Get Out and Explore

Tuesday, 14 June A tour of one of the oldest and most attractive garden cities in Berlin. Freie Scholle is a cooperative founded in 1895 and designed by noted architects such as Gustav Lilienthal and Bruno Taut.

Friday, 17 June A summer afternoon on Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel). See a picturesque summer castle and royal “pleasure dairy” in Gothic-ruin style (exteriors only), gardens with fine specimen trees, roses, peacocks, and perhaps a glimpse of the water buffalo that help tend the grounds.

Saturday, 18 June Enjoy the rose garden in Bürgerpark Pankow, visit the music pavilion, stroll along the river Panke and treat yourself to drinks and snacks in the cafe/ beer garden afterward.

Eat, Drink, and Enjoy

Thursday, 16 June  Rüdesheimer Platz–a wine-oasis in Berlin!

The streets in this neighborhood are named for cities and towns in the Rheingau-Taunus district, and to mark the relationship, wines from this district are offered at wine-tasting stands in the pleasant green-space of Rüdesheimer Platz.

Monday, 20 June An Italian lunch at Casa di Maria in Charlottenburg. Tried-and-true family recipes share the menu with delectable new creations.

Talk about Books

Wednesday, 15 June Discussion of The Wind in My Hair, a memoir by Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and activist for the rights of women.

Monday, 20 June Adam Rutherford’s How to Argue with a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality. A short, lively guide to what science really says about race, ancestry, and genetics.

Monday, 27 June Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, a suspenseful novel translated from the Hebrew, examining moral dilemmas arising from the entanglement of the migration crisis with individual concerns for career and family.

Stay Fit With Walking Groups

Saturday, 11 June From Friedrichshagen on the Müggelsee (the largest lake in Berlin!) the hike goes on via a tunnel under the Spree and through the woods along the river to Köpenick.

Every Wednesday A walk around Schlachtensee

Every Thursday A walk in Tiergarten

Languages and Games

Wednesday, 1 June French speakers

Monday, 13 and 27 June English speakers

Tuesday, 14 and 28 June 14 German speakers

The Club has several Mah Jong groups who play regularly.

Rüdesheimer Platz photo credit: Fridolin freudenfett, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons license