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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.
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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.
Michael O’Leary. Photo: DPA
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has told a German newspaper that German rivals Air Berlin and Eurowings are doomed.
Pickpockets are an ever more common phenomenon in the German capital. But sometimes they can surprise you.
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The German capital is a place full of surprises and secrets. With its ever-changing life it's hard to keep up with even a fraction of what is going on in the city.
Children whose parents want them to live a vegan lifestyle - or a stone-age or fruitarian one for that matter - will have to bring their own food to school, a Berlin court ruled on Wednesday.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan (l) and Jan Böhmermann (r). Photo: DPA
A Hamburg court on Tuesday banned the author of a poem lampooning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from publicly reciting passages from his work.
Conductor Kent Nagano lifts his baton as the flashmob orchestra gets to work. Photo: DPA
Hundreds of amateur musicians joined the German Symphony Orchestra to play Wagner, Verdi and Bizet pieces in a flashmob concert in the Mall of Berlin shopping centre on Monday.
Photo: Wolfgang Kumm/DPA
The German capital celebrated its cultural diversity on Sunday with a huge street parade. Were you there?
File photo of the carnival parade. Photo: Soeren Stache/DPA
Women were "surrounded, harrassed and grabbed" at the city's celebration.
A work by Jackson Pollock from the Shah's collection. Photo: DPA
Works from one of the world's most prestigious collections of modern art, assembled under the former shah of Iran, will go on show in Berlin late this year.
The Die Welt balloon swaying in the wind. Photo: DPA
Sightseers in the German capital feared for their lives on Tuesday afternoon when the "Die Welt" balloon swayed out of control in strong winds.
People who rent out whole apartments online are threatened with huge fines under a new rule in the German capital. But that isn’t stopping many landlords from continuing to cash in.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Photo: DPA
Berlin's new airport has been blighted by delays and corruption. Now the farce has taken a darker turn, as police investigate the possible attempted poisoning of a whistleblower.
The Airbnb trend has also impacted the local hotel industry. Photo: DPA
German capital wants to keep housing affordable.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Photo: DPA
The man formerly responsible for planning Berlin’s much-delayed international airport has claimed the air hub will never open, after a series of failures have left city authorities red faced.
The Bahntower in Potsdamerplatz. Photo: DPA
A sheet of glass fell from the 16th floor of the Bahntower at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz onto a car as it was driving through the square on Wednesday evening.
Wouldn't you stand outside in the cold for hours for a cup of revitalising green gunk? Photo: DPA
Has hipster gentrification gone too far in Berlin? As police battle hordes of trend-seekers hungry for vegan snacks, the question has to be asked.
Plans for the "Freedom and Unity Monument" in Berlin. Photo: Milla&Partner/dpa.
Budget problems and a colony of bats have put a halt to the planned monument.
Grass growing through cracks at Berlin's long-delayed new airport. Photo: DPA
The new spin doctor for Berlin’s embarrassingly delayed new airport found honesty doesn’t pay in his business on Monday, when he was fired after just three months in the job.
Hans-Dietrich Genscher. Photo: DPA.
Former West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher - the man who helped catalyze the fall of the Berlin Wall - has died at age 89, German media reported on Friday.
A train arrives at Berlin central station. Photo: DPA
Life goes on as usual and without fear at Berlin's transport hub despite Tuesday's bombings in Brussels.
It was just before midnight and Gabriela S. was preparing to close up shop for the evening. But the Berlin currywurst seller had one more tricky customer to deal with first.
For years, crooks and criminals have tormented tourists and travellers at Berlin Alexanderplatz. Police efforts to fight the scourge have so far failed.
A Berlin writer shares with The Local the story of how his family has taken in a refugee and how settling in hasn't always been easy.
The car bomb that killed a 43-year-old man in Berlin on Tuesday morning was revenge for a drug deal turned sour, Bild newspaper reports.
The damaged car in west Berlin. Photo: DPA
Police say that an explosive device placed under the car killed a Berlin man as he was driving in the west of the city on Tuesday morning.
Three leading German universities have closed down pray rooms used by Muslims, sparking accusations they are singling Muslims out for unfair treatment.
Bernhard Enste. Photo: DPA
Bernhard Enste is a legend on the Berlin techno scene - he's 67 and still hits the capital's most unhinged clubs. Now he wants to go to Burning Man, a seven-day rave in the Nevada desert.
If you think Germans are peculiar, you know Berliners are straight-up weird. Only by learning their language will you make it in the jungle of the German capital. Berlin local Max Bringmann gives you 8 words to survive.