An 18-year-old man accused of having caused bodily harm resulting in death to a young female student has gone on trial in Germany. The case shocked the country and provoked a debate on moral courage.
A new opinion poll has found that half of all Germans are in favor of taking in more refugees. The figure varied widely between supporters of parties on the left and right of the political spectrum.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.