Nestled in the heart of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, just 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, you'll find the delightful small town of Berlin Borough. With a storied past that reaches back beyond the American Revolutionary War and a present that pulsates with a unique small-town charm, Berlin offers an idyllic escape for history buffs, nature lovers, and those seeking the comforting embrace of a close-knit community.
Home to just over 2,000 residents according to the 2020 census, Berlin is a vital part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Despite its size, this charming town is buzzing with a rich tapestry of history and a community that's deeply committed to preserving its past while embracing the future.
Step back in time as you revel in our annual celebration of the Whiskey Rebellion, a defining moment in our nation's history. We also pay tribute to the termination of Flight 93 in nearby Shanksville, adding a layer of poignant resonance to the town's collective memory.
Berlin takes pride in its homegrown talent, the Berlin Fife and Drum Corps, one of the oldest bands of its kind in North America, adding a harmonious note to our town's remarkable history. And for the foodies among you, the crisp crunch of Snyder of Berlin potato chips, a local delicacy, awaits your palate.
Berlin Borough isn't just about history and culture, though. It's also a vibrant hub of industry. From the state-of-the-art drilling equipment manufactured by Center Rock, Inc. to the thriving farming and coal mining sectors, Berlin exemplifies the spirit of American enterprise.
Visitors to Berlin are invited to explore not only the town's history but also its picturesque surroundings. Located just 11 miles southeast of Somerset and approximately 63 miles south-southwest of Altoona, Berlin's geographical location makes it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. With lush landscapes to explore and the tranquility only a small town can offer, Berlin is your perfect getaway from the urban grind.
Join us in Berlin Borough, where history, charm, and a sense of community come together in perfect harmony. We look forward to welcoming you to our town, where every street, every building, and every smiling face tells a story. Experience all that Berlin Borough has to offer. Welcome home!