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Kreuzberg Hosts Ethical Street Food At Markthalle Neun

Jun 6, 2013
Markthalle Neun
Monika Mueller-Kroll / NPR Berlin

On Street Food Thursday, crowds flock to Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg to sample international cuisine from a number of different stands.  

A wide range of delicacies from around the world fill the indoor market, including Mexican tacos, American beef brisket sandwiches, British pies, Korean and Thai street food, as well as locally produced organic meats and cheeses.

At one of the stands, Lilith Rudhart prepares a vegan burger on a whole wheat bun.

A Look Back At 'Life In Berlin' in 2012

Jan 3, 2013
Anouschka Pearlman / NPR Berlin

With another year at a close, we take a look back at some of the best local coverage that Berlin had to offer in 2012. From some of our favorite Life in Berlin features about the city’s authors, artists, philanthropists, and musicians to recent news stories that reflect what’s happening in Berlin, including a report from Eric Westervelt on the rising technology scene and a story from Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on the city’s wild boar population. We’ll also hear about popular festivals from 2012, urban gardens, and local humanitarian efforts.

Monthly Music Tip: Zumba In Berlin

Nov 15, 2012

As Berlin gets grey and chilly, I have trouble getting pepped up to leave the house. There is one thing though, aside from work, that still gets me crawling out of bed with fierce determination and that is my bi-weekly ZUMBA.

ZUMBA is the latin-inspired dance-fitness program from the States that has become a worldwide phenomenon, now with well over 10,000,000 class participants a week in over 125 countries, and Berlin has a big Zumba community.

Behind The Scenes Look At NPR's Election Coverage

Nov 1, 2012

With only 5 days until the US Presidential Election, we have a behind the scenes look at the NPR studio that’s hosting 7 hours of live coverage on November 6th. The host of our video is Arnie Seipel, perhaps a familiar voice to 104,1 listeners; Arnie delivers the daily weather forecasts on NPR Berlin.