Berlin holidays

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A local’s guide to Berlin: five great things to do
Art dealer Johann König revels in his city’s diversity, where relics of the former East rub shoulders with hip nightclubs of the West

Paul Sullivan

09, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Berliners feel ‘the warm glow of our freedoms returning’
When Berlin’s cafe terraces reopened at the weekend, our writer joined the ‘amazing’ scenes in Kreuzberg, where people gathered to celebrate the relaxation of lockdown – even in the rain

Paul Sullivan

24, May, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Interrailing at 50: reliving our backpacking days … in style
The European rail pass offers two friends a second bite at their youth, as they savour bars, views and food from Amsterdam to Copenhagen

Rhonda Carrier

06, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Life after lockdown in Berlin: campsites, lidos and lakes reopen for summer
It’s not the carefree city we are accustomed to, but as more restrictions are lifted the happy, unmasked faces of my fellow campers seem as relieved as I am

Celia Topping

30, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Postcard from the future: ‘I dream of Berlin's pristine lakes’
A short U-bahn ride from the German capital lie lakes, waterways and beaches that Rory MacLean can’t wait to swim in once again

Rory MacLean

27, Apr, 2020 @10:00 AM

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A new form of house music: Berlin clubs livestream DJ sets
It may be under lockdown but the techno capital is still banging – in kitchens worldwide, as Berlin clubs unite so fans can party at home

Barbara Woolsey

03, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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With the closure of another club space, the scene that revived Berlin is being lost | Michael Scaturro
The dance community helped reunify East and West Germany in the 1990s, but gentrification is slowly killing it, says Berlin-based journalist Michael Scaturro

Michael Scaturro

15, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Bittersweet Berlin goodbye as Clärchens Ballhaus faces uncertain future
The legendary club and ballroom joins a growing list of iconic city venues under threat due to lease renewal issues

Diana Hubbell

16, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Nature's son: on the trail of Theodor Fontane, the German Charles Dickens
North of Berlin, in a lowland world of lakes and quiet beauty, follow in the footsteps of a 19th-century writer who documented the natural landscape

Jessica Lee

20, Dec, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Berlin's notorious fetish club may be forced to close
The KitKatClub, famed for its sexual openness as much as its music, faces an uncertain future with its lease yet to be renewed and property developers looking to move in

Barbara Woolsey

05, Dec, 2019 @12:37 PM

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Six of Europe’s best cities for vintage and retro shopping
Locals share their go-to shops and markets for great-value items with bags of style and a tale to tell. Scroll down to see collectors’ favourite finds

Guardian writers

16, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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‘I was sleeping when the Wall fell’: Berlin stories, 30 years on
The years leading up to – and just after – the fall of the Berlin Wall are filled with vivid and poignant memories for these locals from both East and West

Interviews by Paul Sullivan

06, Nov, 2019 @6:30 AM

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