What's the hot topic of discussion in Berlin, what's the trend on the streets? DW's Berlin columnists bring you a weekly insider's perspective on culture, lifestyle and society in the German capital.
From the cafes and nightclubs to the concert halls and museums, from food and design to parks and sporting events - DW's Berlin columnists looks at what's hot and what's not on the streets in Berlin. Each week native English-speakers, who have lived in the German capital for many years, bring you an insider's perspectives on cultural life and society in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
DW’s columnist Tamsin Walker argues that a strong civil society is increasingly needed as a voice of reason. While demonstrations and online petitions abound, what about actually rolling up our sleeves and helping shape society through direct help? From repair cafés and library style bookshops to initiatives to help refugees or the homeless, Berlin's voluntary scene has a lot going on.