NPR Berlin Shop

Enjoy the warmer weather with some special seasonal items available now from the NPR Berlin Shop . Tees, aprons, water bottles, stylish clothing and other delightful collectibles are just a click away, but for a limited time only. All goods sport the classy NPR Berlin logo. You’ll receive your cool tee shirt, tank top, or any item that you select in just about one week delivered to your door. Take a look now and pick up some great gear. Perfect as a gift, great for you. Thank you for your...

Read More

Funky Berlin: The Young African Art Market Serves As A Gathering Place For World Musicians

May 12, 2017
Godong/Getty Images

An orange crochet bucket hat bobs through the crowd. Calls of “Hey Jimmy!” follow him. He pauses to bump fists and shake hands. A drum is slung over his shoulder as he strolls through across the sandy beach at the Young African Art Market. His easy smile and demeanor are as cool as the March evening air.

Elisabeth Waller

"So I haven't seen her since the hospital, because I was away. So now I am back and I am very excited to see the baby today."

Elisabeth Waller volunteers with the Auntie Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women; an American initiative in cooperation with the Malteser Hilfsdienst. We are on our way to visit Maryam, her husband Javad and their newborn baby Elena.

Monika Müller-Kroll for NPR Berlin

Khatol Sediq from the NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst sees integration as a two-way street.

She believes that people from different cultures can understand each other and also respect their differences. She says it's great to get to know other cultures and to share your own culture and values.

David Ramos/Getty Images

39 year-old Emmanuel Macron will be the next French president. Independent Centrist Macron won the election with almost 66 percent of the vote over far-right, nationalist Marine Le Pen. In Kreuzberg, French café Le Canapé Rouge hosted a viewing party for the election and we asked some of the attendees, "How do you feel about the outcome of the French election?"

Molly Brown for NPR Berlin

Dr. Bettina Gaber is pretty busy this Monday afternoon. Every chair in the waiting room of her practice for gynecology and obstetrics is taken. Still, Dr. Gaber takes her time with a young woman from Afghanistan. She wants to remain anonymous - we'll call her Malia. Malia is expecting her third child.

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Today on NPR Specials:

On this edition of America Abroad, we see how Paris leads to new investments, laws, and efforts to combat climate change.

Courtesy of FrauenLoop

Whether you want to call it "Berlin Valley" or "Silicon Allee" Berlin is a hotspot for startups.

While the city tries to emulate Silicon Valley, some people worry about it copying one of the Valley's most objectionable characteristics — a lack of gender diversity.

Three Things To Do This Week

May 8, 2017
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A few things to keep in mind this week:

Re:publica is a juggernaut; one of the largest conferences about digital culture in the world. Seriously - everyone from hacktivists to Garry Kasparov will be there. This year's Love Out Loud iteration, at the STATION Berlin in Kreuzberg, runs through May 10th.

Life In Berlin: Warpigs Tap Takeover At Lager Lager

May 5, 2017
Hugh & Hana Eckermann

Hugh Eckermann: Lager Lager, a unique combination growler station, bottle shop and tasting room in Berlin-Neukölln is frequently hosting amazing tap takeovers.

On Books: 'Transit' By Rachel Cusk

May 4, 2017
John Phillips/Getty Images for Baileys

Life is like a construction site that can never be finished. In Rachel Cusk's newest, bitingly funny novel Transit, this piece of worldly wisdom becomes literally true when its heroine returns to a familiar place to start over.

Pages

A Note From NPR Berlin 104,1 FM

Today we’re sharing the news that NPR is shifting its role with NPR Berlin. At NPR Berlin, NPR is currently both the content provider and the station operator. This is the only station NPR operates anywhere in the world and going forward NPR would like to focus its efforts in Berlin solely as a content provider. We anticipate this change will go into effect on July 31.

Read More
Molly Brown for NPR Berlin

Life In Berlin: "Auntie" Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women, Part 1

Dr. Bettina Gaber is pretty busy this Monday afternoon. Every chair in the waiting room of her practice for gynecology and obstetrics is taken. Still, Dr. Gaber takes her time with a young woman from Afghanistan. She wants to remain anonymous - we'll call her Malia. Malia is expecting her third child.

Read More
Monika Müller-Kroll for NPR Berlin

Life In Berlin: "Auntie" Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women, Part 2

Khatol Sediq from the NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst sees integration as a two-way street. She believes that people from different cultures can understand each other and also respect their differences. She says it's great to get to know other cultures and to share your own culture and values.

Read More
Elisabeth Waller

Life In Berlin: "Auntie" Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women, Part 3

"So I haven't seen her since the hospital, because I was away. So now I am back and I am very excited to see the baby today." Elisabeth Waller volunteers with the Auntie Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women; an American initiative in cooperation with the Malteser Hilfsdienst. We are on our way to visit Maryam, her husband Javad and their newborn baby Elena.

Read More