We are a small collective of passionate travelers with one mission:

Create the best free neighborhood travel guides for every city that we love

Remember when we used to buy actual guidebooks?

Now we save us that money, because its all free on the internet. Instead paying dearly with precious vacation hours lost, researching blog after blog, trying to figure out what to do. But we often get lost in information, ending up zigzag-ing around with not much of a plan or any context.

What if we had a little print guide at hand, with all the right spots to visit, as well as the perfect walks connecting them, gifting us real quality time without the need to constantly look at our smart phones?

We decided to create that experience
– One beautiful neighborhood guide at a time.

We are a small collective of passionate travelers with one mission:

Create the best free neighborhood travel guides for every city that we love

Remember when we used to buy actual guidebooks?

Now we save us that money, because its all free on the internet. Instead paying dearly with precious vacation hours lost, researching blog after blog, trying to figure out what to do. But we often get lost in information, ending up zigzag-ing around with not much of a plan or any context.

What if we had a little print guide at hand, with all the right spots to visit, as well as the perfect walks connecting them, gifting us real quality time without the need to constantly look at our smart phones?

We decided to create that experience
– One beautiful neighborhood guide at a time.

What makes our guides unique

Style

Our elaborately illustrated neighborhood guides let readers experience the beauty of their surroundings from the very first glance. We take much care of the visual appearance, you become immediately aware that the included recommendations are simply the best this hood has to offer.

Each new guide takes up to six months to create, from selecting the optimal area to cover, finding the perfect illustrator with a style fitting the local vibe to work with, to the actual execution incl. writing the reviews. In addition, we publish a limited edition silkscreen art print of the map. So the outcome really has to be beautiful enough to be looked at everyday when hanging on someone’s wall: It’s art, baby!

Watch our short ‘making-of’ video!

Style

Our elaborately illustrated neighborhood guides let readers experience the beauty of their surroundings from the very first glance. We take much care of the visual appearance, you become immediately aware that the included recommendations are simply the best this hood has to offer.

Each new guide takes up to six months to create, from selecting the optimal area to cover, finding the perfect illustrator with a style fitting the local vibe to work with, to the actual execution incl. writing the reviews. In addition, we publish a limited edition silkscreen art print of the map. So the outcome  really has to be beautiful enough to be looked at everyday when hanging on someone’s wall: It’s art, baby!

Watch our short ‘making-of’ video!

Selectivity

We go to great length to assemble the perfect mix of interesting sites, cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and services in our compact, easy to carry format. Each guide is good for one or even multiple days of exciting exploration and enjoyment.

Our recommendations always include the new and innovative stores, cafés, restaurants and bars, but we also have a heart for classic treats. Especially in neighbourhoods where these classics best reflect the city’s soul.

Take a look at them on our Instagram account.

Strolling

To us, simply writing up a list of places to visit and marking them on a map, would be falling short of giving you the best experience, which we believe you merit. Everybody else out there just throws spots at you, and let’s you figure out how to visit them.

We offer you multiple themed walks that make for many happy hours of exploration. Worry not about missing that super nice little place just off the short A-to-B path that your nav app wants you to follow to your next destination. We got you covered.

Grab a guide and follow us!

Strolling

To us, simply writing up a list of places to visit and marking them on a map, would be falling short of giving you the best experience, which we believe you merit. Everybody else out there just throws spots at you, and let’s you figure out how to visit them.

We offer you multiple themed walks that make for many happy hours of exploration. Worry not about missing that super nice little place just off the short A-to-B path that your nav app wants you to follow to your next destination. We got you covered.

Grab a guide and follow us!

Smartness

A smart compact format with a smart companion page

We reduced the guides to the necessary minimum, so you travel light and flip it open in a wink: just 9 grams of goodness, free of photos and logos! Every piece of info you will eventually have to take out your smart phone to use anyway, we packed on a mobile-optimised smart companion page. Load it once and all the listings’ websites, Facebook and Instagram pages, additional Wikipedia entries, phone numbers, and – of course – navigation to get there are just one touch away.

And smart ways to get our guides into you hands

You can find the guides at all the listed cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and services, as well as at many of the listed museums etc.. And you find us at select accommodations from hip young places like the Heart of Gold Hostel, through design hotels such as the Weinmeister, all the way to the Regent, Hilton and Adlon Kempinski.

We additionally teamed up with partners such as AirBnB, Berlin Travel Festival, COUP, the five PREMIUM GROUP fashion trade shows, UBER or Urban Apartments, so you could additionally find us at amazing events, in your holiday apartment, or when doing a scooter tour or riding in a limousine.

Sustainability

First of all, our beautiful guides are real keepers. Readers keep them as souvenirs, locals pin them on their walls, they are passed on to visiting friends, etc… We print them carbon neutrally and locally on thin recycled paper. We save paper by keeping them free of photos, as well as those ugly advertisements for things you don’t want to buy anyway.

They are presented to you in high-grade displays made from recycled wood by our partner WERKHAUS. And we deliver them to our partners using a cargo bike and our muscles.

Let’s drink a coffee “to stay”, and then take a nice walk. 

Sustainability

First of all, our beautiful guides are real keepers. Readers keep them as souvenirs, locals pin them on their walls, they are passed on to visiting friends, etc… We print them carbon neutrally and locally on thin recycled paper. We save paper by keeping them free of photos, as well as those ugly advertisements for things you don’t want to buy anyway.

They are presented to you in high-grade displays made from recycled wood by our partner WERKHAUS. And we deliver them to our partners using a cargo bike and our muscles.

Let’s drink a coffee “to stay”, and then take a nice walk. 

Soul

This of course, is the most important part. We simply love what we do and do this to create the most enjoyable experience for our friends – for whom we started this – and all the other people out there who get the guides into their hands.

We hope this shows, and you enjoy your trip. If you find anything in our guides to be wrong or got ideas on how to improve them, please reach out to us.

(Fun fact: We first wanted to call this section ‘Social’, but oh boy, never has a positive word gotten such a foul taste as fast as this one, thanks to the so-called Social Media.)

Berlin team

Morgan

Thomas

Joran

Joran

Thomas

Morgan

Lisboa team

Lisboa team

Emmy

Daniel

Barcelona team

As you can see below, we’re already working on the Vila de Gràzia guide. But due to time restraints, we are looking for some serious local support. Got curious? Then get in touch with us now!

Our guides

Berlin

Lisboa

Príncipe Real, Bairro Alto Chiado, Campo De Ourique

…where next?

There are many great cities in the world, deserving a great free printed guide to explore them.

Do you…

  • think your city is one of them?
  • have time and energy?

Then team up with us and make it happen!

News

We started supplying AirBnB hosts with our guides

Being able to rent out your flat-share room while on vacation is a great thing. And we are confident that the steps to remove the black sheep abusing this great service from the system taken by the Berlin administration will work.

This is why we are happy to announce our collaboration with AirBnB.

We had to go on vacation to build a new website, but it worked!

When we’re in the city, we’re on the streets. So we had to go away to create our long due new website, reflecting the many changes that took place in the past 8 months. You’re looking at it now. We hope you like it. Feel free to send us feedback.

And to all our partners out there: Need a beautiful website? We can help!