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On tour: Revenge of the Bloggers!

New Media is the new frontier and bloggers have become the communicators commanding mass audiences, hence the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) held their first Social Travel Summit to Leipzig on 15 and 16 April 2014. After the conference, the bloggers were dispersed around the country. Two groups were lucky enough to get Berlin and tours with Berlinagenten.

Henrik curated a special tour for four international bloggers, which included visiting four neighbourhoods in six hours. Everywhere they visited, the bloggers were Twittering, Instagramming, Facebooking their movements with the precision of the Stassi.

Highlights included trying Berlin’s famous currywurst, stepping inside the mirror room of Clärchens Ballhaus, checking out the amazing graffiti and street art along Orianstrasse and The Eastside Gallery. That evening, the group met up again for a Gastro Rallye and a Berlinagten nightlife tour.

The brief from Visit Berlin was to take the group to cool urban eateries where Berliners would hang out. We started at Volta in Wedding, before moving onto the Der Hahn ist Tot (The Hen is dead!) for our main meal before finishing with dessert at Katz Orange. Then it was off to Platoon for drinks and to check out the night-market.

Meanwhile, Lollie was guiding a group that she’d dubbed the United Nations on Gastro Rallye around East Berlin. On arrival, she made a pledge to her group, which included a Canadian, French, Brazilian and a Malay, that, by the end of the tour, they’d be so full that they’d be rolling home. She didn’t not disappoint, as they started at W derImbiss with the delightful Gordon, who brought us a selection of his famous Naan pizzas. Next, the group took a visit to District Mot, where they tried out the Steamboat, finally it was off to Mani for dessert, where the hostess convinced the entire group to knock back a Rhubarb Shot and then they all rolled happily home. The End.

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