Category Archives: Culture

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Book review: Being mad. The American catastrophe

Christina/ August 1, 2021/ Culture/ 0 comments

Two journalists tried to analyze the latest US-election campaign in all its facets in a book called: “Im Wahn. Die amerikanische Katastrophe” (being mad. The American catastrophe). The journey of Klaus Brinkbäumer and Stephan Lamby from June 2019 to August 2020 produced a book of almost 400 pages and it is about nothing less but the end of the truth.

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Summer in the city

Christina/ August 1, 2021/ Culture/ 0 comments

Art and history are on the programme this weekend. Since wednesday there is “Sommerkunstzeit” in Braunschweig. The art exhibition takes place at different locations and places. Also on this saturday the Arbeitskreis Andere Geschichte offers one of its city walks, this time around the “östliche Ringgebiet”. And last but not least the Schlossmuseum Braunschweig attracts with is special exhibition on

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Turkey today: Crisis or doom?

Christina/ July 17, 2021/ Culture

Latest news from Turkey are hard to follow from our Western democracy point of view. The information about journalists and intellectuals, who either are thrown into prison or are leaving the country, are diconcerting. What makes matters worse is a commercial crisis capturing the country. With the help of military intervention within area of conflicts president Recep Erdogan tries to

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Book review: Otto Tutschke’s journey to Palestine

Christina/ June 25, 2021/ Culture

Otto Tutschke from Friedersdorf at Zittau may not be very well known, other than personalities like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt or Friedrich Schiller. Still exactly this Otto Tutschke did something extraordinary at his time: he travelled from his home Oberlausitz to Palestine in the year 1895. The book “Reiseerinnerungen aus drei Erdteilen – insbesondere aus Palästina” tells

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Udo Lindenberg at Braunschweig

Christina/ June 22, 2021/ Culture

To put it in a nutshell: The Udo Lindenberg exhibition in Braunschweig is fun! Udo’s pictures celebrate life, do not take it too seriously and bolster the spectator up to follow the lead. I can just say thank you to both, Udo Lindenberg for turning 75 recently and the Prüsse-Stiftung for dedicating this exhibition to Braunschweig on the occasion of

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The moated castle of Veltheim

Christina/ June 19, 2021/ The daily grind, Culture

I passed by a thousand times, a thousand times nothing happened. Thousand and one day and it makes Zoom.” Somehow or other I could explain today’s discovery. I have no clue for how many times I really rode through Veltheim (Ohe). But until today I missed the charming treasure of the town: the moated castle of Veltheim. How could that

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High above Hildesheim: A roadhouse hike

Christina/ April 18, 2021/ The daily grind, Culture

Today I show you how I turn a 16km-walk into a 22km-walk. Besides you can learn about the development of my bird and plant identification project. And finally I will let you know why the lust for live needs to return to Germany. When the forest blooms We park our car close to the Feldstraße of Hildesheim. At first we

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Visiting the gods of Irmenseul

Christina/ April 4, 2021/ The daily grind, Culture

Where to go if it should not be either the Harz or the Braunschweiger Land? Lamspringe and its surroundings can be an alternative, because here you can combine art, culture and Wanderlust. On a loop that passes by both, the Königsweg and the Rennsteig, we do not only give in to our bubbly mood in Woltershausen but enjoy truffles on

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Corona diary: Wilhelm Busch takes us into the New Year

Christina/ January 1, 2021/ Culture

New Year’s Eve 2020 is as different as the rest of the years wars from anything else. Hiking instead of having a party is today’s motto. We choose the “Wilhelm-Busch”-hiking trail around Mechtshausen for this thursday. The weather is quite okay: there is some sunshine from time to time and later on we have some snow grains. After the hike

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