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State elections
6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
Photo: DPA

With state elections around the corner, The Local looks at the poor side of Germany's "poor but sexy" capital city.

How did this bike end up on top of Berlin’s Molecule Man?
A professional climber 'rescuing' the bike hanging from the Molecule Man. Photo: DPA.

Berliners are still scratching their heads over how a bicycle ended up dangling from the capital’s iconic statue.

Berlin's education system is worst in Germany: study
Photo: DPA

A new study has revealed that Berlin and Brandenburg’s education systems lag behind those of other German states.

'I don't want to spend my twenties hunting Pokémon'
Ruben Neugebauer. Photo: Private

This young Berliner tells The Local how he's been working with an NGO to search for refugees on the Mediterranean - and will soon bring that quest to the skies.

Berlin metro firm: It's really not cool to ride trains naked
Photo: DPA

Berlin's public transport company pride themselves on their laid-back attitude to their customers. But a recent incident has prompted them to pull rank.

First gay ‘wedding’ happens in Berlin Protestant church
Photo: DPA

A gay couple will make history as they become the first homosexual couple to be ‘married’ in a Protestant church in Berlin on Friday, reports the Berliner Zeitung.

Arson suspected at Berlin refugee home blaze
Photo: DPA

A fire broke out at refugee accommodations made of shipping containers in a district in the far north of the capital early on Monday morning.

Berlin only European capital that makes country poorer
The German capital of Berlin. Photo: DPA

In almost every European country, the capital is the engine of the economy. But a new study shows there is one exception to this rule.

This Week in History
80 years since the Olympics gave Hitler a propaganda coup

All signs of anti-Semitism were erased from Berlin for the fortnight-long Olympic Games in 1936.

Opinion
How the Berlin startup scene is wasting its potential
Photo: DPA

"The truth is, there really isn't a truly successful international Berlin startup."

How Berliners are responding to the Bavaria attacks
Photo: DPA

Is fear of terrorism creeping up on the capital?

Doctor killed in Berlin hospital shooting: police
Police at the scene in southern Berlin. Photo: DPA

A doctor has died after being shot at a Berlin hospital by an elderly man, Berlin police said on Twitter on Tuesday.

The Local List
Enter if you dare: Berlin's best abandoned haunts

These hidden spots are steeped in shadows of their past and just begging to be explored...

Berlin condemns Turkish crackdown after failed coup
Demonstrators wave Turkish flags and burn effigies in Istanbul following the failed coup. Photo: DPA

Erdogan's hardline response "flouts the rule of law", says Germany.

The Local List
Berlin's six coolest attractions you've never heard of
The Badeschiff pool on the River Spree. Photo: DPA.

Sick of feeling like a tourist? These off-the-radar spots will take you away from the cameras and cheesy selfies.

Berlin squatters win court victory after 'illegal' police raid
Police in Rigaer Strasse. Photo: DPA

A police raid on a squat in east Berlin in June, which led to a violent backlash from the far-left scene, was declared illegal by a court on Wednesday.

May wastes no time in calling Merkel, stresses friendly ties
Theresa May (l) and Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

Met the Queen? Check. Called Merkel? Check.

Berliners' 'huge' response to need for refugee guardians
DPA

500 people have volunteered to become new guardians for the children.

Why Air Berlin no longer owns a single aeroplane
Photo: DPA

Blame Brexit...

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard
Photo courtesy FDP Facebook page

Keep calm and move to Berlin: Germany's liberal party are rubbing salt into London's Brexit wounds by wooing startups with a mobile billboard.

Brexit vote
Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest in the heart of Berlin
Protesters in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: Elliot Herman

Unhappy protesters met by the Brandenburg Gate on Saturday to show their discontent with the outcome of Britain's referendum on EU membership.

Brexit vote
'It won't be romantic. But I need an EU passport'
Lucy Thomas (left), director at Give Something Back to Berlin. Photo: Private

British expats in Berlin tell The Local that a week after the Brexit vote they are still stunned - and are considering their next steps.

Brexit vote
Brits in Berlin pub watch Brexit results in horror
Photo: Ali Butt/The Local

Expats gathered in a British pub in Berlin to watch coverage of the EU referendum - the mood sinking as the morning went on.

Berlin neighbours shocked by huge 'bloody refugee' mural
Photo: I Love Tegel/DPA.

In typical Berlin style, an artist painted a massive mural with political overtones, stretching the entire length of an apartment building. But residents are far from pleased.

Brexit vote
British traders in Berlin worry about impact of Brexit
Tea towels at English Traders, Photo: John Masters

Purveyors of Britishness in the German capital are 'appalled' and 'sad' as the UK's in-out vote on EU membership approaches.

The Local List
7 outdoor night spots that make Berlin’s summer unique
Photo: DPA.

Berlin summer's are like nothing else, and local nightclubs certainly know how to make the most of the warm weather and short nights.

Six things I won't miss about Berlin when I'm gone
Berlin, honey, we have to talk. Photo: Andreas Levers on Flickr

After spending three years in Berlin, outgoing editor Tom Barfield admits there are a few things about the Hauptstadt that get on his nerves.

Finally, west Germans are the ones trying to get into the east
Dresden is experiencing a population boom. Photo: DPA

A quarter century after the fall of the Berlin wall people are moving from west Germany to the former east in greater numbers than vice versa.

'Shit show' Berlin airport
Plan to open Berlin airport in 2017 finally (inevitably) dead
Passengers won't be walking beneath Willy Brandt's name in lights any time soon. Photo: DPA

Travellers are set to wait still longer for Berlin's much-delayed new airport to open, as city media report that a provisional opening date in late 2017 is no longer achievable.

The Local List
13 (even more) thrilling facts you must know about Berlin
Berlin, du bist so wunderbar. Photo: DPA.

Berlin is just so gosh darn interesting, we couldn't fit it all into the first list on our website of infinite virtual space.

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National
Ouch! Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
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Why expats choose international health insurance
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Six reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
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15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German
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Culture
7 American habits that make Germans very, very uncomfortable
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Rhineland
Story of a fugitive cow who outwitted police for weeks before capture
Culture
Eleven famous Germans with surnames that'll make your sides split
Lifestyle
The best ways to get a visa as an American in Germany
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Why Jordan is the ‘Different’ East
Gallery
Germany's 17 Olympic gold medals in pictures
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Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate
Society
Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer
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Lifestyle
What's on in Germany: events for August 2016
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Jordan: where history meets adventure
National
Six things you need to know when moving to Germany
Travel
These 10 little-known German towns are a must see
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6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money
International
German scientists prove birds can sleep while flying
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Why you should attend an international job fair
Technology
London v. Berlin: Which is better for startups?
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Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
Lifestyle
13 mortifying mistakes German learners always make
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Travel
Enter if you dare: Berlin's best abandoned haunts
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6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money
Lifestyle
10 rookie errors all Brits make when they arrive in Germany
National
How to get German citizenship (or just stay forever)
Technology
Brexit will turn Berlin into 'Europe’s startup capital'
Travel
Six soothing day trips to escape the bustle of Berlin
International
'Germany needs to make UK come to its senses'
Features
Six odd things Germans do in the summer
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