Berlin map with occupied zones in 1945

See the CIA’s maps of divided Berlin and the zones of occupation

The CIA has just declassified some really cool material including this awesome map of occupied Berlin showing the different zones of occupation. You can find more of the maps that the CIA has released here

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GM26 in Berlin

GM26: East Berlin Cool in the Cold Heart of West Berlin

West Berlin has a lot going for it, from the amazing lakes and woods to broad, tree-lined avenues. But it still lacks a bit of the edgy cool that characterises East Berlin and neighbourhoods such as Prenzlauer Berg or Friedrichshain. That is starting to change with the opening of GM26, a new and super-cool coffee […]

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The Restaurant Pasternak – A taste of Jewish and Russian Food in Berlin

There is nothing that says Jewish or Russian food quite like Blini with salmon, horseradish sauce and sour cream (except perhaps for Borshtsh, Latkes or Kreplach). Whatever your fancy, whether Russian food, Jewish food or just good old winter-warming food, you won’t be disappointed by the Restaurant Pasternak in Berlin. Pasternak is a firm favourite of […]

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The New Synagogue Berlin (Neue Synagoge)

The New Synagogue in Berlin is by a very long shot my favourite. This is partly because I have attended a wedding and several Bar-Mitzvahs there, and have come to love the close community feel of the small congregation that still worships in the New Synagogue. But it is also because of the amazing building […]

What is the cost of living in Berlin?

Are you thinking of moving to Berlin? Great. That means you probably already know it is one of the coolest and most vibrant cities in the world. The rest is all detail, but to be fair, a pretty important part of the detail is figuring out the cost of living in Berlin. Let’s start with […]

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