"BERLIN - IN THE HEART OF AMISH COUNTRY" Berlin by LoriPori

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VILLAGE OF BERLIN --- HOLMES COUNTY

The hamlet of BERLIN is one of the busiest in all of Holmes County. Before the Amish became the main attraction, Berlin was known for being the first village settled, in the early 1810's. These early settlers found fertile soil and an abundant water supply necessarey for plowing and planting their crops.
Berlin has grown commercially. Main Street is lined with craft and specialty shops, offering everything from antiques, and furniture to dolls, quilts, pottery and folk art. Numerous bed-and-breakfast establishments have sprung up in recent years, while a variety of restaurants offer traditional Amish cooking, pies and pastries.
All in all, I find Berlin and the surrounding Holmes County a very charming place to visit.

  • Last visit to Berlin: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 29, 2006
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    How very different from Germany's Berlin! I'm currently enjoying a fascinating series on the Amish being shown here in the UK so I would love to see more of how they live for myself.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    What great a place to explore. Amish Country has so much charm and the food is always delicious. The Sommer Old Tyme General Store looks delightful! Wonderful page Lori!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    It would be great to pay a visit to Berlin, USA!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2009 at 2:57 AM

    Charming place and lovely for shopping. I would be tempted to spend a fortune there.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    Great page on the 'other' Berlin. Lori! Love that Queen Anne Lace place-the Amish are famous as being great craftspeople & furniture makers. Interesting.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Didn't know that there was a Berlin in the US but it makes sense since there is a Zurich too. Berlin seems to be a lovely place especially for shopping the traditional way.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Lori, fantastic page about a Berlin which I have never heard of. You know we have a Berlin here in Germany as well, don't you? *winkygrin*

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    The Amish country is obviously a fascinating place to visit but I wonder to what extent it remains a true way of life and to what extent it has become a tourist attraction.

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Hi...is there anyone who gives braided rug lessons in the area? Thanks! Becky

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:15 AM

    Hello Lori, I first tought you had been to "our" Berlin. I read that the Amish are still using horses from Belgian origin. We used to export many to the USA in the first half of the 20 th c.

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