Berlin has always been famous for its bridges – from the iconic Oberbaumbrücke with its twin gothic towers, to Wannsee’s Glienicke Brücke, famously used for the exchange of spies during the Cold War. We found another to add to the list, a bridge unlike any other in the city. Thalia Gigerenzer reports on Berlin’s first squirrel bridge and discovers why the city’s political history made it a haven for animals.
You can find more of artist Susanna Hertrich’s utopian structures for animals (such as a fish spa and raccoon house) in Berlin here, as well as info on Rosie Koch’s documentary film about Berlin’s animals here. For more information on Berlin’s wild animals (such as foxes that ride the U-Bahn), have a look at our interview with Derk Ehlert, the city’s official Wildlife Officer.