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Berlin home rents rise at slower pace in 2011 and 2012

The Berlin Mietspiege index, published last week by the Berlin Department for Urban Development, shows an average annual rise of 4 per cent for 2009 and 2010. Analysts expected an increase of 2 per cent to 4 per cent a year based on estimates compiled by Berlin landlords GSW Immobilien and Deutsche Wohnen, said Thomas Rothaeusler, an analyst at Commerzbank.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 3:21am

Barbie Dreamhouse in Berlin a pink nightmare for protesters

To some it would be a dream home, albeit a slightly kitsch one. To others it resembles a very pink house of horrors that has no place in a modern city. The first life-sized Barbie house to be unveiled in Europe opened in Berlin yesterday, but Barbie fans were far outnumbered by feminist protesters and leftwing activists who shouted "pink stinks" and called the plush plastic villa "sexist propaganda".

17 May 2013 - 4:48am

Rents rise as luxury brands return to West Berlin

West Berlin's Kurfuerstendamm is in fashion for the first time since Germany's reunification as luxury brands snub the east, pushing rents higher.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

A merging of minds

Four years ago, Birgit M?ller, a social anthropologist based in Paris, published her book Disenchantment with Market Economics - East Germans and Western Capitalism.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The Moment

The Moment by Douglas Kennedy Cornerstone Digital (e-book)

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

Even in the darkest of Berlin nightclubs, DJ Zhao Bei stands out from the crowd.

Chinese faces are a rarity in the European DJ scene, but even more unusual is the variety of African dance music he plays, from a continental version of salsa to Afro-jazz to kuduro, from Angola.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dim Sum birthday bash goes Cuban

The party girls who weren't at the Chippendales were instead at the Kee Club to help Neveen Aziz (left) and Kelly Berlin celebrate the third anniversary of their lifestyle blog, Dim Sum & Then Some. The duo were whooping it up Cuban-style. The Old Havana-themed bash featured a Latin band and plenty of mojitos and Cuba Libre beer.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am