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13 or 14% last time I checked.
The unemployed people have usually no qualifications. Berlin right now experiences the highest job boom in Germany for skilled workers....

Chinese Artists Drawn to Berlin, a Haven That Reveres History
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More than two decades after German reunification, this city that experienced the political repression and terror of both fascist and Communist dictatorships is emerging as a haven for persecuted Chinese artists, fellow intellectuals said.
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Acquaintances say that Mr. Ai’s motives for choosing Berlin include his large following in Europe, his many friends in the city, its artistic freedom and cultural life, and the practical fact that property is cheap compared with cities like New York.


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^that photo looks more like Cairo than Berlin.
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I started my Master's degree in Architecture a few years ago in Berlin. Now that I'm finished, I'm hoping to return for work. Lear, can I live with you?
     
     
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Berlin comes to America....

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And Fast Food for L.A.

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Abandoned Berlin ....

Spreepark, Former GDR Communist Entertainment ThemePark



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Teufelsberg (Devils Mountain), Former US NSA spy station




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Lear: probably part of a longer term trend toward more recognition of Germany. Americans really know very little about Berlin compared to London, Paris and the major Italian cities. I guess this is because Germany has been politicized for so long during the Cold War and traditionally excelled in technology, the sciences and classical music more than in food, fashion, painting and other more popular cultural areas. Even in drinking, the Germans are dominated in the US by Irish and British pubs.

But Berlin's re-emergence should change that. Currywurst and stubes are obvious candidates. Street art and attractive architecture (minimalist and post-modern) should be other areas.
     
     
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Probably part of a longer term trend toward more recognition of Germany. .
Absolutely. Whole Europe is crazy about Berlin. The tourism figures have doubled from 2000-2010. The hotelbeds have tripled.

NYC, the Frenchies, the Italians, the Brits, all of Skandanivia and the Israelis too
coming in droves and marveling about Berlin. Many of them stay for longer and study there....

Berlin creates a new image of Germany for sure !


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Berlin is building a new airport, opening in 9 months on June 3 2012 !

For those who are interested, check out the infrastructure thread:
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For anybody interested in details, check out the brand new Wikipedia article:
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I hated Berlin...sorry to burst anyone's bubble.
     
     
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sorry to burst anyone's bubble.
No prob, the rest of the 10 million visitors pretty much enjoy Big B.

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Well, Berlin has the highest growth in tourism numbers in Europe considering the last decade. Must have a reason.

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and see if everyone loves Berlin.
BBC World Service poll: Germany is the most popular country in the world - 62 percent said that Germany’s influence on the world was positive. I should add, that Germany holds the highest position according to this global poll the fourth consecutive year.....


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Been to Berlin three times. Loved it besides the weather. Probably my favorite city in Europe.
     
     
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Leer: I am coming back from the Middle East and will probably spend a few days in Berlin. What's to see in Berlin in a couple of weeks (besides the Marathon)? I am fairly familiar with the basic stuff, but are there hot new clubs or restaurants? Art exhibits or installations? New buildings or parks? I will be staying the in Scheunenviertel. I haven't been in Berlin for about 2 years.

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I am fairly familiar with the basic stuff, but are there hot new clubs or restaurants? Art exhibits or installations? New buildings or parks? I will be staying the in Scheunenviertel. I haven't been in Berlin for about 2 years.
New California Gourmet Burritos in your area: Dolores

New Israeli Sandwich Deli, miam ! Also in your area: Luigi Zuckermann


http://coincidentalhappenings.be/?p=6125

New stunning reopened Neues Museum, home of Nefertiti Bust. Don´t miss it, the museum itself is an artefact.


http://www.montreal.diplo.de/__Zentr...tml?site=18263

Best Sunday Entertainment for free, if the weather is fine....

Open Air Karaoke at Mauerpark, this is the New funky Berlin.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndmmIzojEZk" target="_blank">Video Link


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How did the German capital become Europe's sex tourism mecca for gays and straights alike? A tour of underground clubs, dark rooms, bathhouses ....

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Festival of Lights ....


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Going to be bursting my Berlin cherry early next year finally. Really excited!
     
     
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Thank you America for this wonderful gift of friendship.....


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The unemployed people have usually no qualifications. Berlin right now experiences the highest job boom in Germany for skilled workers....
It's kind of like that everywhere. My employer can't find software engineers and when they do someone else always ends up offering them more money.

However, an American looking for a good (European) place to start a business are likely to find Amsterdam the easiest to deal with. The Dutch-American Friendship Treaty makes it trivial to get a residence permit allowing us to work. All you need is a business plan, health insurance and €4,500 in your bank account.

I still like Berlin better though!
     
     
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How did the German capital become Europe's sex tourism mecca for gays and straights alike? A tour of underground clubs, dark rooms, bathhouses ....

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germans are all perverts?
     
     
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