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Europe Berlin squeezes Airbnb on short-term apartment rentals

Tourists who use the peer-to-peer apartment service and others like it will find their Berlin options limited on Jan. 1, when the city implements a new law that it hopes will reduce residential apartment rents.

By Rachel SternContributor / December 30, 2013

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The view from Katrin Seewaldt’s Berlin apartment reveals some of the city’s most iconic monuments: the chariot-topped Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and the Reichstag.