Get the New Year off to the right start by joining old friends and new for a tour, a lunch, a walk, a chance to polish your language skills, to talk about new books, or just to relax with a coffee and crafts or games.
Get Out and Explore
Tuesday, 24 January A guided tour of that classic Berlin landmark, the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, including both the new church building and the memorial hall in the old tower. Our special tour will let us visit the gallery between the spectacular blue windows, which is not normally open to the public.
Eat, Drink, and Enjoy
Sunday, 8 January Greet the New Year with a glass of prosecco at our first Meet and Greet of 2023, with a toast to a new year filled with adventures, peace, and a healthy life!
Tuesday, 10 January Annual New Year’s Coffee of the Northeast Neighbourhood Group—a wonderful chance to catch up with old friends and get to know new ones!
Friday, 13 January Lunch at Mr. Hai Noon in Savignyplatz, which specializes in Asian fusion cooking and a vast array of sushi.
Thursday, 19 January Lunch at Reinhardt’s on the Kurfürstendamm with its wonderful terrace: down-to-earth, seasonal cuisine with influences from France and Italy.
Talk About Books
Monday, 23 January The Science Group talks about gene editing, based on books about the Nobel-Prize-winning scientist Jennifer Doudna, who developed a technique for editing the genome in living organisms. Uses–sometimes highly controversial uses–for this technique include the creation of new medicines and agricultural products, the control of pathogens and pests, and also, possibly, the treatment of inherited diseases.
Monday, 30 January The Afternoon Book Group discusses Black Cake, by Charmaine Wilkerson, a novel about Caribbean immigrants to the US that celebrates second chances and complicated family relationships.
Stay Fit With Walking Groups
Saturday, 14 January A hike through highlights of the Kreuzberg neighborhood: the Oberbaumbrücke, Schlesisches Tor, Engelbecken (a chance to see swans!), Graefekiez, Marheinke Markthalle (a chance to get warm!), and Bergmannstraße (sometimes described as one of the most colorful streets in the city).
Every Wednesday A walk around Schlachtensee.
Every Thursday A walk in Tiergarten.
Crafts, Languages, and Games
Thursday, 5 January Relax and recharge your mental batteries with our Craft Mania group—knitting, crocheting, and more!
Tuesday, 10 and 24 January German speakers
Wednesday, 11 and 25 January French speakers
The Club has several Mah Jong groups that play regularly.