Latest in Tag: Berlin Highlight

Latest in Tag: Berlin


Berlin environment blog: wings of desire

Berlin has a reputation as a green capital. In this blog, we see if that’s true and go in search of the good, the bad and the ugly of the city’s environment. So… Magpies? Good, bad, ugly? Or just plain evil?Several times a week, I cycle past the same spot. Sounds boring, I know, but …

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Kramaric nets twice, Hoffenheim win in Berlin

Hoffenheim best Hertha 3-1 in Berlin, thanks in no small part to a red card for Maxi Mittelstädt. That could go a long way towards settling the battle for fourth in the Bundesliga.Hertha Berlin 1-2 Hoffenheim (Pekarik 32′ — Kramaric 39′ (pen) + 86′, Süle 76′) Fourth visited fifth in the Bundesliga’s Friday evening fixture, …

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Berlin 24/7: After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf

A simple ladder and a wheelbarrow were all that was needed to steal a coin worth millions from Berlin’s Bode Museum. DW’s columnist Gero Schliess reacts.People, this theft has what it takes to become legendary! Right after the news came out that a $1-million coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, Twitter users immediately added …

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Berlin adds subway stations to protected list

Seven subway stations of the German capital’s U7 subway line have been put on a preservation order as important examples of post-war modernity. That means 88 of Berlin’s 173 subway stations are now protected.Berlin’s senator for culture, Klaus Lederer, together with Sigrid Nikutta, the manager of Berlin’s Public Transport Service (BVG) and Jörg Haspel, the …

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Berlin 24/7: The season’s filthy weather

Berlin in winter makes people sick and depressed. Columnist Gero Schliess advises visitors to stay away from the city and hope for better times – like the summer.Warning. This is an urgent warning for all people traveling to Berlin: It is now winter in the German capital. It’s cold, dark and forbidding; days are dull …

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Berlin 24/7: Fashion 4.0 made in Berlin

The Berlin fashion scene hasn’t seen much international success – yet. DW columnist Gero Schliess says there more potential to be tapped into – if the fashion and start-up scenes start collaborating.No, things weren’t better in the past – especially not for Berlin-based fashion designers. In the 1990s, it was said that Berlin would never …

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New Barberini Museum near Berlin is a hot number for impressionism and more

After years in the making, Potsdam’s Barberini Museum – spearheaded by patron and billionaire Hasso Plattner – is opening its doors. The first shows feature works by, among others, Monet, Renoir and Caillebotte.Art patron and software billionaire Hasso Plattner did not wish to keep his art collection for himself. Instead, he decided to bestow the …

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Animal welfare in spotlight at Berlin Green Week

The biggest international agribusiness trade fair is this year focusing on the treatment of farm animals. With consumers unwilling to pay more, producers are asking how expensive can cheap meat be?German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt is in his element. “For the next ten days, I’ve pitched my tent here,” he says, looking around Hall 23a …

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A full week of fashion in Berlin

The fashion industry descends on Berlin this week, as designers show their autumn/winter collections for 2017/2018 at Berlin Fashion Week. Retailers will be seeking out the latest trends.One of Germany’s biggest fashion events of the year, Berlin Fashion Week, kicked off on Monday. Opening with the “Zeit” magazine conference at the Kronprinzenpalais on Monday, the …

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Berlin 24/7: Germany’s capital is growing at an alarming speed

Berlin, Germany’s largest city, is quickly headed for the four million mark – but already lacks housing, schools, jobs and concrete political plans for the future. DW columnist Gero Schliess dreads the consequences.Big. Bigger. Berlin. The city continues to grow and grow… and grow. But before you break out the champagne and start the party …

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Please stay calm, right-wing politicians are happy now, and thank you, Merkel

On Monday in the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, while families enjoyed the last Sunday before Christmas and the scent of cinnamon, sugar, and cardamom filled the air, a stolen lorry pierced the tranquil environment killing nine people and injuring dozens more. At the time of writing this everything was still uncertain, however social media …

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10 highlights of the Berlin Wall Trail

Combining culture and nature, the Berlin Wall Trail follows the path of the former division of the city that was built on August 13, 1961. It’s a great way to explore Berlin and discover the last remains of the Cold War.

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Why urban wildlife is thriving in Berlin

Berlin might seem like a concrete jungle, but the metropolis has more biodiversity than you’d expect. What is it about Berlin that attracts wild foxes, raccoons, boars and the largest number of birds in all of Germany?

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Tourism’s recovery: promotional campaign is no longer hitting the mark

The Ministry of Tourism’s attempt to attract foreigners to visit Egypt came under fire amid a controversy surrounding the video used to encourage tourism displayed at the International Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism conventions, held between 8 and 12 March. Conference attendees and social media users criticised the video for showcasing …

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A holiday in South Sudan?

Not just Africa’s top tourist destinations are trying to attract more visitors. Strife-torn nations like South Sudan and Mali are also aiming to boost tourism arrivals by participating in the Berlin ITB tourism fair.

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Russia ratchets up war rhetoric – and not just in Syria

A rock band sings about taking Berlin; politicians and the media threaten a nuclear attack. The war rhetoric in Russia is impossible to ignore. But there’s a different mood within Russian society. The popular Russian rock band Va-Bank released a new music video on Wednesday. It’s called “And After Berlin” and is a cover version …

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Back to the source: Food foraging in Berlin

Beyond the herb garden on the balcony, some Berliners have taken the next logical step and started foraging for food. And, as it turns out, there’s much more to it than killer mushrooms and chestnut fever. We were strolling through a park in central Berlin when my four-year-old son ran over to a small apple …

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