Last call : This 71-year party has ended - and corona is to blame
An American general trying to outwit his Soviet counterpart inadvertantly created a party culture seven decades ago.
BerlinFor the first time in 71 years, Berlin's bars and restaurants have legally mandated hours of operation. Under the new corona rules, Germany's biggest city will be all but closed from 11pm to 6am with only pharmacies and petrol stations allowed to open their doors – and petrol stations will only be allowed to dispense petrol.
The regulations, the first since 1949, become effective Saturday and will remain in place until 31 October – for now.