From the meaning of life to crafts and games to waterside hikes — there’s something for everyone in November!

Get Out and Explore

Our events this month include inner as well as outer exploration!

Friday, 11 November  A one-day workshop, “Meaning of Life”, with Dr. Bhausaheb Biradar, co-founder and director of the new Institute for Advanced Study in the Meaning of Life and Existence LLC, Eureka, California.

Tuesday, 15 November  A visit to the Villa Oppenheim, the former summer house of the Oppenheim family, which now houses the Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.  In the special exhibitions we can see how a German family celebrated Christmas throughout the years from 1900 to 1951, and in another special exhibition the memories of the Jewish family Chotzen in the beautiful paintings by a surviving member of the family.

Eat, Drink, and Enjoy

Monday, 7 November  Come for a light lunch at Café Anna Blume in Prenzlauer Berg. Salads, soups, day-long breakfasts — or maybe just cake!

Thursday, 17 November  Enjoy an exclusive selection of culinary specialties for lunch at the restaurant and bar QIU in the Mandala Hotel, with a unique view over the Boulevard of the Stars at Potsdamer Platz.

Talk About Books

Monday, 21 November  The Science Group discusses a funny book about mathematics: Matt Parker’s Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors.

Monday, 28 November  The Afternoon Book Group talks about Maggie Shipstead’s novel, Great Circle, which weaves together the lives of two women, a famous aviator who disappears on a polar flight, and a Hollywood star who tries later to find out what happened to her.

Stay Fit With Walking Groups

Every Wednesday  A walk around Schlachtensee.

Every Thursday  A walk around Tiergarten.

Saturday, 19 November  A hike along the river Panke, from Schlosspark Pankow with the beautiful Schloss Schönhausen, through the Bürgerpark Pankow, and on along the river into the center city for refreshments.

Crafts, Languages, and Games

Wednesday, 16 November  Craft Mania: a get-together to knit, crochet, and craft anything else that your heart desires.

Tuesday, 8 and 22 November  German speakers

Wednesday, 9 and 23 November  French speakers

Monday, 14 and 28 November  English speakers

The Club has several Mah Jong groups that play regularly.


Photo credits: Villa Oppenheim, Sven Wolter, Lizenz: Creative Commons by-sa-3.0 de, CC BY-SA 3.0 de,

Gate to Bürgerpark Pankow, Marek Śliwecki – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Schlachtensee, Asif Masimov –, CC BY-SA 4.0,