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Why Anglophone readers need to grow up and start reading German literature

English-language readers are often dismissive of the German literary world – but for the open-minded, there’s plenty […]

History in pictures

Storming of the Stasi Headquarters on January 15, 1990

For many, 15 January 1990 was the day the DDR's last bastion fell. These pictures allow us […]

Berlin

The Palace simulation: How a PR stunt changed the face of Berlin

This is the story of how a monumental PR stunt paved the way for the demolition of […]

Under the cobblestones

Red Woodstock 1973: When the world came to party in East Berlin

Despite its reputation for grey uniformity, in 1973 East Berlin hosted the World Festival of Youth and […]

Interview

Brueder Selke: Turning the brutal into beautiful

Musical duo Brueder Selke on exploring their East German backgrounds through a new timbre of classical sounds.

Architecture

Berlin’s vanished buildings: 12 treasures lost to time

Berlin buildings have a habit of disappearing. Here are 12 important buildings that are lost to history.

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