Tag Archives: Braunschweig

Corona diary: Visiting Stift Steterburg

Christina/ June 13, 2020/ The daily grind

Sometimes it can be worth to leave the beaten tracks. I did it recently and discovered a place I might not have come across otherwise. This is the story of going straight instead of turning left. The outcome is the encounter with two cloisters, one of them is an oasis of tranquility. It started with an information sign and ended

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Corona diary: The wind tower – al Bagdir

Christina/ June 4, 2020/ The daily grind

There is a tower on a country road between Groß Gleidingen and Broitzem. The fact itself might not be something special. But for me it is. The building fascinated me from the first encounter because it reminds me the “bagdirs” I have seen on the Arabian Peninsula. Most probably the tower here is just a silo but for me it

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Corona diary: On tour with Pink Panther

Christina/ May 15, 2020/ The daily grind

On my jogging-round I have seen him many times. No, it’s not George Clooney, it is the Pink Panther, painted on a wall. It is a graffiti on the Brunswick fromer track bed. I used to watch Pink Panther cartoons as a kid and I loved it, the Panther and its comrades. Well, I take a picture of the graffiti

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Corona diary: The rail trail challenge

Christina/ May 1, 2020/ The daily grind

“Two blondes are looking for the rail trail? Sure!” I hear you gaggling. For some of you it might even be a thigh-slapper. But be careful, matey, if you can do better! Okay, I admit that today we did the rail trail challenge for the second time. And well, again we missed the right way at some point. It is

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Lost Places by Olaf Ziegler

Christina/ February 23, 2020/ Culture

This article is about a visit to a closing event at the Brunswieck coffee bar “MokkaBär” on yesterday. It is the final day of the foto-exhibition by Olaf Ziegler, showing “Lost Places” in Germany, Belgium and at the Czeck border. The artist was born in Peine (close to Brunswieck) and moved to the city of Henry the Lion in 2004.

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Visiting the kale queen

Christina/ January 26, 2020/ The daily grind

Basically Winter is cold in German. Especially in January and Februar you expect snow and very cold temperatures. Therefore, you need nourishing meals at that time. In the north of Germany it is a tradition to serve kale with a grits sausage. You start the day with a hiking tour to catch some appetite and afterwards you stop at a

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These are crazy times

Christina/ January 26, 2020/ Culture

Two German guys, authors and actors at the same time, produced a new drama: The mission. Their mission is to protect human rights, minorities and democracy. For that aim messages are being shipped by them in drift bottles. Many people who collected the bottles and read the pieces of appeal write back to Markus&Markus to tell them what they do

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(Deutsch) Transmission mit sieben PS: Ein Stück Braunschweiger Geschichte

Christina/ January 18, 2020/ Culture

Artist Maic Ullmann showcases his paintings stemming from a visit in 2012 at the former tunery “Elsner & Holdschmidt Nachf.” at the Kulturpunkt West in Brunswieck. The vernissage took place last friday. The paintings, displaying hammers, skrews and other items of metal, are tributing to the existince of the former factory on the one hand and to the technology of

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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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Brunswick 1944: pictures you will not forget

Christina/ September 29, 2019/ The daily grind, Ideas of philosophy

During an organized walk in the course of the exhibition: “October 15th – the destruction of Brunswick” we learn how desastrous the bombing of the city in October 1944 really was. We visit places that have been destroyed and get to know facts on the impact of the destruction on people and the city.

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