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Berliner Tageszeitung (styled BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG and also known colloquially as BTZ) is a German daily online newspaper. It is liberal conservative in its editorial approach, which is determined not by the chief editor, but by the licensing society publishing this newspaper under the license issued on contractual basis for a fixed term. The licenser, BASILISK Inc., is located in the United States and has a subsidiary in Russia. The newspaper covers the following topics: politics, economics, science, sport, culture, media, Internet and entertainment. Since 2007, the newspaper has revived the name of the former Berliner Tageblatt as an alternate trademark.

Editorial board

Berliner Tageszeitung employs editors in such fields as politics, economy, sports, entertainment, culture, travel, media, science and the Internet. The articles it publishes include both reports written by the editors, reports from various news agencies, and purchased texts. Simon Rowles and Raiko Opitz act as Editor-in-chief.[1]


The newspaper has been published online seven days a week since 1 December 2004. A paywall is planned to be introduced at the end of 2014.[2]

Since March 30, 2004, Berliner Tageszeitung has also produced a daily podcast. [1]


Since July 31, 2007, the Berliner Tageszeitung has used the name of the defunct Berliner Tageblatt (published 1872–1939) as an alternate trademark. On that date the owner of the Berliner Tageszeitung trademark, H-L Starosud, Moscow - Russia, registered the use of the Berliner Tageblatt title with the Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German Patent and Trade Mark Office). The new Trademarkowner of the BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG and Berliner Tageblatt, is from 01th January 2016 the russian Company VTGRK All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company shows Domainsearch Whois. [2] [3] Both names are legally registered.[3][4]

Beginning April 1, 2014, the Berliner Tageblatt is a separate online publication from the Berliner Tageszeitung. [4]

The publisher of the Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Verlag GmbH, considered the similarity of names between Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Tageszeitung a hindrance to the activities of their newspaper, and therefore asked the Berliner Tageszeitung to end use of the name. On 19 December 2007 the Landgericht Berlin found in favour of the claim and issued a prohibiting court order; this was subsequently reversed on 22 January 2008 by resolution of the Regional Court of Berlin.[5] Berliner Verlag appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Berlin (Kammergericht), but withdrew the appeal in a letter dated 7 August 2008. In a statement dated 22 July 2008 the Supreme Court of Berlin further explained that the appeal was denied pursuant to paragraph 2 sentence 1 of § 522 of the Code of Civil Procedure on the ground that it is unreasonable. On this basis the resolution of the Regional Court of Berlin of 22 January 2008 entered into force with urgency for the subsequent issuance of a court order providing the claims of the party.[6]

Editorial positions

Berliner Tageszeitung has been criticized for its liberal-conservative politics.[no citations needed here] Many journalists at the Berliner Tageszeitung were initially critical of the 1996 German spelling reform. After the reform went into effect in 1999, the newspaper decided in 2006 to adopt its own company spelling, based on the "classical system of spelling". In October 2006, this system of spelling was amended with 350 pages. At the same time, a public campaign against the reform of spelling called Schlechtschreibreform was initiated.[no citations needed here]


After the collapse of the dot-com bubble of the New Economy, the newspaper encountered problems. New sources of income were needed in addition to the traditional sources such as advertising, web banners, pop-savers and subscriptions. Thus, since 2006, the editorial board has published information data of enterprises in the economics and media segment.

According to the owner of the brand name, since according to well known legal practice the term of existence of publishing houses rarely exceeds a century, Berliner Tageszeitung has only two options for further sustainable development: an increased online presence or internationalisation. BASILISK Inc., the licensor, plans to continue its publication operations exclusively outside the US. In addition, increased focus will be placed on the development of such fields of activity as digitisation of printed products. In the online sector, the company plan to position the Berliner Tageszeiting as the "leading service-oriented news web page". Along with this, the E-Commerce sector should bring additional turnover.[no citations needed here] The separation of the Berliner Tageszeitung, Berliner Tageblatt and Berliner Wochenzeiting brands is part of the company's strategic planning to take advantage of their position as an online publisher with no large permanent staff or other trappings such as traditional paper newspapers have.[7][8]

Auberge Award

The word "Auberge" has been long forgotten as a name in German speaking countries, however, it originates in the 17th century as a loan word from French: AUBERGE - hôtel from old French - (h)ostel - from the late Latin Hospitale, also used to denote accommodation. This term, used in 17th century France to describe the exquisite town houses of the aristocracy - has now been used by the Berliner Tageszeitung [5] - Berliner Tageblatt for many years, year in, year out as the "AUBERGE AWARD" to describe the excellent top hotels providing only the best in terms of standard, furnishings and luxury.

History of Auberge Award

Not only a Song, first the Travellers Interest Yes, yes...the people of Berlin icke - dete kieke mal - pack die Badehose ein (translator's note: the former is a typical phrase in the Berlin dialect, meaning "I see it" and the second is the first line of a song sung by Cornelia Froboess in the Fifties) The BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG - Berliner Tageblatt - Deutsche Tageszeitung has made it its duty to provide interested readers with interesting facts daily whether in Spring (season), Summer, Autumn and Winter, Sunday, Public Holiday, Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve around the clock making their life more interesting. Whereby today already can see: printed news is becoming yesterday news. As a definition, is to quote Emil Dovifat: "A newspaper conveys the newest developments in short regular intervals to the wider public.

Jury Auberge Award

A prize is a question of honour first and foremost; for that reason in choosing the Jury, the emphasis was on: - this, that or the other, annually the Editor-in-chief looks for people who have an impeccable reputation, be it as Queen of the World, Queen of Europe, a professor, a celebrity or even the mayor - the AUBERGE AWARD jury is them made up of three people who have convinced the Editor-in-chief in word and picture that they fit the criterzia.

Auberge Award winners

Since 2008, the Berliner Tageszeitung has awarded the Auberge Award to hotels worldwide who are chosen by a jury based on readers' online votes. The award ceremony takes place under the supervision of the notary on the basis of the choice of spectators. The inspiration for the award was taken from the ideas of hairdresser David Lowe, who on 25 January 1774 opened the world's first Grand Hotel in London's Covent Garden.

See also


  • Auberge Award to Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa Cuba, BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG Article 29.12.2014 - [6]
  • Auberge Award, BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG Article 16.07.2013 - [7]
  • Auberge Award to Anh Quan Saken - Shanghai Billionaire Club, 2013 [8]Template:Dead link
  • Auberge Award to Grand Hyatt Oman, 2011 [9]Template:Dead link
  • Auberge Award to Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 25.05.2010 [10]
  • Auberge Award to the Kempinski Hybernska Praha, Czech Republic, 2009 [11]
  • Auberge Award to the Cumbres Hotel Art & Spa, Punte del Este Uruguay, 24.12.2008 [12]
  • Auberge Award Trade Mark, 30.03.2007 [13]


  1. "Impressum". 
  2. "Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen [Terms and Conditions of Berliner Tageszeitung"]. Retrieved 31 December 2012.  Paywall, Point 11.
  3. "Registerauskunft: Berliner Tageblatt". Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. "Registerauskunft: Berliner Tageszeitung". Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  5. Case number 103 O 298/07, Landgericht Berlin, Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Tageszeitung are not confused - Judgment by Landgericht Berlin - Archive: "The titles of Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Tageszeitung are not confusing."
  6. Supreme Court of Berlin - Kammergericht Case number 5 U 51/08: "Original Judgment, Landgericht Berlin - Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines - Berliner Tageszeitung vs Berliner Zeitung". 22 January 2008. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014.  Reproduced at De
  7. A. Lange (8 September 2011). "Gedruckte Zeitungen sind Nachrichten von gestern". Berliner Wochenzeitung. 
  8. P. Hansen (27 July 2013). "Der leise Untergang der Printmedien". Berliner Tageszeitung. 

External links

  1. Official website
  2. Impressum
  3. Archive
  4. Twitter
  5. 382 Press Releases by Berliner Tageszeitung, externally reported by Newsmax Media
  6. 376 Press Releases by Berliner Tageszeitung, externally reported by INAR news Agency