The open air museum Domäne Dahlem used to be one of my favorite spots as a child: Where else in the city can you play hide and seek in the corn fields and get the chance to pet sheep, horses and pigs on big, open meadows? With its family-friendly program that changes with the seasons, the little farm Domäne offers an idyllic retreat from Berlin’s buzzing city life.
For me, Domäne is a must-visit whenever I am in the quiet neighborhood of Dahlem with its luxurious villas and the many libraries that belong to the Free University of Berlin. The farm’s organic food store and restaurant, agriculture museum and ceramic studio can be visited around the year whereas markets and events mark seasonal highlights.
If you enjoy digging in soil – for example, when harvesting rare potato varieties with your own hands at the harvest festival – or simply feel like reconnecting with nature by learning about organic agriculture, take the time for this subway ride to Domäne Dahlem.