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  • Welcome to Berlin
    von Helen Sibum am 14. April 2017 um 9:06

    International visitors found out on a tour of the Moabit district how a school and volunteers are busy promoting integration. The name is well chosen: “Miriam-Makeba-Grundschule” is written on a banner in front of the brick primary school building in Berlin’s Moabit district. The South African singer is sure to have liked it here: Music […]

  • Photo Friday: Leipzig Book Fair
    von Alexander Fallier am 24. März 2017 um 20:40

    More about the Leipziger Book Fair on www.deutschland.d […]

  • What is Love?
    von DE Gast Blogger am 20. Februar 2017 um 12:00

    What is being loved? And where is the line between that and sex? These are the questions been asked of the three characters in “Clos […]

  • In the backstreets of ‘Dark City’
    von DE Gast Blogger am 19. Februar 2017 um 10:00

    The Berlinale means not only premieres of feature films and documentaries, but also retrospectives. This year's Retrospective is devoted to SF cinema, and you hav […]

  • A Journey between Heaven and Earth: “Almost Heaven”
    von DE Gast Blogger am 18. Februar 2017 um 8:30

    A tender coming-of-age documentary about young undertakers at a funeral home in Hunan Province. Like many teenagers who have to move to urban areas for […]

  • Berlinale tidbits: Day 8
    von Fanny Steyer am 17. Februar 2017 um 21:45

    Tension mounts as the grand finale of the Berlinale grows closer. One Golden Bear has already been awarded. […]

  • Drawing Borders
    von DE Gast Blogger am 17. Februar 2017 um 14:30

    The idea that we live in a “postcolonial” age is something of a myth. The effects of centuries of imperialism are still felt today, whether […]

  • “A Feeling Greater Than Love”.. Between Lebanon’s past and present
    von DE Gast Blogger am 17. Februar 2017 um 7:30

    One of the generally permanent roles of Cinema and Documentary Film, in particular, is connecting the past to the present. Searching through the past generations’ log books for tales not known to ordinary people, and straightly extending the lines of those tales to confirm what we all know, that humanity has recurring faces and that […]

  • Berlinale tidbits: Day 7
    von Fanny Steyer am 16. Februar 2017 um 21:33

    Cinema for kids, a series from Berlin, a platform for African filmmakers. Impressions from the seventh day of the Festival. […]

  • What do the pictures tell us?
    von DE Gast Blogger am 16. Februar 2017 um 15:30

    There have always been “hybrid” documentaries, but at this year’s Berlinale they are especially prominent. Of course, it is difficult to clearly define the concept: not only do the films deal mainly with diversity, but they also differ tremendously from one another. Let’s begin with In the Intense Now by João Moreira Salles. The Brazilian director […]

  • Yesterday’s Spain stands before the mirror
    von DE Gast Blogger am 16. Februar 2017 um 8:30

    In „La Reina de España“ („The Queen of Spain“), veteran director Fernando Trueba portrays a country on the cusp of opening itself up to the world following the end of the international embargo against the Franco dictatorship. But the new winds of modernity are nothing more than quaint decoration, as the wounds of the Spanish […]

  • #Berlinale17: Wolves & Revolutionaries
    von DE Gast Blogger am 15. Februar 2017 um 14:30

    2016 was a great Berlinale year. Meryl Streep as opinionated jury president, a George Clooney-starring new Coen brothers film as opener, and Fassbinder-cum-Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus as the homage honouree. An outstanding German festival year it wasn’t by any stretch –one German debut feature in Competition that did not make it abroad. (Of course, TONI […]

  • Brazil sets sights on golden Bear
    von DE Gast Blogger am 15. Februar 2017 um 6:30

    Brazil is making its mark at the Berlinale by showing films in the most important sections of the programme. The feature film “Joaquim” by Marcelo Gomes will be screened in the Competition section. Countdown to the start of the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival. The outside temperature is falling again, which once more makes […]

  • A “Boys’ Club” where gender equality simply isn’t an issue
    von DE Gast Blogger am 14. Februar 2017 um 22:35

    Once again, the international film world will be all about bears for the next ten days, as the Berlinale 2017 has begun. Films from around the world will be presented at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival: directed for the most part by men, they feature the most powerful women in the world of film […]

  • Berlinale Tidbits: Day 5
    von Fanny Steyer am 14. Februar 2017 um 21:07

    Who was seen on the red carpet, how good films can taste, and how safe it is at the Berlinale. Impressions from the fifth day of the Berlin Film Festival. […]

  • Berlinale tidbits: Day 2 to 4
    von Fanny Steyer am 14. Februar 2017 um 11:28

    Who was spotted on the red carpet, the highlights on show in cinemas, and how to achieve the Berlinale look. Snapshots from the first weekend of the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale). Film stars at close range: “Berlinale Goes Kiez” On seven evenings during the Berlin Film Festival the project “Berlinale Goes Kiez” sees its “Flying Red […]

  • Die Blaue Nacht® – Nuremberg's long night of art and culture
    am 10. April 2017 um 11:50

    On 6 May, Nuremberg's city centre will once again be bathed in the glow of blue light, as the city celebrates its annual Blaue Nacht® – the 'Blue Night' festival of art and culture.read more » […]

  • IGA Berlin 2017 – 'An OCEAN of colours'
    am 3. April 2017 um 11:50

    From 13 April, Berlin will play host to one of the top springtime tourist attractions. The international horticultural exhibition (IGA) will offer a range of activities for everyone amidst an ocean of flowers.read more » […]

  • Jump into Easter, Spring into Germany
    am 27. März 2017 um 11:50

    With Easter just around the corner, Germans are making preparations for the holidays and the arrival of spring. Find out here how you can get involved and find that 'spring feeling'!read more » […]

  • Social dining – breaking bread and conventions
    am 20. März 2017 um 11:50

    Have you already heard of the social dining movement? Read on to find out what it's all about and how you can join in on your next trip to Germany.read more » […]

  • 2017 Urban Art Biennale – a different take on art
    am 13. März 2017 um 11:50

    Immerse yourself in the world of urban art, which has its roots in graffiti, and explore this contemporary form of artistic expression.read more » […]

  • Hiking in Germany – a land rich in variety and charm
    am 6. März 2017 um 11:50

    Germany's many hiking trails offer a chance to explore the country at your leisure and get some great exercise too. Encounter nature at its finest and cultural highlights as far as your feet can carry you.read more » […]

  • Museum Barberini – a new attraction making a big impression
    am 27. Februar 2017 um 11:50

    In January, Museum Barberini opened its doors to the public on Alter Markt square in Potsdam. Pay it a visit and immerse yourself in the world of Impressionism. read more » […]

  • The art of slow travel
    am 20. Februar 2017 um 11:50

    Are you one of those people who are constantly stressed out? Then why not give slow travel a go. Here you'll find out how this can work for your trip to Germany.read more » […]

  • Understand German – understand Germany!
    am 13. Februar 2017 um 11:50

    The best way to learn about the culture of a country is through the people and the language. Here we'll tell you about some of many different ways you can learn German in Germany.read more » […]

  • International Tourist Guide Day in Germany
    am 6. Februar 2017 um 11:50

    International Tourist Guide Day will once again take place in Germany this year. Over the weekend of 18 and 19 February you can join guided tours for free across the country.read more » […]