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What's on and what's exciting in the theatres, cinemas and exhibitions spaces of the German-speaking world.


What's on

A roundup of cultural highlights

Exhibitions | Film | Opera | Theatre


"Robert Gober. Work 1976 - 2007." A major retrospective of the fabulous drainpipe artist at the Schaulager in Basel, until October 14, 2007.

"Douglas Gordon - Between Darkness and Light." Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, until August 12, 2007.

"Daniel Richter � A major survey". Retrospective of works by German painter Daniel Richter at Hamburg's Kunsthalle. Until August 5, 2007.

"Hannah Höch - Aller Anfang ist DADA!"
Show of over 160 photo collages and paintings by the major German modernist artist. At the Berlinische Galerie until July 2, 2007.

"Tibet: Monasteries Open Their Treasure Chambers". At Berlin's Museum of Asian Art, until May 28, 2007.

"erwin wurm: retrospective". At the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. From April 27 - September 2, 2007.

"Christian Dior and Germany, 1947 to 1957". At the Art Library in the Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, until 28 May, 2007.

"Die Macht des Dinglichen: SKULPTUR HEUTE!" (the power of materiality - sculpture today!). Featuring works by young artists. At the Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin, until May 28, 2007.

"Vor 12.000 Jahren in Anatolien - Die ältesten Monumente der Menschheit" (12,000 years ago in Anatolia - the oldest monuments of humanity). Badesches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, until June 17, 2007.

The Bode Museum has reopened its doors in Berlin. The museum houses the sculptural treasures of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, writes that here Europe can behold its aesthetic, religious, intellectual and political history for the first time in three-dimensional form.

"Tödliche Medizin: Rassenwahn im Nationalsozialismus" (deadly medicine: race delusions under National Socialism). A guest exhibition by the Washington Holocaust Memorial Museum at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum in Dresden, until June 24, 2007.

"Mythos Troja." At the Antikensammlung, Munich, until May 31, 2007.


"1:1 - One to One". Denmark / UK, 2006. Romeo and Juliet in a Copenhagen suburb. By Annette K. Olesen.

"Black Book". Netherlands / Germany / UK, 2006. Dutch underground drama by Paul Verhoeven.

"How to cook your life". Germany, 2007. Zen-master-cook documentary by Doris Dörrie.

"Wings of Desire". Germany / France, 1987. Re-release of Wim Wenders' classic.

"Shoppen" (shopping). Germany, 2006. 18-couple speed-dating drama by Ralf Westhoff.

"Snow White". Switzerland, 2005. Zurich gold coast party sex and drug drama by Samir.

"The Prize of the Pole". Sweden / Denmark, 2006. Investigative polar discovery documentary by Staffan Julen.

"Wochentage" (weekdays). Germany, 2006. Drama by Carsten Gebhardt.

"Die Hochstapler" (the con men). Germany, 2006. Documentary of deceit by Alexande Adolph.

"Valerie". Germany, 2006. Drama by Birgit Möller with Agata Buzek in the title role.

"Beijing Bubbles". Germany / China, 2005. Chinese punk and rock documentary by Susanne Messmer and George Lindt.

"Der Liebeswunsch" (the wish to love). Romantic drama by Thorsten C. Fischer.

"Der Unbequeme - Der Dichter Günter Grass" (the difficult one - Günter Grass). Documentary by Nadja Frenz.

"Full Metal Village". Germany, 2007. Heavy metal open air documentary by Sung-Hyung Cho. The film describes the microcosm of the small German village Wacken, before and during the biggest Heavy Metal Festival in Germany.

"Slumming". Austria / Switzerland, 2006. Bar comedy by Michael Glawogger.


"Manon", by Jules Massenet, under Daniel Barenboim's fiery conducting at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.

"Hyperion" by Bruno Maderna, at the Staatsoper Stuttgart.


"Theatertreffen". Berlin's major annual festival of German-language theatrical highlights. Until May 20.

"Über Tiere" by Elfriede Jelinek. At the Vienna Burgtheater.

"Solidarität ist Selbstmord" (solidarity is suicide), by Rene Pollesch, at the Kammerspiele in Munich. - let's talk european