I wasn’t going to write about Berlin because, it’s Berlin. And there are people far better equipped to write about a city that’s name and reputation precedes it so thoroughly it is nigh on impossible for a passer-through to do it justice. And Berlin, like Hamburg, is one German city that I’ve been fortunate enough to get to a few times. So I reconciled myself to two days of wandering around, a spot of light shopping, some good old fashioned eating and precious time spent with my intrepid Aunt and Uncle who are currently on a road trip around parts of Eastern Europe.
This is a preview of Visiting Berlin: Villenkolonie.
1. Sound design of radio features and internet radio
This show is a summary of the lecture held by Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke. Frau Zaharieva-Schmolke is the leader and founder of the Youth Connected By Sounds Radio (YCBS) – created for youth and by youth in Berlin.
„Kommt ins Ohr-bleibt im Kopf!“ (translation: Caught by ears-stays in the head!) It points out how important for the human perception listening is, regarding the fact that many people prefer listening than reading in many aspects. The popularity of the music in current societies and the tendency to fulfill the music wishes of the listeners contribute significantly to the importance of the radio. In other words radio has a potential to be a medium for mass communication and therefore its importance for the current world must not be underestimated.
This is a preview of Youth Connected by Sounds: Digital World.
Sarah of workingberlinmum is an expat mother of two living in Berlin, and she’s been sharing her life (as well as tips and tricks for other parents in Germany’s capital) on her blog for years. Now she has launched a new resource for parents in Berlin: Berlin For All the Family. Head over and say hello! You’ll find information for navigating parenthood, pregnancy, and a lot of reviews of kid-friendly locations around the city. Today on YG she’s explaining what “Rückbildungsgymnastik” is…important information for any new or expecting mothers.
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This is a preview of Living in Germany: Pregnancy, Birth, Rückbildungsgymnastik.
Sarah of workingberlinmum is an expat mother of two living in Berlin, and she’s been sharing her life (as well as tips and tricks for other parents in Germany’s capital) on her blog for years. Now she has launched a new resource for parents in Berlin: Berlin For All the Family. Head over and say hello! You’ll find information for navigating parenthood, pregnancy, and a lot of reviews of kid-friendly locations around the city.
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Today, the family and I headed out to Oranienburg (a small town just outside of Berlin in the Brandenburg region), to check out a dinosaur park I’ve been hearing lots about. Technically this doesn’t really make it fit in to my ‘Berlin with Kids’ section but as it’s only just outside of Berlin, and so much fun for families, I am adding it in.
This is a preview of Berlin With Kids: Freizeitpark Germandorf.
Can you guess where I went yesterday? There was a certain amount of pink involved. OK, rather a lot of pink involved. So much pink in fact, that if you didn’t like the color, you may well have left the place dribbling and rocking back and forward whilst pulling your hair out. We were at the Barbie Dreamhouse!
At Berlin’s Barbie Dreamhouse. Photo copyright workingberlinmum
“Freibierfest Weihenstephan, or Sommerfest der Braustudenten, is a yearly celebration organized by the brewing students (yep, real major) at the Weihenstephan Brewing School, which is associated at the world’s oldest operating brewery, Weihenstephan. Anyway, an assortment of beer is donated for the public to enjoy. Actually, to enjoy it you will need one of the year’s specialized Freibierfest mugs, which must be pre-ordered for 14€. Although the beer is free, you can only be served in your own mug. The beer was tapped just before 6 pm and did not run out until after 2 am.”
More reporting from the front of German beer festivals from expat blogger Ifs Ands and Butts.
This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Expat Coupledom, Tickets to Berlin Atonal, and Free Beer.
Have you ever been to Peacock Island in Berlin? Photo copyright workingberlinmum
A few weekends back Milo, Alfie, and I headed off to a part of Berlin we’d never ventured out to before, Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel). We met friends outside Wannsee S Bahn station and took the short bus ride together to the ferry that takes you across to the island.
Peacock Island can be found on the river Havel and is a nature reserve for rare birds. The island has a rather interesting history dating back to the 17th century. You can find out more about its history on the English Wikipedia page for the Pfaueninsel here.
This is a preview of Berlin with Kids: Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel).