Berlin, Germany

Contact – Hannelore Buchler
Chapter name: Brücke der Freundschaft e.v

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Every first Friday of the month from 18h00

A Stammtisch (German for “regulars’ table”, is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large, often round table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together. We also make visits to locations such as Ratzeburg (a village in Schleswig-Holstein). We would like to do more and wish we had the capacity to host younger people again.

Berlin (/bɜːrˈlɪn/ bur-LIN, German: [bɛʁˈliːn] (listen))[7] is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population.[8][9] Its 3.7 million inhabitants make it the European Union’s most populous city, according to population within city limits.[2] One of Germany’s sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg’s capital. Berlin’s urban area, which has a population of around 4.5 million, is the second most populous urban area in Germany after the Ruhr.[3] The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region has around 6.2 million inhabitants and is Germany’s third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.[10]

  1. Historical Significance: Berlin is a city with a rich history that is both captivating and impactful. It has witnessed some of the most significant events in modern history, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, World War II, and the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Visitors can explore historical landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Holocaust Memorial, and the Berlin Wall Memorial, which provide a deep insight into the city’s past and its significance in shaping world events.
  2. Vibrant Arts and Culture Scene: Berlin is renowned for its diverse and dynamic arts and culture scene. The city is home to numerous museums, galleries, theaters, and music venues that cater to a wide range of interests. Visitors can enjoy world-class art exhibitions at the Museum Island, explore the street art scene in neighborhoods like Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, catch a performance at the iconic Berliner Philharmonie, or experience the pulsating nightlife in clubs like Berghain. Berlin’s cultural richness and creative energy make it a haven for art and culture enthusiasts from around the world.
  3. Cosmopolitan Atmosphere: Berlin is known for its open-minded and diverse atmosphere, making it a truly cosmopolitan city. It’s a melting pot of different cultures, lifestyles, and cuisines, offering an incredible array of international culinary delights. The city also boasts a vibrant LGBTQ+ scene, with numerous bars, clubs, and events that celebrate diversity and inclusivity. The relaxed and liberal atmosphere of Berlin makes it a welcoming destination for all types of travelers, promoting tolerance and acceptance.

Overall, Berlin offers a unique blend of history, culture, and cosmopolitanism that makes it a compelling destination for travelers seeking an enriching and diverse experience.