Berlin 24/7: Why Berlin is so dirty


Rotting food, cigarette butts, old furniture: these items litter the streets of Berlin — and reflect the mentality of the inhabitants of the German capital, thinks Gero Schliess.

City cleaning efforts are laughable.

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  • DW

Each time when American friends of mine visit me in Berlin, they actually praise the city for its cleanliness.

That’s when I start to pity my pals.

Sku 5eIf they seriously think that Berlin is clean and neat, what on earth do the streets look like in their hometowns in the US?

Berlin’s streets and bridges reek of urine, mountains of trash can be found in our parks.

“Accidentally” forgotten debris…

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