🇩🇪 Berlin, Germany, our monthly meetups

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We have our meetups on the 10th of each month, weekdays at 18.00 o'clock, otherwise per arrangement. The place changes, because Berlin is big. You can always find details in the German forum.
Additional meetups are held if we have visitors.

Here's the link to the January meetup:



on Friday, 10.05.19 is the next Berlin MeetUp




In case anybody wonders whether we go to a BookCrossing wedding... no, the meet-up is in Wedding, the Berlin neighbourhood (pronounced like vedding), notorious in the 18th century for prostitution and gambling, notorious in the 21th century for its Bookcrossers.


Perhaps this is where Eddie Vedder got his name from? (Pearl Jam's fab frontman.)


notorious in the 21th century for its Bookcrossers.

Luckily I survived them in May.


Hallo, I am visiting Berlin this week and was wondering if any local bookcrossers could recommend anywhere good in and around central Berlin for wild releases? Thanks. :)


I am not from Berlin, so I do not know the best places. But here is a bookcrossing guide for Berlin https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9769774 Unfortunately it is only in german but you can find lists of all the OBCZs in there.


Wow! That is a lot of zones! I will be up late tonight with my german dictionary and a map i think! Thanks. :)


Welcome to Berlin!
In my experience any tourist place is good for wild releases, statues especially - as long as books are clearly labelled (sticker outside, label on the very first inside page). And release bags are helpful. Parks are good too (on benches or sculptures).
There are a few cafés with book exchange shelves, for example:
Café SAZ in Kreuzberg https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/818409
Café Sibylle https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/655474 ,
Steinecke bakery https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/836765
and Herman Schulz Café / Bar https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/850403 in Friedrichshain,
Oak & Ice icecream parlour / café https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/846607 in Prenzlauer Berg (not just for Polish books). But the catch rate isn't that great there (almost nil just as the book exchange phone boxes).
Or check https://openbookcase.org/map !
Feel free to PM me if you have more questions, whether about releasing books, sightseeing, transport, whatever.


Thanks ApoloniaX. Are there any rules/laws against leaving books in parks, or on streets? There are local rules against that in the uk, although not much enforced.


I never heard of any such rules. I just don't usually do it inside museums and palaces - too many guards.
(Exception: The Museum of Technology! Once I overheard two guards there, one had found my book and wanted to give it to the other one to bring it to Lost&Found - and guard no. 2 had a quick look at the book and then explained BC to guard no. 1, and that he should either keep the book or leave it somewhere in the museum for visitors to take! So I followed guard no. 1 while he read the blurb, and then watched him leave the book at some prominent place next to the huge old steam engines - wasn't his taste, but he got the idea.)


That’s fab. :). Thanks you


At the 10th of October. Here's the link:




The next Berlin meet up will take place in Neukölln on the 10th of February.
Here is the thread for the German forum:


Recently moved to Berlin and found out about this platform just yesterday, too bad didn’t know about it later so could come on the meeting few days ago 🤣


inken 8 mos ago
March meet up
The next Berlin meet up will take place in Kreuzberg on the 10th of March.
Here is the thread for the German forum:


inken 7 mos ago
Easter meet up
The next Berlin meet up will take place on the 10th of April.
Here is the thread for the German forum:


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