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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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Berlin Maps: Squats, Photo Locations and Craft Beer

I’ve got a thing for maps so it’s lucky for me that there are plenty of people out there finding lots of interesting ways to map Berlin and present data like the city’s squatted buildings, most popular photo locations and where to get craft beer.  If you’re also a bit of a map geek, you should […]

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Berlin, ick liebe dir!

I was writing a new ‘About’ page but somehow it turned into a post about my love affair with Berlin. ‘I’m David and I’m a Berlin-aholic’. I’ve been living in Berlin for almost three years now and in that time I have seen more than I ever thought possible.  Friends, some of them native Berliners, […]

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