Category Archives: Culture

Is culture all-embracing?

The year of the rabbits

Christina/ February 25, 2019/ Culture

Last year my boy-friend and I discovered private views for us. Well, it is not only about the partly served free drinks and appetizers (however, we do not reject them). In fact, it is nice to start the weekend with an unexpected interesting event. A happening, like we might not have expected it in a big small town like Brunswieck.

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Hiking tour as a fountain of youth

Christina/ February 25, 2019/ Culture

The second stage of the cloister hiking path leads us from Ilsenburg to Wöltingerode. Next to the wonderful nature a lot to history-charged places are to be discovered. First of all there is the former cloister Ilsenburg. Alongside the “Green ribbon” (the former inner German border) we come across the “Jungborn” and the former forester’s lodge “Eckerkrug”. In the “Schimmerwald”

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Springime

Christina/ February 23, 2019/ Culture

Hiking on the fringes of the Harz mountains can also be fun – that’s what we learned the last time we walked from Vienenburg to the cloister Wöltingerode. Stages like the Harly tower and the Herbal-August-Cave were still kept in good memory. Last Sunday we were up to broaden our knowledge about the “Harzer Klosterwanderweg”. Once again we start our

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Paper chase to Mecca

Christina/ February 11, 2019/ Culture

Upon entering the stage two requisites catches my eye: a dormat that read: “Please take off your shoes” and a camel run by a battery, tied to a palm tree and lapping around it. Whereas the first item could also mark the entrance of a Swabian flat, the combination of both makes clear that this is about a theatrical excursion

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Wallpaper: Inner life off-wall

Christina/ February 7, 2019/ Culture

Only a few square meters become a fateful space for four people. They do not know each other, they meet accidently and cannot escape. In the end their inner-life is literally off-wall and everything has changed. This involuntary skinning of four actors has been staged by the Italian Sara Angius in a play called wallpaper, consisting of a pacy, multi-faceted

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The Kurds or the question of social coexistance

Christina/ January 27, 2019/ Culture

Maybe I was one of the few people who are truely unexperienced and without bias taking part in the book launch at the Brunsviga that evening. I do not really know much about the Kurds, besides that the people are spread over four different countries: Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. I heard about them on and off: In the course

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On the brink

Christina/ January 8, 2019/ Culture

The discrapencies could not be bigger than this: On the one hand the open-air-exhibition: “On the edge of the horizon” and on the other hand the worth several millions crazy building of the Elbphilharmonie. Both impressions are located close to each other, however, they could not be further away from each other – ethically. The question is: Is the world

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Turkey, you dare to go there?

Christina/ November 14, 2018/ Categories, Culture

“Turkey, you dare to go there?” asked one of my colleagues when I told her that I spent my birthday abroad, more precisely at the Turkish Aegean. She might not be the only one who advances this view, due to unflattering reporting of German media on president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his regime. Yes, we dared to travel to Turkey

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Fado or the Portuguese soul

Christina/ October 21, 2018/ Culture

Two things relate to each other like twins: Lisbon und Fado. Upon my first visit to the Portuguese capital in 2005 I witnessed an amateur Fado concert in a traditional pub and was instantly spellbound by the soulful and partly melancholic melodys. Since then I try to attend a Fado concert at least once a year. One time it was

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Cute bees, awesome nights

Christina/ October 21, 2018/ Categories, Culture

Honi soit qui mal y pense? Cute bees, awesome nights; study with communications and dame with comfortable alleyway? Well admittedly these three entitlements enforce dubious thoughts though. This is about a so called ZeitRaum, the Dreiseithof at Bodenstedt. The farmyard, now serving as a museum provides insights into housing conditions at different times. It is a two-story house: On the

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