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Ticket B Architecture Tours
Ticket B Architecture Tours

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ticket B Architecture tours are a boon for architecture buffs. Discover Berlin with the experts, on tours through the Parliamentary District, Potsdamer Platz, Embassies, Art Spaces in Berlin, and Sustainable Architecture in Mitte (and many more). Their newest tour, of Museum Island, shows you an insider's view of the restoration of the Museum Island according to David Chipperfield’s master plan, currently Berlin’s largest inner city project.

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Landhaus Lemke
Landhaus Lemke

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Landhaus Lemke was Mies van der Rohe's last house built in Germany before he went into exile in 1938. This small, simple brick house certainly is a confirmation of van der Rohe's statement that "architecture begins if two bricks are carefully assembled.“

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Kunstfabrik Schlot
Kunstfabrik Schlot

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kunstfabrik Schlot has been the go-to jazz spot in East Berlin since right after the fall of the wall. Hidden in a back courtyard, it's the perfect night out from the Miniloft apartments, just around the corner. Monday and Thursday evenings there's even free entry!

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Rollery Derby: Berlin Bombshells
Rollery Derby: Berlin Bombshells

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Roller Derby is back, in Berlin, and badder than ever. This quintessentially American sport, now with German flavor, involves two teams of ladies on skates, barreling around a track and attempting to pass each other by any means necessary.

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Chipps
Chipps

Monday, March 14, 2011

A hearty breakfast is hard to find in Berlin. Sure, Sunday buffet brunches are an institution, and a roll and cheese can be found in any old bakery. But what about pancakes and waffles? And English breakfast? And eggs benedict? As an American homesick for real breakfast, I almost cried with relief when Chipps (run by the team behind Cookies Cream) opened their second location down the street from the Miniloft apartments.

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Dudu
Dudu

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Asian-European fusion restaurants are becoming distressingly more frequent in Berlin - they all seem to serve the same dishes - but Dudu definitely comes out at the top of the pack. The serve gorgeous, high quality sushi, tasty pho soup, and popular roast beef and papaya salads.

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Bar 25 at Radialsystem
Bar 25 at Radialsystem

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bar 25 was forced to close its hedonistic gates back in September, but the party lives on, in part. Their neighbors down the river, Radialsystem, are hosting Bar 25's restaurant until the end of February.

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Berlinale 2011
Berlinale 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Berlinale 2011 begins in one month. January is basically hibernation time in Berlin - I've noticed that our present guests here at Minilofts have borrowed some DVDs and are cosying up in their apartments. (But in a way it's also a great month to visit Berlin - no lines at the Pergamon Museum or the Reichstag, long, relaxed dinners in warm candle-lit restaurants, Metropolis accompanied by a live orchestra... and the parties are more wild cause once everyone gets there, they stay.)

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Transmediale + Club Transmediale
Transmediale + Club Transmediale

Friday, January 7, 2011

Dare I say I'm looking forward to February? Berlin does its best to cheer everybody up in that short dark month, perhaps as a reward for getting through January. Not only do we have the public-friendly Berlinale, an international film festival where normal people can actually get tickets - there's also Transmediale and Club Transmediale to further brighten our days and nights.

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Berlin Fashion Week
Berlin Fashion Week

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Berlin Fashion Week is almost upon us, providing an excellent reason to leave your toasty apartment for the icy streets of Berlin. And in heels! From January 18th-23rd, see shows by local and international labels like Lala Berlin, Kaviar Gauche and Schmitdtakahashi, and party with the beautiful people.

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