Our most recent articles with recommendations and the most up-to-date happenings in this vibrant city!

Tadschikische Teestube
Tadschikische Teestube

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Tadschikische Teestube (Tajikistan tearoom) is a warm and welcoming treasure hidden behind the Neue Wache on the busy tourist hub between Unter de Linden, Museum Island and Alexanderplatz, the perfect spot for a break after a day wandering around cold Berlin.

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La Bonne Franquette
La Bonne Franquette

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happily a friendly new French brasserie has opened around the corner from Minilofts, a place that hits the spot, whether you opt for a casual yet classy lunch or relaxed dinner with good French wine.

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Berlinale 2010
Berlinale 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Only three weeks until the start of the Berlin Film Festival! Tickets are already on sale for the revamped version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis on February 12 in the Friedrichstadtpalast and for the Culinary Cinema events from February 14 to 19 (film, food and wine, in the lovely Martin Gropius Bau.

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Hamburger Bahnhof
Hamburger Bahnhof

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Miniloft is surrounded by an ever-growing number of galleries and art hot spots - the newest crop lies slightly hidden just north of the main train station, behind the large museum for contemporary art, Hamburger Bahnhof.

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Matthew on TV: Berlin after the wall
Matthew on TV: Berlin after the wall

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CNN recently asked Matthew Griffin, one of the architects and owners of Minilofts (along with his wife, Britta Jürgens), to share his local architecture expertise.

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Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets

Monday, November 16, 2009

We're already excited for Christmas in Berlin! Only one week left until most of the Christmas Markets open for the holiday season, bringing light and warmth to the dark Berlin winter days.

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Boros Collection
Boros Collection

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

There's a massive WWII bunker a few blocks away from the Miinlofts. Known in East German times as the 'Banana Bunker' (its cool temperature made it perfect storage for fruit), wild fetish parties rocked the concrete walls in the 1990s, until it was bought by Christian Boros in 2003 to house his highly impressive collection of modern art.

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Henne
Henne

Thursday, September 24, 2009

At Henne, a Berlin institution, chicken-loving West Berliners used to lick their fingers with a distinctive view - the Berlin Wall stood right smack in front of the entrance. The menu is simple and to the point: a half chicken (€7,50), fried to perfection in a buttermilk batter, served with country bread, and sides of potato or slaw (€3,50).

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Berlin Marathon
Berlin Marathon

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's a glorious weekend for the Berlin Marathon, folks, the sun is shining in a bright blue sky, and the weather for Sunday should be around 25 degrees... OK, it'll be perfect conditions for the spectators, the runners would perhaps prefer a some cloud cover and chill.

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Opera!
Opera!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The days are rapidly shortening and the dark winter is imminent, but there's reason for cheer as Berlin's opera houses open their gilded doors after the summer break. Berlin, a relatively tiny city with 3 million inhabitants, has an embarassment of riches with three opera houses.

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