PopUp Tour 2018/19

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As the official roadshow of Wunderbar Together, the PopUp Tour combined an impressive culture tent with mobile container exhibits and various pop-up edutainment elements.

Programs ranged from business conferences, science slams, art exhibits, concerts or interactive student-focused events to panel discussions on future-oriented issues such as future of work, digitalization and sustainability.

With stops in Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Portland, the PopUp Tour showcased German business and culture in the U.S. and highlighted the close economic and cultural ties between our two countries.

                                                Statistics

  • Over 100 partners from business, culture, education and politics
  • Over 110 events and programs in 4 cities
  • Over 34,000 visitors 
  • Over 12,000 square feet of carpet
  • Over 12,600 miles (20K kilometers) traveled
  • Over 700 students from 12 schools reached through programs and workshops
  • Over 200 speakers and artists on stage
  • All touring #WunderbarTogether projects met at the PopUp Tour in Atlanta – Steidl, Cultural Tent, Wiesn in a Box, WanderbUS, Virtual Bauhaus, and Entdecke Bauhaus

WT PopUp Tour in CHICAGO

The first stop on the PopUp Tour took place from April 26th until May 5th, 2019 at Germany Week, which turned Chicago’s Daley Plaza in into an innovative showcase of German culture, art, science, and business. We were happy to host 21,000 attendees throughout the week and 3,800 guests at the opening ceremony on Friday, April 26th.

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  WT PopUp Tour in ATLANTA

PopUp Tour continued with another multi-day event in Atlanta, Georgia! From September 24th to September 28th, visitors built, danced, cheered and celebrated the close ties between Germany and the southern US.

In addition to the usual cultural tent and shipping container exhibits, we were excited to be joined by two major Wunderbar Together touring projects on-site: Wiesn in a Box (a delicious touring German biergarten) and the WanderbUS, providing Atlanta metro school kids an opportunity to get excited about the German language!

WT PopUp Tour in ST. LOUIS

On Wednesday, October 2nd , the Wunderbar Together Popup Tour presented a Science Slam in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by Bayer AG and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. In a moderated competition, two American and two German junior scientists performed against one another in a humorous TED-talk style battle!

Developed by policult with support from Fulbright Germany, this event was a huge success with over 130 audience members and a whole lot of laughter (and maybe a little science too)!

WT PopUp Tour in PORTLAND


For PopUp Tour’s last stop, Wunderbar Together crossed the entire country, all the way to Portland, Oregon! Over four days, more than 8000 visitors came by the cultural tent and our many events at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

The BMW Group joined in on the fun, bringing along two decked-out cars with a #WunderbarTogether twist, innovative panels and events, and some really awesome (and exclusive!) retro posters.

The Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour is proud to cooperate with an impressive group of German companies: BASF, BMW Group, Siemens AG, Bayer AG, Daimler AG, Evonik Industries AG, SAP, Schaeffler, Allianz, Lufthansa, Lanxess, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Local Co-Organizers and Key Partners

Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta * Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago * Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in San Francisco * Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Oregon * German-American Chamber of Commerce Midwest * German-American Chamber of Commerce South * German-American Chamber of Commerce West * Goethe-Institut Chicago * Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta * re:publica * City of Portland * German International School Portland * Portland German Film Festival * WorldOregon * Zeitgeist Northwest

Programming Partners and Vendors

AAA Parking * Altengartz * AlliiertenMuseum * American Council on Germany – Atlanta Eric M. Warburg Chapter * Amerikazentrum Hamburg * Atlanta Celebrates Photography * Atlanta Fugees Academy * Atlanta International School * Atlanta-Nürnberg Sister City Committee * Avison Young * Beyond 1516 / Evenson * Bender * Bienes Honighaus * Bitburger /St Kilian Importing * Bratplatz * Brookwood Elementary School * Bundesliga International * Chicago Blues Allstars * Circus Mojo * City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs * City of Hamburg * Civic Dinners * Craig Dorety * Dance 411 * Der Lange Schatten * DJ Baze Djunkiii * Dunwoody High School * Essendorfer * FC Schalke 04 * FP * Frank Muschalle * Georgia State University * German International School Chicago * German National Tourist Board * German-American Cultural Foundation * German Grill * Georgia Department of Education * Global Youth Ambassadors Program * Haribo * Hessischer Rundfunk * Joachim Herz Foundation * Jo Hecker * King of Pops * Klett * Leo Baeck Institute * Lochner/Klock * Metro Atlanta Chamber * Midtown Alliance * Midtown International School * Milwaukee Pretzel * Mutek SF and Masary Studio * Peter Ponzol Quartet * Petite Violette * Piano Battle * PushPush Theater * Policult * RB Leipzig * Selig Enterprises, Inc. * Steak Champ * Stone Mountain Middle School * Stiftung Deutsches Designmuseum * Sweet Castle * Sweet Swabian * Steidl GmbH und Co.OHG * St. Pius X Catholic High School * The German School of Atlanta * Tea Gschwender * The Lodge by MCS Bauer * United Chocolate Works * Virtual Bauhaus * WanderbUS * Wiesn in a Box * WorkAwesome * Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen

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