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Sunday Documentary: Speaking Gardens

Exploring the concept of urban gardening in Berlin, the documentary film, Speaking Gardens by Teresa Beck and René Reichelt shows the different ways Berliners are finding to use or create green spaces in the city. Speaking Gardens introduces six different urban gardening projects across Berlin: Wuhlegarten: Interkultureller Garten Berlin Köpenick – an intercultural community gardening […]

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Autumn Colours in Berlin

There is something magical about autumn in Berlin.  Pushing aside all thoughts of a hangover after the first Schmankerl-Hüttn of the year in order to take advantage of the sunshine and unseasonably warm Berlin weather we headed for Gemeindepark Lankwitz yesterday. The sun brought out the best in the autumn foliage and having picked the […]

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Plötzensee – an inner city Berlin lake

I have Cihan to thank for suggesting I visit Plötzensee, a small glacial lake in the residential area of Wedding in Berlin, for a wonderful afternoon and early evening spent there last week. Smaller than many of Berlin’s more famous lakes Plötzensee is just a short stroll from the end stop of the M13 tram at Virchow-Klinikum and named after the […]

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Water Tower at Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände in Berlin

Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände

An abundance of green space, the proliferation of graffiti and street art and the wealth of old industrial buildings are just some of the reasons why I love Berlin and Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände is the embodiment of all three. The most prominent feature of the park, visible as you enter, is the 50m tall water […]

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The Tiergarten

Berlin’s largest park, the Tiergarten, seemed like the perfect place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.  So yesterday, with Berlin enjoying some much needed sunshine, that’s exactly where I went. And I wasn’t the only one. Some people chose a spot on the banks of the canal and were absorbed in a book, others lay […]

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