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Sustainable in Nature

September 30, 2016 by  
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Green is in, and Germany is home to Europe’s first passive energy hotel in the form of the Explorer Hotel Berchtesgaden. Opened in December 2014, the innovative property features its own photovoltaic system, strong insulation, and a stringent energy strategy, making it 100% carbon neutral. Surrounded by stunning nature, hikers, cyclists, snowboarders and skiers alike […]

The Two Martin Luthers

September 18, 2016 by  
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June 11, 2016 – September 25, 2016 As part of the preparation for the 500th anniversary of the reformation in 2017, one of the era’s most important cities, Eisenach, is hosting a special exhibition connecting the church reformer Martin Luther with his namesake, Martin Luther King Jr., whose father became inspired by the former on […]

The Feuerle Collection

September 15, 2016 by  
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Collector Désiré Feuerle is planning to open a private museum in late 2016, to house his collection of international contemporary and Southeast Asian art, as well as Chinese design. Just like the well-known Boros Collection, the Feuerle Collection will be permanently be displayed in a former World War II telecommunications bunker, which has been refurbished […]

NENA Goes USA: “99 Luftballons Over America” Tour comes to San Francisco, L.A. and NYC

September 15, 2016 by  

Germany’s iconic queen of rock is finally coming to America! On October 2nd at 8 pm, she’ll be stopping by the Regent Theater in Los Angeles on her first ever tour of the United States. In the 33 years since it was released, Nena’s “99 Luftballons” has had an unmatchable impact on popular and music culture. […]

NY: Ambassador Wittig and Katarina Witt to Lead Steuben Parade as Grand Marshals

September 1, 2016 by  

The German-American Steuben Parade Committee of NYC, and its General Chairman Robert Radske are proud to introduce the Grand Marshals for the 59th annual German-American Steuben Parade, taking place on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Katarina Witt, the tremendously popular two time Olympic Gold Medalist from Germany, will lead the way on Fifth Avenue!  She joins […]

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner on Hieroglyphics

August 30, 2016 by  
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Referring to the cityscape paintings, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the German expressionist painter and one of the founders of the artists group “Die Brücke“, spoke of “hieroglyphs as signs of expression.” Immediate ecstasy, Kirchner wrote, leads already in the preliminary sketch to “complete hieroglyphs.” The variety of visual experience, “ecstasy,” is reduced to abbreviations, to eloquent […]

CA/L.A.: Kinder Matinee – “Winnetou – Der Schatz im Silbersee”

August 25, 2016 by  

On August 28th at 10 AM, the Goethe-Institut will screen the film “Winnetou – Der Schatz im Silbersee”. Fondly remembered and loved by generations of children in Germany, this film hardly needs an introduction and continues our “back to school”- cult movie tradition. Colonel Brinkley and his bandits murdered Fred Engel’s father for a hidden […]

CA/L.A.: Picnic and Silent Film Featuring the Villa Aurora House Organ

August 22, 2016 by  

“Show People” (1928, 79 min.) will be screened at the Villa Aurora on August 27th at 7:30 pm. This film stars Marion Davies as a young woman who comes to Hollywood to be a star and of course, hijinks ensue. Directed by King Vidor and co-starring William Haines, this farce turns the lens on Los […]

The Connection Between Holmes and Mendelssohn

August 16, 2016 by  
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Did you know that there is a connection between the famous German musician Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Sherlock Holmes, the fictitious master detective? Sherlock Holmes’ faithful companion, John Watson, was a great lover of Mendelssohn’s compositions. He even asked Sherlock to play a number of songs for him on his violin. Two world famous historic […]

October: The European Month of Photography

August 9, 2016 by  
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Since 2004, the European Month of Photography  has been taking place every two years in Berlin, presenting a wide range of exhibitions and events on historic and contemporary photography. The largest German festival for photography presents a collaboration of museums, cultural institutions, galleries, embassies, project spaces, as well as local photography schools. On the occasion […]

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