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Grazer Hofbäckerei Sporgasse / Chiemsee

Vorbereitung

Text Vorbereitung

Internet Vorbereitung
den 2. Mai Wiederholung und Schlußexamen 
Lesen Sie: Text: 242-308;
Üben Sie: Text: 244A-309D; Übungsbuch 61-90B
den 18. April Üben Sie: 289A - 302M: Übungsbuch 81A - 86H

Lesen Sie: 288-303

QUIZ Kapitel 4

 
den 11. April Lesen Sie: 293-303

Üben Sie: 294E - 302M

Schreiben Sie: 298I , Übungsbuch 83D - 86H

Übung 2 [Seite 101] Märchenmotive und Übung B [Seite 104] Motive.
First think about, analyze and prepare Übung 2 [Seite 101] and post on Blackboard for the other students, using the 6 Märchen;
then think about, analyze and prepare Übung B [Seite 104 ] and post on Blackboard for the other students.
Deadline for the posting = 12 Noon Thursday April 7.
den 4. April Lesen Sie:102-103 Die Sieben Raben; 288-293

Üben Sie: 103A; 104 C; 105D; 105E; 289A - 293D

Schreiben Sie: 293D , Übungsbuch 81A + 82B

Lesen Sie noch einmal durch Seite 100 des Textbuches "Jakob und Wilhelm Grimm" [und / oder benützen Sie eine deutsche Suchmaschine über die Gebrüder Grimm].

Dann schreiben Sie drei [3] wichtige Tatsachen über die Gebrüder Grimm auf.

Termin : 1200 Mittag, Donnerstag den 31. März;

weitere Fragen werden danach folgen / after your initial posting there may be follow up posting
den 28. März  Lesen Sie: 62, 66, 67; 280-287

Üben Sie: 67, 281F - 287L

Schreiben Sie: 67G - 68I, Übungsbuch 76C - 78 G

QUIZ Kapitel 3

 

Lesen Sie noch einmal durch http://userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de/BIW/d_mauer.html  [von der vorigen Woche] und Seite 56 Einstieg in das Thema vom Textbuch, und dann beantworten Sie Frage 1 [Seite 57 des Textbuches] , die Sie schon vorbereitet haben. 

Erster Termin : 1200 Mittag, Donnerstag den 24. März   [weitere Fragen werden danach folgen / after your initial posting there will be follow up postings] 

den 21. März  Lesen Sie: 56-57; 274-279

Üben Sie: 57, 67, 274A-279E

Schreiben Sie: Übungsbuch 75A + 75B

[1]  http://college.hmco.com/.....students/links/links_3.html  dann: URL:http://userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de/BIW/d_mauer.html 
Zur Geschichte der Mauer
Auf dieser Website der Freien Universität Berlin bekommen Sie einen detaillierten Überblick über den Bau und den Fall der Berliner Mauer.    Es gibt fünf Unterteilungen: 1. Hintergrund; 2. Errichtung (building); 3. Ausmaße (dimensions); 4. Fall; 5. Mahnmal (memorial). Auf Deutsch und Englisch.

Lesen Sie den Text auf Deutsch UND auf Englisch

[2] Blackboard Discussion Board:  Thema = Berlin: Vier Mächtestadt und Mauer: Termin = 1200 Mittag Freitag den 18. März
Mit Hilfe einer deutschen Suchmaschine [http://www.hudsoncity.net/culture/german/search.htm] forschen Sie über:
Berlin 1945-1989: Viermächtestadt, Blockade und Mauer. Erstatten Sie einen Blackboardbericht für die anderen Studenten.

Was ist eine Viermächtestadt? Warum war Berlin eine Viermächtestadt? Wann / Was war die Berlinblockade? Was war die Berliner Mauer? Beschreiben Sie die Berliner Mauer. "das 17. Juni 1953": Warum ist dieses Datum so wichtig, dass man eine Berliner Strasse danach genannt hat? Was ist die Verbindung zwischen "das 17. Juni 1953" und der Berlinermauer?

Hilfsmittel: die Macht = might, power; vier = 4; die Viermächte = the four allied powers nennen nannte genannt = to name die Verbindung connection beschreiben beschrieb beschrieben describe

Stichwörter: die Besatzung besetzt die Diktatur der Kommunismus die Blockade die Allierten die Luftbruecke [Airlift] der Kalte Krieg
Einige hilfreiche Links: 

1 http://www.wall-berlin.org/gb/chine.htm 
2http://www.dhm.de/..../berlinBlockadeUndLuftbruecke.html 
3http://userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de/BIW/d_mauer.html 
4 http://www.dailysoft.com/berlinwall/ 
5 http://www.usafe.af.mil/berlin/photos.htm  

den  7. März  [Almost all the material is a repetition of what you've been preparing the last 14 days]
Lesen Sie  [258-273 = Wiederholung!]

Üben Sie:  259AB, 266 F-H, 268 I-K

Schreiben Sie: 263E, 
[Übungsbuch 71C-74F = Wiederholung!]

Quiz Kapitel 2!

 

Blackboard Discussion Board: Thema = Deutsche Dichter

Benützen Sie eine deutsche Suchmaschine [http://www.hudsoncity.net/culture/german/search.htm] und finden Sie einen deutschen oder österreichischen oder schweizerischen Dichter / Dichterin aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Forschen Sie und berichten Sie mit dem "Discussion Board:

wann er/sie lebte;
wo er geboren war; 
in welchen Gattungen er/sie schrieb;     die Gattung, see page xviii of your text book
die Namen drei Werke, die er geschrieben hat;
ein Zitat aus seinen Werken.

Termin für den Anschlag [posting] = 1200 Mittag Freitag den 4. März

Helpful vocabulary:

der Dichter; die Dichterin; der Schriftsteller; die Schritstellerin; das Jahrhundert; 19. Jahrhundert; das Zitat; das Werk Werke;

A few helpful links:

http://www.fln.vcu.edu//index_stories.html

http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/autoren.htm

http://www.fln.vcu.edu/menu.html

http://www.hudsoncity.net/culture/german/search.htm 

den  28. Februar FEIERTAG= doppelt so viel Zeit wie normal!

Lesen Sie:   ÖZ-Net 39-40; 263-270 


Üben Sie:
35-40; 266F-271M 


Schreiben Sie:
273 O: 3 oder 4 oder 5;


 Übungsbuch 71C - 74F 

Blackboard Web: http://bb.vccs.edu/ Discussion Board: mit Antworten auf die anderen Postings 
Thema:
Suchen Sie die Website von einer deutschen, österreichischen oder Schweizer Zeitung oder Zeitschrift im Internet, z.B. unter dem Stichwort ,,Sueddeutsche Zeitung", „Die Zeit", „Christ und Welt", „Die Presse", „Focus", „Der Standard" oder „Der Beobachter", usw.

Berichten Sie mit Blackboard Ihren Kommilitoninnen/ Kommilitonen daruber.
Wie heißt die Zeitung/Zeitschrift? Was ist die Internetadresse? Was ist die Titelgeschichte der Ausgabe an diesem Tag, in dieser Woche oder in diesem Monat? Kann man Leserbriefe an die Zeitung/Zeitschrift schicken? Etwas Besonderes,
 das Sie merken.

das Stichwort = key word die Titelgeschichte = main story etwas Besonderes = something special/unusual [compared to a US paper or magazine]
Termin: Erste Nachricht = 1200 Mittag Samstag den 19. Februar; Erste Antwort = 1200 Mittag Sonntag den 20. Februar;

Internetaufgabe: http://college.hmco.com/languages/german/moeller/kaleidoskop/6e/students/search/thema_2.html 3. Unter der Rubrik „Deutschland entdecken" finden Sie Informationen zum Thema „Studieren & Forschen in Deutschland". Die Rubrik (section) „Orte" stellt deutsche Universitätsstädte vor. Wählen Sie eine aus und schreiben Sie ein paar Informationen über diese Stadt auf.

den  14. Februar

Lesen Sie:  Ständig unter Strom 36; 258-262

Üben Sie: 35-40; 259A -263E

 

Schreiben Sie: Übungsbuch 69A - 70B

 

Blackboard Web: http://bb.vccs.edu/ Discussion Board: mit Antworten auf die anderen Postings 

Thema = Kommunikation: Zeitschriften/Zeitungen

Welche amerikanischen Zeitungen/Zeitschriften lesen Sie? Welche deutschen Zeitungen/Zeitschriften würden Sie lesen?

Vergleichen Sie die amerikanischen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften mit den deutschsprachigen Zeitungen und Zeitschrften. Diese Links können als Hiflsmittel dienen oder Sie können Ihre eigenen benutzen:

[1]
http://college.hmco.com/languages/german/moeller/kaleidoskop/6e/students/links/links_2.html 

[2]  http://www.hudsoncity.net/culture/german/germnews.htm 

[3]
http://www.hudsoncity.net/culture/german/germmags.htm

den 31. Januar

http://www.schloss-britz.de/r-luft.htm


http://ingeb.org/Lieder/dasistdb.html

 

Lesen Sie:  Lesen Sie 15; 246-257

Üben Sie: 14-26;  247C; 248 D/E; 249F, 251 G H I, 254 K L, 256-257

Bereiten Sie sich zur Diskussion vor

Schreiben Sie: Übungsheft Seite 61A - 64F [wenn Sie das Buch weiterverkaufen und rein behalten wollen, können Sie die Seiten vervielfältigen und auf die Kopien schreiben]. Seite 18 K1 1 ODER Seite 30 J1 [mit Schreibmaschine oder jede zweite Zeile], kurzer Abschnitt, ungefähr 40-50 Worte]
1] Blackboard Web: http://bb.vccs.edu/ Discussion Board: mit Antworten auf die anderen Postings

 Thema = Berlinbesuchtigung mit Freunden; 18 K1

 [weil Sie in der Touristenstadt Washington wohnen, können Sie auch K2 als Vergleichsmaterial einbeziehen]

den 17. Januar

Lesen Sie:  xi - xiii; xv - xviii 4-10; 232-236

Üben Sie: xix - xx; 4 - 12 ; 241-242

Bereiten Sie sich zur Diskussion vor: 4-5 Gedankenaustausch; 6 - 8 Zum Text; 9, 11-12 Zum Text

[1] Blackboard Web: http://bb.vccs.edu/?bbatt=Y Discussion Board: Ich stelle mich vor mit Antworten auf die anderen Postings sowie

[2] Web-Kaleidoskop 1-5

Lernhilfsmittel

   
Supplemental Text Book Material on the Web 1 Supplemental Text Book Material on the Web 2
Germanic Language Tree Schematic showing the historical relationships of English with High German and with the other Germanic languages. For detailed background information on the individual Germanic Languages click HERE. Keyboarding German text with the US-International Keyboard in Windows 95/98  This keyboard allows easy typing of those symbols peculiar to German as well as those for standard English
A succinct on-line Grammar of German from William and Mary offers a quick survey of grammar elements. .A very short and simple list of Definitions of Parts of Speech gives a quick overview of grammatical concepts that apply both to English and German
German Pronunciation exercises This list of Strong verbs in German -- starke Verben in Deutsch has no English translations but does list the forms of approximately 75 strong German verbs. [NB link!]
Subjunctive Outline Forms of the subjunctive used in indirect discourse and in contrary to fact conditional sentences. Passive Voice Outline A comparison of the forms and meanings of werden [1] when used as a main verb with an adjective or with a noun or [2] the forms of werden when used to form the passive voice.
Germanic Language Tree Schematic showing the historical relationships of English with High German and with the other Germanic languages. For detailed background information on the individual Germanic Languages click HERE. Keyboarding German text with the US-International Keyboard in Windows 95/98  This keyboard allows easy typing of those symbols peculiar to German as well as those for standard English
German Pronunciation exercises x
A succinct on-line Grammar of German from William and Mary offers a quick survey of grammar elements. .A very short and simple list of Definitions of Parts of Speech gives a quick overview of grammatical concepts that apply both to English and German

 

Click HERE to go Home Weather Forecast in German or English
Berlin Wetter auf Deutsch, HIER klicken
Berlin weather in English
 

German Language Church Services in Washington

United Church (Concordia Kirche) 1920 G Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 331-1495 . (Location for Washington Saengerbund's annual Christmas concert.) German service at 9:30 on first and third Sundays in the month. Our Lady of Bethesda (Deutsche Katholische Mission), 7007 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817. Sonntagsgottesdienste 10.00 Uhr Deutsche Evangelische Kirchengemeinde sonntags 9.30 Uhr
Pilgrim Lutheran Church 5500 Massachussetts Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816
German Language Television in the DC Area Mondays thru Fridays 3 - 4PM WNVC over the air Channel 56 ; Virginia PBS in German news some times with English subtitles

Mondays thru Fridays 7:30 PM WNVC over the air Channel 56; Virginia PBS News from Germany but in English

Sundays 9pm erratically: German television detective shows on International Mystery WNVC over the air Channel 56 with repeats on Channelm 53; Virginia PBS GERMAN-AMERICAN SITES IN WASHINGTON

Virtual tour on-line: You can view the historical German-American sites in downtown Washington on this Web site. This ever-expanding virtual tour celebrates the wealth of German-American heritage in Washington, DC. 

Stroll around the neighborhood, discover history behind the facades, and enjoy the evolving mixture of peoples, places, and styles.  For a more comprehensive tour of downtown heritage, participate in one of the Goethe-Institut's walking tours.

 

         German Language Cultural Events in Washington

  • Ongoing through March 31
  • Ida Sofia Maly (1894-1941) Exhibition curated by Anna Lehninger The Styrian painter Ida Maly lived and studied in Munich, Paris and Vienna, where Art Deco and New Realism mainly influenced her work. The exhibit shows a selection of her graphic work, focusing on portraits and studies of female nudes. Examples of her late work - created in psychiatry - give an insight to an imaginative world of machines and monsters. In 1941 Ida Maly was killed by the National Socialists in their “euthanasia”-program. : 202-895-6776 or rsvp@austria.org  Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through March 31, 2005. In cooperation with the Neue Galerie, Graz
  • Night Science - Science of Innovation Through Serendipity Science lecture by Josef Penninger, Austrian “Scientist of the Year”    "Night science is the science of innovation through serendipity. By day, everybody knows where to go, but at night things are unclear and people don't see well. It is under these conditions that science can make a real difference," claims Josef Penninger. Prof. Penninger currently heads the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna, Austria. Before assuming this position in 2002, he spent more than a decade conducting groundbreaking research in the field of molecular genetics in Canada. He identified the central role of the DREAM gene in pain perception and gave the first genetic proof that OPGL is the critical regulator for osteoclasts that control bone loss. He was a principal investigator at the Amgen Institute in Toronto and his lab was twice named among the Top 10 in the world. He is the recipient of a number of awards: he was among Canada's “Top 40 Under 40” and was - for three years in a row - listed in Thomson’s ISI's Top 10 list of the "hottest" scientists in the world. In 2003, Prof. Penninger was chosen “Scientist of the Year” by the Austrian Association of Science Journalists in recognition of both his scientific work and his efforts at increasing public understanding of science. January 18, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6736 or event@ostina.org Organized  at the Embassy of Austria in the framework of Österreich Innovativ
  • Auswege (Sign of Escape) A film by Nina Kusturica, Austria 2003 (in German and Bosnian with English subtitles, 93 min)  Auswege (Sign of Escape) tells the story of the escape of three women from deadlocked - love hate and violence - relationships. Their homes become a living hell invisible to society and the world around them. Trapped between the eruptions of uncontrollable violence and the relicts of once existing love they are forced to fight for their lives. Director Nina Kusturica was born in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, grew up in Sarajevo and moved to Vienna in 1992. Auswege is her feature film debut.   January 18, 2005 at 9:30 pm at the Landmark’s E Street Cinema; January 19, 2005 at 7:15 pm at the Landmark’s E Street Cinema; 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Metro: Metro Center) Tickets: $9.25, $7.50 for Students and Friends of the Goethe-Institut, $6.75 for Seniors For information call 202-452-7672 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com  In the framework of the festival “New Films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria” 
  •  Ernst Schönwiese Lecture & reading by Joseph P. Strelka The poet, publisher and journalist Ernst Schönwiese was an important literary figure in Austria before and after World War II. In commemoration of the centenary of his birthday on January 6, 1905, Joseph P. Strelka, specialist on Austrian exile literature and a friend of Ernst Schönwiese’s, will explore his life and present examples of his poetry. January 21, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6776 or rsvp@austria.org Wine and cheese reception to follow.
  • New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland   German-language cinema grew ever healthier in 2004, and that progress is reflected in the 13th edition of New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Opening with Hans Weingartner's provocative, politically-charged Cannes competition entry The Edukators and closing with Lars Büchel's exhilarating, offbeat love story Peas at 5:30, the program is nothing if not diverse. Please join us this year at Landmark Theatre's E Street Cinema for the New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland from 14 - 20 January 2005. A more comprehensive view of some of the featured directors' work can be seen Monday nights at the Goethe Forum, starting 24 January 2005, in our A Deeper Look series. As we screen additional works highlighting the range of their artistic talent, the directors take another stand in the spotlight.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 7:15 pm  /  Wednesday, January 19, 9:30 pm
    FILM: 13th Annual Film Festival Addicted to Acting (Die Spielwütigen) 
    Director: Andres Veiel (2004) Four young actors are followed as they enter and adjust to the rigors at the prestigious Ernst Busch Academy in Berlin.  V
  • Tuesday, January 18, 9:30 pm   /  Wednesday, January 19, 7:15 pm  FILM: 13th Annual Film Festival 
    Sign of Escape (Auswege) Director: Nina Kusturica (2003) Three Viennese victims of domestic violence fight to maintain their identities and bring order to their lives. 
  • Thursday, January 20, 7 pm and 9:40 pm  FILM: 13th Annual Film Festival  Peas at 5:30 (Erbsen auf halb 6) Director Lars Büchel will be present for both screenings. (2003) Having lost his sight in a car accident, Jakob refuses any help, instead falling in love with his rehabilitation specialist.
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  • Monday, January 24, 6:30 pm FILM: A Deeper Look  The White Sound Director: Hans Weingartner (2000) Tired of repeatedly rescuing her schizophrenic brother from serious trouble, Katja gives up when her final attempt results in Lukas jumping into the river. 
  • Monday, January 31, 6:30 pm FILM: A Deeper Look  Black Box Germany  Director: Andres Veiel (2001)  This is the story of the banker and the activist, and the power struggles within Germany in the 70s and 80s that almost resulted in civil war.
  • Mini-Mozart Festival  Jerome Barry, baritone; Susan Wheeler, soprano; Daniel Snyder, tenor; George Peachey, piano; Michael Stepniak, viola; Mendelssohn Piano Trio; Michael Adcock, piano; Elizabeth Ann Larson, violin; Joseph Lovinsky, French horn; Susanne Gekker, clarinet; Peter Sirotin, violin; Claudia Chudacoff, violin; Julius Wirth, viola; Fiona Thompson, cello. January 27-29, 2005 at 8:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria  Tickets: $35 (Thursday), $40 (Friday, Saturday). For reservations call: 202-625-2361 In cooperation with the Embassy Series www.embassyseries.org  Reception to follow
  • Gerda Struhal, piano  Works by Franz Schubert, Ernst Krenek, Maurice Ravel and Joseph Haydn.  January 30, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts  Location: Constitution Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 Admission free. For information call: 410-647-4482 or wae@comcast.net and  www.worldartists.org 
  • Memorial: A Tribute to Hermann-Josef Rupieper. To be held at the GHI (DC), Friday, January 28th, 11:00am-12:30pm. RSVP by Jan. 24th. c.brown@ghi-dc.org
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  • Blob's Park Saturday, February 5 - Our annual Fasching, the German version of Mardi Gras. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the Alt  Washingtonia Schuhplatter Verein dancers will start their show at 7:00. Music with the Rheinlanders 'til Midnight. Be  sure to come in custom and you might win a prize in the custume parade. This is always a busy night, please be sure  to make reservations. Reservations for all events may be made online by e-mailing everyone's favorite bartender at  mailto:johnny@blobspark.com or call 410-799-0155 .Monday, February 7, 6:30 pm FILM: A Deeper Look Now or Never (Jetzt oder nie) Director and Screenplay: Lars Büchel and Ruth Toma (2000) Eighty-year-old Carla, 76-year-old Lilli and 74-year-old Meta live by modest means and play cards with the sole intention of winning money to afford a trip at sea. On the day they deposit their money in the bank, the bank is robbed and everything is gone. $6/$4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/adl/de216918.htm 
  • benefit Concert February 10, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy of Austria for SOS Children’s Villages USA Brooke Evers, soprano  Andrea Baiocchi, piano  Franz Schubert: Three lieder (Im Frühling, Lob der Tränen, Rastlose Liebe) Hugo Wolf: Four lieder (Auf einer Wanderung, Wo find ich Trost, Schlafendes Jesuskind, Der Tambour) 
    Richard Heuberger: „Im Chambre séparée“ from: „Der Opernball“ 
    Johann Strauss: „Mein Herr Marquis“ from: „Die Fledermaus“ 
    Gustav Mahler: Three lieder (Rheinlegendchen, Ablösung im Sommer, Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht) 
    Richard Strauss: Three lieder (Ständchen, Befreit, Heimliche Aufforderung) 
    Carl Zeller: „Christl von der Post“, „Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol“ from: „Der Vogelhändler“ 
    Rudolf Sieczynski: „Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume“  at the Embassy of Austria
    Admission free, but please make a donation in an amount of your choice for SOS Children’s Villages at the concert. RSVP required: 202-895-6776 or  rsvp@austria.org 
  • Friday to Sunday, February 11 to 13 SPECIAL EVENT  Tristan and Isolde Weekend Seminar
    Richard Wagner's beautiful work Tristan und Isolde, which portrays one of the archetypal love stories of western culture, is the focus of this weekend of discussion, video recordings, and music by Wagner scholars and performers. Includes a Sunday matinée performance of Tristan und Isolde by the Virginia /Friday, February 25  FILM  Head On (Gegen die Wand)  A marriage of convenience in Hamburg between two troubled Turks changes both their lives in this fine, gritty, contemporary love story. Director Fatih Akin dives deep into Turkish culture and explores the slippery slope of identity and cultural pride faced by Turks who either move to or are born in Germany.  Winner of Germany's Golden Bear Award and honored Best Film at the European Film Awards. Directed by Fatih Akin, starring Birol Unel and Sibel Kekilli. In German and Turkish with English subtitles. Showing Feb 35-Mar 3. Tickets: $9.25 (adults), $6.57 (children and seniors) www.theavalon.org  The Avalon Theatre 5612 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington D.C. 20015 202-966-6000 
  • Monday, February 28, 6:30 pm FILM: Selections from Ökomedia, Germany’s Enviromental Film Festival The Tatra Mountains – A Mystery (Tatry Mystürium) Director: Pavol Barabas (2003) Mountains have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Come along as this film takes viewers on an impressive trip through sensational, mythical mountain worlds. The Black Spawn Director: Edmunds Jansons (2003) The Baltic Sea from Latvia to Lithuania forms a unique biotope, which is being threatened by increasing shipping and new oil rigs off the Baltic coast. This poignant films shows the fishermen's struggle for the preservation of a habitat on which they base their subsistence. Plitvice – Land of the Falling Lakes (Plitvice – Land der fallenden Seen) Director: Michael Schlamberger (2004) The Plitvice lakes in Croatia were Europe's first national park and are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. $6/$4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/oeko/en289581.htm
  • OperaConference: "Teaching World History." To be held at the GHI, March 3-6 2005. (DC). Conveners: Eckhardt Fuchs (University of Mannheim), Karen Oslund (GHI), Benedikt Stuchtey (GHI, London) c.brown@ghi-dc.org
    Saturday, March 5, 8 pm CONCERT Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti 4 & 5, Handel and Vivaldi on Period Instruments The Bach Sinfonia's 10th Anniversary Season Tickets: $22 general admission; $18 seniors; $14 students; children free 14 years & under. Tickets at the door or order online at www.bachsinfonia.org  Phone (301) 362-6525 The Washington Conservatory of Music 5144 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD
  •  Tuesday, March 8, 6:45 pm BOOK CONVERSATION Discussion of Kant’s Essay „Zum ewigen Frieden“ (On Perpetual Peace) During the Kant Year 2004, the philosopher’s late essay “Zum ewigen Frieden” received much attention. The essay asks how precisely – and realistically – the world would have to change in order to make lasting peace possible. Organized by the American Goethe Society For information and to RSVP: iwagner@gmu.edu www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/lit/en340715.htm
  •  Thursday, March 10, 8 pm MULTIMEDIA LECTURE (in German) Deutsche Oper – Eine Kurzreise Dr. Jasmin B. Cowin, Lecturer at Marymount Manhattan College and various libraries for opera history and music appreciation Sponsored by the German Language Society For details and tickets, please call: 703-379-7849 German Embassy Auditorium
  • Conference: War in an Age of Revolution." To be held at the GHI (DC). March 9-12, 2005 Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Stig Förster (University of Bern), Christof Mauch (GHI), Hagen Schulze (GHI London).
    Saturdays, March 12 and 19, 3 – 4:30 pm
    Special Event The Life and Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Adult education events featuring presentations and discussions with Victoria Barnett, Dr. Eric Gritsch and others. Organized by the Zion Church of the City of Baltimore and co-sponsored by the Baltimore City Conference of the Delaware-Maryland Synod, ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). For Tickets and Details, please call the church office 410-727-3939, send an e-mail to zionbaltimore@aol.com or visit www.zionbaltimore.org Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, 400 East Lexington St., City Hall Plaza, Baltimore, MD
    Sunday, March 13, 3 pm Concert J.S. Bach: St. John Passion J. Reilly Lewis, music director Soloists: Christine Brandes, soprano Steven Rickerts, alto Alan Bennett, tenor Robert Petillo, tenor (Evangelist) Curtis Streetman, bass Christopheren Nomura, bass (Jesus) Organized by the Washington Bach Consort For details and tickets, please call: 202-429-2121 or 202-429-2270 (ticket line) or visit www.bachconsort.org  National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave., NW
  • Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 pm Discussion Reporters on Reporting: American and European Views: Reporters, Blogs and the Internet In this informal panel discussion, European and American Internet journalists compare notes about using the newest news medium to convey an up-to-the-minute understanding of the realities on the “other” side of the Atlantic. Join us for a provocative conversation with people in Europe and the US who shape our opinions. Panelists: Roxanne Cooper (Rox Populi and Association of Alternative Newsweeklies) Jeff Gates (Life Outtacontext: Farm Fresh Writing at a Fraction of the Cost and We the Blog) Randall Packer (Zakros InterArts and Former Secretary, US Dept. of Art and Technology) Matt Stoller (New Democrats and The Blogging of the President) RSVP to 202-289-1200, ext. 168 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/rut/en293158.htm
  • Thursday, March 17, 6 pm LECTURE German Children and the Experience of Defeat Nicolas Stargardt, Magdalen College, Oxford University All events are free. RSVP to c.brown@ghi-dc.org German Historical Institute
  •   Thursday, March 17, 7:30 pm Concert Metropolitan Wind Symphony John Kilkenny, conductor Program will include Wagner: Trauersymphonie Mendelssohn: Cantus Choralus and Fugue Bach: a choral and fugue Organized by the Levine School of Music For details and tickets, please call: 703-237-5655 German Embassy Auditorium
  • Saturdays, March 12 and 19, 3 – 4:30 pm Special Event The Life and Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Adult education events featuring presentations and discussions with Victoria Barnett, Dr. Eric Gritsch and others. Organized by the Zion Church of the City of Baltimore and co-sponsored by the Baltimore City Conference of the Delaware-Maryland Synod, ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). For Tickets and Details, please call the church office 410-727-3939, send an e-mail to zionbaltimore@aol.com or visit www.zionbaltimore.org Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, 400 East Lexington St., City Hall Plaza, Baltimore, MD
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 – 23 Special Event Beyond Wires and Boxes: Using Technology for Transformation 10th Annual K-12 School Networking Conference: Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
  • Thursday, March 24 Special Event Next Generation Online Educational Content 4th Annual International Symposium Co-sponsored by Consortium for School Networking and Goethe-Institut Washington Educators and education policy-makers are invited to participate in CoSN’s K-12 School Networking Conference and the International Symposium that follows it. Both events focus on the examination of the uses of technology for transformation in primary and secondary education. More information: www.k12schoolnetworking.org/. World Bank
  • Friday March 25th at 8 pm is going to be just a wonderful event and we'd like to have you there.-- $40, including reception. A Tribute To Erich Wolfgang Korngold (2 Time Academy Award Winner) Alexande Frey, Piano (German Equivalent Of Grammy Winner) with Metropolitan opera singer Monica Yunus and acclaimed soprano Christina Nassiff and the magnificent Mendelssohn Piano Trio are going to give you a program to long remember. Tkts: (202) 625-2361 Order easily online-season's info/mailing list http://www.embassyseries.org all concerts at 8 pm followed by delectable receptions
  • Thursday, March 31, 6 pm LECTURE General of the Lustwaffe: Beate Uhse and Germans’ Experience of Sexuality over 1945 Elizabeth Heinemann, University of Iowa All events are free. Please RSVP c.brown@ghi-dc.org  German Historical Institute
  • Young Scholars Forum 2005: "Crossing the Atlantic: European Dimensions of American History, 1600-2000." To be held at the GHI (Washington) March 31-April 3, 2005.
  • Tatort / Scene of the Crime: A Dog's Life Friday, April 1 at 8 PM on MHz German detective series with English subtitles. Virginia PBS WNVC Channel 56 over the air  Dr. Rose Lang, a physician who works at a home for senior citizens, is found dead in a park near the home. The diagnosis: a broken neck. Ballauf and Schenk immediately suspect the nurse Tatjana Riedelsberger, who thought Dr. Lang was having an affair with her husband. But when the inspectors examine the personal papers of the murder victim, they find copies of two death certificates of former home residents. Apparently Dr. Lang felt they had not died of natural causes. After the autopsy of the bodies, it becomes clear that at least one of them died of an overdose of insulin. Are these cases linked?
  • April 4 and 11, 2005 Movie Hollywood goes to Berlin Rebuilding Germany after World War II was an economic necessity, but politically controversial. Allied policy required that the German public be “re-educated” first. All movies shown in the American zone were censored, according to whether they were considered “good orientation” or “bad orientation,” by the film officers of the U.S. Military Government (OMGUS). Berlin Express passed muster; A Foreign Affair did not. It is fun and fascinating to see what scandalized people at the time. Both films are still shocking today, but mainly because of their unvarnished images of Berlin in ruins. – text by Sandra Schulberg, curator of the series Selling Democracy. $6/$4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/hgb/enindex.htm  
  • "Raising Americans - Raising Europeans in the 20th Century". Conference at the GHI (DC), April 7-10, 2005. Convener: Dirk Schumann (GHI).
  • Blob's Park   Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10 - He's back and always a crowd pleaser 
    Hank Haller. Hank plays some of the best Bavarian style polkas you will hear anywhere. Of course, he can also play your favorite American variety music as well. This will be a busy weekend, please make reservations if  you want a good seat.  http://www.blobspark.com
  • Monday, April 11, 6:30 pm Hollywood goes to Berlin: Berlin Express Robert Ryan and Merle Oberon star in this film set almost entirely on the Berlin Express, the high-security military train that ran from Paris to occupied Berlin right after the war. The most important passenger is Dr. Heinrich Bernhardt, a returning German diplomat who is the key to unifying Germany. $6 / $4 http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/hgb/en411135.htm 
  •  Wednesday, April 13, 7 pm FILM Titanic This Nazi propaganda version is a masterpiece of the genre. The scenes of the sinking were so well-done that they were lifted (uncredited) and used in the British film of 1958. In German with English titles. Preceded by an animated short film. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St SE www.filmsonthehill.com 
  • Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar 2005: "German History, 1890-1930." To be held at the GHI (DC), April 13-16, 2005. Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI).
  • April 15 – April 18, 2005 FILM and SYMPOSIUM Selling Democracy – Films of the German Marshall Fund, 1948-1953 This landmark series, presented in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Goethe-Institut, and the German Historical Museum, features 25 films made in Europe by the Marshall Plan’s Motion Picture Section and by the Documentary Film Unit of the U.S. Office of Military Government (OMGUS) after WWII. Each program will be followed by an informal Q&A session with curator Sandra Schulberg and special guests, including Marshall Plan historians and participants. In conjunction with the DC International Film Festival. Ticket prices vary. www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/fmp/enindex.htm
  • Friday, April 15, 8 pm MUSIC Bach Alive in the Nation’s Library Washington Bach Consort J. Reilly Lewis First in a series of performances exploring connections between the Baroque master, whose autograph scores of Cantatas 9 and 10 reside in the Library, and other genres of choral music found in the Library’s vast archives. Coolidge Auditorium www.loc.gov/ihas/ 
  • Friday, April 15, 3 pm Selling Democracy 1. Out of the Ruins In these films, Germany struggles to shed its Nazi past, while Holland and Italy emerge from the ruins. $ 6/ $ 4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/fmp/en411150.htm 
  • Friday, April 15, 6:30 pm Selling Democracy 2. Help is on the Way This program is part of the DC International Film Festival These films typify the can-do spirit of the Marshall Planners before anti-Communist anxieties set in. $ 9 through tickets.com, 703-218-6500 or at the box office. Regal Cinema, 707 Seventh St. NW www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/fmp/en411165.htm 
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE Saturday, April 16, 1 pm WALKING TOUR Historic Schools At times, Washington DC’s educational system and its school buildings have been considered models of excellence, innovation and foresight, and they can be again. What is the history of education in Washington? How are these historic structures being preserved? What is their future? Stops will include the Webster School (formerly the Americanization School), the Franklin School, and the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives. Architectural historian Tanya Beauchamp will give a brief talk about preservation issues at the Franklin School (both Franklin and Sumner were designed by German-American architect Adolf Cluss). The tour will conclude with an opportunity to view the current exhibits and the facilities at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives. Led by Alice Stewart, local historian. Tour involves considerable walking. No charge as part of Cultural Tourism DC’s Walkingtown, DC weekend event. RSVP to 202-289-1200, ext. 510. www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/arc/en429416.htm 
  • Saturday, April 16, 7 pm Selling Democracy 3. True Fiction Marshall Plan filmmakers created a sense of drama in nearly all of their films. Numerous documentaries were partially staged, becoming docu-dramas. The Marshall Plan also commissioned full-fledged fiction films. $ 6/ $ 4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/fmp/en429428.htm 
  • Saturday, April 16, 9 am – 2 pm SPECIAL EVENT Annual Meeting of the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, MD www.zionbaltimore.org 
  • Monday, April 18, 7:30 pm CONCERT The Left Bank Ensemble Beethoven Society of America Tickets 703-960-9876 German Embassy www.thebeethovensociety.org 
  • Monday, April 18, 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 19, 8:30 pm FILM The Miracle of Bern Part of the DC International Film Festival $9 Avalon Theater www.filmfestdc.org 
  • Tuesday, April 19, 12:30 pm LECTURE Thomas Demand Meet Demand, one of Germany’s most important contemporary photographers. Organized by the German Embassy with support from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations. 202-298-4241 Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave NW
  • Thursday, April 21, 6 – 8 pm Lecture Confronting the End: Reflections on Nazi Leaders in 1945 Peter Longerich, Royal Holloway, University of London RSVP 202-387-3355 or c.brown@ghi-dc.org  German Historical Institute
  • Thursday, April 21, 8 pm LECTURE Die politische Entwicklung Südosteuropas im 19. Jahrhundert German Language Society Brig. General (ret.) Peter Pichler Tickets 703-379-7849 German Embassy
  • Sunday, April 24, 3 – 7 pm MUSIC Unter den LindenThe Washington Sängerbund Spring concert and tea dance – an elegant afternoon celebrating the music of some of Berlin’s favorite composers. Savories, desserts, wine, tea and coffee follow the concert along with three hours of lovely dance music played by the celebrated Con Brio! Quintet. For tickets ($40), mail a check to Mrs. Renate Mueller, Treasurer, 9021 Golden Leaf Court, Springfield, VA 22153 (payable to: Washington Sängerbund). Tel. 703-913-4833. Information 202-310-4691. Meridian House 1630 Crescent Place, NW www.saengerbund.org 
  • Exhibition & Lecture Erich Lessing: From Liberation to Liberty Katharina Wegan: Pictures in Memory - The Austrian State Treaty Photographer Erich Lessing was born in Vienna in 1923. In 1939, he was forced to emigrate to what was then the British Mandate Palestine. On his return to Vienna in 1947, he started to work as a photo-reporter for the American news agency, Associated Press. Since 1951, Erich Lessing has been a member of Magnum Photos. His photos of post-war Austria, of the signing ceremony of the Austrian State Treaty and his reportage of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, have become icons of Austria’s and Europe’s collective memory. This pictorial component of the collective memory will be the focus of historian Katharina Wegan’s lecture: Which pictures of the State Treaty can be considered as the most central? How are they used over the years? How do their meanings change and affect the national narrative of the past - particularly in this jubilee year of 2005? April 20, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6776 or rsvp@austria.org Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through June 10, 2005.
  • Scene of the Crime: Betrayal Saturday, April 23 at 9 PM on MHz  German detective series with English subtitles. Virginia PBS WNVC, Channel 56 over the air   
    A diplomat of the Foreign Office is found dead. He was shot in the head at close range. One of the suspects is Karolin Schmidt, even though Karolin has been reported dead by newspapers. Ballauf and Schenk discover both men worked in Columbia. Or could it be that the murderer is Axel König, a man who was held hostage in Columbia and has never recovered from this shock.
  • April 25 – May 11 Bruno Ganz Retrospective in Washington Bruno Ganz (most recently appearing in Downfall) is in many ways the quintessentially European actor, comfortable in roles that require German, Italian, French and even English. Born in 1941 to a Swiss father and an Italian mother, by the early 60s Ganz was already active on the German stage and would later go on to co-found with Peter Stein Berlin's famous and influential Schaubühne Theater.  retrospective of films to which Ganz has contributed his talent. www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/bru/enindex.htm 
  • Monday, April 25, 6 – 8 pm LECTURE Victors’ Justice? The Nuremberg Trial and the Invention of International Crime Richard Overy, University of Exeter RSVP 202-387-3355 or c.brown@ghi-dc.org  German Historical Institute
  • Monday, April 25, 6:30 pm Bruno Ganz Retrospective in Washington Behind Me Director: Norbert Wiedmer Bruno Ganz teamed up with veteran documentary filmmaker Norbert Wiedmer to create this touching portrait/diary film that follows the actor as he travels across Europe playing Faust, a stage role with which he has become singularly identified. $ 6/ $ 4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/bru/en431415.htm 
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  • April 25 – May 18 MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT Herzliche Grüsse/Heart-Felt Greetings Until May 18 Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, MD www.zionbaltimore.org 

  • Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 pm Bruno Ganz Retrospective in Washington In the White City Director: Alain Tanner One of Alain Tanner's most beautiful films, In the White City is a haunting, bluesy mood piece that follows a disconnected sailor who decides to jump ship in Lisbon. Bruno Ganz plays this sailor, Paul, a Swiss who suddenly finds himself entranced by the ghostly "white city" on the edge of the Atlantic. $ 5 RSVP to 202-944-6091 or culture@ambafrance-us.org La Maison Française, French Embassy www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/bru/en446118.htm 
  • Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm CONCERT Artemis Quartet Washington Performing Arts Society Tickets 202-785-9727 Kennedy Center Terrace Theater www.wpas.org

  • Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm Bruno Ganz Retrospective in Washington Knife in the Head Director: Reinhard Hauff Dr. Berthold Hoffman (Ganz) is a leading biogeneticist, married to his work and uninterested in politics. One night he is caught in cross-fire and shot in the head. He awakes with no memory of the event, and struggles to reconstruct his shattered personality and life. $ 6/$ 4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/bru/en433497.htm 
  • Thursday, April 28, 7:30 pm Bruno Ganz Retrospective in Washington The Girl from Lorraine Director: Claude Goretta When Christine arrives in Paris without money or support, she seems to be an easy victim. All sorts of people are prepared to give her work - but with a compromise on her part. $ 5 RSVP to 202-944-6091 or culture@ambafrance-us.org  La Maison Française, French Embassy www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/bru/en446276.htm 
  • Thursday, April 28, 6:45 pm book conversation Storm of Steel One may well ask what promoted Penguin Books last summer to publish a new translation of Ernst Jünger’s World War I memoir, In Stahlgewittern (Storm of Steel)? The book’s ambivalent character is exemplified in Michael Dirda’s comments in his Washington Post review. Dirda writes: “I have absolutely no love for the martial spirit…and feel queasy at the sight of blood. Yet I can’t remember when I’ve read a book as thrilling and hypnotic, as perversely magnificent” as this work. No charge. Organized by the American Goethe Society RSVP iwagner@gmu.edu. www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/lit/en451817.htm 

  • Friday, April 29, 6:30 pm Bruno Ganz Retrospective in Washington Bread and Tulips Director: Silvio Soldini Bruno Ganz shines as Fernando, a suicidal Icelandic waiter living in Venice in Silvio Soldini's delightful film, one of the best-loved Italian comedies of recent years. The story begins when Rosabla, played by the marvelous Licia Maglietta, is left behind at a highway rest stop while on a vacation trip. $ 6/$ 4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/bru/en433584.htm 
  • Friday, April 29, 8:30 pm Bruno Ganz Retrospective in Washington Truth and Lies Director: Piergiorgio Gay Based on the well-loved novel by Sandro Veronesi, The Power of the Past, the film tells the story of Giovanni Orzan (Sergio Rubini), an acclaimed writer of children's books, married with an eight-year-old son. One day, a man comes to his door; he introduces himself as Gianni Bogliasco (Bruno Ganz), and claims that he was an old friend of Giovanni's recently deceased father. When Gianni reveals that the father was in fact a spy for the KGB, Giovanni's whole world seems to collapse. $ 6/$4 www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/ver/flm/bru/en434600.htm 
  • Saturday, April 30, 4 – 6:30 pm SPECIAL EVENT Maifest (May Festival) Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, MD www.zionbaltimore.org 

  • Seminar: German History Seminar. To be held at the GHI (DC), Saturday, April 30, 12:00pm to 3:30 pm. Paper by Katherine Aaslestad, University of West Virginia: Revisiting 1806: Napoleon and German Central Europe" Contact: Marion Deshmukh, George Mason University, mdeshmuk@gmu.edu

  • Blue Moon A film by Andrea Maria Dusl, Austria 2002 (in German with English subtitles, 91 min.) When Johnny Pichler turns his back on the safety of Western Europe and ventures into the far reaches of Eastern Europe, he is following the summons of love. Shirley frequents hotel rooms in search of her future. Jana, a taxi driver in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, is held hostage by her own past and hopes to deal with it by minding a herd of sheep and a host of secrets. Small-time crook Ignaz, floundering helplessly in the bewildering post-communist world, has only money on his mind. On the run from the snares of intimacy, they all embark on an odyssey of emotions until the Blue Moon rises over distant Odessa. April 24, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the George Washington University/Gelman Library Location: 2130 H Street, Washington, DC 20037 Admission free.

  • Sunday, May 1 - A. G. A. S. German Day, an indoor festival featuring live music, crafts, vendors and food. This event is sponsored by the A. G. A.  S. and is to help promote the German heritage. Come and find out about  customs and the heritage. Or, you can come to listen to the music and  mingle with all of the friendly people. http://www.blobspark.com

  • Conference: "Animals in History: Studying the Not So Human Past.". Conference in cooperation with the Angloamerican Institute, University of Cologne. Literaturhaus Köln. To take place in Cologne, Germany, May 19-22, 2005. Conveners: Dorothee Brantz (GHI) and Christof Mauch (GHI).
  • THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2005 8 PM HUNGARIAN OPERETTA EVENING 
    Krisztina David, soprano (Hungary)
    Marko Kathol, tenor (Austria)
    George Peachey, piano (USA)

    An intimate evening of opera in the Hungarian experience, including beloved arias of Lehár, Kálman and others with fine Hungarian soprano Krisztina David and Austrian tenor Marko Kathol. The excellent pianist George Peachey will be at the piano. Limited seating. Embassy of Hungary
  • Embassy of Austria FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2005 8 PM and SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005 PM
    OPERETTA EVENINGS 
    Krisztina David, soprano (Hungary)
    Marko Kathol, tenor (Austria)
    George Peachey, piano (USA)

    Our annual operetta evenings will again feature wonderful singers from Vienna and Budapest with the added attraction of string accompaniment and all sorts of wonderful surprises. The excellent pianist George Peachey will be at the piano. 
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Swiss / Austrian / German Restaurants in the DC area

Cafe Tirolo
4001 N. Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
703.528.7809 [mostly carry out]
Zum Rheingarten
Rte 1
Stafford, VA 22554-4825
703-221-4635
Old Europe
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
202-333-7600
Cafe Berlin 
322 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC
202-543-7656 review
Wurzburg-Haus
7236 Muncaster Mill Rd.
Rockville MD
301-330-0402
German Gourmet Delicatessen 7185 Lee Highway Falls Church, Virginia 22036 (703) 534-1908  Swiss Bakery & Pastry Burke Town Plaza Old Keene Mill Road Burke, VA 22015 phone: 703-569-3670 9536 [particularly for Mischbrot The Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe & Deli 2150 N. Culpeper Street Arlington, VA 22207 Tel: (703) 527-8394

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Scholarships for Study and Research in Austria and specifically for Scholars from the United States Scholarships for Study and Research in Germany Atlantic Fellowship airline tickets Air tickets to Germany, Austria and Switzerland can be obtained through the old-line and reliable Atlantic Fellowship, located in Washington,  which also handles rail passes, car rentals and travel insurance.
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German Language Study Programs in Austria mostly but not only in the summer months. Often special courses for musicians and singers.
German-American Organizations in Baltimore is the clearing house for German-American clubs, festivals, organizations in Baltimore and all the rest of Maryland. S.u.G.T.V. "Washingtonia" - a "Schuhplattler" dance club based in D.C. is continuously seeking opportunities to share its Bavarian heritage with others. In addition to performing traditional Schuhplattler dances, "Washingtonia" entertains with such folk art as alpine bell ringing, alpine horn and popular German beer drinking songs. Studying at an Austrian University although the site is not aimed specifically at US students, it contains helpful general information and contacts to the individual universities in Austria.
The Swiss Club of Washington D.C. aspires to foster a sense of community among Swiss people and friends of Switzerland in the Washington metropolitan area including Northern Virginia and Maryland. The Wagner Society of Washington DC has among its goals to organize, plan, and promote Wagner-related events, such as lectures, workships, symposia, a newsletter, a web page, and live operatic performances; to relate the Society's efforts to area opera activities as appropriate; to encourage and facilitate group attendance at live performances of Wagner's works in the Washington - Baltimore area, as well as other cities in the US and abroad.  Deutscher Klub of Northern Virginia Community College ... the Deutscher Klub website for Northern Virginia Community College. with the latest information on Klub happenings, as well as other German-related events in the Washington, DC area.
Austrian Cultural Events in the Washington area Austrian Cultural Forum The re-vamped and very trendy Austrian cultural information center. Be patient with the pop-up introductory page which guides you to many interesting exhibits and events.  American-Austrian Society  Each year the Society sponsors or supports several cultural events that take place at the Embassy of Austria and at other locations in the Washington metropolitan area. Most of these events are open to the general public. The Society's stimulating cultural and educational programs are centered around the artistic, humanistic, and scientific achievements of Austrians and Americans with ties to Austria
Verein Deutscher Trachten von Baltimore Tanzkreis for the "preservation and presentation to the public of the many coloful Trachten (Regional Costumes) of the Germanic Lands, as well as the dances, songs, history and traditions of the various regions of Germany".   Arion Gesangverein To promote the cultivation of German music, song and culture in the United States through concerts, song festivals and Liederabende.
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German Society of Maryland , founded in the 18th Century, continues today providing grants for use by institutions teaching German; sponsoring an essay contest on German-American issues for junior high school students; promoting German heritage; publication of leaflets dealing with Marylanders of German ancestry who have contributed to our state and nation; social activities such as the Society's summer picnic and annual Kirchgang, sponsoring Thanksgiving Eve ecumenical services and the Defender's Day celebration at Fort McHenry and bus trips to various points of interest for German Americans. Blob's Park, near Ft. Meade on Route 175 just off the Baltimore Washington Parkway [Click for directions],  has many Special Celebrations during the year. May Day is celebrated every Mother's Day in May, and the Sonnenwendfeier (the longest day of the year) is celebrated on Father's Day in June. The first Octoberfest in the United States was held at Blob's Park in 1947 and continues to be celebrated the first weekend of every October! Other special days are Bavarian Day in September, a children's Christmas Party when Santa Claus and St. Nicholas visit and present every child with a gift, and a gala New Year's Eve Party. Student in Wien Practical tips, sources of information both academic and administrative and social  for people presently studying in Vienna: addresses, lists of lectures, student news, bars, etc.
Exhibit closed while being moved from Arlington to DC Berlin Wall at Freedom Park  Original pieces of the Berlin Wall, measuring a total of 32 feet in length and 12 feet in height, have been permanently re-erected in front of an original 32-foot-high guard tower as the centerpiece of a new exhibit on Berlin and the era of the Iron Curtain. The tower (which originally stood near "Checkpoint Charlie," the crossing point made famous in countless real and fictional Iron Curtain espionage incidents) and the wall section will be augmented by several photomurals and text panels that document the 1961 construction of the wall, its impact on Germany and history since the wall fell.

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