Art And Culture Five Unmissable Experiences in Germany

Immerse yourself in the rich art and culture of Germany with these five unmissable experiences
Art And Culture Five Unmissable Experiences in Germany
Art And Culture Five Unmissable Experiences in Germany

Art, Pubs And Culinary Delights In Bremen Are A Treat

Bremen is a city with numerous buildings from the Weser Renaissance period. Roland's town hall and statue, built in the Gothic style in the early 15th century after Bremen joined the Hanseatic League and renovated in the 17th century, stand tall as UNESCO World Heritage sites today. The Quarter is a magnificent district in Bremen located behind the Weser dyke where the picturesque pubs, multifaceted museum and flourishing culture create a unique atmosphere. The district owes part of its charm to the Kunsthalle, the Gerhard Marcks House with its collection of sculptures, the Bremen Theatre and the Old Bremen houses and streets with their classical and art nouveau facades. With more than 300 impressive cafes, bars, bistros, restaurants and iconic pubs, Bremen is a connoisseur's paradise. The artisan studios, boutiques and shops also make for first-rate browsing destinations.

Classical Music Delights In A Grand Backdrop

Dresden is home to one of Europe's most important classical music festivals, a top-class programme that lasts four weeks in May and June. The Dresden Music Festival includes chamber music and performances by world-renowned soloists and orchestras. It also offers early, new-world music, jazz, and dance. The city's tradition as a venue for great operas and ballets can be dated back to the Saxon Court. More than 35 theatres, over 50 museums and being the address of renowned choirs and orchestras make Dresden a world-class centre of culture.

Grand Opera On Erfurt Cathedral Hill

Every year, Erfurt's Old Town is transformed into a vast open-air stage during the Cathedral Steps Festival. Operas and musicals are performed on the 70 steps of Cathedral Hill. The first notes of the prelude in front of the cathedral and the Severi Church bring a freshness into the air that makes for a marvellous evening. This historical backdrop has been the stage for not just classics such as Bizet's Carmen, Puccini's Tosca, and Verdi's Troubadour, but also Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose, which premiered here as a musical. The cathedral hill with its two churches can be traced back to the early Middle Ages and is the heart and soul of the Thuringian state capital.

The Weekly Market In Hamburg

The art, nouveau architecture, chic shops, canals and parks of Eppendorf, a quarter north of Hamburg, above the Aussenalster lake, bring it its fame. The Isemarkt here is an iconic institution for gastronomers. Around 200 traders stack up flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables, fresh fish, delicious cheeses, teas and delicacies on their stalls every Tuesday and Friday. You can enjoy the lively atmosphere here by talking shop with vendors, buying regional and exotic delicacies or simply sipping coffee. Now and then, even the poets of Hamburg put up a live performance. All this creates the flair that sets Isemarkt apart from the 100 other markets in the Hanseatic city.

Tegel Artpark In Berlin

A mecca of urban art, it's nearly impossible to imagine Berlin with its street art. The artworks in Berlin's Tegel Artpark are particularly famous, towering up to 42 metres high since the facades of skyscrapers form the canvas. The vast murals create a unique open-air collection of urban art. Well-known artists and street art stars such as Berlin pop art legend Jim Avignon and Australian Fintan Magee designed the Artpark murals. The first one was created in 2015 eight huge pictures are now emblazoned on the high-rise buildings' walls near Lake Tegel. Some have already been painted over, so visiting the Artpark is always worthwhile. The East Side Gallery, a permanent open-air exhibition on the longest remaining piece of the Berlin Wall, is also noteworthy. The Berlin Street Art Map guides you to eighteen other places with famous murals, including the Artpark.

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