DW's Stuart Braun asks the question on everyone's lips: Can Berlin rise above its dark legacy?
After reveling in its self-styled party image, Berlin is now cultivating a more mature, gourmet persona. The eat! Berlin food festival is key to efforts, but as DW's Tamsin Walker finds out, it's all a matter of taste.
The Berlinale is the largest publically attended film festival in the world - and that can get pretty overwhelming. DW's Lavinia Pitu braved the red carpet madness on a quest for the festival's hidden gems.
Can Berlin keep up with fashion heavyweights? With sundresses at the opening show and a reincarnated Bread & Butter, fair, the German capital proves again that it doesn't care what anyone thinks, writes DW's Susan Stone.
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.