Category Archives: Culture

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He must come through this hollow oak

Christina/ December 2, 2019/ Culture/ 0 comments

It is sunday morning once again. 7 o’clock and I have to get up. Another chase for stamps is on the programme. I still need five stamps to reach my final goal. We walk through “hollow oaks”, idyllic winter landscape towards the deserted village Selkenfelde and stroll on grounds rich in history. It is a hiking adventure that rewards us

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(Deutsch) Stempeljagd im Nebelwald

Christina/ November 26, 2019/ Culture/ 0 comments

November is said to be foggy and well, it sometimes really is as we learned last sunday on our walking tour through the south of the Harz mountains. We definitely had some moments when it was hard to tell where the way was going. However, we managed to collect another four stamps, which is really great. Only four stamps left

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Seven deadly sins

Christina/ November 17, 2019/ Culture

An art exhibition on a modern version of the seven deadly sins – originally brought to live by the catholc church in Medieval Times – had its opening event on Friday, 15th, 2019. Its creator, the artist Denis Stuart Rose, transformed the old conception of forbbidance and control by some clever clergy man to manipulate the masses into our postmodern

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The tale of one who travelled

Christina/ November 2, 2019/ Culture

This is the tale of one who travelled or more precisely, of one who became a tramp. Let’s call him H. from G. H. decides to hike from Stieglitzeck to Hanskühnenburg companied by three women and one guy on a sunny but cold day (ascidentally on October 31st, 2019). From time to time H. acts like he wants to be

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Why Montenegro might be the better choice

Christina/ October 25, 2019/ Culture

Whoever has visited the Montenegrin coast yet knows what I am talking about: turquoise water, deep blue skies, small villages by the coast framed by sublime mountains are distinctive for the coastal region of the small country. Despite the overcrowded World Heritage Site, the city of Kotor, the state kept its image as a jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. Different

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Little big feelings on canvas

Christina/ September 16, 2019/ Culture

Since yesterday the Städtisches Museum in Brunswick hosts a new exhibition on the so called Düsseldorfer Schule. The grand opening took place yesterday among invited guests with music coming from the original grand piano of Clara Schumann.

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The destruction of Brunswick

Christina/ September 2, 2019/ Culture

Summary of the German article “Der Tod der alten Stadt Braunschweig”. Starting September 2nd to October 15th, 2019 the Städtische Museum Braunschweig (and five other places) hosts an exhibition on the devastating bombing of Brunswick on the night of October 15th in 1944. The exhibition is subdivided into six chapters that are meant to distinguish the individual artist’s approach to

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(Deutsch) Starke Frauen in Braunschweig

Christina/ August 26, 2019/ Culture

What might be taken for granted by now, used to be different not too long ago: Women passing the A-levels, working women and women being economically independent. Also in Brunswieck these things used to be different. Still, some women had the guts to make it even in the older days of the 20th century. Those remarkable ladies were subject of

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Get up your lazy bed and move into the rocks

Christina/ August 12, 2019/ The daily grind, Culture

Cliffs with partly imaginative names such as „Mouse trap“ or „Goat’s spine” are predominantly known from the Harz Mountains. The “Bodensteiner Klippen” southwesterly of Salzgitter might be less famous, though they are a real worthwhile destination. This article will tell you why it is advisable to have a good sense of direction, a gps and trousers (instead of shorts) when

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City of lies: Teheran

Christina/ August 6, 2019/ Culture

For all who are interested in deep insights into Iranian day-to-day life should take a look at Ramit Navi’s book: „City of lies. Love, Sex and death in Teheran“, an interesting and complex reading. Eight stories portrait the city and the people living in it. The narrations result from interviews being taken by the author with the corresponding protagonists –

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