Cultural Events | Program Winter 2019/20

October – ESO Supernova

When: Saturday, October 20
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Fee: EUR 5.00

The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Center is a state-of-the-art astronomical center, located next to ESO headquarters in Garching. During our visit we will stroll together through the exhibition "Phantom of the Universe" in the Planetarium before we will sit down in cinema. The show will focus on Dark Matter exploration, including the world's most sensitive dark matter detector, located deep underground in a former gold mine. [sign up]

Please note that we will visit the exibition without a tour guide.

November – Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 12:40 p.m.
Fee: EUR 3.00

As the place where the NSDAP was founded, Munich is associated more than any other German city with the rise of National Socialism. The former ‚Capital of the Movement’ played a pioneering role in the establishment of the Nazi regime of terror and was home to the Nazi party apparatus. The Documentation Centre has been built on the site of the former ‚Brown House’, once the headquarters of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP) and opened as a place of education and remembrance documenting and addressing the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship and their origins, manifestations and consequences right up to the present day.

On our 90-minute tour we will gain an insight into the the permanent exhibition and try to find answers to the key questions of the Documentation Centre, what this has to do with us and why it should still concern us today.

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December – Blutenburg Castle and Christmas Market

When: Saturday, December 7
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Fee: EUR 5.00

The Blutenburg Castle was built in 1433 and is today home to the International Youth Library. On our 90-minute tour, we will get to know the castle and learn more about its history as well as the beginnings, the mission and the tasks of the International Youth Library following the end of World War II.

The tour takes us through the reading room, the hallway gallery, all the permanent exhibitions, and the medieval chapel – a masterpiece of late Gothic style. Because the annual Christmas market of the Blutenburg takes place just at that weekend, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of Glühwein afterwards in the beautiful court yard of the castle.

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January – Bauhaus

When: Sunday, January 26
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Fee: EUR 5.00

A break with traditional ideas and old ways of life, and a new way of thinking in art, architecture, education and society: when Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919, he established a school of design which still inspires today. Together with our guide we will explore the exibition "Reflex Bauhaus" at the Design Museum to learn more about the origins as well as the influcence of the Bauhaus reform school on contemporary art. 

February – Munich Residence

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Fee: EUR 8.00

The Munich Residence was the dwelling place and seat for Bavarian dukes, prince-electors and kings from 1508 to 1918. First built as a castle, it was turned into a magnificent estate with extensive grounds and gardens. The Munich Residence is a shining example of the  architecture of the Renaissance as well as the early Baroque, Rococo and Classic period. Nowadays, it is not only used as a museum and treasury, but also hosts several auditoriums and a church. On our guided tour, we will see the highlights of the palace before we sit down for a coffee and a cake!

March – Excursion to Nuremberg

When: Sunday, 29th of March
Time: 09:30 a.m. 
Fee: EUR 7.00

As the second largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg is certainly worth a closer look. With its strong imperial background and enchanting medieval old town, there is a historical depth that can be felt until today. We will be taking a relaxed guided tour that will bring us closer to Nuremberg’s most important attractions, including its churches, monuments, and of course the famous Nuremburg Castle.

However, we will also be focusing on the present and how the city boasts a vivid cultural life and wonderful dining opportunities. Following the tour, we will take the chance to experience this for ourselves as we head to lunch and take some time to walk around and explore.

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