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Berlin Wall Homeopathic Remedy (Murus Berlinensis)

People who are unused to medical treatment in Germany are often shocked when the doctor prescribes nothing stronger than tea for a cold or even asthma but just imagine you were told to drink the Berlin Wall homeopathic remedy. There are practitioners of homeopathic medicine who believe that drinking a solution made with the crushed […]

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Berlin Police Twitter Marathon 2016

Last weekend was the Berlin Police Twitter Marathon 2016 – for 24 hours the police live tweeted the situations that they were called to in German and English, starting Friday evening, with hilarious consequences. In a city where ACAB graffiti is scrawled across countless walls, this was as much about generating some good PR as […]

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German Bureaucracy – Life in Slow Motion

Anyone who has had to deal with German bureaucracy will know that sinking feeling you get when you encounter officialdom of any nature here. German Bureaucracy – The Bürgeramt Living in Germany means dealing with the Bürgeramt. There is a special kind of dread reserved for an Anmeldung (registration) appointment (if you’re lucky enough to […]

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BVG Free Wi-Fi Trial at U-Bahnhof Osloer Straße

The BVG, which is responsible for running the U-Bahn, trams and ferries in Berlin, is currently trialling a free Wi-Fi service at U-Bahnhof Osloer Straße. The 3-month trial has been running since the beginning of August and is due to complete in a couple of days at the end of October. The underground station at […]

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That Berlin Underground Look

Last week’s re-release of the Tarnbeutel got me wondering how many other designers have been inspired by the pattern of the seats in the Berlin U-Bahn and what products they have come up with. So here’s the pick of the bunch that I managed to find, clockwise from top left: UBAHN t-shirt by Wurstbande, 15€. […]

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Rescuing Berlin’s Squirrels

What would you do if you found a baby squirrel alone in your garden or on the street?  Until recently I would have had no answer to this question but in the last week I’ve had some insight into caring for squirrels in Berlin and the work of Eichhörnchen Notruf eV, a charity responsible for […]

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