Gabi Breitenbach on 24/09/2020

Andreas Gursky - Photographer

Andreas Gursky (born January 15, 1955) is a German photographer and Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.

Gabi Breitenbach on 17/09/2020

Babelsberg Filmstudios - German film industry

You might not know that Babelsberg Film Studio, located in Potsdam-Babelsberg outside Berlin, Germany, is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world, producing films since 1912.

Candice Gärtner on 10/09/2020

Christoph Niemann

You have probably never heard of him, but you have certainly seen one of his drawings.

Angela Stilianakis on 03/09/2020

250th birthday of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin

Friedrich Hölderlin was a great German poet whose main themes were society and the relationship between man and nature. He had a special perception of the world and an idiosyncratic style of language. However, recognition of his poetic achievement did not begin until the 20th century.

Hubert Rauscher on 27/08/2020

Book Favourites

Alone at home in a nice bourgeois house, 14-year-old Maik expects to spend dull school summer holidays in Berlin.

Jutta Triebe on 13/08/2020

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

The stars of Kassel, the Hessian city that houses the largest Bergpark (mountain park) in Europe, are the Brothers Grimm. No child in Germany grows up without encountering these remarkable brothers at least once. They studied law but dedicated their lives to researching the roots of the German language and they are considered founding fathers of German Studies.

Hubert Rauscher on 06/08/2020

Book Favourites

Kafka’s novel about someone's wasted efforts to gain access, for some purpose unknown to us, to a mysterious authority residing in a ‘castle’, is a timeless classic of German literature and one of the most comical novels ever written. The book is a brilliant satire about nonsensical organisation and administration for its own sake, but it can be interpreted in many profound ways.

Gabi Breitenbach on 30/07/2020

Albrecht Dürer - A Renaissance Painter

Albrecht Dürer was born in the city of Nuremberg, a lively cultural and commercial centre in 15th century Germany. He was the third of eighteen children. Originally taught to draw by his father who was a goldsmith, he seems to have inherited a desire for fine detail in that craft.

Jürgen Sokull on 23/07/2020

Book Favourites

Andreas Eschbach is a German writer who mostly writes science fiction. Even if some of his stories do not exactly fall into the SF genre, they usually feature elements of the fantastic.

Hubert Rauscher on 09/07/2020

Book Favourites

Wladimir Kaminer, born Russian and naturalised German, tells us in very short episodes about strange experiences and encounters on a reading tour through Germany.

Gabi Breitenbach on 01/07/2020

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter is widely regarded as one of the world's leading contemporary artists. During a career spanning almost fifty years, the astonishing range of his work has become a defining characteristic, with painting at the centre of his development.

Gabi Breitenbach on 01/07/2020

Photo Competition

Call for entries for the "Photo Competition by the German Semester and the JRC FotoCineClub" Call for entries for the "Photo Competition by the German Semester and the JRC FotoCineClub"