Despite its reputation as a hub for hedonists and international bohemians, Berlin has many inherent Slow characteristics. It has fewer people and less industry than most capital cities, which means it has less traffic and less stress. It’s huge, with plenty outside the well-trodden centre to explore, and is officially one of the greenest cities in Europe.
Of course it’s part of the global “rat race”. But its turbulent and fascinating history are unique in Europe and its creative and cultural life seem stronger, or at least more visible, than in other major cities of its kind.
Slow Travel Berlin, founded in 2010 by British guidebook author, travel journalist and photographer Paul Sullivan, was set up as a personal deep dive beneath the skin of this remarkable city. Today it serves as an eclectic but reliable repository of information spanning a range of subjects: architecture, food and literature, history, socio-political issues and personal memoir.
Aimed at visitors and locals alike, we also promote sustainable culture and travel and support local businesses and cultural institutions. Along the way, we keep readers informed on everything from local politics to events and happenings.
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