Saturday: Cultural events in Germany
Stars and Stripes October 17, 2012
The capital cities of Germany’s two most southern states offer cultural experiences late into the night Saturday.
Those in Baden-Württemberg might choose Stuttgartnacht as their destination. Beginning at 7 p.m., more than 70 of Stuttgart’s clubs, cinemas, churches and other locales offer a vast range of experiences and performances — the event boasts more than 500 activities.
Among the more intriguing: visiting the viewing platform of the TV tower while listening to a Viennese waltz played live, a show at Essential Bellydance, Middle Ages music at Leonhardskirche and French hip-hop dancers at the town hall.
Free buses will ferry visitors between venues. Some locations close at midnight, others at 2 a.m.
Tickets for adults cost 14 euros in advance or 16 euros on Saturday. Children under 12 enter for free. Read more at stuttgartnacht.de (German only).
Those in Bavaria might want to explore the capital’s 14th edition of the Long Night of Munich Museums. Some of the experiences at roughly 100 establishments will include discovering contemporary American photography at the Amerika Haus, checking out memorabilia at the Rock Museum to the sounds of a live duo in 1960s garb, examining posters displayed in Munich from 1933 to 1945 at the Stadtmuseum, or stylishly traveling from the Deutsches Museum to the Verkehrszentrum in a decades-old vehicle.
Tickets cost 15 euros for adults and are available at the central information point at Odeonsplatz or participating venues. The cost includes transportation between sites and use of public transportation. A program geared toward children ages 4 through 14 will run from 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost 2.50 euros for both adults and children.
Learn more at www.muenchner.de/museumsnacht (German only).