Berlin's reputation as a party capital draws a lot of young people to the city. Popular districts to meet, greet, eat, drink and dance include Mitte, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Neukölln.
Hate shouldn't belong to Berlin's lifestyle, as it unfortunately often does. DW columnist Gero Schliess reacts to the attacks against the Volksbühne's new director, Chris Dercon – which he sees as the tip of the iceberg.
On a warm and sunny afternoon in Neukölln, a family with kids started verbally abusing a gay man before they attacked. He was only saved when a good Samaritan stepped in to help.
Since 1997 the German capital has been celebrating the national beverage at the annual International Berlin Beer Festival. Germany is Europe’s number one beer producer.
The blend of Kreuzberg’s global flair and Friedrichshain’s party vibe is especially popular with visitors to Berlin. The former is a microcosm of multicultural harmony and the latter on example of post-Wall reinvention.
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