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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.
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?