Maps By Rebecca Silus
This place is special to me because it's where my great aunt Hazel lived in 1921 when she was 19 years old. During that year, she ran a beauty salon and kept a journal of her life in town. Through my research using newspapers from the day and stories from the journal, I’ve gotten to know the town pretty well. These are my recommendations if you visit Austin, MN in 1921—sorry, I’m still trying to locate the speakeasies.
Berlin's Grunewald is a forest filled with walking paths, beaches, a beer garden, hotel, museums, and even an art gallery housed in an old hunting lodge. And of course it’s all accessible by multiple forms of public transportation.