A stroke of genius from Giulia Pines kicked off a new trend in Berlin in November. Her Berlin U-Bahn Bar Map for Thrillist inspired a number of other guides based on the Berlin transport map. Best men the world over now have the perfect tool to plan a bar crawl in the German capital and the map will provide no end of inspiration for spontaneous after work drinks. Thanks to the imitators you can also do a burger crawl or a Christmas Market marathon.
Thrillist’s Berlin U-Bahn Bar Map
This is the map that started it all. Substituting the names of each of the S and U-Bahn stations inside the Berlin ring for a bar within 10 minutes walking distance, Giulia Pines created a guide that really captured Berliners’ imaginations. Thrillist’s Berlin U-Bahn Bar Map was a massive social media hit and at the time of writing has over 35,000 likes on Facebook.
Burger City Guide Map Berlin
The success of this simple and effective idea guaranteed a herd of copycats. The Burger City Guide Map Berlin has a number of suggestions for several stations but others have been left blank.
Burgers and Hip Hop – U-Bahn Burger Map Berlin
Appearing in my social media feeds on the same day as The Burger City Guide Map Berlin, the U-Bahn Burger Map Berlin from the folks behind burger extravaganza Burgers and Hip Hop is a more comprehensive guide and will no doubt be responsible for a slew of broken diets.
Weihnachtsmarktfahrplan Berlin – Christmas Markets Map
An Amazing Earth magazine gave the map a festive twist with their Weihnachtsmarktfahrplan Berlin. The city is awash with Christmas Markets and remembering where they are can be a bit tricky. With this map you know you’ll never be far away from your next Glühwein.
Talking of Glühwein, this widely circulated meme (which I haven’t been able to track down a source for) will sum up the Christmas build up for thousands of Berliners.
BVG Transport Map
And finally…just in case you’ve forgotten what the original looks like here is Berlin’s S and U-Bahn map…