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The Berlin Airport disaster continues

The word is out: BER – the new international airport for Berlin – will almost certainly not open in 2013 and it most likely won’t open in 2014 either. What a surprise. With this new set back Berlins mayor Klaus Wowereit finally stepped down as chairman of the board of management. That of course won’t […]

Death of an icon – the art house Tacheles in Berlin is gone

This morning the famous art house Tacheles saw the eviction of the last tenants. This marks the end of a legal battle that lasted for years. The eviction was announced for today and the last tenants handed over their keys without any further resistance. A bailiff and the lawyers appointed by the owner HSH Nordbank […]

The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) may or may not open in 2013

In case you missed it, Berlin was supposed to get a brand new airport in 2011. Despite everything you may or may not have heard about German efficiency; it didn’t happen. They didn’t even come close to be honest. The opening was postponed to June 3rd 2012 and you can guess already that this one […]

The Giant Panda Bao Bao is dead

The famous Giant Panda Bao Bao, long term resident and famous icon of Berlins zoological garden, is dead. He died today most likely of natural causes. Bao Bao arrived in Berlin in 1980. He came as as a present of the Chinese government. He quickly turned in to a darling of the public. Pandas are […]

S-Bahn train derailed in Berlin

An S-Bahn train in Berlin derailed on Tuesday near Tegel. Six people were injured but thankfully there weren’t any casualties. The accident was most likely caused by a defective switch but the reason is yet unknown. On Monday the railway control center nearby was hit by lightning. If there is a connection between the events […]