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Travel tips: cool Berlin, Viking fun and where to stay in Montenegro

Take me there: City West, Berlin<p><b>Why go?</b><br>The city's commercial district doesn't have quite the same cachet as trendy east Berlin, but that could all be set to change as a cluster of iconic postwar buildings, including the Zoo Palast cinema and the "Bikinihaus", are transformed into a new "urban …

Five Berlin Club Nights That Have Nothing to do With House or Techno

The German capital has long been regarded as clubbers' paradise for the house and techno legions, but if you're the kind of clubber who likes something a bit di ...<p><b>The German capital has long been regarded as clubbers’ paradise for the house and techno legions, but if you’re the kind of clubber who</b> …

Fine Drinking in Berlin: The Bar Market

<i>All photos by Alissa Ugolini</i><p>Faced with yet another Berlin bar serving only cheap beer and bad wine, you must have at some point also imagined a …

Berlin 'borrowing shop' promotes the benefits of sharing

The most popular items in Berlin's first "borrowing shop" are the electric drills. At least one of the local people who have registered with Leila – a little shop on Fehrbelliner Strasse, north-east of the city centre – seems to be continually fixing shelves or hanging pictures.<p>But it's not worth …

Links in Berlin: Spring Fever

Spring is the time to let old habits go and establish new traditions. The Berlin blogging scene is flourishing like the cherry trees at Landwehrkanal …

A weekend in Berlin - what to do and see

The boy and the Berlin Cathedral.<p>It had been a hectic week at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair, which I visit every year. I didn’t …

Berlin Street Food

Berlin is a city constantly on the go, and the food scene reflects that. There are sausage vendors at Alex, <i>Späti</i>s (convenience shop) on every corner …

Graffiti in the death strip: the Berlin wall's first street artist tells his story

Thierry Noir was the first to daub the ultimate symbol of communist repression with cartoonish graffiti, and his creations became world famous. Here, he talks about playing cat and mouse with the death strip guards, meeting Wim Wenders, and what happened when the wall came down

Berlin unveils new Ai Weiwei exhibition, but artist can't attend

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s biggest solo show, featuring a reproduction of the white cell where Chinese authorities held him for 81 days, was unveiled on Wednesday in Berlin without Ai in attendance because the government still holds his passport.<p>People walk beside an advertising …

The off side of Berlin

BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to change planes somewhere, and that somewhere happened to be Berlin, a frequent hub for travel to Northern and Eastern European destinations.<p>We had heard that Berlin was an …

A Recreated S-Bahn Map From a Divided Berlin

The off side of Berlin

BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to change planes somewhere, and that somewhere happened to be Berlin, a frequent hub for travel to Northern and Eastern European destinations.<p>We had heard that Berlin was an …

Berlin Currywurst is the latest opening at the Grand Central market

Do not go to the new Berlin Currywurst at the Grand Central Market if you are afraid of making choices. In Germany a currywurst is a kind of grab-and-go operation, not unlike a hot dog stand, but at this local chain, you have options. Lots of options.<p>You can choose from seven sausages, including …

Weekend Guide Berlin

Berlin is gorgeous these days, luscious green trees meet blush pink blossoms everywhere, people are radiating pure happiness thanks to superblue …