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20 posts categorized "Berlin Day Trips"

A walk around Schloss Charlottenburg

Sun bathed the vast snowy gardens behind the Schloss Charlottenburg. The frozen river was melting, leaving the ducks dodging the ice floes. After exploring the playground at the northern fringe of the park, we retreated to the Brauhaus Lemke across......

In the Grunewald

Each Thursday, the older children in S’s kindergarten spend the day in the forest. This week, I joined them. We took the train to Grunewald station, then walked to the sand dunes. I wish I could share photographs of the......

A golden city (Sunday in the Tiergarten)

Oh autumn, here you are. Breakfast at Café am Neuen See, last visited on a snowy day, then we wove through the tangle of paths in the northern part of the Tiergarten....

On Peacock Island

Many know there's an island full of peacocks in southwest Berlin. Only when I was amidst them did the peacocks surprise me. I found them nestled in patches of dried grass and ducking their beaks into a rejected smear of......

A grand day out in Kladow

Let's be brief, because the sun is shining, and I have an idea. I was last in Kladow picking lilacs. Ever since, David has been asking when I'll take him. Yesterday, we bought S a round of winter clothing then......

Liebes Leipzig!

At the Gallery for Contemporary Art in Leipzig, you wrote a letter and took a letter. This was the letter we were given. In my dream, I'm standing in a vacant lot amidst the undergrowth and outbuildings. I look forward......

On our way to Peacock Island (Nikolskoe Church/Blockhaus Nikolskoe)

We waited for a sunny day, and set out early. Bus 218 ends at the ferry to Pfaueninsel. I remembered a restaurant in the hills above the water. The uphill path past the two Biergärten leads through the woods, with......