Berlin, Kentucky or Are We There Yet?? The European Capitals of Kentucky Epic Tour

This street sign above, the sign on the Berlin Baptist Church and a verbal confirmation from the really nice folks at the General Store were the only real evidence we had of actually being in Berlin. 


I’m not sure if the store’s name was Dana’s Place or if the bench belonged to Dana.  I do know for sure that it was THE place to be on a Saturday afternoon in Berlin.  And we did learn that the city’s name is pronounced Ber’ lin, emphasis on the first syllable. 

Berlin is a town in Bracken County, Kentucky, 30 miles south of Cincinnati. It was founded in 1830 and has about 400 inhabitants. 

Once upon a time, there was a Welcome to Berlin sign and everyone seemed surprised to learn that it was no longer where they thought it was.  However, they also didn’t seem too concerned about it.  Everyone seemed pretty laid back about everything.

It was a beautiful summer day with lots of stormy looking clouds.  Beyond the clouds, the sky was deep, deep blue.  What a gorgeous day!


Don’t care much for smoking, but the tobacco plants and barn  created a serene scene. 

Today’s Challenge:  Find Berlin and report back what you see!


The European Capitals of Kentucky Epic Tour

Do you love to travel?  Well, I do, but just like Dorothy (my namesake) and Toto, there’s no place like home!  And that would be Kentucky.  There’s no better place to wander than through the cities, fields, rivers and forests ofKentucky.  Yes, I admit it, I’m a Kentucky geek through and through – a product of four generations of Kentuckians!

One day, while driving south on I-75, as we were passing the Paris exit, I mused, “Wonder how many cities inKentuckyare named for European Capitals?”  So the quest began.  Grabbing the Official Kentucky State Highway map, the concept for The European Capitals of Kentucky Epic Tour began to form. 

In the blogs to come, together we’ll explore the nine (oops, ten if you count Bagdad) Capitals identified so far and look forward to your input on ones I haven’t discovered.  There’ll be pictures, food and drink observations, a little history, both written and oral, comparisons with their European counterparts and whatever else strikes our fancies. 

Come along for the armchair version and then, I sincerely hope you will get out there and explore on your own! And when you do, please share your experiences – past, present or future.  Don’t you just love to fantasize, remember and dream about travel??