An hour away from Berlin, just over the border into Brandenburg, you find yourself in a different world. Shades of green stretch as far as the eyes can see: meadows and forests are broken up by rivers and lakes, and only a few groups of houses break up the landscape. In one such village lies Burig Bolthole. From the outside it looks like a traditional German Kneipe, but you’d be mistaken, for within you find three stunning apartments, as well as a restaurant serving delicious vegan food.
After years working in the corporate world, owners Annika and Hugo decided they wanted to give back and begin providing people with experiences that would make them happy. And they’ve succeeded, not only do guests return summer after summer (month after month in some cases), but local Brandenburgers frequently visit the restaurant and happily chat with those in town for the weekend, it’s a beautiful sight to behold. Apartments are unique, full of individual touches and splashes of calming colours, which mimic the natural beauty of the area.
Introducing Annika and Hugo!
“We were looking for a property where we could host guests in the countryside, somewhere that wasn’t too far from Berlin. We found this place online and took a leap of faith!”
“It's a beautiful, quiet area. There’s a forest behind our village, and we love to walk through it. Plus the Spree is nearby where there’s an amazing Badestelle (the river water is sandy underfoot and water is always clear).”
Annika and Hugo’s insider tips
Burig Bolthole is a stone's throw from central Berlin.
You can arrive in under an hour by car when travelling from Berlin, and there are places to park.
With public transport, take the S Bahn or the RE train to Erkner. From here, you can catch a bus or cycle. Note that buses are quite irregular and stop running at 19:30.