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Refugee City – present and past

80,000 refugees have arrived in Berlin this year and the numbers continue to rise. Temporary accommodation includes army barracks, sports halls and airport hangars, as …

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The Spy who came in from the rain

Berlin’s city centre is full of trees. In autumn they turn every possible shade of yellow, orange and red and drop their leaves to form …

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Young Berlin

October half-term is fast approaching, a time when many school trips and families head for Berlin. The weather is usually perfect for sightseeing – still …

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Underground Chambers of Art and Curiosities

The back courtyards of Berlin are full of surprises. A couple of weeks ago I discovered a ‘museum’ of a very different kind – a …

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Day Trip to Wannsee

As if it were some kind of magic castle, Berlin is encircled by lakes and forests. Its outer edges offer endless possibilities for easy day …

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Berlinale City Break

A visit to the Berlin Film Festival is a must. What better way to lift the spirits in the bleak mid-winter. Online tickets go on …

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Berlin Foto Fest

This autumn Berlin has turned into one large photographic gallery as it hosts the 6th European Month of Photography – a festival that takes place every two …

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Bowie in Berlin

If you missed the Bowie exhibition on last year at the V&A in London – be sure to see it in Berlin at the Martin-Gropius-Bau from …

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Schlüter’s Beautiful Baroque Berlin

Andreas Schlüter (1684-1714) was the ‘ Schloss Baumeister’ (Palace Master-builder) who was largely responsible for transforming Berlin from a provincial medieval city into an impressive baroque …

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‘Our Schadow’ and ‘Heavens, Berlin!’

There are currently two excellent exhibitions worth catching at the Ephraim-Palais until 17th August. For the princely sum of five euros you can feast your eyes on the …

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