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Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

The name ‘Ruhrgebiet’ (Ruhr Area) is definitely connected to the former heart of the German steel industry and by that with the centre of the wapen industry in WWII. But the chimneys have stopped casting their smoke across the surrounding cities. The noises of the machines are just memories. Most of the factories have been [Meer…/ More…]

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Is the city an investors’ paradise?

It is a nice sunny and warm Sunday, May 28th, 2016 when Berlin-Hauptbahnhof celebrates its 10th birthday. In 2006 the new central station of Berlin was opened. Some 1.200 trains run daily in and out transferring some 300.000 passengers. Berlin had to cope with a fast almost empty area around the new station. Much had been used [Meer…/ More…]

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For sale: public property

In Berlin visions about the city and who ‘owns’ it, are more outspoken than in many other European cities. It may be its very specific history that made Berliners critical about their (local) government. In this article we report about the thoughts of a selection of involved citizens of Berlin. In interviews they answer questions on [Meer…/ More…]

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Hundred years of hidden German history

Few building sites in Brandenburg (Germany) have survived the turbulent history that swept this part of the former DDR. Some 60 buildings spread over a 200 acres of land was home to a hospital for tuberculosis (TBC) patients. It hosted soldiers in World War I and World War II, was occupied by the Russian Red [Meer…/ More…]