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EXBERLINER Issue 119, September 2013

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POLITICS SPECIAL: We guide you through the maze of the German election system, plumb the depths of the Reichstag's private luxury bunker, probe the nation's plagiarising politician trend, and introduce some of the odder fish in Germany's political waters.

MEXberliner: Beyond sombreros and siestas, get a real taste of Mexico in Berlin – Mescal, Berlin's Mariachis and Mexico's unlikely link to the VW Beetle.

BEST OF BERLIN: Get your feline fix at Berlin's first cat café, unleash your crusty DIY creativity, explore the Berlin that only the city's homeless see, and test your inner "Jugger"-naut at our oldest sports centre.

BOOKIN' IT: Our page-turning guide to Berlin Literature Festival – the tips, the tomes, the talents to watch.

“INSIDE, WE FELT SAFE”: Life in WWII's Fichtebunker.

BERLIN BITES: Courtyard cuisine, street bites on a boat, and old-school gourmet in an old folk's home.

Also in this issue:

BERLIN ART WEEK: The art blowout returns for a sophomore season.

ARI FOLMAN: The Waltz with Bashir director on his multi-layered latest project The Congress.

FASHION: Ease into autumn with nifty local knits.

POLITICAL RAP: The local rappers spurning machismo to skewer social injustice.

Plus all the latest in film, music, art, stage, events, fashion and much more!