Bosch XXIX Fellows Welcomed Upon Berlin Arrival
Members of the 29th class of Robert Bosch Foundation Fellows recently touched down in Berlin where they were treated to the first of three welcome events planned over the course of this summer, courtesy of the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA).
A group of 12 fellows, alumni (representing three classes XXV, XXIV and XXVII) and their families convened Saturday, June 23 for a tour around Prenzlauer Berg’s Saturday Wochenmarkt (farmers' market). The meet-up was designed by the RBFAA to help foster a sense of community for the newly arriving fellows, and provide some firsthand insight into some new areas in Berlin they might otherwise miss when the program brings them to various cities for their stages in the fall.
The group explored the market at their own pace, sampling an array of local specialties, including Fladenbrot, Oliven, Sonnengetrocknete Tomaten, Brotaufstrich, and Erdbeeren. Others tried seasonal treats such as Erdbeerbowle and marzipan specialties.
After a walk to Malibu Eiscafe across from the Wasserturm, the group chatted over ice cream about what to expect over the course of the fellowship year and shared some must-see local restaurants and sites to visit.
Two more RBFAA welcome events are planned in July and August as the remainder of this year's class arrives in Berlin.