A Berlin hairdresser cuts the hair of homeless people for free, to help them regain their dignity as well as to improve their hygiene. They often tell her about their lives and about how they ended up on the streets.
A new measure in Frankfurt now requires those who sleep in public places to pay an on-the-spot fine. Homelessness in Germany has risen dramatically in recent years, with hundreds of thousands sleeping rough nationwide.
To tip or not to tip, that is the question. Except here in Berlin, you shouldn't expect any definitive answers, as Tamsin Walker found out in some unusual places.
Sneaker fanatics who didn't manage to get their hands on Adidas shoes that double as Berlin public transit tickets have one last chance. BVG is auctioning off the last two pairs for charity, but they're not cheap.
Slums like the favelas in Brazil don't exist in Germany. Poverty and homelessness are only visible at second glance, in part because social decline is less obvious.
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