What’s on in Germany: July 24 – 30

What's on in Germany: July 24 - 30
LegoBaustelle in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA



German-American Festival of the People

Revel in all things Massachusetts this weekend as the three-week festival of German-American people begins. Amid mock colonial settlements and red-barned farms, eat lobster, relax on “Cape Cod beach”, and dance to bands on “Beacon Street.” Got little ones? Go Wednesday, all rides are half price.

Price: €1,50; Under 12, free

Location: The Corner of Clayallee and Argentinische Allee in Berlin-Dahlem

Times: Sunday – Thursday 2pm-11pm; Friday, Saturday, 2pm-12am; through August 17

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Barack Obama

The US presidential candidate speaks at the SiegessSaeule in Tiergarten Park Thursday afternoon. Take your place among the multitudes and be inspired, but leave your bags at home, it’s a security request.

Price: Free

Location: SiegessSaeule at the Grosser Stern in Tiergarten Park

Times: Thursday, July 24, 7pm

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The ideas of Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and other Bauhaus artists and designers live on today, not only in every day design, but in exhibitions like this one. One hundred works ranging from photography to furniture design, by teachers and students of the Bauhaus are on display.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Berinson, Lindenstrasse 34

Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm, through August 2

Phone: 030 28 38 79 90

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Norbert Prangenberg – Neue Arbeiten

The structured surfaces of the German artist’s vivid oil paints compel. Bits of copper or zinc shine through, offering dazzling moments of investigation. Observe Prangenberg’s work at Galerie Karsten Greve starting this Friday.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Karsten Greve, Drususgasse 1-5

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6:30pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; July 25 – September 13.

Phone: 0221 257 10 12

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Legos galore! Your little ones will go gaga at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum’s LegoBautselle, where they’re invited to build colourful Lego constructions to their heart’s content.

Price: €3

Location: Deutsches Architekturmuseum, DAM Auditorium, Schaumainkai 43

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; through August 3

Phone: 069 212 38844

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Nicole Metzger

Guitarist Wesley G. and bassist Rudi Engel join the vocalist for a set of standards at Jazzkeller Saturday night.

Price: €12

Location: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimerstrasse 18a

Times: Saturday, July 26, 10pm

Phone: 069 28 85 37

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Hamburg Cruise Days 2008

The port city of Hamburg is a popular launching point for cruise ships. Learn all about what it’s like to spend a holiday on the high seas starting Wednesday when the harbour fills with massive boats and cruise experts.

Price: Various

Location: Hamburg Harbour

Times: Wednesday, July 30 – Sunday, August 3

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Drehmomente – Films by Dieter Roth

The Hannover-born artist shot films in Reykjavik and Copenhagen in the 1950s and 1960s that broke ground with their unusual use of movement and light combined with manipulation of the film itself. Works like “Pop 1,” “Dock 1+2,” “Letter,” and “Dot,” are being shown at the Sprengel Museum.

Price: €7

Location: Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kurt-Schwitters-Platz

Times: Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; through October 5

Phone: 0511 1684 38 75

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Nadja Bournonville – One For Every Wish

A narrative history unfolds with a small wooden ship, photographs, and text-based drawings. Artist Nadja Bournonville presents universal dreams through metaphoric sets. Check out part one of a three-part project at the Pierogi Gallery in Leipzig.

Price: Free

Location: Pierogi Leipzig, Spinnereistrasse 7, Halle 10 (PF 514)

Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm; through August 16

Phone: 0341 241 90 80

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Oben Ohne Open Air

It’s party time in Munich’s Bavaria Park Saturday, as a roster of eight bands take the stage starting at 1:00pm. Get ready to shake it to A La Ska, The Busters, Dendemann and more!

Price: €3; Under 18, free

Location: Schwanthalerhöhe, Bavaria Park

Times: Saturday, July 26, 1pm-10pm

Phone: 089 23805 360

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Munich Opera Festival

“Exorcist” director William Friedkin staged Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Das Gehege which premieres Saturday at the Munich National Theatre. Inspired by Richard Strauss’ Salome, Das Gehege will be staged alongside that classic opera.

Price: €11 – 163

Location: Bayerische Staatsoper, Max-Joseph-Platz 2

Times: Saturday, July 26, 7pm

Phone: 089 23805 360

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