In Brief: Would you support the construction of apartments on the edge of Tempelhofer Feld?

Nearly 65% of participants in a recent survey rated the idea of constructing new apartments on the periphery of Tempelhofer Feld as “positive.” The survey was commissioned by Der Tagesspiegel and the research institute Civey.

Photo by Mollie Lemm


A survey conducted by Der Tagesspiegel and the research institute Civey found nearly 65% of the participants thought favorably of constructing new apartments on the edge of Tempelhofer Feld.

This is in contrast to a 2014 public referendum. Then – a majority of 64.3% of Berliners voted for the preservation of Tempelhofer Feld.

The issue surfaced again recently when several SPD politicians talked about building apartments at the edge of the park. According to Der Tagesspiegel, the CDU and FDP are in favor of considering the proposal, while members of The Greens and die Linke are against the idea.


The Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is a step closer to its grand opening. 

Major technical tests are scheduled to begin on Monday. Fire alarm systems and the emergency power supply are being examined. 

In a press release, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Engelbert Lütke Daldrup said the airport was on schedule to open in October 2020. 


On Thursday, the German Weather Service reported a preliminary record-breaking high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit) in lower Saxony. 

If confirmed, it would be the highest temperature Germany has seen since recording such data.

Earlier this week, Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller called on Berliners to look out for homeless people who might be suffering in the heat. He also directed people to support the work of KARUNA, a social cooperative in Berlin. 

“We need civic engagement and solidarity here. Take a second bottle of water with you. Don’t be shy – talk to someone, give them water,” KARUNA’s CEO Jörg Richert told Berliner Rundfunk. “And give good tips too. If there’s someone sitting on the park bench, in the middle of the blazing sun – tell them they should go into the shade.”

In Berlin today, we’re expected to see highs of 31 degrees Celsius (89 degrees Fahrenheit), which is several degrees cooler than yesterday. 

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