Posts Tagged ‘germany’

The Cutting Edge of Museums. Literally.

Happy Museum Monday everyone! This week, I have another curiosity from our travels around the world’s museums to share with you – the <Deutsches Klingenmuseum> which literally translates as the German Blade Museum. The Blade Museum is located in Solingen, famous as the ‘town of blades’ for hundreds of years, with blades for swords and […] Read more…

The Jewish Museum Berlin with Kids

Hey, February! How did we get here so quickly already? To mark the new month, I’ve decided to introduce a new feature to the blog. As you may or may not know, I’m very passionate about taking kids to museums, so I’m going to introduce a regular ‘Museum Monday’ slot, where I will be both […] Read more…

Travelling on the ICE with Kids

In my travel guide to Wuppertal from the other week, I mentioned that we always took the ICE high speed train from Berlin to Wuppertal, so I thought I would tell you a bit more about travelling with the ICE in Germany. ICE is short for Intercity-Express, and is a system of high-speed trains running […] Read more…

Monkind Berlin x Gretas Schwester Studio Store

Before you start wondering whether this blog has up and died, I thought I would tell you about the opening of a lovely new little studio store The Boy and I attended this past weekend in our district of Berlin Schöneberg: Monkind Berlin x Gretas Schwester Behind the rather long name, you will find two […] Read more…

Berlin Pumpkin Festival 2014

Just sharing some pics from our visit to the Berlin Pumpkin Festival today. We first discovered it last year, and it’s the perfect place to get a nice, big pumpkin for Hallowe’en – if you keep it in a cool place and don’t cut it open, it will easily last until then. Despite being surrounded […] Read more…

A Step Back in Time

So as a special treat to mark the beginning of Advent, we took ourselves off on an historic steam train ride this past weekend. We even met St Nicholas along the way! You can read all about it, and watch a short video of the train in action, over on my blog Museum Diary today. Read more…

Berlin Pumpkin Festival 2013

Yesterday, after having had it recommended by several people, we visited the annual pumpkin festival in Berlin Schöneberg, which was taking place over Saturday and Sunday along Akazien Strasse. Oh my goodness, why did we not know about this in previous years? There were pumpkins galore everywhere, ranging from tiny decorative ones, through several mid […] Read more…

{Berlin} “Plansche” Water Playground

As you’ve heard me mention now a couple of times, it gets really REALLY hot here in Berlin in summer. When I was at high school in Germany, summers basically consisted of deciding whether to go to the ice cream parlour or the open air swimming pool after school (well, I may be romanticising that […] Read more…

Berlin from Above

Ever since we moved to Berlin, we’ve been watching the “Weltballon” – one of the world’s largest tethered balloons, go up and down a couple of blocks from our house. It runs according to the weather, and a ride takes about 15 mins in total. At 19 Euro per person, that’s more than 1 Euro […] Read more…

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