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Welcome to Schönfließer Straße 21, literary salon of Ekkehard Maaß

Translator, singer, salonist and historical educator Ekkehard Maaß has changed Berlin culture - all from his Prenzlauer […]

This Must Be The Place

Assassinations, socialism and conspirators’ dens: Inside Berlin’s Rote Insel

Take a trip to Schöneberg's Rote Insel (or Red Island), an unassuming neighbourhood with an astounding history.

Monday, June 17

71 years on, federal and state governments commemorate deadly GDR uprising

Events are taking place across Berlin commemorating those who died in a series of violent uprisings against […]

June 30

Berlin by Foot: Schöneberg’s Red Island

On June 30, history writer Nathaniel Flakin will lead a walking tour through Schöneberg’s Red Island.

Book reviews

What to read now: Helen Oyeyemi, Balla and Fernanda Eberstadt

We review Helen Oyeyemi's maximalist look at the relationships of three friends, the most recent novel from […]

Reds and Pinks

The Institute for Sexual Science: Berlin’s forgotten centre for trans activism

Today only a small plaque along the Spree commemorates the villa where Magnus Hirschfeld carried out the […]

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