Berlin, OH, USA

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Berlin, OH, USA

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Take a guided tour of Ohio’s Amish country

Four million people a year visit Ohio Amish country, and Berlin is at the heart of it. Curiosity draws most visitors who are interested in the simplicity of Amish life. With lush countryside, thriving farms, shops filled with Amish wares, and a plethora of restaurants offering a taste of local cuisine, Berlin vacation rentals allow you to sample this humble way of life. Enjoy viewing the Amish Sistine Chapel, get back to basics by shopping at Lehman’s, the largest retailer selling non-electric appliances, or eat dinner in an Amish home after taking a guided tour of the back roads.

Authentic Amish experience in Berlin

For an authentic Amish experience, take a tour of the backroads and farms, and then spend time in an Amish home interacting with a family and enjoying a meal as their guests. You’ll visit local businesses, learn about the Amish culture, hear about the Old and New Order, and be educated on the differences between the groups. Berlin vacation rentals provide easy access to a large flea market and an indoor antique mall. Spend time hunting for Amish treasures among local shops full of hand-made furniture, artisan cheeses, baked goods, and home-made items.

Understanding the Amish in Berlin

No stay in Amish country is complete without visiting the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. It has been dubbed the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Amish and Mennonites’ because of the 10-foot-tall, 265-foot-long mural called ‘Behalt, ’ which means ‘to keep’ or ‘to remember’ in German. The Behalt is one of four cycloramas in North America and is the work of a sole artist. This stunning panorama explains the history of the Amish and Mennonites in vivid detail. Be sure and take the short drive from your vacation rental in Berlin to visit these beautiful locations.

Spring breathes new life in Berlin

Spring and summer are undoubtedly the best times to visit Berlin. The months of March to May bring the blooming of flowers and new life on the local farms as winter gives way to warmer temperatures and sunny skies. Be sure to book early if you’ll be visiting during this popular time. The summer months of June through August are just right for strolling the shops in town and local farms, while winter months bring lower rates on Berlin vacation rentals, so it’s the ideal time to visit for thrifty travelers.

Joining the Amish in Berlin

The bulk of Berlin consists of rolling hills and plains covered in family farms where visitors are treated to the simple living of the Amish, complete with buggies, plain clothing, and almost no modern technology. In Berlin, the Amish and locals come together on the Holmes County Trail. It’s a 15-mile stretch that borders farmland, wetland, and wooded areas. The trail is shared by buggies of the Amish as well as joggers, walkers, and cyclists. It features numerous observation decks and benches, making it a prime location for birdwatching and relaxing.