13 September 2014 12:00 AM
The new memorial stands just outside the front door of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra concert hall.
12 September 2014 06:44 PM
The country’s pro-Europe consensus is under threat from a Ukip-style party that is driving Angela Merkel’s liberal Free Democrat allies from power in state elections
Jewish author Stephan Templ who shamed Austria over its Nazi past accused of fraud over restitution case
07 September 2014 11:14 PM
Writer who told of Austrian looting of Jewish property faces jail over claim to sanatorium
07 September 2014 12:00 AM
04 September 2014 12:00 AM
Berlin tourism has increased by a staggering 275 per cent since the fall of its infamous Wall 25 years ago. Among foreign visitors to the city, Brits top the bill. At 1.18m they made up the largest number of non-German tourists last year – an increase of 18 per cent over 2012. The vast majority arrive courtesy of budget airlines such as easyJet which uses the increasingly shabby former East Berlin airport Schönefeld (pictured) as its base in the city.
29 August 2014 05:57 PM
Politicians have argued bitterly about its fate for decades
28 August 2014 12:00 AM
“Soldiers” clad in British, US and French army uniforms still stand guard in front of what’s left of Checkpoint Charlie – the once famous Allied Cold War crossing point through the former Berlin Wall.
Footage from secret meeting reveals spread of Calabrian ’Ndrangheta Mafia into Switzerland and Germany
27 August 2014 07:03 PM
Rare insight into a secret world shows crime boss boasting of ‘extortion, cocaine, heroin’ as he welcomes new recruits
10 August 2014 08:38 PM
Imprisoned in a large metal cage in front of one of Potsdam’s concrete, communist-era office blocks is a man-sized, gold, embossed Prussian eagle flying towards the sun. Next to it stands a giant crown bearing the initials of the Prussian “Soldier King”, Frederick Wilhelm I.
01 August 2014 06:14 PM
For many, the ‘Ur-Katastophe’ of 1914-18 only ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
In defence of liberal democracy
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The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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