I rarely drink cocktails yet went for the Berlin Snowflake.
While enjoying a plate of duck, fresh carrots, brussels sprouts and string beans served buffet style, we were given an update on upcoming celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall in 2014.
One of the main highlights around the official November 9 date:
"Along the former course of the Berlin Wall a new temporary Berlin Wall will be built with thousands of white balloons. It is going to run right through the city centre and it will be illuminated. If the weather is good enough this wall can even be seen from outer space.
Visitors to Berlin have many choices to experience the history of the wall and what it meant to the city and the people of Berlin. These include a GPS-guided walking tour on the trail of the Berlin Wall, guided or self-guided bicycle tours on the Wall path, visits to underground Berlin, former watch towers, Wall memorials, The GDR Museum, or a drive into the East of the city in an original GDR Trabant car."
We also learned that Berlin is home to more than 160 museums and 6 symphony orchestras.
Because of its relative affordability, the city is now also home to thousands of artists and creative types.
Guests at the party could choose from a selection of cookie hearts with a message. I had to pick the one above even though i am not on my way to Berlin anytime soon. Wish I had a chance to visit its Weinachtsmarkt...
More highlights of 2014-2015 events can be found here...