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A Four Tonne Head Of Lenin Was Dug Up In Berlin

Berlin is a city that’s been dramatically shaped by the recent past, where history is a living part of the urban fabric — or in some cases, rests just below its surface.

Good Morning, Berlin

Berlin is not only one of the most vibrant cities in Europe — thanks to its food, clubs, cultural life, and the other thousand things you can do there — the city itself it’s unique. Its architecture is stunning and full of contrasts, a constant reminder of the clash between the communist and the capitalist world.

One Man's Quest To Surf Berlin

Berlin lies hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean. But, that didn’t stop one determined man from discovering a rare local break, then teaching himself to surf it. This is his story.

25 Years After The Wall Fell, Berlin Is A Haven For Cyber Rebellion

It’s been exactly 25 years since the wall came down and Berlin — a city that was once the epicentre of a worldwide ideological struggle — took its first, daunting steps toward reunification. Despite all odds, the graft took. And today the scar the wall left is so faint that unless you know what to look for, it’s practically invisible.

These Sun-Tracking Devices Pipe Real Sunlight Into Shadowy Buildings

It’s a necessary evil of designing in cities: Only the tallest or most perfectly situated buildings get much sunlight. A company called Sun Central thinks it has a solution — in the form of an autonomous sun-tracking mechanism that sucks up sunlight and pipes it into dark buildings.

Berlin's Creepiest Abandoned Amusement Park Burnt Down By Suspected Arson

Sorry, fans of ruin porn, creators of would-be Saw-sequels and demented Walt Disney wannabes: The famous abandoned amusement park in Berlin named Spreepark was destroyed by two separate fires over the weekend. Arson is suspected.

Explore An 80-Room Nazi Bunker Converted Into A Home And Gallery

It takes a very specific kind of sensibility to live in the ruins of monstrous regime, but art collectors Karen and Christian Boros have it. The couple and their kids live in a bunker with 1.83m-thick concrete walls, originally built to hold 3000 people during air raids in Berlin, in 1942.

Berlin Is Retiming Some Of Its Street Signals For Cyclists

All over the world, we’re seeing cities add bike lanes, bike paths, bike parking, bike sharing — but the way you know cities are really getting serious is when they start reprogramming their signals for cyclists instead of cars. In Berlin, a new pilot project is doing exactly that.

Berlin Is Threatened From Below By Its Rising Water Table

While the American West stumbles forward into an already dangerous drought — and it’s barely even summer — Berliners are simply not using enough water. This means that the city’s water table is now on the rise, and it’s beginning to threaten the city’s buildings from below. Some basements have already been affected.

Every City Should Have A "Library Of Things"

It’s happened to us all. You’re planning for some big project and suddenly you’re in need of a power drill… Or kitchen stand mixer… Or hiking gear. Now, you could just shell out for it, but when are you going to use it again? Enter Leila, a genius little “borrowing shop” in Berlin that saves you money while putting the dusty things in your closet to good use.

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