The PopUp Tour – Wunderbar Together’s official roadshow – stopped in Atlanta featuring an impressive culture tent with mobile presentation modules and various flexible pop-up edutainment elements.
Grab a pretzel and an authentic German beer and come enjoy the Wiesn in a Box-mobile Biergarten. “Wiesn” is the home of the legendary Oktoberfest in Munich. This year, it’s and now coming to several American cities in the Year of German-American Friendship with all the comforts and tastes of the traditional Bavarian Biergarten.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst, on mission in the International Space Station 250 miles above the Earth, gave this personal message on the importance of the German-American Relationship to reach our loftiest goals and highest potential.
Luigi Toscano’s portrait exhibition “Lest We Forget” shows the faces of Holocaust survivors to provide living memory for younger generations. The exhibit traveled to the nation’s capital, offering a chance for reflection.
German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas met with artist Luigi Toscano in Washington and bid him farewell. Toscano was preparing to travel with his exhibition across the country on a 10-day road trip from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, California.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls for transatlantic partnership at the grand opening of the Goethe-Institut Boston.
The Year of German-American Friendship is on! We already have several incredible events under the belt and we’re just getting started. Here’s just a few of our nationwide kickoff events.
Join 10th grade students of the John Lennon School Berlin as they embark on a The German History Scavenger Hunt exploring Germany’s past, present, and future.
The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain exhibition at the Wende Museum in Culver City, California, seeks to highlight the work and experiences of women artists in former East Germany.
After thousands of events across the country, the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 has come to an end, but the memories remain. This video highlights some of the projects, places, and people that have made this year so special, once again showcasing the many ways that Germany and the US are Wunderbar Together!
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports on the Cincinnati Oktoberfest – the biggest in the country with up to half a million visitors each year!
Pentagon staffer John Masters visited East and West Germany as a child before the wall fell. “When there was a wall in Berlin, I went up as a small boy through East Germany … we weren’t supposed to look outside the windows. I was glad to see it happen.”
Former McDaniel College Professor of German Mohammed Esa was a graduate student studying in Germany when the wall fell. “It was a universal feeling of liberation. These people were hugging everyone, they were smiling, they were incredibly happy.”
American television journalist and author Tom Brokaw was one of the few people who witnessed the actual collapse of the wall. “I went there not knowing the wall was going to come down. It still is one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done.”
Anna Clauss, journalist for the German magazine Der Spiegel, is currently in Denver as a part of the Arthuer F. Burns Fellowship, which sends German and American journalists to each other’s countries on exchange. While in her new Colorado home, Clauss took the time to get a little slice of her native Bavaria at the Denver Oktoberfest.
The Day of German Unity is one of the most important federal holidays in Germany. Held every year on October 3, it celebrates the reunification of East and West Germany in the 1990s. This year is even more special, as we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
In recent history, many Germans have used media and the arts as a vehicle of expressing the impact the Berlin Wall and its ultimate collapse had on German culture. One prime example of this is Andreas Dresen’s 2018 award winning film, GUNDERMANN.
Photographer Luigi Toscano’s traveling exhibition titled “Lest We Forget” is currently being proudly displayed at the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. This project displays 70 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors – 7 of which are photographs of survivors from the Kansas City area – outdoors in the memorial.
Wunderbar Together brought the Wiesn in a Box to the Denver Oktoberfest, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! This annual six-day festival attracts over 250,000 people to enjoy German food, beer, and music!
Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag, made a visit to Washington, DC to meet with members of US Congress and promote German-American friendship.
“GO” is short for “German Origins” or “German Originality” AND it’s an inspiration, inviting Americans with German heritage to find their own unique reason to GO to Germany and explore the culture for themselves.
As a part of Wunderbar Together, the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City is bringing 70 portraits of Holocaust survivors, 7 of which were recently taken of survivors living in the area, to the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City from September 20 to October 6.
In celebration of German-American friendship, we’re featuring stories from people like you! This week’s story was written by Daniella Bega-Silva.
In celebration of German-American friendship, we’re featuring stories from people like you! This week’s story was written by Andrew Gale.
In this guest blog, Christoph Mücher, Director of Wunderbar Together, writes about his experience getting immersed in Pennsylvania Dutch culture at the 70th annual Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA.