Berlin International Women’s Club

The Berlin International Women’s Club (BIWC) unites women from different cultures and strives to foster mutual understanding and tolerance through cultural and social exchange, friendship and support.

We currently have about 30 activity groups organised by volunteers, catering for every interest and taste. You can learn more about the Club under About Us. To find out about our activity groups, take a look at the Activities section.

Long-time residents and new Berliners alike are welcome to become members: How to Join will guide you through the process. Our monthly morning and evening Meet & Greet meetings are your first point of contact.

Activity Highlights in October

In October our members will be enjoying

  • a lovely evening of conversation, cocktails and live piano music in central Berlin.
  • a guided tour of a very unusual new cultural event venue in Wedding, the Silent Green Kulturquartier.
  • a discussion of Passionate Nomad: the Life of Freya Stark, by J. F. Geniesse. Stark was a superb travel writer, an advisor to the British government, and one of the foremost Arabists of her time.
  • a visit to our sister club in Malta, enjoying the hospitality of club members and discovering the 7000-year history and culture of this beautiful island.
  • a guided tour of the Allied Museum’s special photo exhibition, “Little America, Life in the Military Community in Germany”.
  • lunch at a popular restaurant that offers tapas, other traditional Spanish specialties, and a Grill Steak Bar (and spectacular décor!).
  • a talk by a professional photographer, writer, and graphic designer about her one-year, round-the-world adventure with her ten-year-old daughter.
  • a discussion of Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series of novels based on the major plays—in this case, The Taming of the Shrew.
  • A visit to the Alexander Haus in Groß Glienicke (Potsdam), the subject of Thomas Harding’s The House by the Lake, an account of the diverse people who built and lived in and loved a little summer house, from the 19th century into the 21st.

Members should check the October Newsletter for details of these and the Club’s other regular activities: conversation groups in four languages, sports, Mah Jong … enjoy the activities your Club offers!