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10 Great Escapes Across The Berlin Wall

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

For 28 years, communist-controlled East Germany was cut off from the capitalist enclave of West Berlin by a barrier of concrete, barbed wire and heavi...

25 Years After The Fall Of The Wall, These Photos Merge Past And Present, East And West

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Eline Gordts | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

On November 9, 1989, thousands of East Berliners headed to the borders that had separated them from the western part of their city and demanded to be ...

What Does German Unity Mean to the Post-Cold War Generation?

Manfred Wilke | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Manfred Wilke

The Fall of the Wall in 1989 wasn't this generation's emotional joint "German" experience; more probably, the FIFA World Cup 2006 was.

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

Victor Dorff | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Victor Dorff

Twenty-five years ago this week, the unthinkable happened. On November 9, 1989, East Germany opened the gates, allowing its citizens to travel west. On a recent tour of Berlin, I was struck by how often the "unthinkable" suddenly becomes reality,

Rediscovering Berlin 25 Years After the Fall of the Wall

Vayable | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Vayable

One of the things to love about Berlin is that -- as historically rich as it is -- it's also an incredibly forward-looking city, bustling with new art, creative types, great food, and sights to see that seem to change by the hour.

When the Wall Came Tumbling Down: The American Public and Berlin

Paul Herrnson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

Though Ronald Reagan's call to "tear down this wall" has come to be iconic of his role in the last days of the Cold War, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was widely seen as the leader primarily responsible for the change.

When Bruce Springsteen Helped Bring Down the Berlin Wall

Greg Mitchell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Bruce played one of his very long sets -- 32 songs -- and delivered an impassioned speech in grade school but effective enough German: "I'm not here for any government. I've come to play rock 'n' roll for you in the hope that one day all the barriers will be torn down."

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

As Berlin Marks Fall of the Wall: The Secret Police Document on Bob Dylan

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Next week, all of Germany -- and the rest of the world, at a distance -- will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. Much has been written about it and much more to come in the following days. One angle you may not hear much about is the role Western rock 'n' roll played.

25 Of Europe's Banks Fail Stress Test

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2014 | Business

* 25 of 130 banks fail ECB test as of Dec. 2013 * Most have plugged capital hole, just 10 bln euros still needed * Ital...

Why Some Israelis Are Leaving Their Homeland And Moving To Berlin

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

A growing number of Israelis are choosing to leave their home country and relocate to what may seem to some as an unlikely location: Berlin. While...

As Germans Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, a Famous Anthem Takes Center Stage

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

In that Christmas season trip to Berlin, Bernstein would famously conduct two performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with an international orchestra and chorus assembled from the four countries that once shared the city -- the U.S., Russia, England and France. And he would change one word, so that the "Ode to Joy" became the "Ode to Freedom."

Isabel Lewis on Hosting 'Occasions'

Crane.tv | Posted 12.21.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Berlin-based artist and DJ Isabel Lewis has come up with her own concept that is refreshingly different, originating in her passion for several different areas of nightlife culture.

Witness of History

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Sabine Ludwig

Back in time. I just remember exactly the day when the Berlin Wall came down. I studied in Albany, New York, as an exchange student. Me and some German fellow students decided to spend a long weekend in Washington D.C.

Christopher Isherwood Returns to Berlin

Joe Rodota | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Rodota

A year ago, it struck me that Berlin should embrace Isherwood and Bachardy. Somehow, Isherwood's achievement -- his writing, the life he shared with Bachardy, Bachardy's own work -- all needed to be reintroduced in a new and personal way to the people of Berlin.

(R)evolution from Berlin: BONAPARTE Aims to Conquer the World

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The heart of Bonaparte's neo-modernist spirit of quantum entanglement is Tobias Jundt, a multimedia phenomenon birthed in a reunited Berlin, which has originated both the zeitgeist and the mythology of a 21st century modernism.

Sightseeing in Style: Touring Europe in Classic Cars

Party Earth | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Party Earth

In order to make your next Eurotrip the coolest and most interesting experience it can be, we've compiled a list of unique sightseeing tours in classic European cars so that you can see all of the sights of the cities without the yawns or stress.

Americans Don't Care We Spied on You

Clare Richardson | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Clare Richardson

In Berlin, public anger over data collection runs deeper than I expected. Unlike in the United States, wariness of how the government uses personal information affects the way many people interact with technology in daily life.

GOP Lawmaker Makes Holocaust Comparison In Speech

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

In his inaugural speech, Texas state Sen. Charles Perry (R) compared what he called the “spiritual battle” being waged in the United States agains...

Seven Insanely Cool Tips for Fall Travel

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Fall is the artist spell, the interval to immerse in color and crisp air. It is the time to explore, without the crowds, so that vistas appear at Earth's first morning.

There's Street Art, Culture and Unique Places to Sleep: Berlin Is Where It's At

David Duran | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
David Duran

I've always been drawn to art-dominated cities, and by that I mean young art. Cities dominated by creative types, a place where you see graffiti on a ...

Live From IFA Berlin 2014: New Tech in the Old World

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

This is my third year at IFA, which is a fascinating experience, sort of a cross between the Consumer Electronics Show and the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

War, Remembrance, Five Star Accommodations and Great Flea Markets are Hallmarks of Berlin

Bob Richter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

The movie won Best Picture that year, and the lavish sets designed by the great Cedric Gibbons perfectly depicted a Five Star hotel in all its grandeur.

Clicks for Bricks

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

In Berlin work has begun building a place of worship designed to serve all of the world's three monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. When it's complete, it will have three separate wings.

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
trivago

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.