As an 800-year- old piece of agricultural paradise in the suburbs of Berlin, Domäne Dahlem (previous page) is a functioning farm dedicated to offering a peek into living off the land and exploring the link between pastures and the shopping bag. Admire the restored 1500s manor house and charming old stables, then stroll the fields to visit the animals and impressively large vegetable garden. A clunky old tractor and old-fashioned carousel will delight kids, while grownups can purchase fresh produce harvested straight from the farm. On Saturday mornings, the courtyard is filled with the market stands of organic farmers from around Berlin and Brandenburg. Join the festivities on 19 and 20 September when the museum celebrates the wholesome potato: Harvest your own, then dig into a steaming spud fresh from the fire.
Stern und Kreis Schiffahrt
Choose from 30 different boat tours along the city’s rivers and canals, including bus- boat combination tours of the Brandenburg region, a Wannsee cruise, and individual charter options. buchung.sternundkreis.de. T: 030.5363600.