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Tanz im August
Tanz im August

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

While many Berlin clubs and galleries are shuttered this month for their well-earned summer breaks, the superb international dance festival Tanz im August fills the cultural void with a two-week program of diverse contemporary dance.

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Schlachtensee and Die Fischerhütte
Schlachtensee and Die Fischerhütte

Thursday, August 5, 2010

In lazy summer, a trip out to one of Berlin's many lovely lakes is the perfect day trip. The lake Schlachtensee is smaller and more intimate than the nearby Wannsee, with wooded banks, grassy knolls, and clean waters; it's easily accessible by public transport.

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Monbijoupark
Monbijoupark

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Take advantage of Berlin's beautiful "Weiße Nächte" (short northern summer nights - literally white nights) in the lovely Monbijoupark, perched on the banks of the Spree River across from the handsome Bode Museum.

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DMY Design Festival
DMY Design Festival

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The eight edition of the international design festival DMY Berlin takes place in the entrance hall and hangars of the former Tempelhof airport. It's a honey-pot of glorious contemporary design from up-an-comers and established luminaries. Thousands of cutting-edge designers buzz together, competing for the honor of 'best contemporary design'. A stroll through the large open exhibition is an inspiring feast for the eyes. It's just a short hop away from your Miniloft apartment on public transport (head south on the U6 from Naturkundemuseum).

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Opera For All
Opera For All

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden will soon close its doors for three years of renovations - help send it off in style, with a free outdoor concert on the famous Bebelpatz!

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Mensch Mikrobe
Mensch Mikrobe

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Microbes! Mench Mikrobe, a new interactive science exhibition all about bacteria and viruses, fungi and parasites, has a brief run next door to the Miniloft apartments in the gorgeous theatre hall of Berlin's Humboldt University.

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Gallery Weekend
Gallery Weekend

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

40 galleries, 40 openings, three days. A succinct description for the sprawling Gallery Weekend, a marathon weekend of contemporary art celebrating Berlin's most prestigious collectors and galleries.

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Do You Read Me
Do You Read Me

Friday, April 23, 2010

A mecca for magazine-philes, the small shop Do You Read Me is filled with a glorious selection of magazines from all over the world - from fashion, photography and art, to architecture, interior and design, to culture and society.

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Flying Bach
Flying Bach

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bach wrote the Beat: the Neue Nationalgalerie livens up as four-time Breakdance World Champions Flying Steps take on classical, performing to Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier".

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Themroc
Themroc

Friday, April 9, 2010

Themroc is a jewel of a restaurant, hidden in plain sight - I'd ridden my bike past this little hole in the wall dozens of times and never realized it was there. Now that my eyes have been opened, I can't believe how long I've lived without it.

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