Berlin's reputation as a party capital draws a lot of young people to the city. Popular districts to meet, greet, eat, drink and dance include Mitte, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Neukölln.
Berlin's coronavirus figures are rising dramatically again, especially among young people in central districts of the city. In party locations there fewer people adhere to the rules as the evening progresses.
First the Berlin neighborhoods of Neukölln, and now Friedrichshain. Apartment blocks are under quarantine in the German capital. At the same time, the coronavirus restrictions are being relaxed. But is it too soon?
Five years ago, Samer Serawan spent many long, cold nights in a muddy courtyard in Berlin, one of many Syrians who queued up to live in Germany. Now he has a successful restaurant that promotes integration.
The renaming of a Berlin boulevard using the racist M-word to Anton Wilhelm Amo Strasse, after Germany's first African-born scholar, highlights a long struggle to erase symbols of a brutal colonial past.
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