What’s on in Germany: June 26 – July 3

What's on in Germany: June 26 - July 3
Tollwood festival in Munich by the light of the moon. Photo: DPA



Rencontres Internationales

Learning more about new international film, video, and multimedia art is always a good thing. These mediums come together next week at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt where they will create a “space of discovery and reflection.” Innovative German artist Thomas Köner performs opening night at 10pm.

Price: Free

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Times: Tuesday, July 1 – Sunday, July 6

Phone: 030 39 78 71 75

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Christopher Street Day

It’s not hard to get into the gay pride spirit when you’re in the midst of thousands of rainbow waving revellers. This year’s parade kicks off on Kurfürstendamm and weaves through Wittenbergplatz, Nollendorfplatz, and Potsdamer Platz before finishing up with a grand celebration at Sieggessäule column in Tiergarten.

Price: Free

Location: Kurfürstendamm to Tiergarten

Times: Saturday, June 28, 12pm

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The Raconteurs

In the mood for some brash rock and roll? Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, and Jack “LJ” Lawrence hit the stage at Huxley’s Neue Welt Wednesday night. The Nashville boys play songs from their new disc Consolers of the Lonely, and hopefully hits from their first album like “Steady As She Goes.”

Price: €26,85

Location: Huxley’s Neue Welt, Hasenheide 108

Times: Wednesday, July 2, 9pm

Tickets: 030 780 99 810

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Cologne Bierbörse

Better start working on that tolerance. Come Friday, it’s non-stop boozing in Cologne. Small breweries will be handing out free samples, while the more established ones will have all manner of pilsner for sale. The fun takes place under the trees at Neumarkt.

Price: Free

Location: Neumarkt

Times: Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 3pm-11pm; Sunday, June 29, 11am-11pm

Phone: 02171 3801

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Romanesque Summer

Cologne’s annual week of music in churches is swiftly coming to a close, so if you haven’t had a chance to catch a performance, head to St. Maria in Kapitol Friday when a string of six concerts fills the medieval space with the sounds of violins and voices until 2am.

Price: €25

Location: St. Maria im Kapitol, Kasinostrasse 6

Times: Friday, June 27, 7:30pm-2am

Phone: 0151 12809146

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Elbhangfest Festival

Hooray for the beautiful river Elbe! Live bands, food and drink vendors, boat races, and many more fascinating attractions converge at the Dresden riverside this weekend in honour of the city’s magnificent natural splendour.

Price: Free

Location: The banks of the river Elbe

Times: Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29

Phone: 03 51 2 68 38 32

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Money History Tour

Take a guided tour of Frankfurt’s Money Museum and find out everything you wanted to know about the history of money. See how banknotes are created, and what causes inflation or deflation to occur.

Price: Free

Location: Money Museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 14

Times: Saturday, June 29, 11am

Phone: 069 9566 3073

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50 Jahre Bossa Nova

Saxophonist Tony Lakatos, bassist Davide Petrocca, percussionist Angela Frontera, guitarist Zeila Fonseca, and vocalist Juliana da Silva play Bossa Nova classics Tuesday night at Jazzkeller. If you can’t be in Ipanema this weekend, be here.

Price: €12

Location: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimerstrasse 18a

Times: Tuesday, July 1, 9pm

Phone: 069 28 85 37

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The Legend of Joseph

A new version of Hamburg Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier’s 1977 ballet The Legend of Joseph kicks off Hamburg Ballet Days this Sunday. Featuring music by Richard Strauss, the ballet recounts the Biblical story of Potiphar’s wife’s seduction of Joseph.

Price: €5-146

Location: Hamburg State Opera, Grosse Theaterstrasse 25

Times: Sunday, June 29, 6pm; Tuesday, July 1, 7:30pm

Phone: 040 35 68 68

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The Day of Architecture

Get intimate with a building this Sunday. Nearly one hundred cities and towns across Lower Saxony will provide visitors with an in-depth look at their architectural treasures. In Hannover alone, twenty-four houses, apartment buildings, schools, office buildings, and other structural wonders fling open their doors. Architects will be on hand to answer questions.

Price: Free

Location: Architektenkammer Niedersachsen, Friedrichswall 5

Times: Sunday, June 29

Phone: 0511 28 0960

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This fabulous festival has been going strong for twenty years, and to celebrate, a special birthday party on Friday will feature fireworks, music and live performances. Plus, beer will be priced as it was twenty years ago when Tollwood began.

Price: Free

Location: Olympiapark Süd München

Times: Friday, June 27, 2pm-1am

Phone: 0700 38 38 50 24 (12 Cents/Min)

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Munich Town Run

Everybody gets a chance to run in this race. There’s a half marathon for the advanced, a walking route for the more pedestrian-inclined, a race for kids, and a run the whole family can do together. All routes traverse the English Gardens, beginning at Marienplatz, and continue across the Hofgarten.

Price: €5 – 26

Location: Marienplatz

Times: Sunday, June 29, 8am

Phone: 089 216 60

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The Gospel According to Hollywood – The Many Messages of America’s Popular Films

Austin, Texas based author and English professor Dr. Greg Garrett discusses the religious and philosophical themes found in Hollywood films. He explores the topic in his recent book The Gospel According to Hollywood, and will use clips from Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, and Lord of the Rings to illustrate his points.

Price: Free

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Friday, June 27, 7pm

Phone: 089 55 25 3713

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