As concerned Berlin library goers fight for their right to read, DW's Stuart Braun reflects on a sacred institution.
Artists, writers and actors might form Berlin's perceived creative backbone, but there is more to it than that, as DW's Tamsin Walker found out.
Dancing in a Berlin bar can change everything. DW's Caroline Schmitt explores her own German Holocaust guilt by dancing and chatting with young Israelis. "I don't need you to cry over my grandparents," she's told.
As xenophobia rears up again across Europe and the world, DW's Stuart Braun hopes it might be different in the German capital - where the soundtrack befits the city's 190 nationalities.
From the cafes and nightclubs to the concert halls and museums - what's being talked about in Berlin? DW's Berlin columnists bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.