A growing number of young people from all over the world want to see in the New Year in the German capital - be it at the Brandenburg Gate or in one of Berlin's legendary clubs. For many low-budget hostels, it's the busiest time of the year.
At an age when many would comfortably slide into retirement, 74-year old physician and businessman Wolfgang Kehr is only getting started with his next idea. He's not what you'd call a typical startup founder.
Vegan currywurst, Italian dishes made with regional products only and many different kinds of kebabs. Berlin's new trends when it comes to food might set the course for the future of German traditional cuisine.
Serious accusations leveled at the Berlin police academy include violent and even criminal trainees. Meanwhile, police forces around the country are struggling to find suitable recruits.
Every year, Germany's dictionary giant Langenscheidt selects the German Youth Word of the Year. In 2017, a new version of "I am" was singled out. Take a look at previous winners, as well as this year's candidates.
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