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October 23, 2018
On my private tours through Berlin I almost daily pass one of Berlin's greatest exhibition centers: The Martin-Gropius-Bau, named after it's architect, the great uncle of Walter Gropius.
Opened in 1881, the building used to house the Museum of Applied Arts and later the...
May 19, 2018
One of the things I like about Berlin the most is how visible the often violent history of this town was preserved at unexpected corners.
If you walk away from Friedrichstrasse train station via the bridge going over the river and follow the little road north after only...
September 20, 2016
The elections are over, the votes are counted and the posters are starting to disappear from the public again.
But before everyone moves on I would like to use this occasion to present the political system of the city and talk about the results.
First things first: What...
September 7, 2016
With less than two weeks until the local elections I would like to continue with my series explaining Germany's political spectrum by talking about a political party that is gaining a lot of support in the country right now: the AfD.
AfD stands for 'Alternative für Deu...
August 17, 2016
In a bit more than a month, on the 18th of September, there will be elections in Berlin.
Berlin is one of the 16 federal states Germany consists of, the mayor of Berlin therefore has a rank comparable to a govenor of a state in the USA.
I would like to report a bit about...
May 10, 2016
When I was a little boy my favourite place in the city was an old, a bit outdated museum in the heart of the city: The Museum für Naturkunde!
As many boys at that age I loved everything connected with dinosaurs and when it comes to this topic we have one of the greatest...
April 1, 2016
About 80% of Berlin's city center was destroyed in the 2nd World War.
The damage caused in the war is still visible everywhere in the city, once you know what to look for, it actually becomes hard to not to see it.
In this series of articles I would like to introduce ex...
March 6, 2016
At first sight Berlin's public transportation network can seem quite overwhelming:
24 different train lines with 301 stations over- and underground, 22 Tram lines on the streets and 149 bus lines to finish it all off – Berlin's network is large.
But once you get used to...
Gurlitt: Status report
An Art Dealer in Nazi Germany
The Boros Collection
Elections in Berlin: The AfD
Elections in Berlin: Provocations of Germany's Neonazi-Party
Museum für Naturkunde – Berlin's museum of natural history
The scars of the war
Public transportation in Berlin Part 1
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