9 October 2012
It’s been almost two months now since we took a day trip to Köpenick, to the southeast of Berlin, but I had misplaced my photographs. Oops…really need to bring some order into my archives. Much like on our day trip to the Museumsdorf Düppel, it was hard to believe we were still in Berlin.
We took a walk through the historic centre - Köpenick used to be a fishing village, and is also the inspiration for Carl Zuckmayer’s play “The Captain of Köpenick, based on a true event in 1906 of an ex-convict who impersonates a guard, holds the city’s mayor to ransom and empties the town’s treasury.
Then we had a picnic lunch on the waterfront, which was quite a challenge as the boy would have jumped right in after all the ducks he was so fascinated with.
After lunch we visited Schloss Köpenick, which houses part of the collections of the National Museums in Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts).
To round off a perfectly lovely day out, we went for ice creams. I had my favourite parlour dish - Spaghetti Eis - while the boy enjoyed this cute clown creation.