Brandenburg Gate, Television Tower and Museum Island: the sights of Berlin are many and famous. But it has many more exciting spots and unexpected oases of green, such as Weissensee Lake, a favorite summer swimming hole.
German police launched a massive search in Berlin after the reported abduction of a 13-year-old girl. Authorities now allege the teen concocted the kidnapping plan with a friend to get ransom money from her father.
Now tourists can digitally trace the history of the German capital. The new app ABOUT BERLIN takes you to authentic locations and touching events throughout Berlin on the path of freedom.
The rising interest in the Weimar Republic's hedonist lifestyle and sexual freedom that inspired authors like Christopher Isherwood comes at a time when many see worrying parallelisms in the surge of the far right.
Inspired by the Fairy Tale Days festival taking place in Berlin, DW columnist Gero Schliess ponders life and politics in the German capital. Is it all just a land of make-believe?
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