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Workations: Can you really mix business and pleasure?
How to find balance, plus our favourite places to take a working vacation
How to forage for autumn mushrooms in Germany
An interview with wecyclebrandenburg: How do we find mushrooms? Which mushrooms can we pick and eat? What do we need to take with us?
Our favourite holiday houses with a private sauna
Our favourite places to stay in Germany with a private sauna - add a little luxury to your vacation!
A beginner's guide to German sauna culture
Your first trip to a sauna can be daunting, but fear not! Tips and tricks for blending in at the sauna
Member spotlight: Chelsea
Meet the members using The Staycation Collection: hello, Chelsea, an English teacher and lover of wild swimming
The best boutique hotels and apartments in Berlin
Our pick of hotels and apartments in the German capital that are as unique as the city itself
City staycation: a summer mini-break in Berlin
With rural holiday apartments and hotels booked out for the rest of the summer, it's time to get creative with holidaying
Germany's top 10 must-visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
Did you know there are just under 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across Germany? These are our top 10
Member spotlight: Judith
Meet the members using The Staycation Collection: hello, Judith, a foodie and lover of all things nature (well, except mosquitos, maybe...)
How to be a more sustainable traveller
From embracing slow travel principles to taking holidays closer to home; here’s how you can become a more climate-conscious traveller
Our favourite romantic German holiday destinations
The most romantic destinations in Germany: from cabins on the coast to cosy cottages surrounded by forest
48-hours at the edge of Wendland Elbe (Lower Saxony)
Your step-by-step guide to a weekend in the beautiful Wendland, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve between Berlin and Hamburg
Member spotlight: Fariya
Meet the members using The Staycation Collection: hello, Fariya, a swimming fanatic and lover of balcony breakfasts
Germany’s seven best hikes
The 7 best hikes in Germany: from Bavarian gorges to North Sea mudflats. These are our favourite hiking routes for those looking to connect with Germany's natural beauty
Holiday with your dog in Germany
Taking your dog on holiday in Germany? These are the best places to go and our favourite pet-friendly places to stay
48-hours at the Müritz (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte)
Stop what you're doing and plan a trip to the Müritz, Germany's largest lake. Here's how to spend a weekend - from what to do to where to stay
Travel is back: time to explore Germany
Get your summer staycations booked! These places to stay - from boutique B&Bs to cool cabins - still have availability in June and July
Germany’s best road trips: Berlin-Moselle (part two)
Road trip from Lower Moselle back to Berlin (with a few stops on the way): what to do, where to stay, and the things we wish we'd seen
Germany’s best road trips: Berlin-Moselle (part one)
Road trip from Berlin to the Upper Moselle (via Weimar): what to do, where to stay, and wines we recommend
A spotlight on Havelland, Brandenburg
From stargazing in an official dark zone to an adventure village for strawberries; this is what to do in Brandenburg’s Havelland
A beginner’s guide to foraging in Germany
Your guide to foraging in Germany - how to do it and what to gather - by herbalist Flora Fernandez
Our favourite sustainable accommodation in Germany
Happy Earth Day 2021: here are our favourite sustainable staycations in Germany
The best bike rides in Germany, as suggested by you
From bike rides along the river and past cultural hotspots to cycling routes through the forest and into vineyards, here are the best bike rides in Germany, as chosen by you
Wild swimming 101
What are the health benefits of wild swimming? And where are our favourite places in Germany to go open-water swimming?
The best places to see cherry blossoms in and around Berlin
Lockdown-compatible activities: here are the best places in Berlin to enjoy the cherry blossoms (psst - did you know the trees were a gift from Japan?)
Circus Hotel: the place to rise and shine
Following its 2020 renovation, we spoke to the Circus Hotel's manager, Katrin, to discover the story behind the Berlin institution
Insider tip: Berlin’s lesser-known architecture
Explore Berlin's architectural gems by bike (or foot!), and learn the stories behind the buildings: an interview with Monika Kanokova
Where to stay in Brandenburg
Newly added to The Staycation Collection: our current favourite places to stay in Brandenburg.
Fläming: One of our favourite parts of Brandenburg
Reisen in Brandenburg: why we love Fläming and what to do there (hint: nature, spas and adventure)
Trainmaster's House: making memorable moments
Just 40 minutes from central Berlin lies this stunning apartment within a former train station surrounded by nothing but trees
Burig Bolthole: a sanctuary of calm outside the city
“Make people happy and the rest will take care of itself”: an interview with Burig Bolthole's owner Annika
Our favourite places to stay on Fischland-Darß-Zingst
Part two of our guide to one of the Ostsee’s most spectacular regions: the best cabins and self-catering houses.
What to do on Fischland-Darß-Zingst
Part one of our Fischland-Darß-Zingst travel guide: why we love the region and our top things to do, including beaches, hikes and bike rides.
8greenbottles: wines with substance
Local hero series: What is natural wine? Which German vineyards should we visit to get the good stuff?
Why you should stop what you’re doing and go to the forest
Forest bathing: what is it and where can you do it?
Mondhügel: the power of now
Local hero series: an interview with the value-led, Berlin spirits brand
Seven green spaces in Berlin you should visit (but probably haven’t)
Insider tips for Berlin’s best parks (all are open and allow for COVID regulation-compatible walks)
Six places in Berlin where you can travel the world
Tips from the creator of the BertaBerlin travel guides: explore the world without leaving Berlin's city limits
The perfect coffee: a how-to-brew guide
We sat down with the king of coffee to find out how to make the holiday must-have - a perfect cup of coffee
Our kind of January Blues
Six of our favourite waterside escapes (Fernweh guaranteed)
Coconat's story: creating a community with values
A conversation with one of the minds behind Coconat, a gorgeous countryside getaway
Your top 10 favourite places to stay in 2020
You have spoken: these are Ferienwohnungen, B&Bs and holiday homes that you loved the most in 2020.
Stargazing in Germany: A how-to guide
Interview: Germany’s best places to see the stars and tips for budding astronomers.
Your guide to lockdown: holiday from home
How you are making mini-holiday moments, based on the ethos of travel
Fira Soda: get that Feierabend feeling
Get that holiday feeling: an interview with Fira Soda (members get 20% off).
8 travel trends for 2021
What will travel in 2021 look like? From wellbeing to sustainability, we share our ideas
Koko & Clay: harnessing nature's superpowers
Partner interview: we spoke to Koko & Clay (members get 15% off everything), about their love of nature.
Six places to visit in Germany after lockdown
Our guide on where to go once lockdown is lifted - from the mountains to the sea. See you there!
Our five favourite forest walks in Berlin
The best forest walks in Berlin: switch off and soak up nature
Six books to escape into during the lockdown
Our recommended reading for the November lockdown.
A beginners' guide to German wine by an expert
Insider tips on good grapes, vineyard holidays, and what you should keep your eyes open for.
Little black book of Aüsfluge
Insider tips: my top five trips to escape Berlin (plus where to stay)
Holiday cooking made simple
Recipe developer and lover of the outdoors, Judith Gillies, shares her top tips for making the most of a Ferienwohnung kitchen
Five hideouts to make the most of stormy weather
Northern Europe's weather is unpredictable: let's embrace it!
The Co-operative's Story: a place for everyone
I took a mid-week mini-break to check out the Müritz Water Tower.
Stand-Up-Paddle boarding in the Uckermark
Community-tested adventures: An afternoon paddleboarding in northern Brandenburg.
The Cabin Edit
Book your autumn getaway now: these cosy cabins still have availability.
A bike trip around Tegeler See
Community approved escapes: A day trip from Berlin by bike (Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal, Tegelersee).
Corinna's story: a lesson in sumptuous simplicity
I spent an afternoon with the owner of the beautiful Old School Brandenburg.
Some German pals shared their favourite childhood holiday destinations.
Relaxing Spa Escapes across Germany
A rundown of my go-to German spas: whether you’re a sauna novice or committed convert, they’re well worth a visit.
Seven Secret Swimming Spots in Brandenburg
They say there are over 3,000 lakes in Brandenburg, so how do you choose where to go? You ask an expert! Thanks for the tips, Jessica Lee.
Think back to the last time you had a weekend away... Do you remember that feeling of renewal after pressing pause on your busy schedule?