Not far from Potsdamer Platz is a vast new park complete with playgrounds, skating facilities and picnic areas. The site used to be the largest railway freight deport in Europe.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has said having a Muslim holiday in the country is conceivable. The idea sounds revolutionary, but actually already exists in some parts of the country.
Every five years, China's Communist Party convenes at a special congress. Can the one taking place now bring about political change? DW spoke with Chinese author and activist Ma Jian, who lives in Berlin.
The German capital is hosting two festivals of lights right now. This year, "Berlin Illuminated" and "Festival of Lights" will run from September 29 until October 15.
Almost a year after Anis Amri drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, startling police "failures" in the case have come to light. An investigator said he could not fathom why the killer was not under surveillance.
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