Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

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Just because you don't hear from us, doesn't mean we are not searching for great Berlin gems to bring to you. Today was a typical Bear Riker kinda day: Rubber boots and puddle stomping, a pre-opening tour of a boutique hotel, intro to Scandinavian Silence, lunch at Burger de Ville learning about German potatoes (seriously), negotiating with a gay porn star and  of course grocery shopping at Aldi. So, how was your day? Related articles Sunday in Charlottenburg
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Will Berlin follow New York and rule Airbnb-style sites illegal?

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The transformation of Berlin’s previously grungy districts to property investor hotspots is a touchy subject. While housing is still relatively cheap, it’s definitely on the move – last year, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) estimated Berlin flat prices had increased by 73 per cent since January 2007 with rent climbing from about €5.50 to about €7.25 per square metre per month in the same period. This, coupled with an expected migration gain of 25,000 to 40,000 people per year, and there’s intense pressure on the city’s government to come up with a solution to affordable apartment shortages. Berlin is heading for a ban on short-term holiday rentals including some of those listed on Airbnb, HouseTrip, 9Flats, Wimdu et al, according to HouseTrip CEO Arnaud Bertrand.
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Gay Hotels in Berlin

Gay Hotels in Berlin

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Berlin offers a variety of gay hotels and guest houses.  Located in gay neighborhoods, the accommodations let you be yourself as your explore Berlin and meet the boys.... Art Hotel Connection – the Grande Dame of Berlin’s gay hotels is ‘hetero-friendly’ and is situated in a quiet, tree-lined street in the charming district of Schoeneberg, centrally located in Berlin’s ‘City-West’. A stone’s throw from both Nollendorfplatz and Wittenbergplatz – home of the world-renowned department store KaDeWe – this art-nouveau hotel is known for its friendly atmosphere and sits in the heart of the German capital’s famous gay village. Popular pubs like Prinzknecht, Mutschmanns and Heile Welt and excellent restaurants such as Sissi and More are just a few steps away. The rooms have recently been renovated and equipped with hi-tech…
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