spooky, Bleached-Out American Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge Turn Out to Be Art

A Berlin-based art-action duo has been identified as the source of recently placed flags that incited security concerns and fear among New Yorkers. Here are some of their other stunts. 

The Bizarre History and Fiery End of Berlin's Iconic Abandoned Amusement Park

Communism, drug trafficking, arson—Spreepark saw it all. 

The Haunting Beauty of Germany's WWII Bomb Craters

A New York art exhibit explores the scars war left on the landscape.

The Uber Wars Are Shaping Up to Be Even More Heated in Europe

The ride-hailing company faces legal challenges across the continent.

A Painstakingly Recreated S-Bahn Map From a Divided Berlin

A 1980 version of the city's transit map, brought back to life.

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.

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.

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.

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.