In Hamburg's Altona district, residents regularly hold a market to sell products they've made themselves. However making money is not their primary goal. The market was instigated to help people get to know their neighbors in a pleasant atmosphere.
The German capital's rental market is undergoing dramatic changes. The amount of affordable apartments to rent is has been going down, and a trend reversal is not really in sight, as DW's Janelle Dumalaon reports.
Berlin is about to shut down as many holiday apartments as it can. But while the city's nightmarish rental market needs relief, sites like Airbnb say the law won't lower rents, but will drain money from the city.
The "Islamic State" group has stepped up its suicide-bombing campaign on Baghdad. For many Iraqis it's become a common occurrence - but young people are trying to get on with their lives as Judit Neurink found out.
Musicians have played a major role in shaping Berlin's image - but do they know what they are singing about? DW's Elizabeth Grenier finds out what music can reveal about five neighborhoods in the city.
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