• Germany's news in English

What's on in Germany: August 26 - September 1

Celeste Sunderland · 26 Aug 2010, 15:41

Published: 26 Aug 2010 15:41 GMT+02:00

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit



Long Night of Museums

After a long day sipping icy cocktails at one of Berlin's sandy Spree-side beach bars, take a waltz through some of the city's cultural venues Sunday. Cool off with a rainstorm of poems at the Lustgarten, or climb up into the New Synagogue's lofty dome. From Schloss Charlottenburg to the German History Museum, over 80 establishments stay open until 2 am, keeping you culturally occupied until club time.

Price: €15

Location: Various

Times: Sunday, August 28, 6pm-2am

Phone: 030 24 74 98 88

More Information: www.lange-nacht-der-museen.de


Jewish Culture Days

Young kantors from New York and Los Angeles kick off an 11-day celebration of Jewish culture with a concert at the Rykestrasse Synagogue, Thursday. Hear their heavenly hymns, then embark on a journey into Jewish Berlin, which includes synagogue tours, Shabbat services, and a jam session by the International Mahler Orchestra.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Thursday, August 26 - Sunday, September 5

Ticket Hotline: 01805 57 00 00 (.14 cents/minute)

More Information: www.juedische-kulturtage.org


Skyy Swap Market

Swap that flirty cocktail dress for a chic shift Friday when Stadtbad Oderberger becomes Berlin's biggest and best vintage clothing store. Here's how it works. Bring the items you'd like to swap to one of three swap spots before Friday. Get some coupons in exchange for your clothes. Buy new clothes at the market with your coupons. Sip a vodka martini and admire your new wardrobe.

Price: €5

Location: Stadtbad Oderberger, Oderberger Strasse 57-59

Times: Friday, August 27, 9pm (swapping begins), 11pm (party begins)

More Information: www.skyy.de



Roxy Music

Bryan Ferry's voice hasn't lost any of its demure allure. Roxy Music make one stop in Germany on their "For Your Pleasure" tour. Head to Bonn Wednesday for a sultry musical odyssey you'll never forget. More than this? You know there's nothing.

Price: €61.90

Location: Solarworld Summer Stage, Museumsplatz Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, Bonn

Times: Wednesday, September 1, 6pm

Ticket Hotline: 0228 502010

More Information: www.roxymusic.co.uk



Museum Embankment Festival

Frankfurt's riverbanks host an open-air celebration of art and culture this weekend. Check out a percussion workshops for kids, a concert by the Rattlesnake Orchestra, and a salsa party. The festival ends with a bang Sunday night when fireworks light up the sky.

Price: Free

Location: The banks of the Main River

Times: Friday, August 27, 3pm-1am; Saturday, August 28, 11-1am; Sunday, August 29, 11am-midnight

More Information: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

Goethe Festival Week

It's time again to celebrate one of Germany's finest. From plays and readings to an evening of songs from the writer's second novel Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and a photo exhibition that depicts Frankfurt in the time of Goethe, the city offers plenty of ways to fete the famed thinker this week.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Friday, August 28 - Sunday, September 5

More Information: kultur.frankfurt.de


ShopStop 7 - Carl Dau - Minimalism in Steel

Dieter Rams believed that less is more. In conjunction with an exhibition of the designer's works at Frankfurt's Museum of Applied Arts, jewellery by Carl Dau is on display for a short time in the museum shop. Born in Poland in 1942, Dau delved into jewellery design at 23. Gaze at his gleaming minimalist masterpieces this weekend.

Price: €8

Location: Museum of Applied Arts, Schaumainkai 17

Times: Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-9pm

Phone: 069 212 340 37

More Information: www.angewandtekunst-frankfurt.de



Poets on the Beach

Every summer since 1998, lovers of literature have gathered upon the soft sands along the River Elbe for an open-air poetry reading. On Sunday, young authors from the Hamburg region will recite their latest works in rain or shine. Spread out a blanket and enjoy the varied cadences of the German vernacular.

Price: Free

Location: Restaurant Strandperle, Övelgönne 60

Times: Sunday, August 29, 6pm

Phone: 040 898 233

More Information: www.writersroom.de


Story continues below…


Fantasy Filmfest

"Fear Good Movies" is the motto of this annual festival of fantasy films, which makes its way through Germany this month, arriving in Munich on Tuesday. Surrender to a frighteningly fantastic program that includes a "Human Centipede," plenty of vampires, and British director Michael Winterbottom's controversial new film The Killer Inside Me.

Price: €9 (Single Ticket), €12 (Single Ticket 2D)

Location: Cinema, Nymphenburger Strasse 31; City Kinos, Sonnenstrasse 12

Times: Tuesday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 8

More Information: www.fantasyfilmfest.com


Pax Paloscia

Since opening last December, Munich's new Helmut gallery has been presenting a pretty impressive roster of energising new art from cities like Amsterdam and Paris. The gallery's latest exhibition showcases the graphic images of Pax Paloscia, a New York-based artist whose work combines the serenity of portrait photography with the dynamism of street art.

Price: Free

Location: Helmet - Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fraunhoferstrasse 8

Times: Wednesday - Friday, 5-8pm; Saturday, 2-6pm; through August 31

Phone: 089 3265 7788

More Information: www.helmet-gallery.com


Rosenheimer Autumn Festival

As summer transitions to fall, the quaint town of Rosenheim sets up its annual fun fair. Just forty minutes by train from Munich, the festival features an assortment of traditional German treats, hefty Bavarian brews, and exciting carnival rides for the whole family.

Price: TBD

Location: Kaiserstrasse, Rosenheimer

Times: Saturday, August 28 - Sunday, August 12

More Information: www.herbstfest-rosenheim.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

Today's headlines
Obama to visit Berlin in last presidential trip to Germany
President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel during a Berlin trip in 2013. Photo: DPA.

The White House announced on Tuesday that US President Barack Obama will be paying one last unexpected visit to the German capital - his last before he leaves office.

Hostility towards minorities 'widespread in Bavaria'
A village in southern Bavaria. Photo: DPA.

Hate and hostility towards groups deemed to be different are not just sentiments felt by fringe extremists, a new report on Bavaria shows.

Hated RB Leipzig emerge as shock challengers to Bayern
RB Leipzig. Photo: DPA

RB Leipzig's remarkable unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season has seen them suddenly emerge at the head of the pack chasing reigning champions and league leaders Bayern Munich.

Munich taxi driver in hospital after attack by British tourists
Photo: DPA

A taxi driver had to be hospitalized in Munich on Monday evening after three British tourists refused to pay their fare and then attacked him.

German police carry out nationwide anti-terror raids
Police outside a building in Jena during raids on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Police forces in five German states carried out raids on Tuesday morning with the aim of tackling the financing of terror groups, police in Thuringia have reported.

The Local List
10 ways German completely messes up your English
Photo: DPA

So you've mastered German, but now it's time to learn English all over again.

Iconic German church being eroded away by human urine
Ulm Minster towering over the rest Ulm surrounding the Danube. Photo: Pixabay

It will now cost you €100 to spend a penny. That’s if you get caught choosing to pee against the world-famous Ulm Minster.

German small arms ammo exports grow ten-fold
Photo: DPA

The government has come in for criticism after new figures revealed that Germany exported ten times the quantity of small arms ammunition in the first half of 2016 as in the same period last year.

14-year-old stabs 'creepy clown' in prank gone wrong
File photo: DPA.

A 16-year-old in Berlin decided he wanted to scare some friends, but his plot backfired in a violent way.

Four Ku Klux Klan groups active in Germany, says govt
An American member of the KKK at a gathering in Georgia. Photo: EPA.

The German government estimates that there are four Ku Klux Klan (KKK) groups currently active in the country, according to a report by the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) on Tuesday.

Germany's 10 most weird and wonderful landmarks
Sponsored Article
Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections
10 things you never knew about socialist East Germany
How Germans fell in love with America's favourite squash
How I ditched London for Berlin and became a published author
12 clever German idioms that'll make you sound like a pro
23 fascinating facts you never knew about Berlin
9 unmissable events to check out in Germany this October
10 things you never knew about German reunification
10 things you're sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit
Germany's 10 most Instagram-able places
15 pics that prove Germany is absolutely enchanting in autumn
10 German films you have to watch before you die
6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever
10 pieces of German slang you'll never learn in class
Ouch! Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
Six reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German
7 American habits that make Germans very, very uncomfortable
Story of a fugitive cow who outwitted police for weeks before capture
Eleven famous Germans with surnames that'll make your sides split
The best ways to get a visa as an American in Germany
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd