Is it wonderful here! Greetings from the wild west of Berlin, from Tiefwerder with herons, buffalo, cranes, beavers, croaking and the nice pipits from “Little Venice”. Below you can see my photos from the trip for the new Tagesspiegel newsletter for Spandau, which I send you once a week – bundled and compact with lots of tips for your family, lots of dates and district news.

If you don’t come by car and just park everything, you’re also welcome in the idyll – there are no parking spaces in Little Venice. What’s going on in early summer 2022? “The water buffalo are already doing their job diligently and cavorting with the cranes, goats and Galloways on the Tiefwerder pastures,” local residents told me.

“There is a herd of wild boar, nice foxes, beavers and the like… and 5 baby swans have just hatched.” For a rough orientation: The idyll is located between Ikea, Havel and Heerstraße and is connected by a beautiful circular hiking trail, which also offers plenty of shade in the hot summer . If you need refreshments for the kids: there are fries on Heerstraße. And for the big ones: at the Freybrücke there are even fish sandwiches on the Havel.

The picture at the top was sent by the Tagesspiegel reader Bernd Schrimpe – look at the snout of the water buffalo! “Wonderful there, indeed,” he writes to the Spandau newsletter. “I then took a photo of the water buffalo that I would like to show you: A star dances on the nose of a resting water buffalo, which enjoys it very much seems. With best Spandau greetings to the Spandau newsletter, I’ve been a reader of this interesting news magazine since the beginning. Keep it up!”

If you would like to take a look at the current Tagesspiegel newsletter for Spandau – and for the other 11 Berlin districts – it is available free of charge at

And here I will name some of the top topics that you will find in the current Spandau newsletter.

Pentecost, holidays, high school exams: Spandau’s DLRG boss talks about the start of the season and the lack of staff, warns against naive bathing in the cold Havel – and mourns the loss of one of the DLRG’s most deserving lifesavers in Spandau

– 25 million construction site: New sketch of Berlin’s water polo arena, details on the demolition of the day care center, noise protection and the giant newt

– Swimming pool Spandau-Süd: This is how much the sauna renovation costs

– 300 meters of trouble at Glienicker See: Update on the nasty cobblestones in Kladow

– “180,000 euros just gone”: frustration at the ailing forester’s house in Gatow

– Millions for the Kladow sports field – and an emergency repair

– A new skate park for Siemensstadt – only where?

– Long-term debate about the BVG bus lane: New information about bollards on the Heerstraße

– Citizens’ initiative concerned about parents’ taxis – and the new construction of the primary school in Staaken is postponed

– 10 mini stories about Spandau and the doctors for the concert in the citadel

– 25 years of puppet theater in the citadel

– Photo art at Gatow airfield

– Guided tour for the blind in the citadel, cultural tip from the historic cellar

– Western town Haselhorst reopens

-Tiefwerder: Reader photographs water buffalo – and lots of tips for the long day of urban nature

– Lots of neighborhood sports: Run of Spirit in the Johannesstift, great school campaign from TSV 1860 Spandau

The Tagesspiegel newsletter is available for all 12 Berlin districts and already has over 260,000 subscriptions. In it we inform you once a week in a bundled and compact way about what’s going on in your neighbourhood. We also often let readers have their say in the newsletter, after all nobody knows the neighborhood as well as the people who live there.