A message from Marga Hattingh, the blog editor: From Pankow to puppets to puppies, poems to podcasts to horoscopes to reflective articles, Die Bärliner has travelled far and wide this last academic year. We’re sad to see you go for the summer… which is why we’ll be sticking around. In your inbox. Probably every week.
Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets) in Berlin bring a whole new dimension to celebrating Christmas. For around three weeks, these markets become the city’s social hub and a place of friendly gatherings, romantic first dates under the Christmas lights (or the mistletoe), or alternative dinner plans (read: French crêpes with marinated almonds and Glühwein). As they are
On the 17th of March, Berlin turned green for the third time: since 2011, people armed with glasses of Guinness and dressed like Irish Leprechauns disregard the freezing cold and hit the streets to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The festival started a few days earlier with Irish whiskey tastings, film screenings, costume-making workshops and culminated