Stories about freedom in Berlin

Berlin is a city that opens up opportunities. It is a place where everyone can live and develop according to their own style.

No one can better attest to this than the people who live in the city. With their creative ideas, they make Berlin what it is: exciting, lively, and innovative.

Rocket science is as much at home here as the currywurst. Young founders from all over the world meet true Berliners, artists meet scientists, and residents meet tourists in Berlin’s neighborhoods. A unique blend and typical of Berlin!

Discover the latest stories from the capital of freedom.

The "Berlin Master Chef" award stands for the creativity and innovative spirit of the food metropolis. And for the courage and the feel for trends of their protagonists, to which star cooks belong as well as newcomers. In 2018 a “Berlin Kiez Master” was also selected for the first time. On October 13, 2018, the “Best of the Best“ will be honored at a gala ceremony. You can be there too!

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"In Berlin, our emotions and ideas meet those of many other creative minds. This feeling of enthusiasm is contagious." Interview of Alexander Gerfer, CEO Würth Elektronik eiSos.

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The KaDeWe is a landmark of Berlin. Famous is the largest department store in the city, among other things, for its unusual window decorations. From 15 to 25 August, the store windows along the front of the building will present a very special gallery: a part of the industry campaign #Berlinproduziert.

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The Berlin startup Töchter & Söhne offers free online courses for relatives providing care. The company was recently awarded the vdek Future Prize for this trend-setting idea. The story of Töchter & Söhne speaks to the innovative spirit and is also typical Berlin.

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"Do you live and love freedom as much as Berlin does?" We asked this question in May to Berlin fans around the world, asking them to respond with a photo.

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Hawaii has the Ironman World Championship - Berlin has the BerlinMan. Since 1992, the middle distance triathlon has been held in Strandbad Wannsee and Grunewald. A total of 2.2 kilometers of swimming, 90 kilometers on the bike and a 20-kilometer course have to be completed by the participants.

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Berlin wants to know it—and everything else at that. As one of Europe’s most diverse science locations, the capital offers researchers plenty of space for new ideas and allows companies to even reach for the stars. Or for the moon. PTScientists show how…

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Summer 1987. A song rings out through West Berlin. And over “there,” in East Berlin, people are whistling the same melody: “Berlin, Berlin, dein Herz kennt keine Mauern” [“Berlin, Berlin, your heart knows no walls”] by John F. and the Gropiuslerchen. The story of a song that has been a part of this city for 30 years.

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Since 1967, Los Angeles has been one of Berlin’s 17 partner cities. In the now 50-year-old city partnership with numerous connecting events, the two metropolises established a deep mutual understanding for each other. What connects the metropolises so closely? Cosmopolitanism, dreams, creativity, and, above all, the feeling of freedom.

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Business plans, elevator pitches, scalability, venture capital—terms like these have long been part of daily life for many Berliners. Over 620 startups have made Berlin Europe’s founder center. The ReDi School of Digital Integration brings refugees together with the tech industry.

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