The day the Berlin Wall came down
The Cold War, a global power struggle between dictatorship and democracy, ended in Berlin on November 9, 1989. The course of history, however, was set in motion by decisive events outside the country long before that.
Berlin spends nearly €1 billion buying back apartments
The city-state is buying back 6,000 former public housing apartments to fight skyrocketing rent. But parties on all sides are criticizing the price tag.
Bekele narrowly misses world record at Berlin Marathon
Kenenisa Bekele's spirited sprint to the finish line won the Ethiopian the Berlin Marathon. He fell short of breaking the world record set last year in Berlin by just two seconds.
How Russian media are reporting on the murder of a Chechen man in Berlin
In late August, a Chechen man was shot dead at a Berlin park. Western media reported that the suspect may have ties to Russian intelligence services — but Russia has gone on the offensive to discredit the claims.
Germany's oldest copy shop is still going strong after 200 years
Berlin's Gipsformerei has been making plaster copies of famous sculptures since the early 19th century. It is one of the last places on Earth plying this unique craft, and against all the odds, its order books are full.
Berlin could cap housing rents at under €8 per square meter
Berlin could cap residential rents at €7.97 per square meter, German media report, citing a draft law. The measure is still subject to discussions and could change, according to newspapers.
Berlin honors victims 58 years after the Wall was built
Victims of Berlin’s former Soviet-era Wall, whose construction began 58 years ago, are being remembered in the capital. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned of 'new walls' in electoral thinking.
Berlin cyclists take over streets, demand more space for bikes
Tens of thousands of cyclists have taken over the streets of Berlin as part of a campaign to make the city more bike-friendly. Organizers have called it the "biggest bicycle demonstration in the world."