The Berlin International Women’s Club (BIWC) was founded in 1992 after the fall of the Berlin Wall when the international community in Berlin was growing. This year we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary on October 27! The Club’s language is English.
Come and share our world
Take the opportunity to develop international friendships in the interesting, diverse community of Berlin. Long-time residents or new Berliners are welcome to become a member. Our two monthly Meet & Greet meetings are your first point of contact. We
- unite women from different cultures who speak many different languages.
- are proud that we have 241 members from 45 different nations.
- strive to foster mutual understanding and tolerance through cultural and social exchange, friendship and support.
- currently have a variety of 30 activity groups organised by volunteers, catering for every interest and taste.
BIWC visits Madrid – Highlights of the Trip
Diana met us on Monday on our arrival in Madrid at the Hotel Moderno to provide us with information and maps. We embarked on our first walk, guided by Margie of Madrid’s International Newcomers Club, to the historic Barrio de Las Letras – home of such famous authors as Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina where we also had drinks and traditional tapas.
We were met on Tuesday by INC member Brigitte at San Lorenzo del Escorial for a guided tour of the palace, took a walk in its gardens and had lunch before returning to Madrid. Before dinner we went to the Mirador in the Palace of Cibeles for a spectacular view of the city.
On Wednesday the INC welcomed us to Spain at a delicious paella lunch at the countryside home of honorary member Felicia. That evening we strolled in Madrid’s beautiful El Retiro Parque before dinner.
On Thursday morning we walked the city centre, visited the Egyptian Templo de Debod – a temple donated to Spain during the construction of the Aswan Dam – and enjoyed a business lunch at La Pecera del Circulo de Bellas Artes. We enjoyed some free time before we wound up our visit to Madrid in the evening with tapas at Pl. de Sta. Ana.
We had some free time on Friday morning before departing from our much-too- short visit to Madrid.
Special thanks are due to Diana – without her efforts this trip would never have taken place!
Christine, BIWC International Coordinator
Photos courtesy of Karen and Diana. Thank you!