Berlin’s first sober Späti: Is ‘mindful drinking’ the new pandemic trend?

Berlin’s first sober Späti: Is ‘mindful drinking’ the new pandemic trend?

Berlin is renowned for its culture of thrill and excess, but the pandemic has put a spanner in the works. Now the capitol is home to another trend: Germany’s first non-alcoholic Späti. 

Juvenile alcohol abuse surges

Juvenile alcohol abuse surges

Boozy cyclist slapped with 15-year bike ban

Boozy cyclist slapped with 15-year bike ban

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks

Drunk high speed train driver heavily over the limit misses stop at Wittenberg

Drunk high speed train driver heavily over the limit misses stop at Wittenberg

Germany should take drinking tips from Scotland, experts insist

Germany should take drinking tips from Scotland, experts insist

German guidelines for alcohol intake are too high, study argues

German guidelines for alcohol intake are too high, study argues

Craft beer drives surge in new German breweries

Craft beer drives surge in new German breweries

Rainy, football-free summer dampens German thirst for the amber brew

Rainy, football-free summer dampens German thirst for the amber brew

OPINION: The German beer industry is failing to live up to its potential

OPINION: The German beer industry is failing to live up to its potential

These 10 witty sayings prove Germans think everything revolves around beer

These 10 witty sayings prove Germans think everything revolves around beer

75 billion smokes: report reveals which vices Germans indulge most

75 billion smokes: report reveals which vices Germans indulge most

Young man destroys 17 cars after visiting Oktoberfest

Young man destroys 17 cars after visiting Oktoberfest

Here’s where Germany’s unhealthiest people live

Here’s where Germany’s unhealthiest people live

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer

No nanny state here: Germany a top place to let loose

No nanny state here: Germany a top place to let loose

Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot

Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot

Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving

Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session

Germany: land of cheap beer and drunkards?

Germany: land of cheap beer and drunkards?

Beck’s brewery boss fired over drink driving

Beck’s brewery boss fired over drink driving

Bavaria crowns beer queen for key year

Bavaria crowns beer queen for key year

Men Day: forests, mass brawls and face plants

Men Day: forests, mass brawls and face plants

OECD warns Germany to cut down on booze

OECD warns Germany to cut down on booze

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing

Teens put lid on binge drinking, report finds

Teens put lid on binge drinking, report finds

Drunken art theft ‘marked World Cup victory’

Drunken art theft ‘marked World Cup victory’

Drunk teachers ruin school trip to Hamburg

Drunk teachers ruin school trip to Hamburg

Half of young Germans binge drink regularly

Half of young Germans binge drink regularly

Alcoholism in Germany rises by a third

Alcoholism in Germany rises by a third

German brewers hop on to new fruity flavours

German brewers hop on to new fruity flavours

Second brother dies after Indonesia booze night

Second brother dies after Indonesia booze night

Drug addiction on the rise among workers

Drug addiction on the rise among workers

German beer industry: our glass is half empty

German beer industry: our glass is half empty

Booze battle tackles sozzled soldier scandal

Booze battle tackles sozzled soldier scandal

Use of ‘designer drugs’ on the rise in Germany

Use of ‘designer drugs’ on the rise in Germany

Health minister criticises alcoholism TV show

Health minister criticises alcoholism TV show

MP demands fine for parents of drunk teens

MP demands fine for parents of drunk teens

Biggest Bavarian brewer bans GM from beer

Biggest Bavarian brewer bans GM from beer

Dutch invade German borderlands for beer

Dutch invade German borderlands for beer

Huge health survey taps 200,000 for key data

Huge health survey taps 200,000 for key data

Germans lag behind on Christmas boozing

Germans lag behind on Christmas boozing

Should trains become booze-free zones?

Should trains become booze-free zones?

Alcoholism ‘costs about 20 years of life’

Alcoholism ‘costs about 20 years of life’

Eastern Germany gets new wall to hide drinkers

Eastern Germany gets new wall to hide drinkers

Drunk pensioner caught after wheelchair chase

Drunk pensioner caught after wheelchair chase

Munich rolls out the barrel for Oktoberfest

Munich rolls out the barrel for Oktoberfest

Touts target Oktoberfest table bookings

Touts target Oktoberfest table bookings

Beware of poisoned Czech liquor: ministry

Beware of poisoned Czech liquor: ministry

Teen drinking down – but still high

Teen drinking down – but still high

Party ends in surprise 175km train trip

Party ends in surprise 175km train trip

Young teens in party ban to fight binge-drinking

Young teens in party ban to fight binge-drinking

Women feel sexy after <i>Sekt</i>, beer bad for blokes

Women feel sexy after Sekt, beer bad for blokes

Oktoberfest boss attacks boozing and music

Oktoberfest boss attacks boozing and music

Blotto binman drove at ten times booze limit

Blotto binman drove at ten times booze limit

Driver misses road and lands in river

Driver misses road and lands in river

Elderly Germans ’cause more trouble than Turks’

Elderly Germans ’cause more trouble than Turks’

Germans’ fuss for bubbly ‘forces plane to land’

Germans’ fuss for bubbly ‘forces plane to land’

More seniors addicted to drugs and alcohol

More seniors addicted to drugs and alcohol

One in five German children have alcoholic or drug-addict parents

One in five German children have alcoholic or drug-addict parents

Germans want absolute ban on drink-driving

Germans want absolute ban on drink-driving

Drinks maker granted trademark for German f-word obscenity

Drinks maker granted trademark for German f-word obscenity

Alcohol ban begins on Hamburg public transport

Alcohol ban begins on Hamburg public transport

Man cheats death despite shocking drunkenness

Man cheats death despite shocking drunkenness

Conservative MP admits alcohol problem after car accident

Conservative MP admits alcohol problem after car accident

Binge drinking worse among girls

Binge drinking worse among girls

Booze-related violence on the rise among youths

Booze-related violence on the rise among youths

Beer consumption hits 20-year low

Beer consumption hits 20-year low

Australian killed by train after Oktoberfest visit

Australian killed by train after Oktoberfest visit

Drunk in wheelchair leads police on high-speed chase

Drunk in wheelchair leads police on high-speed chase

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Baden-Württemberg’s best beer gardens

The Local’s guide to Germany’s best beer gardens

The Local’s guide to Germany’s best beer gardens

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Frankfurt’s best beer gardens

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Cologne’s best beer gardens

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Bavaria’s best beer gardens

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Hamburg’s best beer gardens

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Berlin’s best beer gardens

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol

Health officials say cocaine in Red Bull Cola harmless

Health officials say cocaine in Red Bull Cola harmless

Red Bull Cola banned for containing cocaine

Red Bull Cola banned for containing cocaine

Study says teens familiar with pornography and alcohol

Study says teens familiar with pornography and alcohol

One-fifth of underage Germans get drunk once a month

One-fifth of underage Germans get drunk once a month

Recession making German beer cheaper

Recession making German beer cheaper

No second beer please, we’re German

No second beer please, we’re German

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city

Cops find drunk German with record alcohol level

Cops find drunk German with record alcohol level

Drunk truck driver stops at police station for directions

Drunk truck driver stops at police station for directions

Oktoberfest revellers shun beer for condoms

Oktoberfest revellers shun beer for condoms

Drunk in Cologne dials emergency to ‘save the world’

Drunk in Cologne dials emergency to ‘save the world’

Cops break up wild teen party in Lippstadt

Cops break up wild teen party in Lippstadt

Bätzing wants undercover teens to bust alcohol violators

Bätzing wants undercover teens to bust alcohol violators

Alcoholic dies trying to rappel from fifth-floor forced detox

Alcoholic dies trying to rappel from fifth-floor forced detox

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s beer

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s beer

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

Adolescent alcohol abuse growing in Berlin

Adolescent alcohol abuse growing in Berlin

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Boy stands trial for flooding arena with beer

Boy stands trial for flooding arena with beer

Munich bans hoodlums from Oktoberfest

Munich bans hoodlums from Oktoberfest

More than half of pregnant German women drink alcohol

More than half of pregnant German women drink alcohol

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Drunk riverboat captain arrested while manning Weser tour

German scientists discover hard-drinking tree shrew

German scientists discover hard-drinking tree shrew

Friesland wedding ends in brawl

Friesland wedding ends in brawl

Drunken British women ground flight in Frankfurt

Drunken British women ground flight in Frankfurt

German granny bites cop to defend drunk son

German granny bites cop to defend drunk son

Bavarian farmer promises cops a keg after 100th sobriety test

Bavarian farmer promises cops a keg after 100th sobriety test

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Hamm bar brawl ends in stabbing

German insurer reports spike in youth ‘coma boozing’ cases

German insurer reports spike in youth ‘coma boozing’ cases

Energy drinks and alcohol seen as risky

Energy drinks and alcohol seen as risky

Youth binge drinking rises sharply in Germany: study

Youth binge drinking rises sharply in Germany: study

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder

German supermarkets selling impure wine

German supermarkets selling impure wine

Drunk German on horseback rampaged through town

Drunk German on horseback rampaged through town

German alcoholics not recieving proper treatment

German alcoholics not recieving proper treatment

Heidelberg plans ban on public drinking

Heidelberg plans ban on public drinking

Study: German youth boozing on the rise

Study: German youth boozing on the rise

LATEST: Munich to introduce alcohol ban if coronavirus cases continue to rise

LATEST: Munich to introduce alcohol ban if coronavirus cases continue to rise

‘You realise this isn’t OK’: Lockdown prompts surge in Germans seeking help for alcoholism

‘You realise this isn’t OK’: Lockdown prompts surge in Germans seeking help for alcoholism

German brewers cheer 500th birthday of beer purity law

German brewers cheer 500th birthday of beer purity law

Germany’s top refreshing summer drinks

Germany’s top refreshing summer drinks

The entrepreneur behind Berlin’s latest gin

The entrepreneur behind Berlin’s latest gin

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s food

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s food

Beer sales on the rise

Beer sales on the rise

Drunk fined €2,400 for swiping sausage in Cologne

Drunk fined €2,400 for swiping sausage in Cologne

German wines sell well even in global financial gloom

German wines sell well even in global financial gloom

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World takes to German wine

Orderly Germans rebel against public smoking ban

Orderly Germans rebel against public smoking ban

Pubs complain German smoking ban hits trade

Pubs complain German smoking ban hits trade