by Guest Blogger
While being away from home and the tedium of our daily routines is great, being a tourist is actually kind of lame. You wander around, look at big buildings you can’t name, consult quickly frayed maps and get sworn at by locals for getting in the way or daring to interrupt their busy days with your stupid lame tourist questions. If another person asks me “can you tell me the way to the Hauptbahnhof?”, I will bite them in the forehead. It’s that massive building that all the signs are pointing at, the signs that say “Hauptbahnhof”.
So any guide that helps give Berlin tourists assimilate and have a more authentic experience is a good thing. Of course it’s never going to be completely authentic, nor should it try to be, they are a tourists after all. But that doesn’t mean they have to be the annoying kind.
For this reason, we at The Hipstery have been working on a new product – Berlin Bingo. To begin, there will be Kreuzberg, Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain versions. Each card comes with 16 simple items/challenges to help you experience that area of the city. It can be people you have to find, places you have to go, things you have to eat. Simple. Fun.
It won’t help people find the Hauptbahnhof, but that’s their problem.
We’ve finished K’berg and F’hain cards, but thought it might be fun to ask you all for your suggestions for the P’berg and Mitte cards. We’re even giving prizes. I know, we spoil you.
Contest – Suggest entries for Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte cards. The 5 most helpful will win one of our Hipster Kits (contents shown on the right).
Of course there are many Hipsters and much Club Mate is consumed in other areas of the city, but the rules are that something can only be included once and so only appear on one card.
You have until Friday 13th July, and we’ll pick the winners over the weekend. Leave your entries as a comment to this post. We wait with enthusiasm for your suggestions…