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{Germany} Gardens of the World

July 9, 2015

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Since summer is in full swing here in Berlin, I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to another great outdoor exhibition. The district of Marzahn, in the East of Berlin, is known for its vast housing estates that sprung up in the late 1970s, constructed from great prefabricated concrete slabs in a style known as ‘Plattenbau’. Pretty depressing. But Marzahn is also home to the utterly amazing ‘Gardens of the World’, which were developed over several years – and continue to develop – […]

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{Germany} Diaspora Garden

June 8, 2015

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Last week, I attended the We Are Museums conference, which this year took place in Berlin. Our host venue, was the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin. This was the first time I’d been inside the completed building – which just like the main museum building is based on a design by Daniel Libeskind –  since seeing it as a building site in October 2011. And what a transformation! Whilst I still gather my thoughts on the conference (will hopefully get a wee post up with impressions […]

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{Germany} Botanical Gardens Berlin

July 4, 2014

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We’re in for a hot weekend in Berlin, so in honour of summer I’ve got a nice outdoor tip to share with you today: the Botanical Gardens in Berlin Dahlem. The Gardens are considered one of the largest and most important botanic gardens in the world, due both to their size (126 acres!) as well as the over 20,o00 different species of plants. The vision of the Gardens’ first director, Adolf Engler in 1889, was to create “Die Welt in einem Garten” (Engl: The world […]

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{Denmark} Oasis in the Heart of Copenhagen

May 29, 2014

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Just in time for today’s public holiday and long weekend here in Germany, the weather has once again turned Autumnal, so I’ve been enjoying looking through photographs from my recent trip to Copenhagen and remembering the beautiful summer sunshine we had there. The Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, along with the Botanical Museum and Library, the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum, is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen. Home to about 11,000 species, the historic garden is home […]

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{Germany} Spring Time at the Jewish Museum Berlin – 2014

May 8, 2014

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We’ve been enjoying the lovely Spring weather here in Berlin in the gardens of one of our favourite museums. See for yourselves how beautiful it is – at this time of year, the Jewish Museum Berlin is a definite ‘must visit’, just for the gardens alone. And admission to the gardens is free!  

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Turn of the Seasons at JMBerlin

September 16, 2013

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Yesterday we indulged in one of our favourite Sunday afternoon pursuits – a visit to the Jewish Museum Berlin. #MuseumBaby loves to watch the fountain in the gardens, and we had a good run around too. Autumn is definitely on its way. Of course, afternoon tea was on the agenda too – the birds, which often fly from outside in to the glass courtyard, were being very forward in trying to steal cake. I felt a bit like I was in a Hitchcock movie!  And […]

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