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EXBERLINER Issue 134, January 2015

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PENTHOUSE DREAMS Who’s buying all the new luxury flats, and are they really the reason Berlin’s losing its affordability?

A CASTLE OF ONE’S OWN Ever dream of owning a formerly noble estate in Brandenburg? We find out it’s not as glamorous as you think.

A SILVER SPOON FULL OF SUGAR Expat Berliner Nathan Duc Köstlin on what it’s like to be the one percent of the one percent.

LUXURY NIGHTS Red bull, high heels, thongs and Darth Vader: a (sometimes mortifying) exploration of Berlin’s ‘premium’ clubbing scene.

DEPORT THE SCHWABEN? Are Prenzlauer Berg’s Swabians evil? Or a misunderstood, persecuted minority?

CONFESSIONS OF A CONCIERGE A concierge at a high-end hotel tells us about some of their rich guests’ most outlandish wishes... and why it’s an art to make them come true.

“EVERYTHING HAS TO BE PERFECT” Portrait of Raffaele Sorrentino, a concierge who’s turned his impeccable brand of hospitality into a thriving business for Berlin’s new luxury class.

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PRINZ VOM STUTTI A tale of true West Berlin royalty: Robert Rigney recalls his time spent with the former red-light king of Stuttgarter Platz.

QUIZ: FIND YOUR INNER MILLIONAIRE! Conservative gentry, flashy Promi or filthy rich hipster: who would you be if you had the bucks?

FORGIVING HITLER On the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation, former Josef Mengele experiment subject Eva Mozes Kor talks about returning to camp in search of answers... and forgiveness.

BEST OF BERLIN From a Kater killer to a superfood emporium to an evening cooking with refugees, five ways to stick to your resolutions this year.

BERLIN BITES High-end Korean restaurant Dae Mon, Montenegrin fish house Lesendro and French cheese by mail.

Also in this issue:

ROY ANDERSSON With A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (out now!) the virtuoso Swedish director wraps up his The Living trilogy.

WILLIS EARL BEAL Street musician turned indie sensation and actor (Memphis) self-releases latest album Experiments in Time and performs as part of Berlin’s Unknown Pleasures film festival on Fri, Jan 16.

YVES SCHERER Jan 10 is your last chance to catch the British artist’s Emma Watson-centric exhibition Closer at Galerie Guido Baudach.

TANZTAGE Jan 8-18 showcases the best emerging dance talent at Sophiensaele, from a former stripper's soliloquy to a heavy metal-inspired Rite of Spring.

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