Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

Together with the seven-year-old Mercedes from the children’s book Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven, children embark on a voyage of discovery in Berlin between 1945 and 1949.

They get to know the devastated city and little Mercedes’s worries about her chickens, who stopped laying eggs during the Berlin Airlift. But an aid operation by the US pilot Gail S. Halvorsen gives her hope and she writes him a letter. This letter evolves into a story of friendship and chocolate. The children experience the Museum and its stories around the Berlin Airlift in a child-appropriate manner and with connections to their own lives.

The highlight of the tour is viewing the inside of the Airlift plane.

“Chocolate parachute“ craft workshop

Following the tour, the children will make their own “chocolate parachutes” and drop them from the Airlift plane.

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