Many know Victoriapark and the Kreuzberg monument from the outside, but you can go inside it, too. There is an exibition of and storage of sculptures from Brandenburger Tor, a colony of bats and the former top of the monument itself. Because it's such an impressive monument, holding pieces of Brandenburger Tor and because it's so hard to get an exclusive tour, it's worth 3 Point.
Like Red, I was at the Bergmannstraßenfest for the first time. I liked it a lot and enjoyed the music of, to me, unknow bands. Unlike red, I didn't consume any alcohol or other stimulants.
At the Brandenburger Landpartie, I went cherry and strawberry picking for the very first time in my life. I learned, that you're supposed to pick the darker ones, because they are sweeter. You can pick them, standing on the ground, but the lowest hanging fruits are always taken first. You can take a ladder or put the daughter of a friend on your shoulder hand let her pick the high ones. Afterwards we went strawberry picking in a near by field. You can eat as much as you want and only pay for the ones you carry home. Very delicous.
Last week I took a backstage tour of the Berliner Ensemble. The threatre was founded by the playwright Bertolt Brecht, whose Brechtian style of theatre is world renowned. The elderly man who showed us around acted himself in Brecht’s plays whilst Brecht was alive. He was a fantastic storyteller and really brought the whole thing to life!
The theatre itself is absolutely beautiful inside with ornate plaster figures, marble staircases and lots of gold covering the ceiling. Backstage, we had the very rare opportunity to view under the stage, which is a vast mechanized scenic space including a huge wooden revolve (seen in the picture). In total, there are five stages, including a beautiful outdoor stage for singing performances and several studio spaces. It really did make me want to work back in the theatre! 3 Points (as it is a world famous theatre and VERY difficult to get a backstage tour of - I've been trying since last December)?
In Brandenburg war vor zwei Wochen "Brandenburger Landpartie". Das ist ein Tag der offenen Tür vieler Landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe. Auch geöffnet war eine Straußenfarm in der Uckermark. Jeweils drei Hennen und ein Hahn leben dort in großen Gehegen zusammen. Die Eier sind so stark, dass sich ein erwachsener Mann drauf stellen kann. Da die Straußen keine Zähne haben, verschlucken sie Kiesel, die die Nahrung im Magen zermahlen. Die Farm benötigt einige Tonnen Kiesen pro Jahr. Die kalte Witterung im Winter macht den Tieren nichts aus. Sie werden nur etwas langsamer.