We here at Grana not only travel the globe to find the world’s best fabrics, but we also just travel a lot, period. Traveling has, and always will be, a core part of the Grana culture. With our HQ located in Hong Kong, the world is at our feet and we’re encouraged to explore it as often as we can!
The Grana family often tags on a vacation day here and there, turning weekends into adventures, getaways and learning experiences. Each time someone leaves for a trip, they bring back savvy tips; but what good is a tip if not shared? So, we’re making our tips, your tips.
For this edition of our travel column, we’ve gotten the inside scoop on Berlin, Germany from Marco, our Warehouse Manager.
- BIKE!! Berlin is a bike’s best friend. It’s the easiest way to cruise around the city and makes it a cinch to hop on and off when you spot something worth exploring.
- Public transport is the next best thing. Tickets are good for a two hour journey in certain area of the city and can be used on either the bus or the train. You can buy tickets at your friendly neighborhood metro station or from the bus the driver directly.
Food & Bev
- Currywurst is a must try while you’re in the city and Curry 61 is the best bang for your buck currywurst around.
- If you big on breakfast then do yourself a favour and check out the House of Small Wonder – their biscuit benedict is like no other.
- Markthalle Neun is perfect if you’re hungry but don’t know what you want. It’s a whole lot of street food in one place.
- THE BARN Café, Kaffeemitte, and Steel Vintage Bikes Café are for coffee. All have a stylish interior design, cool staff and of course, nice coffee.
- How about some history? Berlin has got museums on museums. Bauhaus Archiv is also a nice change of pace from the war history with a focus on architecture.
- A great way to soak up an afternoon is to spend it in Mauerpark, enjoy the flea market, buskers, or even join a game of basketball (but be warned these are skillful ballers who can throw down dunks).
- The best place for a sunset view is at Tempelhofer Feld, a former airport turned park. It’s got loads of space, you can do practically anything here.