How to: Be a Legal Alien

The German bureaucracy likes to keep an eye on you. And it might be something in it for you as well.

Cold as 1986

Right now it’s the coldest period since 1986 in Germany. In the second half of the week the “perceived temperature” can be as low as minus 35 degrees Celsius in the eastern parts of the country.

Berlin’s Trees Are Sick

76 percent of the trees in the German capital are damaged in some way. It’s worst for the oaks.

Kiezdeutsch, a New Dialect?

Kiezdeutsch might become an official dialect in Germany. At least if one language expert gets her way.

“Shit Silicon Allee says”

Never understood what the startup scene in Berlin is all about? Here’s a quick guide.