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

Tresor: fragments of  a time still passing
Tresor: fragments of a time still passing

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tresor club is legendary. First opened in 1991, it was the city's first and best techno club. Forced out of its Potsdamer Platz location in 2005, it reopened two years later in a giant former power plant.

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TV Tower
TV Tower

Monday, August 10, 2009

The retro Berlin TV Tower at Alexanderplatz (or Fernsehturm), the 368 m (1,207 ft) tall status symbol of East Berlin, turns the ripe old age of 40 this October.

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Badeschiff
Badeschiff

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Before Badeschiff, only ducks, punks and the very brave could swim in the Spree River.

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Nordic Embassies
Nordic Embassies

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Embassies are among Berlin’s modern architectural highlights, as the city suddenly found itself the capital of a reunified Germany after the fall of the Wall. The Nordic Embassies complex – comprising the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in one connected structure, completed in 1999 – is particularly enticing.

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Chi Sing
Chi Sing

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Miniloft guest waxed ecstatic over Chi Sing’s mango and coconut shake, so, our curiosity piqued, we headed over to check out the fashionable tranquility at the invitingly chic Vietnamese restaurant.

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Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The former dead zone where the Berlin Wall once stood is being creatively rebuilt – a Wall memorial and museum, new buildings galore, and ... beach volleyball courts?

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Lakes in Berlin
Lakes in Berlin

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Berlin is a metropolis of 3 million people – and encircled by forests and lakes. There are a half-dozen beautiful lakes accessible by S-Bahn, and even dozens more can be reached by a short trip with a regional train or bus.

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Reinstoff
Reinstoff

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Miniloft’s neighborhood is fast becoming a culinary hotbed! On top of Weinbar Rutz and Alpenstueck, this former food wasteland can now boast Reinstoff, newly opened and tucked away from the street in a courtyard.

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C/O Berlin
C/O Berlin

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

For photography buffs, C/O Berlin is the place to go. It’s housed in the former “Royal Post” office, a beautiful cupola-ed yellow brick building, and since its founding in 2000 has been presenting the work of renowned and upcoming photographers.

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Tiergarten
Tiergarten

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tiergarten, Berlin’s most lovely (and gigantic) park, is just a stone’s throw along off-street paths from the Minilofts. Britta and Matthew go jogging (Britta) and rollerskiing (Matthew) there almost every morning, Designed as a hunting ground in the 1830s and deforested as a source of firewood after WWII, today the park is back to its original beauty.

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