Birkenwerder — Inconspicuous Town North Of Berlin

It was big news that a new coffee shop opened up in the town of Birkenwerder.

It’s not that the town didn’t have a coffee shop, or other places to grab some delicious German coffee or other goodies. Nope, it’s just that the Coffee House Birkenhead plans all sorts of cultural events on the 2nd Friday of the month.

It’s mostly famous for its marzipan, but its Sunday Brunch is quite popular too.

After you’ve had your Sunday fill, why not head out towards the Rundwanderweg Briesetal. Before you balk, it’s less than seven kilometers long; so just about anyone can do it. It is a loop trail — so you’ve got no worry about how you’re going to get back. ;-)

Another one of Birkenwerder’s walking trails can be reached right from its S-Bahn station. Pack a picnic, because you’ll find quite a few shaded places for a nice lunch or some quiet alone time with your partner.

I’m reminded of this because of the many swans in the area (yeah, I’m having a romantic moment so don’t tease me ’bout it, K?).

As beautiful as you’ll find the countryside of Brandenburg (and Birkenwerder, of course) there’s no reason not to come see its early 20th century Town Hall (known as a Rathaus, in case you’re wondering) and the 19th century Church.

I’m sorry to say, the original late 14th century church is no longer here, but the present-day church is quite lovely.

It’s not a long list of things to do in Birkenwerder is it? No, it’s not — but the town does make up for it with its festivals and other cultural events.

During the colder winter months you’ll have the chance to enjoy operatic, medieval, and jazz musical concerts.

When it gets a bit warmer, everyone knows that it’s time for the Family Forest Festival in April and the Birch Festival in June. Sounds fun AND romantic, doesn’t it?

Oh, forget that… want to go get a coffee?

 

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