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.
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
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).
“It is rare to see young people here in Europe” Mirta Lourenco, chief of the Media Capacity-Building Section at the UNESCO Paris, says. “In the countries of Africa, Asia and South America the young people are the majority of their societies. Especially in Africa we can find a well-developed network of community radios with educational profile. Radio is relatively cheap media. Therefore it is used in the developing countries as a main media tool.”
YCBS is an educational radio channel about culture, founded in Berlin in December 2011 by Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke. It connects young people from different countries all around the world. The main radio genre of YCBS is the radio feature.
This is a preview of International Youth Radio: Youth Connected by Sounds.
Do the Conga at Loxx Miniature World. Photo workingberlinmum
A few weeks back I bought a voucher off the Berlin Groupon for ‘Loxx Miniatur Welten Berlin’ based at Alexanderplatz. Having heard lots of good things about it from friends who had been there before I had always been curious to give it a go, plus a friend of mine and I love any excuse to take a bunch of photo’s, so off we headed this morning for a little adventure and boy was it a treat.
Berlin by Night, Loxx Miniature World. Photo workingberlinmum