Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. A lot’s changed since 1989, and today a unified Berlin is an undeniably dynamic destination. Arguably the hippest city in all of Europe with a culture and history unlike anywhere else in the world, it’s hard to beat the German capital for an urban break.
Be it nonstop nightlife, a bourgeoning dining scene, cutting edge art and design, world class museums, historic landmarks, or amazing architecture – Berlin’s got what you want in spades. But how best to keep track what’s hot in such a happening town? Read these blogs!
Don’t worry. All five of these blogs are written in English and by long term Berliners.
Run by a David Yates, a self confessed “Berlin-aholic,” this regularly updated blog features loads of posts covering the good things in life such as street art, currywurst, and sightseeing.
Per Meurling reckons himself to be a Berlin food expert and dedicates his blog to “the very best restaurants in Berlin and to people who are truly serious about great food and extraordinary dining experiences.” As you might expect, restaurant reviews feature prominently on the blog. There’s a handy map and calendar with food related event listings as well.
Slow Travel Berlin was founded in January 2010 by British guidebook author, travel journalist and photographer, Paul Sullivan with an aim to “establish a repository of eclectic information about the city from a range of perspectives to encourage deeper, more varied exploration and promotion of small, locally-minded businesses and services.” Wondering where to get Peruvian food in Berlin or where its best the bookshops are? Kick back, relax, pour yourself a preferred beverage and head on over!
A blog about “exploring the many rich textures of Berlin, with an eye for the offbeat and off-the-beaten-track,”… Then We Take Berlin is the work of Canadian born journalist, editor and translator, Hilda Hoy, who loves to write about your Berlin discoveries even eight years calling the city her home.
traces of a border
An especially relevant blog to consider on this date, this blog takes its readers on a journey along the 160k Berlin Wall Trail with “stories of the past and sketches of the present, through the city, the countryside, and the edgelands in between.”