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Digital Culture – Straight from Germany

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It can be overwhelming to sort through all of the digital cultural offers out there to find the best high-quality content, so we did it for you! Learn, read, watch, and entertain yourself with these digital cultural offers straight from Germany.

 

1. ONLINE FILM AND MEDIA CENTER — ARTE.TV


Arte.tv is a French-German television network that promotes cultural programming. In Arte.tv’s online media center, you’ll find a wide range of programs, including documentaries, feature films, news reporting, music, and performing arts, plus other exciting formats like Arte.tv’s virtual reality productions. Happy streaming!

2. VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITION — BIENNALE: ALL ART IS PHOTOGRAPHY

The Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020 exhibit may been closed, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t visit! The Biennale is now offering a virtual tour of its exhibition houses in Ludwigshafen, consisting of six thematic exhibitions that explore our ambivalent relationship to photography. Immerse yourself in the world of photography via Germany’s largest photo festival in this digital tour.

3. ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL — MY DARLING Quarantine SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, Talking Shorts is presenting an online film festival with a new program of seven short films on the subject of “dystopia” every week. Viewers get to play the role of panelist by voting for their favorite films after viewing. Ever dreamed of being a film critic? Today is the day!

4. ONLINE COURSE — ART HISTORY ONLINE – THE STÄDEL COURSE ON MODERN ART


The Städel Museum in Frankfurt is offering an online course in art history – at no cost. Work through five modules on art history and visual studies from the convenience of your home. If you missed out on taking art history in school, here’s your chance to catch up!

5. STREAM OPERA ONLINE — STAATSOPER BERLIN

Everyday beginning at 12:00 CET, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin is offering a new performance on demand, available to you for free for 24 hours. Stream titles like Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Massenet’s Manon as well as symphony concerts by the Staatskapelle Berlin.

6. LEARN GERMAN ONLINE — DEUTSCH FÜR DICH

Looking to brush up on your German? You can improve your German online for free with Deutsch für Dich. Deutsch für Dich features learning content for all language levels, free of charge. Practice your language skills with exercises on recycling, vacation, baking, and more!

7. DIGITAL LEARNING FOR KIDS — DIGITAL KINDERUNIVERSITY


The German Digital Kinderuniversity is a series of fun video lectures that gives children ages eight to twelve the chance to explore topics related to “Humankind,” “Nature,” and “Technology” themselves, while learning German. The so-called Kinderuni is a free online platform open to all kids – no matter where they live or which school they attend. Enroll today!

8. Party Online — United We Stream

The Berliner clubbing community is opening its virtual doors for a series of digital concerts. Different Berlin clubs will broadcast live DJ sets, music, and performances every day at 7:00 pm CET on their joint streaming platform www.unitedwestream.berlin. Tune in!

9. Literature Read Out Loud — Lyrikline

Lyrikline is an international website that offers a diverse collection of contemporary poetry, read by poets. You can listen to the melodies, sounds, and rhythms of poetry from around the world, recited by the writers themselves. The poems are available both in their original languages and several translations. Listen along now!

10. Stream Radio — KCRW Berlin


KCRW Berlin is an English-language radio station based in Germany’s capital featuring original Berlin-centric content and nationally syndicated US public radio shows. Tune in for a glimpse of Berlin life and culture, straight from Berlin.

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