Berlin is no leader of Germany's divine pack, but neither is it as godless as some might have it.
Get inside Berlin. In a monthly series, DW presents the up-close look at what makes this city rock. Guest columnist Jan Kage is a nightowl who has shaped Berlin's art and music scenes for a decade and a half.
Berlin has always been lazy and it's always resented lazy people coming over and lounging around. But now that old disdain has become muddled with an even older one: the disdain for the benefit-scrounging immigrant.
When does a coincidence take on a deeper meaning? DW's Insider, Berlin-based art initiator Jan Kage, has experienced a few too many flukes during recent projects. They're making him wonder about metaphysic.
Berlin has a huge Vietnamese population, shaped by city's own historical division. DW's Elizabeth Grenier immerses herself in the local sub-culture, on a hunt for the best Pho soup.
From the cafes and nightclubs to the concert halls and museums - what's being talked about in Berlin? DW's Berlin columnists bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
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