New pandemic rules mean that to enter a restaurant, bar, café, or other public indoor space you need to be fully vaccinated or recovered AND have a current negative Schnelltest (in the previous 24 hours). Those who are boosted don’t need to provide a negative test, but must have proof of their Booster vaccination.


Saturday 12 Feb A hike around Tempelhofer Airfield – one of the largest, open city spaces in the world, with stops to marvel at the vast airport buildings, now a historical monument.

Monday 21 Feb For those dreaming of somewhere warm – a visit to the tropical atmosphere of The Biosphere in Potsdam which houses exotic animals and over 20,000 beautiful plants.


Friday 4 Feb A special lunch to celebrate the Chinese New Year amidst replicas of the famous Terracotta Warriors at the elegant China Royal Restaurant.

Friday 18 Feb Lunch at the classically modern Villa Tomasa in Kreuzberg with two cosy fireplaces.


Monday 21 Feb The Science group hold a Zoom event with medical writer and broadcaster, Sue Armstrong, who will talk about her 2019 book ‘Borrowed Time. The Science of How and Why we Age’ – followed by a discussion.


Monday 7 Feb The Spanish speakers’ group meet for coffee and cakes to share memories of their countries.


Monday 28 Feb The Biography Group discuss ‘King of Kings, TheTriumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, by Asfa-Wossen Asserate, an eminent historian who has lived in Germany for over 40 years. Zoom meeting.

Monday 28 Feb The Afternoon Book group discuss ‘The Anomaly’ by Hervé Le Tellier on Zoom.