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We’re halfway through another sweltering summer in the German capital, with soaring temperatures dragging people out of their homes and into the beer gardens of the city. This is your August and September issue of Berlin IYP, so what do we have on tap?

First things first, we’re celebrating a very exciting birthday at BIYP this month. Berlin IYP #1 was released in June 2003, and 16 years and two months later we are thrilled to have made it to 100 issues! We don’t often use exclamation marks in the foreword, but that is very deserving of such excitement. It has been some heck of a ride, and we’ve put together a special look back at the past 99 issues for all nostalgia nuts. No, you’re crying…

The football season is about to kick off, and what a season we have in store. Union Berlin has finally made it to the Bundesliga, meaning there will be two top tier Berlin derbies for the first time in forever. Can Union stay up? Will eternal underachievers Hertha finally succeed? Nine months of joy, agony, heartbreak and more awaits. 

The weather might be sun, sun, sun, but there are some serious treats inside the theatres this month. The summer of ’69 will come hurtling back via the Wintergarten’s incredible Woodstock Variety Show, and we’re not sure if we’ve come across anything as vibrant as VIVID at the Friedrichstadt Palast. Then there is Musikfest, an incredible selection of exhibitions, and the joy of an And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead gig. Culture vultures, you’re in for a treat.

We appreciate any and all feedback, be it through social media, email, or drunkenly bellowed at the Berlin IYP 100 birthday celebrations, We’ll see you in the autumn.  

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