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Berlin’s Best Apps
Berlin’s Best Apps

Friday, July 10, 2015

Yes a trusty map and a friendly guide is always a guaranteed way to get yourself orientated in a new city - but trust us when we say, there’s an app for that. Whether you are coming to Berlin for the first time or are looking for a new perspective on a return trip, we’ve got a roundup of the best apps to keep you covered in the city. The...

Five Free Berlin Highlights
Five Free Berlin Highlights

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sampling Berlin for free can be a rewarding experience, both financially and culturally. And whether you are cash strapped or not, when you come visiting the capital, there are plenty of places to sample the best of Berlin, without having to reach into your wallet. The Reichstag TourNorman Foster’s glass tea cozy atop the Reichstag offers not...

Tours of the Komische Oper
Tours of the Komische Oper

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As far as facades go, the Komische Oper’s couldn’t be more worthy of the title. If you venture there, you’ll see a pretty simple wrapping, a hint that perhaps the Komische Oper is in fact a stripped down opera house. But once you are through the foyer, you’ll see the usual grandeur you’d expect. Why is this so? Well, that’s a question...

Stummfilmkonzerte – Silent Cinema, in concert
Stummfilmkonzerte – Silent Cinema, in concert

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – but what about when you add a soundtrack? The Stummfilmkonzerte is based upon that very idea – an enhancement of some classics of silent cinema, recontextualised with new music over the top. Sounds simple, but the result is anything but, with Stummfilmkonzerte pretty much worthy of landmark status...

Exploring Berlin’s Start Up Scene
Exploring Berlin’s Start Up Scene

Monday, January 26, 2015

According to The Local, a new start-up is founded every 20 minutes in Berlin, with their estimates suggesting 100,000 new jobs by 2020.  In 2014, it was the first year of the state endorsed Long Night of the Startups – a chance for investors to meet ideas and for the rest of us to try and get our heads around what a start up is and does. Whilst the very nature of its way of business means Berlin’s start up scene is hard to pin down, with so much of it taking place near Miniloft, we thought it only fair to give you a bit of a rundown.

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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Christmas Market
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Christmas Market

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

As the temperatures plummet, there is only one thing guaranteed to keep any Berliner’s heart warm this side of Christmas. The various Weihnachtsmarkt (aka Christmas Market) that spring up across the city mean you are never too far away from a glass of glühwein and a spot of arts and crafts. No exception is the sprawling Christmas marketat the...

Graphothek
Graphothek

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Art is best when it is experienced. To spend an afternoon wiling away the hours in front of a painting, drawing, sculpture or installation can – in the best of cases – create those special moments where you find yourself immersed in what’s in front of you. 

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Public transport in Berlin
Public transport in Berlin

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

When it comes to getting around Berlin, you’re pretty much spoilt for choice. Be it subway, train, bus, tram (and even ferry if you happen to be in the right area), your transport options are myriad and with a 24 hour timetable, they are also able to keep you moving across land and water, most times of the day. It’s a system that many Berliners harbour much secret pride for, airport issues aside.

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Creative Accessibility Tours
Creative Accessibility Tours

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

We profiled Creative Sustainability Tours a little while ago on the Miniloft Blog – a super thoughtful and intelligent tour company that offer some great behind the scenes peeks into Berlin life.

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Park am Gleisdreieck
Park am Gleisdreieck

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Berlin is not really wanting on the park front, with a bit of green space for everyone somewhere in the city. Whether it’s the winding streets of Tiergarten, the waterfall that runs through Viktoriapark, the sprawling oasis of the Naturpark Südgelände or the urban playground of Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg, you’ve pretty much got a park for practically every mood.

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