Berlin Holzmarkt urban village
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Holzmarkt – Berlin’s New Urban Village

Creative minds in Berlin have been given a brand new place to hang out, live and work – and tourists may soon follow – as alternative village Holzmarkt (timber market) opens for business. Where party-goers used to dance the night away at the capital’s famed Bar 25 nightclub along the …

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Locomore German train
Living

End Of The Line For Locomore?

Frankfurt to Berlin for only 22 Euros – green electricity, fair trade coffee and themed areas. Locomore wanted to be an alternative to Germany’s main train operator Deutsche Bahn. After just five months though, the company has decided to call it a day. With a “sad heart”, independent train operator …

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Photo Exhibition Shows A Much Changed Berlin

Today’s Berlin is one of Europe’s most powerful political capitals with a nightlife and cultural heritage unmatched by many other cities. A new photo exhibition offers a snapshot of the city’s once communist east before the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. For anyone returning to Berlin after an absence …

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Thumbs Up for Germany’s First Female Astronauts

A fighter pilot and a meteorologist could be Germany’s first female astronauts. A private group is hoping to raise 50 million euros ($53.6 million) to send a German woman to the International Space Station by 2020. Until now, Germany’s eleven astronauts have all been male, starting with Sigmund Jaehn from East Germany …

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Berlin's spring festivals
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Blooming Wonderful – Berlin’s Spring Festivals

As the sun’s rays begin to signal that spring is just around the corner, it’s time to head outside and enjoy all that Berlin’s spring festivals have to offer. Berliner Frühlingsfest The Berlin festival season kicked off this year on March 24th with the 47th Berliner Frühlingsfest (Berlin Spring Festival) at the …

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Locomore Berlin train station
Living

Locomore: Get the Inside Track on Germany’s New Train

What’s green and orange, and sells fair-trade coffee? If you are planning to travel by train in Germany this year the answer could be waiting at a station near you. A new German rail company, Locomore, is providing an eco-friendly and consumer-driven alternative to the country’s main train provider Deutsche …

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