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

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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Mitte Fashion District
Mitte Fashion District

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hip and unique, Berlin’s small fashion designers specialize in smart and edgy creations that are earning them ever more repute in the international fashion world.

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Ohne Frage Toll
Ohne Frage Toll

Thursday, April 30, 2009

This treasure trove of a shop is jam packed with goodies from the ‘60s and ‘70s, with a decidedly Ost Berlin twist – vintage clothing and shoes, an oddball collection of furnishings and knick-knacks (cool lamps, an alligator-head purse, bright orange shampoo bottles), as well as a wide assortment of gloves, belts, scarves and ties.

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Hasir
Hasir

Thursday, April 23, 2009

You can get a cheap Döner sandwich on almost every corner of Berlin, but for a really special Turkish meal head to Hasir.

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