Although much of our attention this month is devoted to our Annual General Meeting on 21 March, the BIWC still offers many opportunities to meet friends and explore the resources of Berlin.


Tuesday, 5 March Evening Meet & Greet (open to non-members). Our speaker—rescheduled from January—is Dr. Farzana Soleimankehl, a mother, the wife of a German diplomat, a lawyer specializing in women’s rights, and author of the book Killing the Good Girl. Dr. Soleimankehl is from Afghanistan, was raised in Hamburg, and did her university studies in Germany. Today she works for women’s rights and teaches Islamic Law to foreign service officers.

Tuesday, 19 March A visit to the Mendelssohn Remise, a small museum of the history of the Mendelssohn family. Over five generations, these bankers, artists and scholars have shaped Germany’s cultural and economic history.


Thursday, 14 March Lunch at the QIU Restaurant and Cocktail Bar in the Mandala Hotel. Here you can enjoy seasonal dishes in a relaxed atmosphere and look down on the bustle of Potsdamer Platz from your front view seat. QIU is a sanctuary for those who like to spend their lunchtime in a bespoke.

Thursday, 14 March Stop by for a drink after a long day, and bite to eat if you like, at our Casual Evening near Hackescher Markt.

Monday, 18 March Lunch at Villa Tomasa by Viktoria Park in Kreuzberg. The restaurant is an old brick villa that houses the pumps of the Kreuzberg waterfalls. Spread over two floors, niches, armchairs, and lounge areas invite you to linger in this classically modern villa.


Monday, 25 March The Afternoon Book Group discusses Emily, Alone by Stewart O’Nan. NPR describes the book as ‘a moody, lightly comic and absolutely captivating rendering of that most un-sensational of subjects: widowhood and old age’.

Film Buffs, a WhatsApp group, meets on an ad hoc basis, at times convenient to participants, to go to the cinema together.


Saturday, 9 March A hike through several of Berlin’s interesting parks, including Volkspark Wilmersdorf, a glacial valley remaining from the ice age tens of thousands of years ago, and extending from the beautiful lake Fennsee to Rathaus Schöneberg, where John F. Kennedy said the famous words “Ich bin ein Berliner”.

Every Wednesday A walk around Schlachtensee

Every Thursday A walk around Tiergarten


Monday, 11 and 25 March English Speakers

Tuesday, 12 and 26 March German Speakers

Wednesday, 20 March French Speakers

The Club has multiple Mah Jong groups that play regularly, as well as a crafts group that meets at participants’ convenience.

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