Next week Slow Travel Berlin are launching a couple of new “City Strolls” of neighbourhoods around Berlin as part of the ITB and the related Travel Massive gathering of the travel industry, blogging community and travel media. The idea of these walks is to offer the visitor, or maybe the curious Berliner from a different part of the city, the chance to take part in “informal but well-researched strolls that draw on history, literature, architecture and other cultural phenomena to provide unique, un-clichéd insights into the city’s past and present.”
One of the tours is led by me and will take a small group through my neighbourhood of Wedding, where I have lived for the last couple of years. As you might have seen on Under a Grey Sky over the past year, I have been enjoying exploring the places just beyond my front door as much as more further-flung expeditions, and I think it is going to be really great to have the chance to share the cultural past and present of my home with those who come along on the tours.
As well as my tour, Slow Travel Berlin head honcho Paul Sullivan will be leading a tour through Prenzlauer Berg (as well as hosting a Photography workshop) and German history expert Richard Carter is hosting two tours, one taking a stroll through Berlin’s historic heart, whilst the other explores the architecture of East Berlin. I will be making a page here on Under a Grey Sky about the tours in general, but if you are interested in the tours taking place on the 3rd or 5th March, you can find more information and book one of the extremely limited places, here on Gidsy.
(Photo by Katrin Schönig)