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Willkommen to Germany's Caracas

9 monthes ago   |   By Politico

BERLIN - Berliners are famous for their gritty fatalism and what might charitably be described as a unique take on joie de vivre or, less charitably, as outright hostility.
These days, there's no better way to provoke a Berliner's ire than to mention what locals refer to with dismay as der Mietenwahnsinn - the crazy rents.
Berlin's housing market has tightened considerably in recent years as newcomers from elsewhere in Germany, Europe and beyond have flocked to the German capital. As a result of the influx, rents across much of Berlin have doubled over the past decade and are rising faster...
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