Archive of ‘Out & About’ category

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{Berlin} Park am Gleisdreieck

Last week I shared our ‘Park & Playground Kit’ with you, after which many people asked if we had a good park near us. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to share our favourite park with you, which has everything you need for a day out and is a great destination to head to […] Read more…

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{Berlin} Historic Steam Train Ride

Yesterday, we marked the Second of Advent with an historic steam train ride around wintery Berlin-Brandenburg. We’d taken The Boy on the same ride three years ago, and it was just as atmospheric as we’d remembered it. For Mr Fox, it was the first time. Both boys were super excited! When we arrived, they were […] Read more…

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{Berlin} A Street Festival in the Rainbow Quarter

I’ve mentioned before, that when we moved house last summer, we knowingly moved in to the heart of Berlin’s ‘Rainbow Quarter’. If you look up our neighbourhood in a guide book, it wouldn’t strike you as being typically popular with families. It has been one of the centres of Berlin’s gay scene since the 1920s, and […] Read more…

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{Berlin} The Jewish Museum’s Diaspora Garden

Last week, I attended a conference which took place at the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Academy is located within a former flower market, and is based on a design by architect Daniel Libeskind who also designed the museum’s main building. The central focus of the Academy’s design, is a ‘Diaspora Garden’, covering […] Read more…

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{Berlin} East Side Gallery

A few days ago, I finally managed to grab the chance to walk the length of Berlin’s East Side Gallery, the world’s largest open air gallery stretching along 1.3km of a surviving section of the Berlin Wall. You can read more about it and see more photographs of my favourite art works, over on my […] Read more…

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{Berlin} Lissabonbon

It was already last summer that we discovered the cute little vintage, Portuguese cafe ‘Lissabonbon’ in the heart of Kreuzberg, but I still wanted to tell you about it. I discovered the cafe via the Facebook group Gluten Free Berlin, which I had started last year, where Lucia, the owner of the cafe, shared with us […] Read more…

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{Berlin} The Kunstgewerbemuseum

Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Art) had been closed for renovation since we moved here, but now that it’s finally reopened, I of course had to go and see it! It is the oldest museums of its kind in Germany, and calls itself a “home for art, fashion and design”. One of it’s highlights is […] Read more…

{Berlin} Berliner Büchertisch

Today I want to tell you about a great discovery we made in Berlin Kreuzberg – the ‘Berliner Büchertisch‘ (Engl: Berlin Book Table). The Büchertisch is a charitable foundation with three physical book stores (two in Kreuzberg, one in Friedrichshain) as well as an online store, with the majority of books for sale being donations. They also […] Read more…

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{Berlin} The Forest Museum

If you go down to the woods tonight, you’re sure to…stumble across a museum. At least, in Berlin you are. Tucked away in Berlin’s Grunewald is the ‘Waldmuseum’ (Forest Museum), which is is managed by the German Forest Protection Association. The museum’s aim is to introduce visitors, especially children, to local plants and animals and to the […] Read more…

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