It’s Berlin’s best-known shopping and strolling street: Kurfürstendamm. A mirror of the city’s history, from the Golden Twenties through the city’s division to reunification.
The 2011 census found that fewer people lived in Germany than previously thought, resulting in less money for Hamburg and Berlin. The city states argued the methods were unfair, but Germany's highest court disagrees.
Germans' uneasy relationship with their history is once again being tested, this time over controversial plans for a memorial to the country's reunification. This week, the project may come one step closer to completion.
Why is the eastern German state of Saxony so often associated with right-wing extremism? Henrik Böhme believes that while the rampant racism is inexcusable, the Saxons are widely misunderstood.
What makes Berlin's art scene so special? The first Urban Art Week is an invitation to discover more about the city's street artists and its unique graffiti tradition — and to try out a few techniques as well.
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