Boxing Day snow excitement in Monbijou Park, Berlin

Remember that feeling from when you were a kid, wishing wholeheartedly for snow on Christmas day? Remember what it felt like when that dream came true? Remember opening the curtains and yelling: ‘Oh boy, oh boy!’? That’s how I felt when I opened my curtains, Boxing Day morning in Berlin. Like the kid I was, I jumped into my clothes and scooted outside for a little snow rendevouz at Monbijou Park. 

A  snow white fairy tale wonderland was awaiting and while I enjoyed every second if it, snapping pictures like there was no tomorrow, many Berliners, tourists and wanderers did the same. Take a look.

The Monbijou Park, already a famous and loved place in Berlin, is located in the very heart of Berlin Mitte. With museum island, Alexanderplatz and the Oranienburgerstrasse nearby, it’s a tiny little hotspot for Berliners, tourists and travelers. In spring you can enjoy trees blossoming, in winter it looks like a fairy tale.

Doesn’t this building remind you of a gingerbread house? Cute!


Two girls run around in the snow, throwing snowballs at each other, taking pictures, laughing. With many people snapping photos, for once I didn’t feel like a tourist.The most amazing things was the smile I saw on people’s faces. Priceless.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, building a snowman is a must! I did not build it, but this cute little snowball was just in the right place.



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  • Reply
    January 12, 2015 at 13:00

    I LOVE!!! your pictures!!! You should write stories in a magazine!!! WOW!

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      The Brave Dame
      January 12, 2015 at 14:07

      Thanks so much! I’m not a prof. photographer, but I try to learn something on every trip.

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    Milosz Zak
    January 13, 2015 at 13:22

    It is very encouraging that Germany has seen a resurgence of Jews in recent decades. It’s a part of German history that has been lost in a terrible way, much like Poland, with its loss of ethnic minorities in the East. I suppose that’s how it always is, hindsight is 20/20.

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    January 13, 2015 at 13:55

    Great pictures! I’m also not a professional photographer but I try to practice as often as possible. I can see from this article that practice is doing well for you. Great photos, they illustrate the story beautifully. 🙂

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    Melody Pittman
    January 14, 2015 at 01:33

    Beautiful. That street view with the synagogue is my favorite! I went to Berlin in 2014 and loved it very much. The year before that, I did a Viking Rhine River cruise and fell in love with Germany. Every day that I have spent in the whole country, everyone I encountered appeared happy, and I loved that!

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      The Brave Dame
      January 14, 2015 at 01:40

      Thanks so much Melody! I know what you mean. Someone laughed in my face when I told them to go and experience the charm of the Germans, but it is in fact true! 😉

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    Geeky Explorer
    January 14, 2015 at 10:07

    I loved Berlin and I stayed in Oranienburgerstrasse. It’s a really cool street, too bad it wasn’t snowing at the time…
    Gorgeous photos by the way!

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      The Brave Dame
      January 14, 2015 at 17:16

      Thank you! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them. I stayed in that street once as well, absolute favorite!

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    Casey O'Connell
    January 15, 2015 at 11:16

    Your photos are stunning!!! What a winter wonderland!! I love the picture of the girl in the red coat kneeling down with the red brick behind her. That picture ‘pops’! I’d love to see this park in the spring too! I bet it’s just as charming.

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      The Brave Dame
      January 15, 2015 at 13:25

      Thanks! 🙂 You’re right. I was there last spring for a short while and most trees were blossoming. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    MAD Travel Diaries
    January 19, 2015 at 01:59

    Love your photos! I’ve only ever been to Berlin in December for the a Christmas Markets. There were flurries only which to me made it magical but seeing these photos with full on snow make it look so different. Love the park. It’s amazing how the same place can look so different in the various seasons, I love it!

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      The Brave Dame
      January 19, 2015 at 05:42

      Thanks so much! 🙂 The snow melted quick, so I’m happy we were in time to capture it. I feel like I have to go back now to take pictures in spring. Oh what an excuse to visit Berlin again ;).

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    February 2, 2015 at 21:50

    Really gorgeous photos that capture the essence of Europe in the winter. For me, snow and cold belongs in the mountains (I froze for many years where I once lived) but that doesn’t mean I cannot appreciate the beauty of winter.

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