Every month, the BIWC offers many fun social activities. As a member, you can join us at one of our social group events.

Business Lunch
Outgoing President 2021This bi-monthly Business Lunch group gets together to give our members the opportunity to dine at upscale restaurants at a very reasonable cost. This activity is not directed solely at business women but to all BIWC members who would like to get to know a venue that they might not otherwise visit due to high prices. Many nice upscale restaurants offer special business lunch menus ranging from €16 to €25 for either a 2- or 3-course meal; coffee and mineral water are often included.

 

Carol, our coordinator, has taken us to a lot of top hotels and restaurants. To name a few:

  • POTS, Hotel Ritz Carlton
  • Blend, Hotel Schweizerhof
  • Qiu,  Mandala Hotel
  • Quarry, Hotel Adlon
  • La Banca, Hotel de Rome
  • Restaurant am Steinplatz, Hotel am Steinplatz

Compass
Compass is a word with a variety of meanings such as the topics of our meetings – personal life experiences, travels, hobbies, art, music, and also special skills which members would like to talk about. Compass tries to open the door for members who are interested in a particular topic and want to get to know one another on a personal level in a relaxing atmosphere.

Cook In & Dine Out
Cooking sessions at members’ homes or a visit to one of Berlin’s many restaurants. Daytime, evening and weekend activities are on offer so that all members have a chance to participate, which hopefully they will!

Evening Group
This group was established to accommodate not only our working members but also those members who expressed an interest in having more evening events.
During lockdown, the group Coordinator has offered a virtual introduction to facial massage and breathing techniques via Zoom conference.
Once restrictions are lifted, the Evening Group aims to meet once a month with a varied programme of events, such as exhibitions, theatre trips, movie nights, etc. usually followed by a drink, food, and good chat.

Members @ Christmas Dinner 2019

Coordinators Eve (left) and Sue

Kool Kiez
Kool Kiez invites members to meet for lunch or an evening meal in one of Berlin’s many districts/localities. Our Special Interest Group visits cafés and restaurants on a monthly basis and gives you the opportunity to socialise in a small group. Kool Kiez will give you the chance to  explore new areas of the city, whilst also experiencing various types of cuisine. Kiez is the German word for a district or area, and we chose this name for our group as there are lots of Kool ones in Berlin. Come and join us sometime soon. Photo of the two coordinators courtesy of My-Linh.

Are you looking for an interesting neighbourhood restaurant? Here are some of the establishments we have been to:

  • Der Kretaner – Zehlendorf
  • Alcatraz Mexican Bar and Grill – Wilmersdorf
  • Il Nuovo Kristallo – Zehlendorf
  • The Avocado by Petit Bijou – Mitte
  • Villa Tomasa – Kreuzberg
  • Aida – Charlottenburg
  • Samos – Charlottenburg
  • Café Bleibtreu – Charlottenburg
  • Café Bilderbuch – Schöneberg
  • Hamlet – Charlottenburg
  • Let’s Go Sylt – Charlottenburg
  • GoodTime – Zehlendorf
  • Tugra – Charlottenburg
  • Quichnia – Mitte
  • Die Stuhle Café – Charlottenburg
  • Sagano – Charlottenburg
  • Via Nova – Mitte
  • Café Anna Blume – Prenzlauer Berg
  • Lichtblick – Moabit
  • Ristorante Da Ponte – Moabit (Bellevue)
  • SETs – Charlottenburg

Mahjong
We have four Mahjong groups that meet regularly in members’ homes. More groups can be formed, depending on the willingness of newly-trained members to host games in their homes. Members who wish to learn to play the game should contact the coordinators via the Club Newsletter. Training sessions will be arranged once there are enough interested members. Tips will also be given about sets and books to buy.

The Forgotten Men
The Forgotten Men group was founded in 2000 as a BIWC associated group for international men only. It not only consists of husbands/partners of BIWC members but also of Germans and expats who love to meet in restaurants all over Berlin. We discuss exclusively the subject of how to better the lives of our beloved spouses even more 😉.

Like the BIWC, our language is also English. We normally meet once a month, and we are now in our 20th consecutive year. A fellow member of the group wrote a wonderful text in praise of Thomas on the 10th anniversary of the “Forgotteners.” Testimonial_Thomas_TFM

To join the group please contact its founder and sole chairman Thomas Andersen under t.andersen@t-online.de or 030-8826772.