Days Out: Berlin West
Quaint, medieval town of Spandau with pedestrianised streets and regular street fair events. Home to one of Berlins biggest Christmas markets. In summer, boat trips down the Spree to Wannsee. Access from U-Altstadt Spandau (U7).
Medieval fortress, former military base also used by the Nazis to test chemical weapons. Cultural centre for concerts and exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Friday from 09:00-17:00. Weekends/public holidays from 10:00-17:00. At Am Juliusturm, Berlin-Spandau.
LOXX Miniature Railway
Berlins railway system in miniature plus fantasy landscapes, a computer controlled car-system and a huge airport. Open daily throughout the year from 10:00 to 20:00. At Grunerstrasse 20, 10179 Berlin.