10/12/2022 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Let’s get festive, and meet up with some fellow South Africans, and enjoy some of your favourite SA snacks and drinks. You also get to take home some lekker traditional takeaways. On the menu Chilli-gites/ bhaja / samoas Durban mutton /beans & potato bunny chow Biryani, koeksisters, Milktart Five roses tea, Ricoffe and Savanna Space […]
As the weather becomes more crips, cold and wet, November is the perfect time to plan indoor activities, such as visiting museums or going to the theatre, opera or concerts.
If you prefer outdoor activities, make sure you wear clothing that keeps you warm and dry. It is a good idea to take an umbrella or raincoat with you.
Autumn is a great time to go hiking and collect chestnuts or go mushroom picking. Just a warning, many of the mushrooms are poisonous, if you are not an expert on mushrooms, please refrain from picking and eating them.
Most Christmas markets will start at the end of November. It is a lovely way to meet up with friends, buy gifts, indulge in Christmas goodies and drink some Glühwein. In some regions, you can visit a seasonal wine tavern, called a Besenwirtschaft.
To keep the child in you happy, visit a Christmas Garden, which is a Christmas light fantasy world, take a scenic steam train trip or fly a kite in a park. Here is a list of great places to fly a kite in Berlin.
If the cold weather is getting a bit too much for you, consider taking a short break at a Spa hotel that has wellness facilities and beauty treatments. Another way to get your core temperature up is to visit a Therme, which is a hotel with a thermal spa. Thermal water could help you relax, stimulate your circulation and relieve joint pain.
Many people start feeling a bit down this time of the year. Read up on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and how to deal with with the lack of sunshine.
|Time||Central European Time (CET), Winter time– One hour behind South Africa until the last Sunday of March, when Summertime starts.|
Between 4 – 9 °C during the day, although warmer days are not uncommon.
Plan your month
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Events listed on our website
28/12/2022 – 08/01/2023 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – The Soweto Gospel Choir will be performing in Hamburg This is an external event and not organised by the admin of the South Africans in Germany Website For bookings please visit Eventim
29/11/2022 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – This event is not managed by us, we only listed it as information For tickets and more information please visit – https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jaw-with-abdullah-ibrahim-aka-dollar-brand-solo-piano-tickets-384461102507 “Back to basics, back to the way it was. Following music giants like Pharoah Sanders or Doug & Jean Carn who blessed J.A.W in the past, we’re more than thrilled to welcome yet […]
10/06/2023 – 14/06/2023 @ All Day – Beatenberg will be touring Germany in June 2023, with 4 shows in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich (and another in Vienna). The band comes from Cape Town and has several hits, including “Beauty Like A Tightened Bow” and “Chelsea Blakemore”. Tickets start at €24.85 and can be bought from Eventim.
Some foods and drinks to try
It is tradition to eat Martinsgans (Goose) on Martinstag, 11 November.
Apfelstrudel is always popular, but it just tastes better on a cold crispy day.
Mulled wine is just what you need to banish the cold.
Fruit and Veggies in Season
St Nickolas Day Nikolaustag is celebrated on the 6th of December. Children leave a pair of cleaned boots outside their door on the evening of the
Visiting Christmas markets in Germany is a delightful way of celebrating the festive season. The heavy scent of sweets, fried sausage and warm wine welcome
German Climate Germany’s climate is temperate and marine, with cold, cloudy winters and warm summers and in the south occasional warm föhn wind. The greater
The summer months are gone, and for most of us, it is too cold to have a braai with our friends. A great alternative is