Despite the seemingly constant comparisons, Berlin and New York share very few real similarities, according to contributor Miriam Widman. One such example: handicap access to public transportation.
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Thousands of Berliners participated in global protests this weekend against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) currently making its way through the EU.
Miriam Widman recently took a long bus trip down to Italy. Though the 16 hour trip proved long and a little boring, Widman says she was struck by the sense of community that developed- something not likely to happen in the US.
Does Berlin have a Silicon Valley in it's future? Thanks to backing from the Pirate Party, pressure is on the Senate to pass legislation resurrecting the plan for free WiFi within the Berliner Ringbahn as part of larger policy to support the digitization of the city.
For those new to Germany and German traditions, Christmas can be as confusing as it is exciting. Why? In part because Germany celebrates Christmas not with a one gift-giver but two: St. Nikolaus and the Christkind, or Christ child.
104,1's newest contributor, Miriam Widman, writes about violating the Badeordnung at Stadtbad Wilmersdorf; the shame, the fear, and why she'll never forget her bathing suit again.