Photo Gallery: Berlin, No Longer Poor or Sexy?
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Photo Gallery: Berlin, No Longer Poor or Sexy?

A Victim of Its Own Success Berlin Drowns in Tourist Hordes and Rising Rents

Berlin is struggling to maintain its identity as its popularity soars. Budget tourists are flocking to the German capital, eager to sample the famous nightlife, while Scandinavian investors are snapping up cheap real estate. Residents are protesting, but the gentrification juggernaut seems unstoppable.
Von Wiebke Hollersen und Dirk Kurbjuweit
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan