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Berlin is Europe's fastest growing tourist city
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Berlin is Europe's fastest growing tourist city

Berlin is the fastest growing tourist destination among Europe’s major cities, with overnight stays in the capital up eight percent in 2013. It could soon topple Paris as Europe’s number two tourist city. READ  

Man sets himself on fire outside Israeli embassy
The Israeli Embassy in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Man sets himself on fire outside Israeli embassy

UPDATE: A man set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Berlin on Monday night. Police said it was too soon to say whether it was part of a political protest. READ  

Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33
Biermann at Hamburg club St. Pauli. Photo: DPA

Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33

A former German professional footballer committed suicide on Friday following a long battle with depression. READ  

Berlin: Give foreigners a referendum vote
Almost 500,000 people in Berlin were not allowed to vote in the referendum over Tempelhof's future. Photo: DPA

Berlin: Give foreigners a referendum vote

An overwhelming majority of Berliners believe the law should be changed to allow foreigners to vote in city referendums. READ  

World Cup 2014
Germany's World Cup winners party in Berlin
The players on stage at Berlin's Fan Mile in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA

Germany's World Cup winners party in Berlin

Almost a million jubilant fans massed around Berlin on Tuesday to cheer the World Cup winners and new national heroes for bringing home football's top prize for the first time since 1990. READ  

Original 3D printing café celebrates anniversary
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Original 3D printing café celebrates anniversary

A Berlin 3D printing café, the first of its kind in Europe, is celebrating its six month anniversary. The company's founder tells The Local how they found success. READ  

Merkel denies resignation rumours
Merkel has refuted rumours that she plans to step down early. Photo: DPA

Merkel denies resignation rumours

Chancellor Angela Merkel has denied a report in Der Spiegel magazine that she plans to resign ahead of the 2017 elections. READ  

Palestine protesters try to storm Berlin's Fan Mile

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters tried to storm Berlin's Fan Mile on Saturday afternoon - the centre of World Cup celebration in the German capital. READ  

Man sets himself on fire outside embassy
The Libyan Embassy in Berlin on Friday. Photo: DPA

Man sets himself on fire outside embassy

A man set himself on fire outside the Libyan Embassy in Berlin on Friday. READ  

The most expensive German cities for expats
A view over Hamburg. Photo: DPA

The most expensive German cities for expats

German cities remain cheaper than their European neighbours for expats, but have shot up international cost of living rankings. Which cities top the list for Germany? READ  

Fall of the Berlin Wall: 25th Anniversary
Berlin to place 8,000 lit balloons along Wall route
How the balloons will look. Photo: Visualisierung der LICHTGRENZE © Kulturprojekte Berlin_WHITEvoid / Christopher Bauder, Foto: Daniel Büche

Berlin to place 8,000 lit balloons along Wall route

Berlin will mark 25 years since the fall of the Wall by placing around 8,000 illuminated balloons along the route of the barrier which divided the city between East and West for 30 years. READ  

Spy Scandal
Germany calls on US to wipe spy slate clean
The US Embassy in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Germany calls on US to wipe spy slate clean

UPDATE: Germany has called on the United States to come clean and stop all spying activities against it, following the expulsion of the US spy chief in Berlin on Thursday. READ  

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year
Building land for sale in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: DPA

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year

Planning Minister Barbara Hendricks on Thursday called for Germany to build 250,000 new homes a year to cope with housing shortages in its major cities. READ  

World Cup 2014
Berlin chosen to host World Cup victory parade
Berlin's Fan mile. Photo: DPA

Berlin chosen to host World Cup victory parade

Preparation has been the key so far to the success of Germany’s football team in the World Cup in Brazil, and that forward planning has extended to choosing where to celebrate, should Germany be crowned champions on Sunday. READ  

World Cup 2014
Flood of goals hit firms' World Cup giveaways
An employee at Büsch bakery poses with a poster promising a free bun for every German goal. Photo: DPA

Flood of goals hit firms' World Cup giveaways

Businesses in Germany which tried to tap into the nation’s World Cup fever with free giveaways and discounts for every goal have been left counting the cost after Germany’s 7:1 rout of Brazil. READ  

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