What’s on in Germany: October 30-November 5

This Week's Highlights: Berlin's month of photography, a long night of museums in Cologne, and a guitar festival in Frankfurt.

What's on in Germany: October 30-November 5
Take the kiddies to the Munich Mineral Show. Photo: DPA



European Month of Photography

With a slogan like “Never Seen Before,” there’s no telling what you’re going to get. Starting Saturday, over 130 galleries, museums, project rooms, and other cultural institutions around the city celebrate photography. A highlight of the event is an exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie in Kreuzberg called “As Far as the Eye Can See,” which features panoramic photography of Berlin from 1951 – 1952.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, November 1 – November 30

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Good Bye Tempelhof – The History of An Airport

The Mobile Museum commemorates the closing of one of the world’s most extraordinary airports Thursday night, as Tempelhof shuts down its normal airport operations. Hear songs popular during the time of the airlift, watch a documentary on the history of the airport, and listen to a midnight broadcast live from Tempelhof. An exhibition of historic archival photos runs through the weekend, before moving to the Berliner Sparkasse on Karl-Marx-Strasse November 4 – 28.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie am Körnerpark Kreativraum, Schierker Strasse 8

Times: Thursday, October 30, 6pm

Phone: 030 6809 2876

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International Short Film Festival Berlin

This year’s festival focuses in on films from Mexico and the Basque region in Spain, but fans of Bollywood, Berlin, and short shockers will also find something pleasing. An opening party for kids takes place Sunday at 3pm at Babylon Berlin.

Price: €50, Festival Pass; €15, Day Pass; €7, Single Ticket; €3, KUKI Opening Matinee

Location: Various

Times: Sunday, November 2 – Sunday, November 9

Phone: 030 25 29 13 21

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Long Night of Cologne Museums

Explore Roman settlements and Renaissance art in the city center, or jump on a shuttle bus and venture further afield to intriguing places like the Museum of 1960s-1970s Design. This weekend’s Long Night of Cologne Museums event features an array of fascinating cultural institutions, many with live music and DJs.

Price: €15

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, November 1, 7pm-3am

Phone: 0221 221 304 00

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SoCo Limelight Opens In Cologne

DJ Team Bang Bang Boom kick off a month of late-night dance excitement Saturday night as SoCo Limelight makes its way from Hamburg to Cologne.

Price: €5

Location: RheinForum im RheinTriadem, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3

Times: Saturday, November 1, 10pm

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CYNETart_08 Festival

Ten years ago, many of us had a tough time tearing ourselves away from the TV. Now it’s the handheld mobile device that has us hooked. New media and technology is the modern human’s partner in crime. Check out the computer-based works of a select group of artists from around the world, starting Thursday at Kunsthalle Dresden.

Price: N/A

Location: Kunsthalle Dresden, Maxstrasse 2, and the Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56

Times: Thursday, October 30 – November 16

Phone: 0351 889 6665

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Frankfurt Jazz Festival

Bill Frissell sits in with the hr-Big Band for a concert titled “Mingus, Monk, and Me; Uri Caine directs his new works for big band; and trumpet legend Bill Dixon plays with the Exploding Star Orchestra a this year’s three-day festival in Frankfurt.

Price: €35

Location: hr Sendesaal, Bertramstrasse 8

Times: Thursday, October 30 – Saturday, November 1

Phone: 069 155 2000

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Hamburg Guitar Festival

Get amped for a weekend devoted to the guitar. A global group of six-sting masters descends on Hamburg for three days of courses, workshops, and concerts.

Price: €18 Friday and Saturday, €22 Sunday

Location: Kulturhof Dulsberg, Alter Teichweg 200

Times: Friday, October 31 & Saturday, November 1, 8:30pm; Sunday, November 2, 11am


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Otto Fischer-Trachau

Fifty years after his death, Haspa launches the first exhibition of Hamburg secessionist Otto Fischer-Trachau. See the artist’s colourful, graphic works from the early 20th century.

Price: Free

Location: Hamburger Sparkasse’s Haspa-Galerie, Grosser Burstah 23

Times: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4pm, Thursday, 8:30am-6pm; through December 19

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Munich Mineral Show

Munich’s exposition centre will become an immense treasure trove of diamonds, gold, and precious stones from 56 nations this weekend, as exhibitors and dealers set up their stalls for the 45th Munich Mineral Show. A special section called “Wellness Island” focuses on the healing properties stones and minerals.

Price: €6-17

Location: New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Messegelände München-Riem

Times: Saturday, November 1, 9am-7pm; Sunday, November 2, 9am-6pm

Tickets: 089 613 4711

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A Cinderella Story

Principal dancer Lisa-Marre Cullum takes the lead role in the Bavarian State Opera’s production of A Cinderella Story Friday night. Watch her woo the prince with new choreography by John Neumeier.

Price: €7-70

Location: Bayerische Staatsoper (Nationaltheater), Max-Joseph-Platz 2

Times: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm

Phone: 089 21 85 17 11

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