Berlin - City of Media

Berlin - City of Media

Berlin is the German capital – and the media capital. The flow of news never subsides here – around 135,000 Berliners work in more than 10,000 companies in the media and communications industry. There are more than 13,000 people working in the film and TV industry alone in Berlin. All of the big German TV stations have a 'capital studio' in the centre of Berlin. The international press is also well represented in the city with around 400 journalists reporting back to their head offices from the German capital. And Berlin is now the location for agencies too.

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The former public station is now called Alex. Here, every resident can—after registering—produce and broadcast his or her own TV programme. Thus, all residents are...
Axel Springer publishing – now Axel Springer AG – is the largest and most influential German newspaper house. Its Bild newspaper sells an average of more than three...
Legendary director Bill Wilder wrote a first person report as gigolo in the Hotel Adlon, uncoverer Oswalt Kolle was once editor-in-chief there. The B.Z. is a paper with...
The Kurier is the paper of the trams and the eastern districts. Here, the tabloid newspaper finds its readers. The first edition appeared on 15 July 1949 under the name...
The Berliner Morgenpost is a newspaper with a long tradition. It was founded by Leopold Ullstein in 1898. Axel Springer took it over in 1959. In addition to its national...
In the beginnings, it carried the subheading of “Organ of the Commandos of the Red Army”. And the editor in chief was the Soviet colonel. The first edition of the...
Headlines of the BILD paper such as “The Moon is an American” or “We are Pope!” are by now common knowledge. Everyone knows the tabloid paper with the large letters and...
The 27 September 1945 was a Thursday. No publisher would just in the middle of the week, before the end of the month, let the first edition of its daily paper appear,...
The national daily paper, the Welt, was always the renown object of the Axel Springer press; which it also allowed itself to cost—a multi-digit million deficit...
MTV
MTV brings pop celebrities to Berlin again and again. The parent company Music Television, MTV for short, was founded in 1981 in the USA, as a special interest channel...
The book-burning by the National Socialists on May 10, 1933 changed the German publishing world overnight. The destruction and expulsion of Jewish culture also damaged...
rbb
The rbb is the local channel of Berlin, which is an ARD member of the region Berlin-Brandenburg. It arose from the union of the West Berliner SFB with the East German...
taz
Flat rates, on the verge of being broke, and thereby drastic subscription promotions, such as for example white spots on the pages. To it, many discussions—the national...
TV Berlin is a private conglomerate station with its headquarters in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the Axel-Springer passage. The station with the local neighbourhood programme is...
Berlin was a newspaper city long before the two world wars. And one of its busiest publishers was the Ullstein Verlag, the company responsible for producing newspapers...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.