I leave for Berlin in a week but just ran across this article. What do you guys think? Is Berlin a pretty nasty place for a non-white foreigner? This is what I was recently told by a long-time Berlin resident, who recommended a place like Hamburg or Frankfurt as being 10x more tolerant and easier for non-white minorities. SOUTH AFRICAN AMBASSADOR COMPLAINS OF "N*gger" SLURS IN BERLIN South Africa's ambassador to Germany complained Tuesday of racist attacks and what he termed "N*gger" slurs on the eve of a visit to Berlin by South African President Thabo Mbeki. "What scares me is the aggression aimed at foreigners," said Ambassador Sibusiso M. E. Bengu in an interview with the Berliner Kurier newspaper. "One of our black employees was almost killed in an attack and I am insulted in the streets as a 'N*gger'," he said. Bengu said he believed racism in Berlin was aimed at all foreigners but that black were easy to identify because of their skin colour. He called for more police protection in the German capital. President Mbeki arrives for a one-day visit to Berlin on Thursday for talks with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and the country's mainly ceremonial president, Johannes Rau. The main issues will be moves to bolster African regional cooperation and the battle against HIV/AIDS, said a statement by the German government.