Au pair in Germany
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
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Au pair Meeting in Berlin 21.05.2022

For the 6th time, the Aupair Society e.V. invited au pairs to Berlin -  "Get to know the capital of your host country and experience history up close and personal."
 
Almost 40 au pairs from 15 different countries gathered in front of the Reichstag building. Quickly everyone got closer and at the end of the day some new friendships were formed.
 
After 5 meetings in October, the idea of the organizers was to put the date in May so that it would not be so cold and rainy. The whole week the weather was midsummer and just on 21.05. there was one rain shower after the other and the wind was blowing quite hard. But this did not dampen the good mood. The program was adapted without further ado and the Brandenburg Gate is not only an impressive and historic building, it also protected us from a short shower.
 
The exhibition in the subway station shows in many pictures how the city was once divided. The obligatory group photos at the Brandenburg Gate speak for themselves. 
 
At the Holocoust memorial, the Au pairs walked through the concrete steles and took in the impressions. Oliver, our local guide, gave appropriate explanations.
Then we took the train to the Museum Island, where a small market was set up, inviting us to stroll and browse. The new City Palace provided an impressive backdrop, as did the Berlin Cathedral.
The boat ride on the Spree was a lot of fun for everyone and when the wind died down a bit, even the roof was opened so we could really enjoy the ride. Explanations were given from the tape in German and English.
Again and again there were questions about the wall and the division of the city. It is nice that this generation can hardly imagine it anymore and we were very happy to show how it looked like with the watchtowers, the Wall and the death strip in Bernauer Strasse.
 
The day ended with a visit to the Reichstag. Unfortunately this is connected with many organizational and bureaucratic hurdles, so that not all participants were allowed to enter. But so some nice photos were taken in the dome as well as on the meadow in front of the building, which will surely keep the memories of the day alive for a long time.
 
Many thanks to all au pairs who made this day a great experience for us as well!
 
Katharina, Oliver, Anett