Berlin is the capital of Germany and with a population of 3.5 million People also ist largest City. It is a popular tourist destination and cultural hub.,
Berlin was first documented in the 12th century. During Germany's Partition in West and East after World War II it was divided by the Berlin Wall. Since 1990 it has been the capital of reunited Germany. You can fin here a collection of recent DW Content on Berlin.
As Berlin grapples with rising property prices, scores of squatters have taken over several residential buildings. In response, the owner of one empty building was willing to grant them a lease — with certain conditions.
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The EU is losing its patience with trying to be friends with US President Donald Trump. But Washington has a new ambassador in Berlin. So could this direct channel of communication help the transatlantic relationship? Keith Walker puts that to DW's Political Correspondent Thomas Sparrow.
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On May 25, the Irish will vote in a referendum that could liberalize the country's restrictive abortion laws. It's an emotive campaign - no less for the country's large diaspora. Ireland has no postal or proxy vote, so those eligible to vote have to travel home to do so. Irish pro-abortion rights activists are doing all they can to get voters to return. Jennifer Collins reports from Berlin.
Crime statistics for 2017 show that Germany has become safer, with the lowest crime rate reported for 25 years. But in Berlin, the most populous city in the country, crime warnings abound. Are they to be believed? WorldLink columnist Tamsin Walker gives us her take.
Berlin's Office for Refugee Affairs has invited in media to show how things have changed since Germany opened its doors to asylum-seekers in 2015. Experts on the tour criticized the government's new anchor center plans.