Tag Archives: Berlin

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Eating Out in Berlin – from Currywurst to Pork Knuckle

Eating Out in Berlin – from Currywurst to Pork Knuckle

We’ve tried to eat ‘local’ wherever we’ve stayed on our grand tour this year. In places like Venice that meant eating distinctly Venetian cuisine made from local produce from the Veneto region and Venice’s lagoon. In multicultural cities like New York that meant eating everything...
Berlin Take-Homes: Designer Souvenirs

Berlin Take-Homes: Designer Souvenirs

Yes, there is more to shopping in Prenzlauer Berg than vintage. Not everything is retro. There are plenty of contemporary new products too. The neighbourhood boasts brilliant concept stores specialising in cool ‘made in Berlin’ products from local graphic and product designers, visual artists, illustrators,...
Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

As you can see from our Berlin stories, they’re very much centred on our neighbourhood, Prenzlauer Berg, and are probably much more locally-focused than any other series of posts we’ve written on other destinations we’ve visited for Grantourismo this year. Boasting streets bursting with vintage...
Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

After ‘walking the Wall’ I had to go take a look at the breathtaking art on the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery. This 1.3 km-long section of the wall running by the River Spree between Oberbaum Bridge and the Ostbahnhof is a memorial to freedom,...
Local Knowledge: Gerd from Berlin

Local Knowledge: Gerd from Berlin

We met Berlin local Gerd Tepass in Buenos Aires about four years ago when we were writing a guidebook to the city. Gerd owned a funky boutique hotel there, with a good little restaurant and a bar. It was the kind of hotel we like,...
Alternative Berlin

Alternative Berlin

Street art, urban art projects, squat houses, and communes. The Real Berlin tour with Alternative Berlin takes travellers on a walk us through Berlin’s counter culture history, from the student protest movement of the 1960s and the rise and fall of the Bader-Meinhof gang in...
Slow Travel Berlin

Slow Travel Berlin

If Grantourismo was focused on one place instead of many, it might be something like Slow Travel Berlin, a wonderful blog that speaks to our slow travel souls. We meet travel writer, guidebook author, and Slow Travel Berlin founding editor Paul Sullivan at Café Wohnzimmer...
Vintage Berlin in Prenzlauer Berg

Vintage Berlin in Prenzlauer Berg

Like our neighbourhood in the Fifth District in Vienna, the streets surrounding our apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin – including our own – are dotted with vintage clothes shops. As soon as the snow stopped and the footpaths were cleared, racks of fur coats, groovy...
A Bar Hop in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

A Bar Hop in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

After stumbling around in the snow on our first night in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, we soon realized that there is a bewildering number of inviting bars in the neighbourhood. While we tried to sample as many as we could, we decided to cut to the...
Mauerpark Sunday Flea Market, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Mauerpark Sunday Flea Market, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Mauerpark (Wall Park) is a public space created along a section where the Berlin Wall once stood in Prenzlauer Berg, just a block from our apartment. On Sundays there’s a lively flohmarkt (flea market) here that follows the line of the former wall. Despite the...