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Organic Shopping in Berlin
Organic Shopping in Berlin

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ahh Berlin, a city where organic (or Bio as we call it here) is truly treasured and embraced by a growing number of the population. You’ll now find organic ranges in most German supermarkets, but the city doesn’t stop there, with tons of eateries and specialised shops catering to organic tastes. The Organic Berlin app will give you a great...

Flea markets in Berlin: Shop like a Berliner
Flea markets in Berlin: Shop like a Berliner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If you visit Berlin, you should go to at least one Flea market during your stay, to perceive the environment, buy some crafts, eat some street food and enjoy the shows of street artists. Entertainment for everyone!

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Sophienstrasse Berlin
Sophienstrasse Berlin

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tucked away in the ever more modern Mitte district, Sophienstrasse is one of those streets where you can get lost in the romance of old world Berlin. Named after the Prussian Queen Sophie Luise,the 19th Century influence still pervades the street, with a mix of interesting local shops and the Sophienkirche.

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Ecomarket at Nordbahnhof
Ecomarket at Nordbahnhof

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Farmers style markets and bio markets are big in Berlin at the moment. Over the last few years, various squares and streets have become new homes to weekly meetups where you can browse and shop produce from near and not so far away. So the arrival of the Okomarkt at Nordbahnhof (round the corner from us) is music to our ecologically sound ears at Miniloft.

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The Dong Xuan Center
The Dong Xuan Center

Friday, March 28, 2014

There are many reasons to take a quick trip east and head to the Dong Xuan Centre. A cavernous complex formed from a series of hangars, the Dong Xuan Center, located in Lichtenberg is Berlin’s largest Asian Supermarket. But it’s also a treasure box of wholesale wares that range from the sublime to the incredibly plastic (a smell that will definitely waft past your nose whilst walking around), a place to buy some aromatic and soothing Pho – a clear and fragrant soup with beef and noodles – to nourish you in between all the wandering around.

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Re:Surgo
Re:Surgo

Friday, May 18, 2012

Re:Surgo, helmed by Anna Hellsgård & Christan Gfeller, creates beautiful and strange prints and limited edition books. Check out their screenprints, collages, gig posters, screenprinted zines and affordable works of art at their shop on Torstrasse. With most pieces priced between 20 and 70 euros, it really is art for all!

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Rixdorf Christmas Market
Rixdorf Christmas Market

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Rixdorf Weihnachtsmarkt is one of Berlin's prettiest Christmas markets. Rixdorf was once a little village that got swallowed up by the big city, and the charming tree-lined square, lit by gas lamps, still has an old-fashioned air. The market is on for one weekend only, and it's small and sweet, with great food, a small stage with carolers and children's shows, pony rides, and even the three Magi with real camels.

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Gestalten Space
Gestalten Space

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Berlin-based Gestalten publishers have opened a huge, beautiful new space in Mitte devoted to their stellar vision of cutting-edge art, photography and design. It's gorgeous! The new, 350-square-meter shop and gallery is designed as a space for exhibitions and a 'platform for exchange'.

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Herr von Eden
Herr von Eden

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Get some spiffy New Year's duds at Herr von Eden, a Hamburg-based tailor whose exquisite suits, coats and shirts are cut with old-fashioned flair and modern verve.

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Voo Concept Store
Voo Concept Store

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The new VOO Concept Store opened last month in Berlin Kreuzberg, a gigantic 300 square meter retail space featuring a nice mix of high-end and more affordable brands, from classic with an alternative, progressive edge, to street wear and high fashion, from known to unknown names.

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