A few years ago when I first came to Germany, I managed to either befriend or to at least become friendly acquaintances with another woman. She was the only person in my German lessons who had an even higher level of education than myself. Another lady was at about the same level.
She was encouraged to or manipulated into founding a women’s group to help try to make friends with some other women. It took a while for about a year and maybe as many as two it worked as a monthly gathering.
When she left the country a few of us agreed to keep it going but I don’t know if it has survived more than a year after she left.
This is my 4th Summer in Germany and I am finally not suprized by the weather.