Outdoor dining and swimming pools: How Berlin plans to reopen in May

Outdoor dining and swimming pools: How Berlin plans to reopen in May

In light of low coronavirus figures, Berlin is set to take several opening steps starting Wednesday May 19th. We break down what they are, and which rules still apply.

‘Tesla isn’t above law’: Gigafactory construction near Berlin halted amid environmental concerns

‘Tesla isn’t above law’: Gigafactory construction near Berlin halted amid environmental concerns

Tesla to build ‘world’s largest’ battery plant near Berlin

Tesla to build ‘world’s largest’ battery plant near Berlin

‘Help shape the future’: Tesla advertises over 300 jobs for new Gigafactory near Berlin

‘Help shape the future’: Tesla advertises over 300 jobs for new Gigafactory near Berlin

5,000 year-old German skeleton find reveals ancient diet and lifestyle

5,000 year-old German skeleton find reveals ancient diet and lifestyle

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Experts warn parents of ‘fainting game’ after teen death

Bisky suggests Left and SPD should make up, possibly even fuse

Bisky suggests Left and SPD should make up, possibly even fuse

Brandenburg parliament rocked by Stasi scandal

Brandenburg parliament rocked by Stasi scandal

Chief inspector found stabbed to death in garage

Chief inspector found stabbed to death in garage

‘No risks’ ahead of Berlin Brandenburg (BER) airport opening in October 2020

‘No risks’ ahead of Berlin Brandenburg (BER) airport opening in October 2020

German horse-mad town on lockdown to stop coronavirus

German horse-mad town on lockdown to stop coronavirus

Tesla gets green light for factory site near Berlin

Tesla gets green light for factory site near Berlin

US must be ‘mutually respectful partner’: German President

US must be ‘mutually respectful partner’: German President

Five things to know about the AfD surge in German regional elections
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Five things to know about the AfD surge in German regional elections

Germany’s CDU rules out coalition with far-right AfD

Germany’s CDU rules out coalition with far-right AfD

Far-right AfD second strongest force in Brandenburg and Saxony

Far-right AfD second strongest force in Brandenburg and Saxony

‘We are heading up’: Why the Green party is gaining support in eastern Germany

‘We are heading up’: Why the Green party is gaining support in eastern Germany

Race heats up in eastern German states as parties bid for votes in final election rallies

Race heats up in eastern German states as parties bid for votes in final election rallies

Could the far-right AfD really win in upcoming German state elections?

Could the far-right AfD really win in upcoming German state elections?

Brandenburg elections: In east German rust belt, economic fears boost far-right

Brandenburg elections: In east German rust belt, economic fears boost far-right

Far-right AfD becomes ‘strongest force in state of Brandenburg’ for first time

Far-right AfD becomes ‘strongest force in state of Brandenburg’ for first time

50 hectare forest fire breaks out near Berlin

50 hectare forest fire breaks out near Berlin

Spargelzeit! Sunshine kicks off asparagus season in Germany

Spargelzeit! Sunshine kicks off asparagus season in Germany

Man who killed granny and two police officers sentenced to life in jail

Man who killed granny and two police officers sentenced to life in jail

The rise, fall and open road of Germany’s former ‘Stalin City’

The rise, fall and open road of Germany’s former ‘Stalin City’

Leading member of far-right AfD in Brandenburg converts to Islam

Leading member of far-right AfD in Brandenburg converts to Islam

East German village sells for €140,000

East German village sells for €140,000

‘People had no prospects here’: east German village put on market for €125,000

‘People had no prospects here’: east German village put on market for €125,000

Trial starts of women who tied up their ex and left him naked in the woods

Trial starts of women who tied up their ex and left him naked in the woods

Driver under suspicion after Flixbus from Berlin to Hamburg crashes on Autobahn

Driver under suspicion after Flixbus from Berlin to Hamburg crashes on Autobahn

Man takes east German town to court for not crowning him Apple Queen

Man takes east German town to court for not crowning him Apple Queen

Police intervene as notorious neo-Nazi goes on squirrel-killing spree

Police intervene as notorious neo-Nazi goes on squirrel-killing spree

Young men drive over Egyptian student then mock her as she lies dying, witnesses say

Young men drive over Egyptian student then mock her as she lies dying, witnesses say

Berlin’s education system is worst in Germany: study

Berlin’s education system is worst in Germany: study

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

Breaking Brandenburg: huge farm drug stash rumbled

Breaking Brandenburg: huge farm drug stash rumbled

Far-right councillor gets jail term for Nazi tattoo

Far-right councillor gets jail term for Nazi tattoo

Inept crooks blast roof off bank outside Berlin

Inept crooks blast roof off bank outside Berlin

Left Party suffers attack in neo-Nazi heartland

Left Party suffers attack in neo-Nazi heartland

Builder on speed blasts pepper spray at refugees

Builder on speed blasts pepper spray at refugees

Doubts cast on police as ‘maskman’ jailed for life

Doubts cast on police as ‘maskman’ jailed for life

Police give up on kangaroo hunt

Police give up on kangaroo hunt

Town at standstill for bomb defusal

Town at standstill for bomb defusal

Eurosceptics celebrate huge eastern gains

Eurosceptics celebrate huge eastern gains

‘Masked man’ faces life for attacking millionaires

‘Masked man’ faces life for attacking millionaires

German-Polish border checks to start again

German-Polish border checks to start again

Prisoner turned Stasi spy can fight for pension

Prisoner turned Stasi spy can fight for pension

Homes for troubled kids closed after abuse

Homes for troubled kids closed after abuse

Wolves kill flock of sheep near Berlin

Wolves kill flock of sheep near Berlin

Badger digs up medieval warrior graves

Badger digs up medieval warrior graves

Oil under Brandenburg ‘could deliver billions’

Oil under Brandenburg ‘could deliver billions’

Hot days draw harmful larvae to Germany

Hot days draw harmful larvae to Germany

Firemen fight explosive forest inferno

Firemen fight explosive forest inferno

Probe after abuse claims at private kids’ homes

Probe after abuse claims at private kids’ homes

Catholic churches up for sale on eBay

Catholic churches up for sale on eBay

Treasure hunt takes on modern GPS twist

Treasure hunt takes on modern GPS twist

Speedy disabled man told: Get out and walk

Speedy disabled man told: Get out and walk

Ramsauer under fire for handling of Berlin airport

Ramsauer under fire for handling of Berlin airport

Now Berlin airport won’t open before 2015

Now Berlin airport won’t open before 2015

Neo-Nazis infiltrate community sports clubs

Neo-Nazis infiltrate community sports clubs

Poles breathe new life into Brandenburg

Poles breathe new life into Brandenburg

Firms to be paid to take on long-term jobless

Firms to be paid to take on long-term jobless

Wolves close in on Berlin

Wolves close in on Berlin

Green official stole to fund prostitute affairs

Green official stole to fund prostitute affairs

Riding teacher charged with sexual abuse

Riding teacher charged with sexual abuse

Thousands of school kids ‘struck by virus’

Thousands of school kids ‘struck by virus’

Loose moose killed by truck near Berlin

Loose moose killed by truck near Berlin

Dentist ‘cut off own finger in fake robbery’

Dentist ‘cut off own finger in fake robbery’

Rubens copy returns after war booty odyssey

Rubens copy returns after war booty odyssey

Four dead as storms rage across Germany

Four dead as storms rage across Germany

Germany braces for stormy weekend

Germany braces for stormy weekend

Gun club open day leaves two injured

Gun club open day leaves two injured

German posties take dog defence classes

German posties take dog defence classes

Anglers chip fish to batter poaching attempts

Anglers chip fish to batter poaching attempts

Jail for dad who killed daughters in car fireball

Jail for dad who killed daughters in car fireball

Left-wingers: we torched EU taskmaster’s car

Left-wingers: we torched EU taskmaster’s car

US solar panel firm leaves gloomy Germany

US solar panel firm leaves gloomy Germany

Murder suspect posts ‘did you see me?’ advert

Murder suspect posts ‘did you see me?’ advert

Thieves cut off dentist’s finger in robbery

Thieves cut off dentist’s finger in robbery

Bank robber jailed for heist 20 years ago

Bank robber jailed for heist 20 years ago

Court: Hotels can ban neo-Nazis

Court: Hotels can ban neo-Nazis

Baby boar with broken leg saved

Baby boar with broken leg saved

Six little pigs find new mum – a bulldog

Six little pigs find new mum – a bulldog

‘Trash baron’ jailed for more than four years

‘Trash baron’ jailed for more than four years

Tropical island warmth – in icy Germany

Tropical island warmth – in icy Germany

Women discover thrill of the hunt

Women discover thrill of the hunt

Frederick the Great’s 300th birthday nears

Frederick the Great’s 300th birthday nears

Randy cop sentenced for half-price brothel bribe

Randy cop sentenced for half-price brothel bribe

Polish ambassador: too easy to nick German cars

Polish ambassador: too easy to nick German cars

Two dead in massive Brandenburg pileup

Two dead in massive Brandenburg pileup

Barbed wire attacks leave bikers scared of decapitation

Barbed wire attacks leave bikers scared of decapitation

Prosecutors investigate elite sports school sex assault claims

Prosecutors investigate elite sports school sex assault claims

Anger at Polish plans for nuke plants near Berlin

Anger at Polish plans for nuke plants near Berlin

Germany rejects carbon dioxide storage plans

Germany rejects carbon dioxide storage plans

Eastern business owners fear for future as young people leave

Eastern business owners fear for future as young people leave

Mozart motivates sewage treatment microbes

Mozart motivates sewage treatment microbes

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Children’s bodies found in burned-out car

Police probe family tragedy after two girls found dead in burned car

Police probe family tragedy after two girls found dead in burned car

Wave of toilet stall door thefts hits Brandenburg

Wave of toilet stall door thefts hits Brandenburg

Drugs plot raid reveals old woman feeding rabbits with cannabis

Drugs plot raid reveals old woman feeding rabbits with cannabis

Taxi driver killer confesses 15 years later

Taxi driver killer confesses 15 years later

Neo-Nazi group banned in Brandenburg

Neo-Nazi group banned in Brandenburg

Victims of deadly crash from 7 German states

Victims of deadly crash from 7 German states

Google invests €3.5 million in German solar energy plant

Google invests €3.5 million in German solar energy plant

Private train drivers strike in the northeast

Private train drivers strike in the northeast

Karneval parades claim two lives

Karneval parades claim two lives

Railway blunder leaves 2-year-old alone on train

Railway blunder leaves 2-year-old alone on train

Brandenburg Green party treasurer vanishes with €40,000

Brandenburg Green party treasurer vanishes with €40,000

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Kidnapped toddler returned to parents after secret investigation

Kidnapped toddler returned to parents after secret investigation

Lone wolf attacks 15 sheep overnight

Lone wolf attacks 15 sheep overnight

Flooded Lower Saxon county raises disaster alarm

Flooded Lower Saxon county raises disaster alarm

Thaw threatens floods

Thaw threatens floods

Disturbed stalker breaks through Merkel’s security

Disturbed stalker breaks through Merkel’s security

From cleaning woman to doctor: Brandenburg recruits foreign physicians

From cleaning woman to doctor: Brandenburg recruits foreign physicians

Brandenburg still fighting off floodwaters

Brandenburg still fighting off floodwaters

Evacuations begin amid record flooding in Brandenburg

Evacuations begin amid record flooding in Brandenburg

Row over Sachsenhausen concentration camp work resolved

Row over Sachsenhausen concentration camp work resolved

12 killed, more injured in motorway bus crash

12 killed, more injured in motorway bus crash

Lambs likely killed by wolves in Brandenburg

Lambs likely killed by wolves in Brandenburg

Heavy rain threatens Saxony with new flooding

Heavy rain threatens Saxony with new flooding

Flooded Görlitz takes legal action against Polish dam operators

Flooded Görlitz takes legal action against Polish dam operators

Soggy east braces for heavy rain after floods

Soggy east braces for heavy rain after floods

Brandenburg flooding fears ease

Brandenburg flooding fears ease

Floodwaters recede but Brandenburg still on alert

Floodwaters recede but Brandenburg still on alert

Brandenburg floods still at high warning level

Brandenburg floods still at high warning level

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks

Art missing since 1945 returns to Prussian palace

Art missing since 1945 returns to Prussian palace

Neo-Nazi leader loses hotel ban court case

Neo-Nazi leader loses hotel ban court case

Metal thieves disrupt train traffic between Berlin and Hannover

Metal thieves disrupt train traffic between Berlin and Hannover

Why every dentist needs a Prussian finca

Why every dentist needs a Prussian finca

Politicians suggest reducing German states

Politicians suggest reducing German states

Furry hopefuls line up at Babelsberg animal casting day

Furry hopefuls line up at Babelsberg animal casting day

New capital airport up to nine months late

New capital airport up to nine months late

Police woman kills kids and takes own life

Police woman kills kids and takes own life

Suspect arrested in taxi murder and rape case

Suspect arrested in taxi murder and rape case

Heavy rains threaten Bavaria with flooding

Heavy rains threaten Bavaria with flooding

Flooding eases in the east

Flooding eases in the east

Dike breaks in eastern Germany

Dike breaks in eastern Germany

Merkel visits flood zone

Merkel visits flood zone

‘Dr. Death’ opens shop selling human cross sections

‘Dr. Death’ opens shop selling human cross sections

Brandenburg floodwaters may have peaked

Brandenburg floodwaters may have peaked

Brandenburg on alert as floodwaters rise

Brandenburg on alert as floodwaters rise

High water reaches Brandenburg early

High water reaches Brandenburg early

Brandenburg braces for floods

Brandenburg braces for floods

One dead after tornado hits eastern states

One dead after tornado hits eastern states

Floodwaters heading towards Germany

Floodwaters heading towards Germany

Far-right leader sues over hotel ban

Far-right leader sues over hotel ban

Going the distance: students race towards fuel-efficient cars

Going the distance: students race towards fuel-efficient cars

A piece of chocolate a day keeps the doctor away

A piece of chocolate a day keeps the doctor away

Mob of marauding minks snacking on woodland creatures

Mob of marauding minks snacking on woodland creatures

Platzeck’s Brandenburg chancellery infiltrated by Russian spies

Platzeck’s Brandenburg chancellery infiltrated by Russian spies

Germany’s Sorbs celebrate Zapust festival

Germany’s Sorbs celebrate Zapust festival

Week off to a slippery start as icy roads cause multiple accidents

Week off to a slippery start as icy roads cause multiple accidents

Fleeing man drives car into house

Fleeing man drives car into house

‘Metropolis’ restored to pride of place in Berlin

‘Metropolis’ restored to pride of place in Berlin

Teen kicked off train on coldest night of the year

Teen kicked off train on coldest night of the year

Two men explode flat with home-made fireworks

Two men explode flat with home-made fireworks

Platzeck calls for reconciliation with former Eastern communists

Platzeck calls for reconciliation with former Eastern communists

Multiple witnesses spot UFO in northern Germany

Multiple witnesses spot UFO in northern Germany

Kaiser falls on sword over Stasi past to smooth red-red coalition

Kaiser falls on sword over Stasi past to smooth red-red coalition

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort ahead of Christmas

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort ahead of Christmas

CDU to lead Schleswig-Holstein, SPD in Brandenburg

CDU to lead Schleswig-Holstein, SPD in Brandenburg

Left coalition set to take power in Brandenburg

Left coalition set to take power in Brandenburg

Eastern town turns Stasi training camp into tourist playground

Eastern town turns Stasi training camp into tourist playground

SPD’s Ravindra Gujjula: ‘You have to be better than Germans’

SPD’s Ravindra Gujjula: ‘You have to be better than Germans’

Escaping Berlin: Autumn colours from a Spreewald canoe

Escaping Berlin: Autumn colours from a Spreewald canoe

Border town plans to fight prostitutes with stinky acid

Border town plans to fight prostitutes with stinky acid

Young watchmaker’s labyrinthine pieces gain global following

Young watchmaker’s labyrinthine pieces gain global following

Man buys city street for €1,000 in auction goof

Man buys city street for €1,000 in auction goof

School officials cleared of blame in hidden girl case

School officials cleared of blame in hidden girl case

Schönefeld airport to get new name for re-opening

Schönefeld airport to get new name for re-opening

Prussian palaces to get multi-million euro facelift

Prussian palaces to get multi-million euro facelift

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Hidden girl’s parents lied to school officials

Hidden girl’s parents lied to school officials

Hidden disabled girl to be institutionalised

Hidden disabled girl to be institutionalised

Authorities were aware of hidden girl

Authorities were aware of hidden girl

States clean up amidst more severe weather warnings

States clean up amidst more severe weather warnings

Supermarket collapses 20 minutes after closing

Supermarket collapses 20 minutes after closing

Teens set fire to sleeping drunk

Teens set fire to sleeping drunk

Merkel’s guards revealed as ex-Stasi

Merkel’s guards revealed as ex-Stasi

Limping prisoner legs it during hospital trip for sports injury

Limping prisoner legs it during hospital trip for sports injury

Truck scrambles 18 tonnes of eggs onto the autobahn

Truck scrambles 18 tonnes of eggs onto the autobahn

Sunny and warm weather ahead

Sunny and warm weather ahead

Train accident leaks 80,000 litres of petrol

Train accident leaks 80,000 litres of petrol

Toad migration season keeps fence volunteers busy

Toad migration season keeps fence volunteers busy

Mobile crane thief foiled by GPS tracking

Mobile crane thief foiled by GPS tracking

Brandenburg cops might get spy-style gyrocopter

Brandenburg cops might get spy-style gyrocopter

Who’s afraid of the Saxon wolf?

Who’s afraid of the Saxon wolf?

Man and toddler drown after falling through icy pond

Man and toddler drown after falling through icy pond

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Two boys killed by freight train

Huge police force breaks up illegal neo-Nazi concert

Huge police force breaks up illegal neo-Nazi concert

Brandenburg woman missing for 12 years found in Swiss woods

Brandenburg woman missing for 12 years found in Swiss woods

Germany faces deep freeze and snow

Germany faces deep freeze and snow

Drivers warned of Nazi codes on licence plates

Drivers warned of Nazi codes on licence plates

Advance of neo-Nazi NPD party faltering

Advance of neo-Nazi NPD party faltering

Ditching grey Berlin for Fläming red and yellow in Brandenburg

Ditching grey Berlin for Fläming red and yellow in Brandenburg

Banned Berlin iPhone app to return with improvements

Banned Berlin iPhone app to return with improvements

Deutsche Bahn forbids ejecting minors from trains

Deutsche Bahn forbids ejecting minors from trains

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort

Wild boar kills hunter near Potsdam

Wild boar kills hunter near Potsdam

Brandenburg fires up experimental CO2 power plant

Brandenburg fires up experimental CO2 power plant

Terrapins reintroduced to Brandenburg ponds

Terrapins reintroduced to Brandenburg ponds

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg

German teenagers take a poke at neo-Nazi bad apples

German teenagers take a poke at neo-Nazi bad apples

Potsdam evacuated for huge WWII bomb

Potsdam evacuated for huge WWII bomb

Germany warned of tornado danger

Germany warned of tornado danger

Man brings WWII grenade to police in shopping bag

Man brings WWII grenade to police in shopping bag

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Break-in and threats at Jewish offices in Frankfurt an der Oder

One in nine in Berlin wants the Wall back

One in nine in Berlin wants the Wall back

Circus elephant escapes in Brandenburg

Circus elephant escapes in Brandenburg

Police force Polish hooligans back over Frankfurt border bridge

Police force Polish hooligans back over Frankfurt border bridge

Firefighters feel the heat for Hitler Youth t-shirt slogan

Firefighters feel the heat for Hitler Youth t-shirt slogan

Minority Sorbs to demand more funding in Berlin

Minority Sorbs to demand more funding in Berlin

Probing Potsdam’s peculiar possibilities

Probing Potsdam’s peculiar possibilities

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Brandenburg teens get 8 years for killing homeless man

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder

NASA rejects German kid’s asteroid calculations

NASA rejects German kid’s asteroid calculations

Wannabe German cannibal committed

Wannabe German cannibal committed

German mother jailed for killing 8 babies

German mother jailed for killing 8 babies

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War found in Bavaria

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War found in Bavaria

Russia to return looted WWII church windows to Germany

Russia to return looted WWII church windows to Germany

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Mother who killed nine babies speaks out

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Swede raped in front of 5,000

Six great hiking tours in the northeast of Germany

Six great hiking tours in the northeast of Germany