Welcome to Zeitgeist Berlin

As low key policy wonks, Niklas and I often get asked by those living overseas about what the world is going on in German politics.


How come we don’t have a government yet? What is Merkel doing? And what does Jamaica have to do with Germany?

After the German federal election two months ago, Germans are still waiting for a new government to emerge. With a multitude of new parties in parliament, constantly shifting coalition possibilities and no clear majority, we try and break down what has happened.

Oh and also – as reluctant adopters of the foodie label, we also decided to end each episode with a quick wrap up of some Berlin restaurants.