Eight online events not to miss in Germany in March 2021

Eight online events not to miss in Germany in March 2021
Berlin's Grupious-Bau with a sign to 'Discover art online' in February, when it remains closed. Photo: DPA
While coronavirus restrictions remain strict in Germany, the online events scene is booming. Here's a selection of things to see in March.

British Council Literature Seminar, We are Wales: disparate voices, landscapes and stories

March 4th-6th 2021

This seminar is part of a new campaign the Welsh government has launched called ‘Wales in Germany 2021’. It’s meant to showcase the breadth of activity and exchange happening in Germany and Wales across commerce, science and innovation, culture and the arts, among other fields.

The seminar will offer academics, students, publishers, translators and journalists from across Europe the chance to experience some of the best of Welsh literature and engage with writers and their work first-hand. 

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Berlin Travel Festival

March 9th-12th 2021

While travel is increasingly limited at the moment, the Berlin Travel Festival is presenting viewers with films, interviews, lectures, panels and tutorials to equip future travellers with all the information they need to travel safely after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

The festival will feature travel bloggers, hikers, hotel owners, and travel planners to share their tips on how and where to travel. The festival promises to provide participants with ‘‘fresh impulses for their next trip’’. 

FAST DA #1, Gropius Bau, Berlin

Friday, March 5th 2021

The virtual platform FAST DA, launched by Gropius Bau in Berlin, is an attempt to share dance as a movement inside and outside the body, and follows the vision that dance can bring about changes in our society. The event will be divided into three parts – the first will introduce participants to the work of the collective, followed by individual exploration tours, followed by a final discussion based on a common thematic in-depth study and simple movement exercises. No knowledge of dance is needed. 

Stadt Museum of Munich Online

Until further notice 

For the first time, the online collection of the Munich’s City Museum (Stadtmuseum) presents comprehensive works of art from all of the museum’s main collections in digital form. Gain an overview of our diverse inventory of the most varied objects from the fields of applied arts, photography, graphics, paintings, fashion, puppet theatre and showmanship, advertising art and urban culture. 

Berlin Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, by Paavo Järvi and Igor Levit

Saturday, March 6th 2021, 6:45 pm

Berlin Philharmonic is offering a live stream of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, described by Igor Levit, the pianist, as a work that “makes you really happy’’. Following Levit’s debut with the orchestra at the 2015 Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, he now appears for the first time with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Philharmonie Berlin under the baton of Paavo Järvi. 

              Munich’s city opera at night. Photo: DPA

Stadt Museum Berlin, Around Berlin – a review in drawing and graphic

Until further notice 

In this exclusive online presentation, the Berlin’s City Museum presents drawing and prints related to the becoming of Greater Berlin in the 1920s. Created by 35 artists, the motifs show places and situations from the surrounding area, which was incorporated in 1920. They document the upswing that gripped Berlin as the capital of the young Weimar Republic.

Virtual tour of Hohenzollern Castle

March 21st, at 10 pm-11:59 pm

Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern. The third of three hilltop castles built on the site, it is located atop Mount Hohenzollern, above and south of Hechingen, on the edge of the Swabian Jura of central Baden-Württemberg. With its many towers and fortifications, it’s an acclaimed masterpiece of military architecture in the 19th century.

Additional civil architectural elements make it a unique attraction. The location on the most beautiful mountain in Swabia gives the Castle a picturesque appearance. It was also one of the locations for the shooting of the popular series Game of Thrones. 

Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Video on demand 

Until March 2021 

Bayerische Staatsoper is offering a series of their opera and ballet performances videos on demand. The offer includes works like Ludwig Van Beethoven by Kirill Petrenko and Bayerisches Junior Ballet. Twenty-four hour tickets start from €4.90. Don’t miss it!


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