What’s on in Germany: August 7 – 13

This Week's Highlights: Nena in Berlin, Chinese ballerinas in Frankfurt, and a summer festival in Stuttgart.

What's on in Germany: August 7 - 13
The Flamenco Festival in Berlin. Photo: DPA



Flamenco Festival Berlin

That lovely Prenzlauer Berg beer garden known as Pfefferberg, gets a shot of Spanish passion this month as a thrilling line-up of Flamenco dancers beat and twirl their way across the stage. Those blessed with a sense of rhythm and coordination should sign up for a workshop.

Price: €13 – 25

Location: Pfefferberg, Schönhauser Allee 176

Times: Friday, August 8 – Saturday, August 16; Various times

Phone: 030 44 38 33 42

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It’s been twenty-five years since “99 Luftballons” blasted over the airwaves, but it’s still one of the best German songs ever. Nena takes the stage at Zitadelle Spandau Friday night, along with Kings & The Queen, and Backyard 20.

Price: €41,75

Location: Zitadelle Spandau, Am Juliusturm

Times: Friday, August 8, 7pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070 (0,14 cents per minute)

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Summer Sculpture Series

Potsdam-born sculptor Hans Scheib illustrates the apocalypse with freaky horsemen and other tantalising works of carved wood. Check it out this weekend at the Französischer Dom.

Price: Free

Location: Französische Friedrichstadtkirche, Gendarmenmarkt 5

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm-5pm; Through August 31

Phone: 030 204 15 06

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Louis XIV

Fresh from Lollapalooza, the San Diego boys romp through Denmark, Sweden, and Germany on the first leg of their European tour. Catch the bristly rockers Monday night in Cologne.

Price: €19,60

Location: Luxor, Luxemburger Strasse 40

Times: Monday, August 11, 9pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070 (€0.14 cents per minute)

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Akram Khan Company and National Ballet of China

Star choreographer Akram Khan infuses classical Indian dance forms with Western elements. His latest work “Bahok” is a a collaboration with the National Ballet of China, and explores concepts of national identity, and communication through movement. See the performance Tuesday in Frankfurt.

Price: €13 – 30

Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese

Times: Tuesday, August 12, 8pm

Phone: 069 360 1236

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Quiz Night

if you know tons of irrelevant details about history, sports, and politics, here’s your chance to show it off. Head to Finnegan’s Wake Sunday for quiz night. Until then, read some Joyce.

Price: Free

Location: Finnegan’s Wake, Börsenbrücke 4

Times: Sunday, August 10, 8:30pm

Phone: 040 374 34 33

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Romantic Nights at Hagenbeck´s Zoo

Flautists, cellists, violinists and trumpet players perform beautiful classical tunes while you and your family stroll among the zebras and elephants Saturday nights in August. Utterly enchanting.

Price: Adults, €15; Children 4-16, €10; Plus a €1,50 surcharge after 5pm

Location: Hagenbeck´s Zoo, Lokstedter Grenzstrasse 2

Times: Saturday, August 9, 16, and 23, 6pm

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Northern Lights – 84th Fall Exhibition

Thirty-six artists from Lower Saxony and Bremen give us an idea about what’s going on in the North German art world in this exciting exhibition. Be sure to check out fascinating installations by Timm Ulrichs and Baldur Burwitz in the Kunstverein Hannover. The show ends August 17, so you better go soon.

Price: €4, Free on Wednesdays

Location: Kunstverein Hannover, Sophienstrasse 2; NORD/LB Art Gallery, Friedrichswall 10; Kunsthalle Faust, Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3

Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm-7pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm

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Cinema München Sneak Preview

Invite a little risk into your life. Cinema München’s Friday night sneak preview doesn’t unveil what it’s about to screen until the movie actually begins. So mysterious! Two things you can be sure of: the film will be shown in English, and it will be brand spanking new.

Price: €7

Location: Cinema München, Nymphenburger Strasse 31

Times: Friday, August 8, 11:15pm

Phone: 089 55 52 55

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Stuttgart Summer Festival

With bands like Macy’s Mob and Mr. Booze, you just know it’s going to be a good time. A vibrant atmosphere descends on Stuttgart beginning Thursday as the big white tents and enchanting lights are set up for the city’s summer festival. Plenty of German food, drink, music and dancing will all be on hand, so live it up, it’s summer!

Price: Free

Location: Schlossplatz and Obere Anlagen

Times: Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8, 5pm-2am; Saturday, August 9, 11am-2am; Sunday, August 10, 11am-11pm

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