River Bath Berlin – Swimming between Humboldt Forum and Bodemuseum. Really? Yes, in December 2019 the Berlin Senate set the course for the realisation of the urban redevelopment project in the old centre of Berlin. Along the Spree Canal, a swimming track for sports and leisure activities, a biotope landscape and an area for the natural purification of the river water will be created.
Babylon Berlin – the German TV series provides a glimpse behind the scenes of the Golden Twenties to the audience – an age which, parallel to the world economic crisis, gave birth to the myth of teh so called dance on a volcano. The scenery for the interior shots of the nightclub Moka Efti, with the central dance scenes and stage shows of the television series, is the former silent film theatre Delphi in Berlin-Weissensee.
Fancy some theatre? Fancy dressage riding? The Berlin Equestrian Theatre combines both into a special performance of horsemanship and performing arts. The repertoire of the Berlin Equestrian Theatre group ranges from small interludes to large-scale performances: just on three evenings in September, the Nocturnes play – and in development, a very large piece with the work of Eadweard Muybridge as its central theme.
The Veterinary Anatomical Theatre Berlin is the oldest preserved academic teaching building in the German capital. Today exhibitions are shown where animals used to be dissected for academic purposes. Built in 1789/1790 by Carl Gotthard Langhans on behalf of King Friedrich Wilhelm II, the building served as part of the Veterinary Pharmaceutical School.
Oktoberfest, the Wiesn in Munich attracts countless visitors from all over the world every year with typical culinary delicacies such as pretzels and obazda, Steckerlfisch and of course, with products of local brewing art. The Oktoberfest offers people from Munich and the surrounding area a good two weeks of exuberant celebration of their traditions, wearing traditional costumes – dirndls and leather trousers.
Weingarten Blutritt. Blood ride – that sounds a bit martial. But this is not a scene from the latest mystery movie. The Blutritt is an equestrian procession in honour of a blood relic. This kind of thing is still celebrated today, mostly in southern Germany, as a religious tradition. For example, in Weingarten with about a hundred groups of riders. Around 3000 horses and riders process through the small Upper Swabian university town of Weingarten every year on Bloody Friday.
Iceland – Lovely Home is the title of a book with personal stories of German women in Iceland. Not all of them emigrated to Iceland because of love or because of horses. However, the Icelandic horse has a very high status in its homecountry. The horses belong to the Icelandic culture and every traveller to Iceland will encounter them sooner or later.
Inspiration Icelandic horses. It was a remarkable exhibition in 2013 in the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies Berlin and later in the Kulturhaus in Berlin-Karlshorst on the occasion of the Icelandic World Championships in Berlin. The Nordic Embassies showed the Icelandic horse in the mirror of art and design. The fine and practically inspiring exhibition shows exciting exhibits from various media.