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Startups turn German Cold War death strip into economic hub

Lure of startup scene also attracts MNCs to the area to link up with digital industry


WHEN Oliver Feucht-Zwerger left Berlin in 2011 to work in Switzerland, the area around Ostbahnhof, once a Cold War death strip, was mostly empty lots and parking spaces. The neighbourhood is now bustling with new business.

On a recent day in May, Mr Feucht-Zwerger was among

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