Berlin

Berlin is a city with a laid-back attitude allowing for every kind of life style and offers a wide range of activities and events. Particularly appealing is also Berlins green spots with over a third of the citys extensive surface covered by sweeping parks, forests, lakes, rivers and canals. Unsurpr...

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Berlin to open street art museum

Museum library will contain extensive street art archive.The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art is set to open in Berlin's Schöneberg district over the weekend of 16-17 September.Berlin's...
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Berlin's Tempelhof airport to become tourist attraction

Abandoned civilian airport to reopen to tourists in 2020.Berlin's Tempelhof airport, a once busy civilian hub adandoned since 2008, is to be transformed into a tourist attraction some 80 years after t...
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Hitler bunker exhibit causes controversy in Berlin

Berlin Story Museum accused of bad taste for showing replica of Hitler bunker. The Berlin Story Museum has courted controversy after displaying a replica of part of the bunker where Adolf Hitler s...
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Electric scooter sharing launched in Berlin

Bosch and Panasonic are behind Berlin’s Coup electric scooter-sharing scheme. Berlin residents aged over 21 with a valid car or motorcycle license can now avail of an electric scooter-sharing progr...
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Germany scraps plan for reunification monument

Cost-overuns cited for decision to abandon Berlin mounument. Germany has abandoned plans for a monument to the nation's 1990 reunification over concerns that the estimated €10 million price tag for...
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Berlin displays Europe's first T-Rex skeleton

Europe's first complete T-Rex skeleton at Berlin's Natural History Museum. The first complete and original Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to be constructed in Europe has gone on public display at Berli...
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Berliners to be consulted on Tempelhof plans

Projects for old airield to go online Berlin residents will now be able to have their say about development around Tempelhof, Berlin's one-time airport. The original plans were voted out by a re...
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Pergamon Museum to close for five years

Berlin's top museum to be restored One of Berlin's main tourist attractions, the Pergamon Museum, is to close partially at the end of September for at least five years. The northern and central...
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German documents record world war one

Germany's Federal Archives have made 700,000 documents, photos, film footage and recordings of world war one available in a special section of its website. Here are photos not just of the war zones...
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Berlin’s new airport running out of finance

The troubled Brandenburg airport, which should have been up and running two years ago, is now in deep financial trouble according to Der Spiegel online international. A recent report by the Europea...
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Berlin Biennale

The eighth edition of the Berlin art biennale (29 May-5 Aug) concentrates on a variety of approaches to the city – the built-up environment, its residents, the relationship of the city with labo...
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Berlin controls informal rentals

Berlin is clamping down on the informal holiday rental market encouraged by websites such as Airbnb on the grounds that it having a detrimental effect on hotels and other official forms of tourist acc...
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Achtung Berlin

This festival, which runs from 9-16 April, focuses on new films that have been shot in or around Berlin and Brandenburg. It screens documentaries, shorts and features before they go on general rel...
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Lesbian cemetery opened in Berlin

A space for the burial of lesbians has been reserved in central Berlin graveyard. Spaces for 80 burials or ashes have been set aside in the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, which was first laid...
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Berlin to tax visiting dogs

Tourists to Berlin who are accompanied by their dogs will have to pay an added sum on their hotel bills. From the beginning of 2014 visitors to Berlin are paying a five per cent hotel tax on top of...
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Berlin Film Festival

The prestigious Berlin film festival opens on 6 February, with the important European film market as the first event on the schedule. In addition to the film screenings and the glamour of the celebrit...
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Berlin senate bans short rentals

Berlin’s senate has voted against short term lets to tourists in an attempt to stop rising rents in the city. It is estimated that as many as 12,000 apartments have been taken off the long-te...
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Berlin’s 40th marathon lines up

Berlin Marathon, which is reputed to be one of the fastest in the world, takes place on 29 September this year with about 40,000 runners from 120 countries, helped along by 5,000 volunteers. It is...
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Berlin wins rights to Knut the Polar Bear

The Berlin Zoo has won its battle to keep the rights to the name Knut, the popular polar bear it bred in captivity until it unexpectedly died in 2011. The name generates a large income for the Berl...
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Berlin Palace gets cornerstone

The cornerstone was laid for the Berliner Schloss in mid-June but without the support of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and surrounded by criticism that the palace is an unnecessary and expensive p...

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