An illustration for an online article called “Die neuen Landeier”, from Berlin-based newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.
Roughly translated to “The new Country People”, the article by Corinna Cerruti is about increasing numbers of people leaving the big city of Berlin and moving to the country. The reasons are numerous: expensive rents, stress, noise, narrowness – and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The article follows a couple of families moving from the German capital to the surrounding country in the state of Brandenburg. We learn about their bigger plans, their motifs for moving, their current situation, how it all turned out and what they hope for.