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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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Germans drive too fast

Speeding is one of the top traffic offences in Germany according to figures published in May by the Federal Motor Transport Authority. Both men and women have more points on their licences for driving...
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Berlin’s new airport gets speed-up plan

A programme to speed up the opening of Berlin’s long-delayed Brandenburg airport has been released by its present managing director, Hartmut Mehdorn. SPRINT will coordinate all aspects of work o...
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Berlin Film Festival 2013

This year’s Berlin film festival, from 7-17 February, will include feature films by three South Korean film directors, E J-yong’s, Behind the Camera, Lee Don-gu’s Fatal and Kim Don-k...
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Berlin’s Willy Brandt airport to open 27 October 2013

Berlin’s new airport will open on 27 October 2013, the beginning of the winter schedules for 2013/2014. It had previously been scheduled for June 2012. The new chief executive of the airport...
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Brandenburg airport delayed again

The opening date for Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport has been put off once again, this time until October 2013, rather than March 2013. The airport, to be called after the former German chan...
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Lufthansa cabin crew strike again

A Lufthansa cabin crew strike is to affect flights through Berlin on Tuesday 4 September. Many medium and short-haul flights will be cancelled. The strike, which started in Berlin at 05.00 will last f...
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Berlin to mark Nefertite centenary

A special exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the bust of Nefertite opens at Berlin’s Neues Museum in early December. “In the light of Amarna, 100 years of the fin...
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Berlin’s Brandenburg airport opening still not confirmed

Confirmation of 17 March 2013 as the opening for Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport will only be confirmed mid September, according to a press release from the airport’s supervisory board....
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Berlin’s town pigeons on the decrease

The number of town pigeons in Berlin is estimated to have fallen to 10,000 from 30,000 in 2001 according to a report from the nature protection association Nabu, one of largest in Germany. Part of...
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Berlin’s S-Bahn looks for operators

Berlin is opening up its local train service to foreign competition in a move to keep down costs and put an end to the need for state and city subsidies. It is hoping that other European and also Asia...
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Berlin’s intelligence headquarters delayed

Germany’s new foreign intelligence building, due to open in the Mitte district of Berlin in 2014, could be a year late. Difficulties with the air conditioning are causing delays and cost over-ru...
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Berlin’s Mauerpark could charge entry fee

Visitors to Berlin’s Mauerpark may be asked to pay €1 entrance fee to help keep it clean and tidy. The park was created soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, along what is called “d...
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