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!
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.
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.
Wunderbar Together’s official roadshow, The PopUp Tour, combines an impressive cultural tent with mobile presentations, entertainment, engaging educational programming, and features a showcase of top German businesses.
What do snails, cyborgs, and telescopes have in common? All of them were topics at the Science Slam this weekend at Germany Week in Chicago! Science Slams are similar to typical poetry slams, but instead of poetry, 5-6 scientists give 10 minute presentations about their research. At the end, the audience picks their favorite as the winner of the slam!
Felix Zeltner of Work Awesome created an interactive Walk Awesome walking tour with Ryan Gravel, the designer of the Atlanta Beltline. Gravel explained the ideas behind the creation of the Beltline and how Atlanta continues to grow and change.
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!
German car manufacturer and PopUp Tour sponsor BMW presentd itself in Portland as part of the conversation and the solution of the future of mobility while demonstrating visitors why they call the US their second home.
German automaker and PopUp Tour Portland sponsor BMW hosted a series of talks and panels on the future of mobility in the United States and Germany, discussing everything from product design to clean energy.
As the official roadshow of Wunderbar Together, the Goethe PopUp Tour combines an impressive culture tent with mobile exhibits and various pop-up edutainment elements.
Fans in the home of the reigning MLS Champions Atlanta United gathered under the PopUp Tour tent for a heated match between German Bundesliga perennial favorites RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04.
With its kids science lab at the PopUp Tour in Atlanta, German chemical company BASF revamped the classic school lab, giving elementary school students a gooey introduction into STEM subjects through a slime-making session and other cool experiments.
German Automaker BMW was proud to sponsor the Portland stop of the PopUp Tour and paid tribute to German-American Friendship the best way they knew how – with a Wunderbar Together Special Edition BMW i3!
From investment in American jobs to Bauhaus workshops and kids science labs, the PopUp Tour stop in Atlanta proved to be a wonderful production and display of German-American friendship. A podcast walking tour from Work Awesome, an array of spins and twirls from Circus Mojo were just part of this great lineup.
All good things must come to an end – even the PopUp Tour! Today was the final day of the PopUp Tour in Portland, the last stop of this year’s cross country tour. We ended the tour with some of our favorite events, from Discover Bauhaus to Science Slams and performances by Circus Mojo!
A new day at the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour began with an exciting series of talks by BMW focusing on “Design for Mobility.” During the talks, hosted by Designworks, visitors could learn more about the connection between future mobility trends and urban design, sustainable system designs for urban areas, and more while also discovering more about the BMW Group’s international design innovation studio and its work on mobility.
The PopUp Tour continued in Portland today with a day full of events focusing on the potential of German-American cooperation in the business, technology and digital innovation.
With stops in Chicago, St. Louis, and Atlanta in the rear view mirror, the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour headed to the West Coast for its final stop in Portland, Oregon. The tour will be in the Beaver State all week long with fun events related to German-American art, business, sport, and culture!
Atlanta Plugged In on CBS46 invited Wunderbar Together’s Deputy Director, Miriam Bruns, to talk about the PopUp Tour’s most recent stop in Atlanta.
Participants of the Global Youth Ambassadors Program talk about opportunities for student exchanges with Germany and about immersing oneself in a new environment abroad.
Documentary How to Make a Book with Steidl gives a firsthand view of the organized chaos that is daily working life at Steidl Publishers, owned by Gerhard Steidl, “the world’s best printer” according to Karl Lagerfeld.
Combining digital media with technology and electronic music, one of Atlanta’s biggest events during the Wunderbar Together Pop Up Tour was the Studio Sculpture exhibit, held by Masary Studio and presented by Mutek SF.
The Fugees Academy brought a class of excited students that was eager to learn more about Germany and STEM topics by participating in a BASF chemistry workshop, climbing aboard the WanderbUS, checking out a Discover Bauhaus workshop, and practicing their soccer skills on the Siemens goal wall at the PopUp Tour in Atlanta!
The Joachim Herz Foundation presented its exchange program Azubi Go USA in Atlanta aimed at apprentices in Germany and Georgia.
The fifth and final day of the PopUp Tour in Atlanta kicked off with screenings of two of the biggest Bundesliga matchups of the day. Fans in the home of the reigning MLS Champions Atlanta United gathering under the PopUp Tour tent for a heated match between perennial favorites RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04.