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The Year of German-American Friendship Recap

This recap of the Year of German-American Friendship celebrates the projects, places, and people that have made this year so special, showcasing the many ways that Germany and the US are Wunderbar Together!

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Recap Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour

In 2019, the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour traveled across the country to bring the best of German food, culture, art, business, and innovation to Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Portland.

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Recap Pop Up Tour Atlanta

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.

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WanderbUS Stops in Chicago

The Goethe WanderbUS is traveling to 60 schools this year on a mission to visit students in all 48 contiguous states. Most recently, the WanderbUS brought its exciting program of interactive technology and fun language games to Hayt Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. Johannes Ebert, Chairman of the Board for Goethe-Institut, attended the event to meet with students and join in on the fun!

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German President @ Grand Opening of Goethe-Institut Boston

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls for transatlantic partnership at the grand opening of the Goethe-Institut Boston.

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Game of Throne Actress Sibel Kekilli Meets German Politician Michelle Müntefering

German Actress Sibel Kikelli and State Secretary Michelle Müntefering share their favorite Wunderbar Together moments: from Barack Obama to Texan dance halls.

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Wunderbar Films on Demand

Foreign Film lover? Movie buff? Anyone can enjoy new as well as classic films from Germany. Wunderbar Together is now offering a selection of German films for free through the Kanopy streaming service.

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Hirshhorn Curator Stéphane Aquin On Manifesto Exhibition

Hirshhorn Museum curator Stéphane Aquin talks about the exhibition Manifesto: Art x Agency featuring Julian Rosefeldt’s acclaimed multi-channel video installation Manifesto with Cate Blanchett.

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Wunderbar Together Launchweek Highlights

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.

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The German History Scavenger Hunt

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.

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URBANSCREEN @ Wunderbar Together Opening Week

For the opening of the Year of German-American Friendship, Germany-based artist collective Urbanscreen illuminated three iconic buildings in the United States with their light-art, highlighting different aspects of German-American relations.

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Wunderbar Together @ Bay Area Book Festival

The annual Bay Area Book Festival brings readers and authors from around the world together in downtown Berkeley, California to celebrate literature in a fun, family-friendly environment.

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All Smiles at the PopUp Tour Schoolfest in Atlanta

At the PopUp Tour’s stop in Atlanta, more than 200 middle and high school students from local schools visited the PopUp tent for the Schoolfest – a day of games, workshops, and fun!

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Wunderbar Together Looks Back on a Year of Events, Memories, and Friends

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!

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Wunderbar Together: Facts & Figures

As we wrap up the Year of German-American Friendship, Wunderbar Together is excited to look back on all of the people, partners, and events that made the year such a success! And with over 2,500 events at over 500 locations in all 50 states, there is certainly a lot to celebrate.

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The Wunderbar Together Team Signs off and Says Thank you!

As the year of German-American Friendship comes to a close at the end of 2019, the Wunderbar Together team at the Goethe-Institut Washington would like to thank the hundreds of partners and hundreds of thousands of attendees who made working on this project so special! This initiative would not have been so successful without your countless contributions.

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Closes the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 with Calls for Future Transatlantic Cooperation

This October, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier made an official visit to Boston to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Wunderbar Together campaign 2018/19.

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German President Steinmeier Visits US

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to the US celebrating the conclusion of the the Year of German-American Friendship.

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The Goethe-Institut Opens Three New Facilities in Washington, Boston, and Los Angeles

The Year of German-American Friendship may be coming to a close this winter, but the Goethe-Institut is certainly not done with its work in the US! The Institute reaffirmed its commitment to the transatlantic relationship by re-opening three regional institutes in brand new facilities in Washington, Boston, and Los Angeles.

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Sneak Preview Goethe-Institut LA

Last week, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles toured their soon-coming new space! Key partners from across the globe flew out to celebrate and brainstorm new possibilities for programs and events.

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Oktoberfest in Cincinnati

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports on the Cincinnati Oktoberfest – the biggest in the country with up to half a million visitors each year!

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The Digital Kinderuni Brings STEM, German, and Much More to MIT!

The Goethe-Institut’s Digital Kinderuni is coming to Boston! The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will play host to “A World of Learning,” which will invite hundreds of students from Boston-area schools to have fun while learning more about the Digital Kinderuni.

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Using Public Transport as a German Journalist on Exchange in Kansas City

Though huge cities like New York and Washington DC may be known for their public transportation infrastructure, that is not the case in most major American cities. Still, German Journalist Michaela Pflug, who is currently in the US as a part of the Goethe CloseUp project, was determined to try navigating her new home of Kansas City, Missouri using public transport alone.

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Global Youth Ambassadors Program

Participants of the Global Youth Ambassadors Program talk about opportunities for student exchanges with Germany and about immersing oneself in a new environment abroad.

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The Best of German Cinema Premieres in Los Angeles at the German Currents Film Festival

This October, Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre will play home to the German Currents Film Festival, bringing the cutting edge of German cinema to a West Coast audience and screening everything from arthouse films to blockbusters and children’s movies. The centerpiece of the festival will be an appearance by renowned German director Andreas Dresen, who will open the festival with the LA premiere of his award-winning film, Gundermann.