Cultural life in Germany

There are many sides to cultural life in Germany: From North to South there are around 300 theaters and 130 professional orchestras. The museum world is of quite unparalleled quality – featuring 630 art museums with diverse internationally renowned collections. Young German painting is equally vibrant, and is long since part of the international scene. And Germany is one of the major book nations, with around 94,000 new books and re-editions each year. Moreover, German films are once again a great success at home and abroad.

CrossCulture Internship Programme 2017

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From now on, professionals and volunteers between the ages of 23 and 45 can apply for the "CrossCulture Programme" initiated by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). Applicants can submit their documents until 8 January 2017 on our online application

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Deutsche Islam Konferenz: Muslims in Germany – German Muslims

The DIK (Deutsche Islam Konferenz) is made up of a plenary, three working groups and a round table, in which federal, regional and local representatives and representatives of Muslims in Germany deliberate on how to achieve peaceful and harmonious coexistence. The plenary discusses the results of the working groups and the round table, which meet on a regular and confidential basis, and develops recommendations regarding social life.

Wladimir Kaminer (c) dpa-picture-alliance

World Literature in Berlin

Over the next few days Berlin will once again be the focus of the international literary scene. This is where writers from every corner of the globe meet each year in September at the International Literature Festival Berlin (ilb).

Successful soloist and popular Classical music star: violinist Daniel Hope

Musikland Deutschland

Germany – Land of Music From Classical to pop, Germany has one of the most dynamic music scenes in the world. The latest issue of .de – Magazin Deutschland describes many of the facets of this music ...

Reinhardtswald bei Kassel

“Tales of Courage”

This was the name chosen by a Berlin initiative which, over twenty years ago, sought to overcome the division of Germany’s capital, using “tales of courage” to unite people across borders. Fairy tale heroes, although they might feel small, are brave enough to fight for and win their freedom. This courageous initiative gave rise to the “Berlin Fairy Tale Festival”, the largest of its kind in the world, which since then has regarded itself as a forum for intercultural encounter.

Luthergedenkstätten in Wittenberg

Fascinating World Heritage

Germany is strongly involved in the preservation of cultural monuments around the world. Now Germany has again been elected as a new member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee until 2015.

Cultural life in Germany

SemperOpernball Dresden