What's on in Germany: June 25 - July 1

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What's on in Germany: June 25 - July 1
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This Week's Highlights: Berlin parties like it's Sweden, Harley Davidsons roar through Hamburg, and a big beer garden sets up in Cologne.




Mercedes-Benz Award for South African Art and Culture 2009

When it comes to fashion, South African designers have a few tricks up their sleeves. See Craig Native's edgy street wear, Abigail Betz's frothy frocks, and Black Coffee's avant-garde gowns at Berlin's Daimler Contemporary.

Price: Free

Location: Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Alte Potsdamer Strasse 5

Times: Daily, 11am-6pm; through August 30

Phone 030 25941 420

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Architecture Tour - Reeducation Safari

Sunday is the official "Day of Architecture" in Berlin. Get a peak inside some of the city's post-war masterpieces with a seven hour guided tour.

Price: €30

Location: Starts at the Amerika Haus, Hardenbergstrasse 21-24

Times: Sunday, June 28, 10am - 5pm

Registration: 030 93 95 040

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Open Air Sweden Party

Dance all night under a rapidly brightening sky. Swedish DJs spin poolside Saturday. Not having much of a summer means few celebrate it better than the Swedes.

Price: €8

Location: Badeschiff, Eichenstrasse 4

Times: Saturday, June 27, 10pm

Phone: 030 533.2030

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Romanesque Summer

Cologne's vast Romanesque style basilica, the Church of Saint Maria hosts a long evening of song Friday night. Bach's "Goldberg Variations" and a Mendelssohn string quartet are included in the program of chamber choirs and a cappella groups.

Price: €25

Location: St. Maria im Kapitol, Marienplatz 17-19

Times: Friday, June 26, 7:30pm

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Cologne Bierbörse

Cologne's leafy Innenstadt-Tanzbrunnen becomes a beer garden this weekend as dozens of breweries tap their kegs. Live music will be on hand for you "dance on the table" types.

Price: Free

Location: Innenstadt-Tanzbrunnen Köln, Rheinparkweg 1

Times: Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28

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Celebrate freedom with music, dancing, cabaret, theatre, marionette shows, volleyball playing, and BMX bike riding. The annual Elbhangfest is a jubilant celebration of art and culture in honour of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the 220th anniversary of the French Revolution! Vive la liberté!

Price: €5-10

Location: Various

Times: Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28

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Summer Concerts 2009 - European Organists

Renowned Hamburg organist Eberhard Lauer plays a homage to Mendelssohn Saturday night as part of a weekly series of organ music at the Mariendom. It's sure to be a heavenly affair.

Price: €7

Location: Mariendom, Danziger Strasse 60

Times: Saturday, June 27, 8pm

Phone: 040 248 77 210

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Hamburg Harley Days

Rev that baby up and ride on over to Hamburg this weekend. Europe's biggest Harley Davidson festival starts Friday. Big Dig and The Sidechicks play "wild west style cow rock," stuntman Rainer Schwarz struts his stuff, and Sunday's parade will have the city roaring.

Price: Free

Location: HSH Nordbank Arena, Sylvesterallee 7

Times: Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28

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Filmfest Munich

A retrospective of the British cult director Stephen Frears, a children's festival, and a string of new movies starring the likes of Justin Timberlake, Penelope Cruz, and Joaquin Phoenix make this Munich film festival one steamy affair.

Price: €2.50 - 8

Location: Various

Times: Friday, June 26 - Saturday, July 4

Phone: 089 381 9040

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Opera For All

The Bavarian State Orchestra and the ATTACA youth orchestra play Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner in a free event on Marstallplatz, Sunday. It's part of the 2009 Munich Opera Festival. Happy spectators should check the schedule for more fabulous performances happening every night of the week through July.

Price: Free

Location: Marstallplatz

Times: Sunday, June 28, 8pm

Phone: 089 21 8501

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Greek Bavarian Culture Days

Films, readings, concerts, dance performances, and discussions. Soak up the magnificent cultures of both Greece and Bavaria this weekend as artists and scholars from both countries twirl through town.

Price: Free

Location: Odeonsplatz

Times: Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28

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