Food & Drink

Restaurant in Berlin Serves Up Old East German classics

A meatloaf smothered in brown sauce; Germany’s answer to the Hawaiian pizza; an oily schnitzel with noodles and tomato sauce. East German food wasn’t exactly gourmet, but that isn’t stopping customers from flocking to a restaurant in Berlin dedicated to recreating it. “We’re out of ketwurst,” says the waitress. It’s …

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Places

Checkpoint Charlie: A Tourist Trap That Still Divides Berlin

A trip to Berlin without seeing Checkpoint Charlie is unthinkable for most tourists. However, the area around the checkpoint, a symbol of German division, has become more focused on catering to tourists than properly remembering the Cold War and its effects on the country. Checkpoint Charlie, a symbol of German …

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Living

Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport Used as Parking Lot for VW Cars

Berlin’s hopelessly delayed and much-maligned new airport, Brandenburg, which was originally scheduled to open in 2011, is now being used as a parking lot for thousands of unsold Volkswagen vehicles. According to dpa news agency in Berlin and rbb24, the German carmaker has leased around 8,000 spots in three parking …

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Food & Drink

Hops & Heat – Berlin Beer Festival Gets Underway

Berlin Opens ‘world’s longest beer garden’ in 30+ Temperatures. As Berlin experiences sustained summer temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, the city on Friday launched a weekend of beer-drinking at the International Beer Festival, which occupies a 2.2-kilometre stretch of a wide, central boulevard. The “world’s longest beer garden,” as the …

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Badeschiff
Places

Chillin’ in Berlin’s Badeschiff

During those sunny summer days in Berlin you may find yourself longing for a refreshing dip, or just somewhere to soak up the sun’s rays, far from the bustle of the city. Lounging beside the river Spree is the Arena Badeschiff, a floating swimming pool which turns into an outdoor …

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Living

Berlin Sneakers Are Just The Ticket

Berlin’s transport authority and Adidas release a pair of sneakers that doubles as a train pass. A trainer based on the mottled design of the seats in Berlin’s underground trains and including a built-in ticket to ride the city’s public transport network for all of 2018 went on sale on …

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