Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Ostermünde Easter Festival and Bauhaus in Celle

This month, we are exploring the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, famous for the third-largest Picasso collection worldwide, the celebrations of the “Day of Beer” in Bamberg, the Ostermünde Easter Festival on the coast of the Baltic Sea, the BMW Open Tennis Tournament in Munich, and fascinating Bauhaus buildings in the town of Celle.

Ludwig Museum, Cologne: the whole world of modernism

Hardly any other museum has focused as much on the era of the early 20th century as the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, which includes works of Abstract Art, Bauhaus and Surrealism. Located adjacent to the famous Cologne Cathedral, this museum is especially known for the third-largest Picasso collection worldwide, and the largest collection of Pop Art outside of the US. Read more

Day of Beer in Bamberg 2019

Come and celebrate the Annual Beer Day on April 23, 2019, in Bamberg, and taste a variety of beers from eleven local breweries. To discover more of Bamberg’s beer drinking culture, join a tasting tour or learn about brewery pubs and their history. Afterwards, get some fresh air and walk through the beautiful old town of Bamberg which received UNESCO World Heritage status in 1993. Read more

Ostermünde – An Easter festival for the whole family

This Easter, head to the seaside resort of Travemünde located near Lübeck on the border of the Baltic Sea. The harbor town, which is also nicknamed “St. Tropez of Germany”, hosts a colorful Ostermünde Easter Festival which is especially a draw for families from April 19-22, 2019. The festivities revolve around the “Easter bunny” and are guaranteed to bring your children lots of fun. Enjoy music, artisanal food and “egg-and-spoon” races, in which the contenders balance an egg on a spoon while running across a finish line. Conclude the day by visiting a romantic bonfire by the beach. Read more

BMW Open in Munich

From April 27 until May 5, 2019, world famous athletes are taking over the tennis courts at the BMW Open in Munich. The International Tennis Championships of Bavaria was first held in 1900, but the BMW Open by FWU was first staged at Munich’s Iphitos Tennis Club in 1974. The organizers see their event as a social occasion that the whole family can enjoy. For that reason, there are hands-on activities for children and grown-ups as well as a great variety of culinary treats in the famous English Garden. Read more

Bauhaus in Celle

Celle in Lower Saxony is known to have the largest ensemble of half-timbered houses in Europe, but what many people don’t know is that it is also one of the major locations of Bauhaus architecture. Otto Haesler who became next to Walter Gropius one of the most famous German architects belongs to the pioneers and forerunners of “Neues Bauen” (“Modernist”). The seven buildings and settlements designed by Haesler between 1923 and 1931 are still largely preserved in their original condition and are celebrated this year in form of exhibitions, events and activities. Read more

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