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Kirche An der Wies / Innsbruck Maria-Theresien-Strasse

Vorbereitung

Text Vorbereitung

Internet Vorbereitung
den 3. Mai Wiederholung Kapitel 5 -7 [und Übungsbuch, wenn vorhanden]

Schlußexamen

den 26. April

Lesen Sie:  380-388 [Wiederholung], 390-10 bis 397-22 [neu]

Üben Sie: 382A - 390 J [Wiederholung]

Schreiben Sie:  383B, 386E, 389H [Wiederholung]  389H [neu]

Quiz Kapitel 10, 380-390

[1] Internetaufgabe folgt

[2] Passiv-Blatt:  Klicken, lesen, lernen, drucken, zum Unterrricht mitbringen [Wiederholung]

 den 19. April

Lesen Sie: 227-8, 380-388

Üben Sie: 229-230, 382A - 390 J

Schreiben Sie: 231N, 383B, 386E, 389H

 

  1. Passiv-Blatt; Klicken, lesen, lernen, drucken, zum Unterrricht mitbringen
  2. Hören Sie sich ein Paar Minuten deutschsprachige Radiosendungen an: 

    a. German Web Radio

    b. Überschau

    Oder, zum Beispiel hier klicken

den 12. April Lesen Sie: 211-212 Krawatte; 369-379

Üben Sie: 203-205; 207-208; 213-215; 370 F - 378 O; 379 Q2

Schreiben Sie: 209K; 371G: 372 J; 375L;

Wiederholen Sie: Kapitel 9

Quiz Kapitel 9

1. Durchblättern: http://www.symmank.de/sorben.htm

2. Hören Sie sich ein Paar Minuten deutschsprachige Radiosendungen an: 

a. German Web Radio

b. Überschau

Oder, zum Beispiel hier klicken

 

den 5. April Lesen Sie: 204-205; 362-368

Üben Sie: 205D -208J; 365A-368D

Schreiben Sie: 208 I, 365 A

http://gcjm.dyndns.org/skiberlin/ultimativ.htm

1. Sorben / Sorbs

2. Sprache / Language

Sorbenkarte               Sorbenkarte 2

http://www.smwk.sachsen.de/kf/kunst/sorben/266.htm

http://www.symmank.de/sorben.htm

Bild http://www.grossschutzgebiete.brandenburg.de/br_spree/_fotos/sorben2.jpg

http://www.grossschutzgebiete.brandenburg.de/br_spree/_fotos/sorben1.jpg

Osterritt http://www.germany-info.org/relaunch/culture/life/G_Kids/images/sorben.jpg

den 29. März

Lesen Sie: 354 -361

Üben Sie: 354 G - 359 L;

Schreiben Sie: Übungsbuch Kapitel 8

Wiederholen Sie: 242-354

Zwischenprüfung K 5- 8 

  1. Webseite Konjunktiv, lesen, drucken, zum Unterricht mitbringen
  2. Dieses Adjektivendungenlink klicken und dann "NEXT" klicken.
  3. Dieses Da/wo-link klicken und dann "Practice" klicken
  4. Dieses Präpositionenlink klicken und dann NEXT und PRACTICE klicken
den 22. März Lesen Sie: 190, Brief aus Amerika 191-193; 346-354;

Üben Sie: 186-187I,193A, 194D, 195E

Schreiben Sie: 193B, 187I, 

Wiederholung: 333-337, 341

den 29. März = Zwischenprüfung 

1.  Webseite Konjunktiv, lesen, drucken, zum Unterricht mitbringen

2. [Nichts neues, Wiederholung] Lesen Sie dieses litererarische Kabarettstück Es kommt immer darauf an durch. Drucken Sie den Text und bringen Sie ihn zum Unterricht mit.

Dann hören Sie sich das Stück an, hier klicken. [Die Datei ist sehr groß und ladet sich nur sehr langsam herunter]

den 15. März Lesen Sie: KEIN Lesestück!!*;[ Anstatt eines weiteren literarischen Lesestückes, benützen Sie die Möglichkeit der Extrazeit dieser zwei Wochen, Kapitel 5 und 6 nochmals zu üben; Seiten 303-329]

339-342

Üben Sie: 173D 174E; 339F-344K

Bereiten Sie sich zur Diskussion vor*: 175 H

Schreiben Sie: 1. Aus dem Übungsbuch, und am 15. März zum Unterricht bringen

2. 341 H, 344 J wegen der Extrazeit, schicken Sie diese Übungen - vollständig ausgeschrieben - per e-mail vor dem 8. März

Telefongespräche: zum Beispiel, 175 H

Lesen Sie dieses litererarische Kabarettstück Es kommt immer darauf an durch

Dann hören Sie sich das Stück an, hier klicken. [Die Datei ist sehr groß und ladet sich nur sehr langsam herunter]

  

 

den 1. März 

Lesen Sie:  156 Einstieg; 156-8 Metin sucht ... ;332-338 Adjektiv

Üben Sie:  159A - D; 164 Wortschatzübungen; 165H-166K; 333A - 338E

Bereiten Sie sich zur Diskussion vor: 159 C; 133 B1

Schreiben Sie: 160 D [etwa 60-80 Worte]; Vergessen Sie nicht die deutsche Tastatur!

Klicken Sie Cognates / Verwandte Wörter und lesen Sie durch; dann lesen Sie noch einmal  Metin sucht seinen Weg [156-158] durch. Finden Sie 8 englisch-deutsche verwandte Wörter, und schreiben Sie sie mit ihrer Bedeutung auf.
den 23. Feber 

Lesen Sie:  132 Ohne die Bereitschaft ... , 132-133 , 139H-140, 317-330, 

Üben Sie:  133A,B, 139H-140,   321D, 322E-G

Schreiben Sie: 330M

Quiz 5 + 6

Internetaufgabe Klicken Sie auf "Fasneteröffnen 2004", schnell durschauen: http://www.narrengericht-stockach.de/term01.html# [ >> um weiterzugehen]

schnell durchlesen : http://de.news.yahoo.com/040219/12/3w2le.html

http://www.mainz.de/freizeit/fastnacht/frei002.htm

 den 16. Februar Lesen Sie: 130, 132 Ohne die Bereitschaft ... , 134-136 Vermischtes, 315-318, 320-322

Üben Sie: 130, 132, 133A, 318A-319C, 321D, 322E-G

Bereiten Sie sich zur Diskussion vor*: 133 B1, 134C

Schreiben Sie: 323G mit Schreibmaschine oder jede zweite Zeile

 

*Telefongespräche: zum Beispiel, Seite 133 B1, 134C 

Klicken Sie auf Berlin, Samstag den 14. Februar und finden Sie eine Musikveranstaltung in Berlin[Oper, Rock, Klassik, Party, Varietéé, Club, Musiktheater, Funk, Tanz, Operette, usw.]  für Samstag den 14. Februar  [es gibt 264  Möglichkeiten].

Schreiben Sie auf [und bringen Sie zum Unterricht]:

· was ist das?

·wann fängt das an?

· wo ist das? welcher U-/S-Bahnhof?

· wie lange dauert das?

· besprechen Sie Ihre Pläne mit einem Partner in einem Telefongespräch.

den 9. Februar Lesen Sie:121 Sag es laut; 125 Erlkönig; 310-312

Üben Sie:119H-J, 120 K-M, 126 A-F, 312G-314J

Schreiben Sie:  310F mit Schreibmaschine oder jede zweite Zeile

Bereiten Sie sich zur Diskussion vor*:126B 1-4,


Telefongespräche: zum Beispiel, Seite 126B 1-3
.

Hören Sie sich den "Erlkönig" an: http://www.hudsoncity.net/culture/german/music.htm#erlkönig The file is very high quality and very slow downloading; only for use with a high speed internet connection. A smaller file, but melody only, no text, is at http://www.texaschapbookpress.com/erlkonig.htm
den 2. Februar Lesen Sie:   xvi - xviii 108, 110-112, 113-114, 304-306, 308

Üben Sie:   xix - xx; 109, 111A, 112B, 115-116, 119H-J, 306A-C, 309D-F

Schreiben Sie:  310F mit Schreibmaschine oder jede zweite Zeile

Bereiten Sie sich zur Diskussion vor*: 112B1, 115E1,
*Telefongespräche: zum Beispiel, Seite 115E1

[noch nicht]
den 26. Januar Wiederholung  

Lesen Sie: Kaleidoskop [6. Ausgabe] 242-255; 258-270; 274-285; 288-302

Üben Sie: Kaleidoskop Übungsbuch 61-88

[noch nicht]  
     

Lernhilfsmittel

   
Supplemental Text Book Material on the Web 1 Supplemental Text Book Material on the Web 2
Germanic Language Tree Schematic showing the historical relationships of English with High German and with the other Germanic languages. For detailed background information on the individual Germanic Languages click HERE. Keyboarding German text with the US-International Keyboard in Windows 95/98  This keyboard allows easy typing of those symbols peculiar to German as well as those for standard English
A succinct on-line Grammar of German from William and Mary offers a quick survey of grammar elements. .A very short and simple list of Definitions of Parts of Speech gives a quick overview of grammatical concepts that apply both to English and German
German Pronunciation exercises This list of Strong verbs in German -- starke Verben in Deutsch has no English translations but does list the forms of approximately 75 strong German verbs. [NB link!]
Subjunctive Outline Forms of the subjunctive used in indirect discourse and in contrary to fact conditional sentences. Passive Voice Outline A comparison of the forms and meanings of werden [1] when used as a main verb with an adjective or with a noun or [2] the forms of werden when used to form the passive voice.

 

Click HERE to go Home Weather Forecast in German or English
Berlin Wetter auf Deutsch, HIER klicken
Berlin weather in English
 

German Language Church Services in Washington

United Church (Concordia Kirche) 1920 G Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 331-1495 . (Location for Washington Saengerbund's annual Christmas concert.) German service at 9:30 on first and third Sundays in the month. Our Lady of Bethesda (Deutsche Katholische Mission), 7007 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817. Sonntagsgottesdienste 10.00 Uhr Deutsche Evangelische Kirchengemeinde sonntags 9.30 Uhr
Pilgrim Lutheran Church 5500 Massachusetts Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816
German Language Television in the DC Area Mondays thru Fridays 5 - 6 PM WNVC over the air Channel 56; Virginia PBS news in German.

Mondays thru Fridays 7:30 PM WNVC over the air Channel 56; Virginia PBS News from Germany but in English

Sundays 9pm and Tuesdays at 8pm [erratically]: German television detective shows with subtitles on International Mystery WNVC over the air Channel 56  

 

        Washington Area German Language Events

  • George Crumb Trio flute, cello piano Joseph Haydn ú Trio for flute, cello and piano in F Major Felix Mendelssohn ú Trio op. 49 in D Minor Rudolph Jungwirth ú Three Hymns Florian Bramböck ú Trio for flute, cello and piano George Crumb ú Vox Balaenae January 13, 2004 at 8:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP: 202-895-6776
  • Thursday January 15, 8 pm LECTURE Eine Geschichte des diplomatischen Lebens in Berlin Sponsored by the German Language Society For details and tickets, call 703-379-7849 German Embassy
  • January 15 – 22 New Films The 12th annual film festival highlighting new German-language films. Visions Cinema $9 / $7. $20 for the opening night screening and reception. Purchase tickets online here for an additional fee. Information: 202-667-0090 or www.VisionsDC.com  ;   Goethe-Institut
  • January 12, 6:30 pm MOVIE It’s a Jungle Out There This coming-of-age drama features Franka Potente in her debut as a runaway 17-year-old. $5 / $3 Purchase tickets online here for an additional fee. Goethe-Institut
  • Jazz Concert From Here to There Karlheinz Miklin - saxophone, Ron McClure - bass, Billy Hart - drums January 20, 2004 at 8:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP: 202-895-6776 Cash bar opens at 7:00 pm in cooperation with the International Club of DC
  • Free Radicals (Böse Zellen) A film by Barbara Albert, 2003 (in German with English subtitles, 120 min.) The beating of a butterfly´s wings generates a tornado which downs a plane full of tourists; years later, the accidental death of the sole survivor has an insidious ripple effect on her friends and relatives in a small Austrian town awash in social malaise. A breathtakingly assured example of the new resurgence in Austrian cinema, Barbara Albert´s universally hailed “Free Radicals”, which takes its name from the rogue atoms which can wreak havoc on the human organism, is the country´s official submission for the 2003 Foreign Film Oscar and was featured in the last fall´s New York Film Festival. January 21, 2004 at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm at the Visions Bar Noir 1927 Florida Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20009 For Tickets call: 202-667-0090 http://www.visionsdc.com/  (In the framework of “New Films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria”)
  • Opening Friday, January 23 The Burning Wall (2002, Not Rated, 116 Min.) In English and German, with English subtitles. Written, Produced and Directed by Hava Kohav Beller. A powerful feature documentary about dissent and opposition behind the Berlin Wall.     While the U.S. emerged from the 20th century as the world's only superpower, arguably it was the German nation that played the most consequential role in shaping that century's political history. This scorching, engrossing documentary begins with the ashes of World War II and ends with the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is a story of a nation whose early proponents were Socialist anti-Nazi resisters. But as Soviet influence increased across eastern Europe, it found itself once again in the grips of a dictatorship. A dozen years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Hava Beller movingly investigates the nature of dissent in that former Communist satellite. The STASI, the secret police that employed over 100,000 agents (many of them ordinary citizens), assembled files on one third of the population. Former dissidents tell kafkaesque stories of psychological warfare they endured, while former STASI agents candidly detail their techniques for destroying the lives of their opponents. The ultimate battle lines are drawn when Ideology and Idealism confront each other.
    The film is a mesmerizing and deeply moving portrayal of individual destinies, charting with dramatic power, passion, and depth the development of the underground opposition, and illuminating the profoundly contemporary dilemma of individual resistance within a totalitarian state. THE BURNING WALL highlights the tension between an individual's responsibility to a personal ethical code and to a tyrannical political system.
  •  Tatort / Scene of the Crime: The Phantom German with English subtitles Sunday, January 25 at 8 PM on MHz (WNVC) Virginia PBS Channel 56 Detectives Ballauf and Schenk are on the trail of an escaped convict who killed a guard during his prison break. Freddy Schenk, who helped convict the man years ago, feels guilty because he discovers the man was wrongly convicted. Unfortunately, now the prisoner is out, his killing spree continues and the detectives must hurry before the situation escalates further.
  • Housing in Vienna: Architecture for Everyone Curated by the Architekturzentrum Wien Ongoing: January 6 - 30, 2004 hours: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm Having a place to live is a basic ingredient of Western civilization. As urban density can easily lead to a shortage of affordable homes, housing is an ongoing challenge for each and every city administration. Vienna has developed an impressive tradition of building, functional and at the same time livable public housing. It is amazing to see how the City´s housing design policy has broadened over the years to embrace fresh ideas and new aspects for improving the quality of life. A wide spectrum of remarkable architecture has emerged, testifying to the fact that social conscience can go hand in hand with individual and high quality architectural solutions. Miller Exhibition Hall, Crough Center for Architecture, The Catholic University of America 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20064 (Brookland-CUA Metro) in cooperation with The Catholic University of America
  • January 26, 6:30 pm MOVIE 23 This film takes the viewer on a hypnotic journey as a computer hacker searches for the underpinnings of a global conspiracy. A mystical thriller based on actual events. $5 / $3 Purchase tickets online here for an additional fee. Goethe-Institut 
  •   Tatort / Scene of the Crime: The Phantom German with English subtitles Scene of the Crime: The Phantom Tuesday, January 27 at 8 PM on MHz (WNVC) Virginia PBS Channel 56 Detectives Ballauf and Schenk are on the trail of an escaped convict who killed a guard during his prison break. Freddy Schenk, who helped convict the man years ago, feels guilty because he discovers the man was wrongly convicted. Unfortunately, now the prisoner is out, his killing spree continues and the detectives must hurry before the situation escalates further.
  •  Tatort / Scene of the Crime: The Phantom German with English subtitles Scene of the Crime: The Phantom Wednesday, January 28 at 12 PM on MHz (WNVC) Virginia PBS Channel 56 Detectives Ballauf and Schenk are on the trail of an escaped convict who killed a guard during his prison break. Freddy Schenk, who helped convict the man years ago, feels guilty because he discovers the man was wrongly convicted. Unfortunately, now the prisoner is out, his killing spree continues and the detectives must hurry before the situation escalates further.
  • All-Schubert concerts  Mendelssohn Piano Trio;  Michael Stepniak, viola; Yuri Golubev, bass; Jerome Barry, baritone; George Peachey, piano;  Peter Sirotin, violin; Claudia Chudacoff, violin; Fiona Thompson, cello; Nadine Trudel, cello January 30, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. Embassy of Austria Tickets: $ 35. For reservations call: 202-625-2361 in cooperation with the Embassy Series Program: Der Wanderer an den Mond (Seidl), An Silvia (Shakespeare), Sehnsucht (Schiller), Im Frühling (Schulze), Das Lied im Grünen (Reil), Der Lindenbaum (Müller), Gruppe aus der Tartarus (Schiller), Der Tod und das Mädchen (Hoffmannsthal), Erlkönig (Goethe), Dithyrambe (Schiller), Fischerweise (Schlechta), Prometheus (Goethe), Die Forelle (Schubart) / The "Trout" Quintet
  • All-Schubert concerts  Mendelssohn Piano Trio;  Michael Stepniak, viola; Yuri Golubev, bass; Jerome Barry, baritone; George Peachey, piano;  Peter Sirotin, violin; Claudia Chudacoff, violin; Fiona Thompson, cello; Nadine Trudel, cello January 31, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. Embassy of Austria Tickets: $ 35. For reservations call: 202-625-2361 in cooperation with the Embassy Series Program: String Trio in B-flat Major,
    String Quartettsatz in C Minor, and String Quintet in C Major
  •  February 2, 2004 Hertie Roundtable: The Welfare State. Past, Present, and Future in Transatlantic Perspective. A Discussion with Kurt Biedenkopf (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hertie School of Governance and Former Prime Minister of Saxony). To be held at the GHI 1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009-2562 Tel. (202) 387-33 55 Fax. (202) 483-34 30 email info@ghi-dc.org ,.
  •  Monday, February 2 at 6:30 pm Bye Bye America (Auf Wiedersehen Amerika) Three friends set out for Poland, discovering along the way that reality differs from their expectations in this affectionate and laconic comedy. Goethe-Institut $5 / $3 at Goethe-Institut’s box office; purchase tickets online here for an additional fee.
  • February 2  6:30pm Bye Bye America (Auf Wiedersehen Amerika) An unusual journey, as three friends set off from Brighton Beach to Poland, and find themselves stranded in Berlin. Arriving in Poland, they find their dreams encountering a different reality. Goethe-Institut  $5 / $3 for members, seniors, and students with ID. Purchase tickets online here for an additional fee. http://www.goethe.de/uk/was/1_2004/deeperlook.htm#byebye

  • Housing for everyone: Vienna - USA (in the framework of the exhibit “Housing in Vienna”) Wolfgang Förster, Head of the City Housing Research Division, Vienna, Austria Lecture/Discussion "Vienna Housing Projects: Enabling Good Architecture for Everyone" James G. Banks, Consultant, former E.C. Assistant Mayor for Housing Programs "Public Housing: Isolating the Poorest of the Poor" Thomas Gallas, Torti-Gallas "Hope VI: The Transformation of Neighborhoods" January 26, 2004 at 6:30 pm [ exhibit viewing from 4:30 pm ] (Miller Exhibition Hall) Koubek Auditorium, School of Architecture and Planning, Crough Center for Architecture, Catholic University 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20064 (Brookland-CUA Metro) Admission free, accessible. For information call: 202-319-5188 Reception to follow (with the support of Austrian Airlines)
  • Sunday, February 8, 3 pm A Baroque Banquet A collection of works by Bach, Händel and Vivaldi.Organized by the Washington Bach Consort.NVCC NVCC Schlesinger Hall, Alexandria. For details and tickets, please call 800-955-5566
  • Monday, February 9 at 6:30 pm Dragon Chow Immigrants attempt to make their way in Hamburg, striving for economic success. Goethe-Institut $5 / $3 at Goethe-Institut’s box office; purchase tickets online here for an additional fee.
  • Nogo February 17, 2004 at 7:30 pm A film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl, Austria 2002 (in German with English subtitles, 90 min.) Nogo is a gas station triptych. For three couples this gas station in the middle of nowhere becomes an obsession. The stubborn, thin-skinned heroes of this story make their appearance as inseparable duos. They have their own fixed ideas, which they find hard to abandon. At the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP: 202-895-6776
  • Thursday, February 19, 8 pm LECTURE Vom “Modell Deutschland” zum Nachzügler Europas? Warum macht das deutsche politische System Reformen so schwierig? Professor Dr. Bernd Reissert, Professor of Political Science, FHTW Berlin; Konrad Adenauer Visiting Professor 2003/2004, Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University. In German. Sponsored by the German Language Society. German Embassy For details and tickets, call 703-379-7849
  • February 19 Symposium: The Spatial Turn in History." To be held at the GHI 1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009-2562 Tel. (202) 387-33 55 Fax. (202) 483-34 30 email info@ghi-dc.org . Convener: Thomas Zeller (GHI/University of Maryland). In recent years, historians have turned towards the spatial dimensions of history. Space is not an empty container which can be filled with political empires, ideas, and human history, however: it plays a role in shaping human history itself. For the German context, space and landscape, while having a long history grounded in the academic discipline of geography, had been repudiated for many years after 1945 because of the National Socialist claim to spatial conquest. This symposium aims to introduce historians to the spatial dimensions of history. Two cultural geographers will give examples of their work and contribute to the ongoing debate about the "spatial turn" and its relevance for studying history. Please RSVP by February 16 (acceptances only) phone: 202-387-3355 fax:202-387-6437 e-mail: c.brown@ghi-dc.org
  • Conference: "Natural Disasters and Cultural Strategies: Responses to Catastrophe in Global Perspective." German Historical Institute To be held at the GHI 1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009-2562 Tel. (202) 387-33 55 Fax. (202) 483-34 30 email info@ghi-dc.org, February 19-22, 2004. Conveners: Christof Mauch (GHI), Christian Pfister (University of Bern).
  • Thursday, February 19, 6 – 8 pm EXHIBIT & TALK Practical Utopia: The Design Work of Otl Aicher Featuring the work of a visionary German designer who transformed the field of industrial and graphic design. Famous for his design of the pictograms for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. A gallery talk with the exhibit’s curator will take place at 6:30 pm. RSVP to 202-289-1200 ext. 167.  On view until March 12. Goethe-Institut

  • Thursday, February 19, 7:30 pm LECTURE The Wagnerian Femme Fatale by James McCourt This famous author of the 1971 send-up of the opera world, Mawrew Czgowchwz (pronounced "Mardu Gorgeous"), now a cult classic still in print, will draw on his deep appreciation and extensive knowledge of opera to tell why some Wagner heroines  --  Isolde, Kundry, Brünnhilde, Venus-Elizabeth  --  are really out to kill the men they seem to love. George Washington University, Funger Hall, 2201 G Street, NW Free Click for details
  • Scene of the Crime: Without a Trace[ German with English subtitles] Tuesday, February 24 at 8 PM on MHz (WNVC) Virginia PBS over the air channel 56 While Detective Schenk is applying for new credit at his bank, an unusual bank robbery occurs. A kidnapped man strapped with explosives demands money from the bank manager. If the kidnappers' demands aren't met, explosives will go off all over the city. With no choice but compliance, the money is handed over. Schenk and Ballauf can find no trace of the bank robbers, nor discover their motives for such an elaborate crime.
  • Ingrid Marsoner, piano Leoš Janácek, “Auf verwachsenen Pfaden“, Franz Schubert 4 Impromptus (D 899) Robert Schumann “Kreisleriana”: Fantasien op.16 February 27, 2004 at 8:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP: 202-895-6776
  • The Annandale Chorale (Robert Webb, Director) and NOVA Community Chorus (Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director) invite you to a concert on Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church (5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA). The concert, entitled "Music of the German Masters", will include choral music by Schütz, Bach, Pachelbel, Telemann, Haydn and Mozart. NVCC Students, Faculty and Staff are free with NVCC ID. For tickets/information contact the NVCC/AL Music Office: 703-845-6097.
  • Vienna Piano Trio February 29, 2004 at 7:00 pm Joseph Haydn Trio in A Major, Arnold Schönberg/Eduard Steuermann Verklärte Nacht, Franz Schubert Trio, op. 99. at the National Gallery of Art/West Garden Ct. Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Free Admission. For information call: 202-842-6941
  • Monday March 1, 7:30 pm MUSIC Beethoven Society Concert Program: Emil Chudnovsky, violin L. van Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata J. Brahms: Sonata in D Minor works by Sarasate, Kreisler, Ravel and Saint-Saens. The Concert is organized by the Beethoven Society of America. For details and tickets, please call: 703-960-9876. German Embassy
  • Tuesday March 2, 7:30 pm CONCERT Julia Fischer Washington Performing Arts Society For details and tickets, please call: 202-785-WPAS (9727) Kennedy Center Concert Hall\
  • Ongoing: January 12 – March 12 EXHIBIT Practical Utopia: The Design Work of Otl Aicher Featuring the work of a visionary German designer who transformed the field of industrial and graphic design. Goethe-Institut
  • Monday March 8, 6:30 pm FILM German Video Art Part II http://www.goethe.de/uk/was/1_2004/videoart.htm Goethe-Institut
  • Schubert, Schubert and Schubert ´04 March 19, 20, 21, 2004 at 8:00 pm at Gaston Hall/Georgetown University For information and tickets call 301-699-5440, e-mail: schubertschubert.schubert@verizon.net or visit http://www.stompingground.com/schubert/
    Thursday March 18, 8 pm  LECTURE Ein Autor und seine Themen German Language Society For details and tickets, please call: 703-379-7849 http://www.goethe.de/uk/was/1_2004/embassy.htm#180304 Embassy of Switzerland
  • Conference: "Taxation, State and Civil Society in Germany and the United States, 1750-1950." To be held at the German Historical Institute (DC), March 18-21, 2004. Conveners: Alexander Nützenadel (University of Cologne), Christoph Strupp (GHI).
  • Schubert, Schubert and Schubert ´04 March 19, 20, 21, 2004 at 8:00 pm at Gaston Hall/Georgetown University For information and tickets call 301-699-5440, e-mail: schubertschubert.schubert@verizon.net or visit http://www.stompingground.com/schubert/ 
  • Sunday March 21, 3 pm CONCERT J.S. Bach: The Complete Motets Washington Bach Consort For details and tickets, please call: 1-800-955-5566 http://www.goethe.de/uk/was/1_2004/embassy.htm#210304 National Presbyterian Church
  • The GHI Spring 2004 Lecture Series: “History in Film – Film in History”. Series begins Monday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. Please note: It will be hosted by the Goethe-Institut Washington, (812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3718). For full details of the program, click here.
  • Monday March 22, 5:30 pm SPECIAL EVENT History in Film - Film in History Heimat, Heritage and the Histories of German Cinema Lecture followed by a screening of Jewboy Levi (Viehjud Levi). Free. http://www.goethe.de/uk/was/1_2004/filmhistory.htm Goethe-Institut
  • Workshop: "Toward a Biographical Turn? Biography in Modern Historiography - Modern Historiography in Biography." Held at the German Historical Institute GHI , March 25-27, 2004. Conveners: Volker Berghahn (Columbia University), Simone Lässig (GHI).
  • Scene of The Crime: Death of a Child Sunday, March 28  at 8 PM on MHz Channel 56 Virginia PBS Channel 56 German with English subtitles  Detective Superintendent Max Ballauf is stuck in the hospital with an appendicitis, while his partner Freddy Schenk tries to find the killer of a man found in the Rhine. Schenk discovers the victim’s girlfriend, Gabi Bergmann, is the ex-girlfriend of an escaped convict. Meanwhile in the hospital, Ballauf meets Gabi's young daughter Nathalie, who has been badly battered. How are these crimes related? It's up to Ballauf and Schenk to figure it out.
  • Sunday March 28, 3 pm MUSIC Concerto-Aria Cantata Lenten cantatas from Dresden and Lübeck Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 pm by Dr. Mary E. Frandsen, Professor of Musicology, University of Notre Dame Soloists: Barbara Hollinshead (soprano), Sarah Berger (soprano), Sharon Barnum (alto), Tony Boutté (tenor), David Brundage (bass), Nina Falk (violin), & Tina Chancey (viola da gamba) Program: Vincenzo Albrici - Sinfonia a 6, Sperate in Deo, Cogita o homo Christoph Bernhard - Ich sahe an alles Thun MarcoGiuseppe Peranda - O Jesu mi dulcissime Dieterich Buxtehude – Four cantatas from Membra Jesu Nostri $ 20. For more information: 703-897-8990 or holmesms@msn.com St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean
  • The Fairfax Winds Monday March 29, 7:30 pm William Hudson, Conductor German Embassy Auditorium W.A. Mozart: Serenade, K. 375 L. van Beethoven: Octet in E-flat, Op. 103 A unique concert performed by members of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra consisting of eight winds: paired oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons.Special appearance by Maria Dickson, winner of the 2003 Beethoven Piano Competition Organized by the Beethoven Society of America For details and tickets, please call: 703-960-9876
  • Scene of The Crime: Death of a Child German with English subtitles
     Tuesday, March 30 at 8 PM on MHz Channel 56 Virginia PBS Channel 56
    Detective Superintendent Max Ballauf is stuck in the hospital with an appendicitis, while his partner Freddy Schenk tries to find the killer of a man found in the Rhine. Schenk discovers the victim’s girlfriend, Gabi Bergmann, is the ex-girlfriend of an escaped convict. Meanwhile in the hospital, Ballauf meets Gabi's young daughter Nathalie, who has been badly battered. How are these crimes related? It's up to Ballauf and Schenk to figure it out.
  • Eugenie Russo, piano Alexander Zemlinsky: Fantasies after poems by Richard Dehmel, op. 9 (1901) Leo Brauneiss: Radix (1999, dedicated to Eugenie Russo) Aaron Copland: Piano Sonata (1939); Ernst Krenek: Piano Sonata No. 7, op. 240 (1988); Wolfram Wagner: Piano Sonata (1989), Three Piano Pieces (1997); George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (1924) April 1, 2004 at 8:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6776 Cash bar with Austrian wine opens at 6:30 pm In cooperation with the International Club of DC http://www.internationalclubdc.com
  • Sunday April 4, 2004 5 PM at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall NVCC Alexandria - free admission Alfred Schnitke - Concerto Grosso No. 3 with Violinists Marc Rameriz and Olivia Hajioff Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45 (German Requiem) with NOVA Community Chorus
  • "The Americanization/Westernization of Austria"  book presentation by Guenter Bischof Introduction by Christof Mauch, Director, German Historical  Institute Washington In the course of the 20th century American standards in popular culture (music, Hollywood, TV), political practices (campaigning, polling) and economic ideas (mass consumption, managerial training) have deeply influenced and changed social life in Europe. In his new book Guenter Bischof, Professor at the University of New Orleans, explores the process of “Americanization” in Austria, from the US presence during the occupation decade after World War II to fast food and Internet culture of our days. April 5, 2004 at 7:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6776. Vin d´honneur In cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
  • Monday April 5 The GHI Spring 2004 Lecture Series: Hollywood's Great War and Weimar Germany, 5:30 p.m. Thomas Saunders University of Victoria What price Glory Please note: It will be hosted by the Goethe-Institut Washington, (812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3718). For full details of the program, click here.
  • George Mason University Center for the Arts http://www.gmu.edu/cfa/ Ute Lemper - All that Jazz Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 7:00pm - $19.85
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  • Inge Morath. Austrian Photographs (The Estate of Inge Morath. Curators: Kurt Kaindl and Brigitte Blueml) Reading by Honor Moore: “The Photographer and the Poet: A Friendship” Cosmopolitan photographer, Inge Morath, returned to her native country Austria time and again for visits to family and friends as well as for photo projects. This exhibit presents a selection of her Austrian photographs with a particular focus on her unique portraits of people and daily life in Vienna. At the opening of the exhibit, American poet, Honor Moore, will read poems about Inge Morath and talk about their mutually inspiring friendship. April 15, 2004 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6776 Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through June 10, 2004.
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  • "Dream and Reality of an Unfulfilled Revolution. Austrian Architecture and Politics of 'Red Vienna' 1919-1934" lecture by Helmut Weihsmann  April 21, 2004 at 12:00-2:00 pm  followed by a round table discussion During the 1920s and early 1930s, the social democratic government of the City of Vienna erected an amazing amount of approximately 65.000 housing units for poor and low-income families as part of its general social reforms. Many famous architects of various educational and political backgrounds, such as Josef Hoffmann, Clemens Holzmeister, Adolf Loos, Josef Frank, Grete Lihotzky, Karl Dirnhuber etc., contributed to these projects. Architectural historian and critic Helmut Weihsmann will discuss the extraordinary public housing effort and urban re-development programs of “Red Vienna” as well as the ideological reasons and forces that shaped the buildings in terms of their functions, aesthetical program, urban conception and architectural language. April 21, 2004 at 12:00-2:00 pm at the Catholic University, School of Architecture and Planning, Locraft-Room, Crough Center for Architecture, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20064 (Brookland-CUA Metro). (You may bring a brown bag lunch.) Admission free. For information call: 202-319-5188. In cooperation with the Catholic University of America Please find more detailed information about up-coming events at   http://www.austria.org/calendar/index.shtml
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:30 pm Sunday, April 25, 10:30 am MOVIE Lola Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981 Under the spell of the star performer at a cabaret/brothel, a new idealistic building commissioner loses his heart, and very nearly his mind. The film stars Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Mario Adorf. Part of a Fassbinder Retrospective Film Series at Maryland Institute College of Art. MICA’s Hall at Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Avenue $10 / $8 for seniors and students with ID. For more information on the films and speakers or to purchase online, go to www.mdfilmfest.org, or call 410-752-8083.
  • Monday April 26, 6:30 pm MOVIE  The Wrong Move Wim Wenders documents six days in the life of Wilhelm, a dissatisfied would-be writer, as he wanders aimlessly through Germany in search of the meaning behind his country’s past and his own life. www.goethe.de/uk/was/2_2004/falschebewegung.htm Goethe-Institut
  • FilmFest DC  --  German films include: Gate to Heaven (Tor zum Himmel) Thursday, April 22, 6:45 pm, at the Avalon Theatre (Director Veit Helmer will be in attendance this evening.) Sunday, April 25, 6 pm, at the Avalon Theatre September Friday, April 23, 9 pm, at Loews Cineplex Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas Saturday, April 24, 7 pm, at Loews Cineplex Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas Wheel of Time (Rad der zeit) Wednesday, April 28, 6:45 pm, at Loews Cineplex Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas Thursday, April 29, 6:30 pm, at Lowe’s Cineplex Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die geschichte vom weinenden kamel) Saturday, April 24, 7:30 pm, at National Geographic Society Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 pm, at Landmarks E Street Cinema www.goethe.de/uk/was/2_2004/ffestdc.htm various locations
  • Seminar: Mid-Atlantic German History Seminar. To be held at the German Historical Institute (DC), Saturday, April 24, 2004,12:00pm - 3:30 pm. Professor James Brophy, (University of Delaware) will be presenting his paper, "Civil Society, the Public Sphere, and Popular Politics in the Rhineland, 1800-1850." For further information, please contact Marion Deshmukh (Department of History and Art History, George Mason University).
  • Tatort / Scene of the Crime: Beasts [German with English subtitles] Sunday, April 25 at 8 PM on MHz (WNVC) Virginia PBS Channel 56 When a teenage girl is brutally attacked and murdered, her grief-stricken father wants to take matters into his own hands. Detective Freddy Schenk, a father himself, sympathizes with the man's despair. When the murderer ends up dead himself, Detective Max Ballauf suspects his colleague of knowing more about the murder than he admits. 
  • Monday April 26, 6:30 pm MOVIE  The Wrong Move Wim Wenders documents six days in the life of Wilhelm, a dissatisfied would-be writer, as he wanders aimlessly through Germany in search of the meaning behind his country’s past and his own life. www.goethe.de/uk/was/2_2004/falschebewegung.htm Goethe-Institut
  • Folger Library on Capitol Hill: Fessenden Ensemble German Romantics Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 8:00pm - $12.40 http://www.folger.edu
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  • Thursday April 29, 6:45 pm DISCUSSION Book Conversation with the American Goethe Society Irmgard Wagner (Professor Emerita George Mason University) will be discussing Uwe Timm’s Johannisnacht (Midsummernight).Audience members should read the book prior to the discussion. For information, please contact Irmgard Wagner at iwagner@gmu.edu www.goethe.de/uk/was/2_2004/johannisnacht.htm Goethe-Institut
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  • Thursday April 29, 8 pm LECTURE Das Verhältnis der deutschen Sprache zum Lied For details and tickets, please call: 703-379-7849 German Language Society www.goethe.de/uk/was/2_2004/embassy.htm#lecture German Embassy
  • “Music from the Heart of Europe” A Concert to Celebrate Enlargement of the European Union Rafal Jezierski, cello and Steven Masi, piano (Poland): Sonata in G Minor by Frédéric Chopin Feguš Quartet (Slovenia): works by Maksimiljan Feguš, Primož Ramovs and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mathias Soucek, piano (Austria): Sonata in D Major (D 850) by Franz Schubert May 3, 2004 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6776. In cooperation with the Embassies of Poland and Slovenia
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  • Monday May 3, 2004 The GHI Spring 2004 Lecture Series: Karl May's America and the German Cinema Christoph Strupp GHI , 5:30 p.m. Thomas Saunders University of Victoria Apache Gold Winnetou I Please note: It will be hosted by the Goethe-Institut Washington, (812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3718). For full details of the program, click here.
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  • Conference: "War and the Environment: Contexts and Consequences of Military Destruction in the Modern Age." To be held at the GHI , May 6-9, 2004. Conveners: Charles Closmann (GHI), Christof Mauch (GHI).

 

  • May 17, 2004 The GHI Spring 2004 Lecture Series: At the Movies: Movie Audiences in the Third Reich Wunschkonzert 1940 Sabine Hake University of Pittsburgh , 5:30 p.m. Please note: It will be hosted by the Goethe-Institut Washington, (812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3718). For full details of the program, click here.
  • Trio Macheiner /Barnert/Filz Bernhard Macheiner - piano, Richard Barnert - contrabass, Richard Filz - percussion May 18, 2004 at 8:00 pm at the Embassy of Austria Admission free. RSVP required: 202-895-6776.
  • Austrian Embassy-- Operetta Evenings FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2004, 8 P.M. SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2004, 8 P.M. ANNUAL OPERETTA EVENING ALEXANDRA RIEGER, SOPRANO DIETER KERSCHBAUM, TENOR GEORGE PEACHEY, PIANO  Alexandra Rieger, soprano, has performed in the Volksoper, Vienna, and has in operas throughout Austria and Scandinavia. Her command of many opera and operatic roles has established her great reputation. The brilliant Austrian tenor Dieter Kerschbaum is a winner of many prizes. He has sung in the Deutschen Oper am Rhein, the Salzburg Festival, the Volksoper of Vienna and since February, 2003 is a member of the Staatoper Berlin. These immensely popular concerts have a great tradition, and we are proud to have superb pianist George Peachey back to perform with these great artists. $35 Click for program


  • Symposium: The Origins of Green Parties in Global Persepctive. To be held at the GHI , May 26th, 2004. Conveners: Frank Zelko (German Historical Institute) and Helga Flores-Trejo (Heinrich Boell Foundation).
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  • Young Scholars Forum, 2004. "Environment, Culture, Politics: Transatlantic Perspectives." To be held at the GHI (DC), May 27-30, 2004. Conveners: Frank Zelko (GHI), Charles Closmann (GHI).
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  • Conference: "Alexander von Humboldt and North America." To be held at the GHI (DC), June 3-6, 2004. Conveners: Andreas Daum (University of Buffalo, SUNY) and Simone Lässig (GHI).
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Swiss / Austrian / German Restaurants in the DC area

Cafe Tirolo
4001 N. Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
703.528.7809
Zum Rheingarten
Rte 1
Stafford, VA 22554-4825
703-221-4635
Old Europe
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
202-333-7600
Cafe Berlin
322 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC
202-543-7656
Wurzburg-Haus
7236 Muncaster Mill Rd.
Rockville MD
301-330-0402

German Gourmet Delicatessen 7185 Lee Highway Falls Church, Virginia 22036 (703) 534-1908 


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German-American Organizations in Baltimore is the clearing house for German-American clubs, festivals, organizations in Baltimore and all the rest of Maryland. S.u.G.T.V. "Washingtonia" - a "Schuhplattler" dance club based in D.C. is continuously seeking opportunities to share its Bavarian heritage with others. In addition to performing traditional Schuhplattler dances, "Washingtonia" entertains with such folk art as alpine bell ringing, alpine horn and popular German beer drinking songs. Studying at an Austrian University although the site is not aimed specifically at US students, it contains helpful general information and contacts to the individual universities in Austria.
The Swiss Club of Washington D.C. aspires to foster a sense of community among Swiss people and friends of Switzerland in the Washington metropolitan area including Northern Virginia and Maryland. The Wagner Society of Washington DC has among its goals to organize, plan, and promote Wagner-related events, such as lectures, workships, symposia, a newsletter, a web page, and live operatic performances; to relate the Society's efforts to area opera activities as appropriate; to encourage and facilitate group attendance at live performances of Wagner's works in the Washington - Baltimore area, as well as other cities in the US and abroad.  Deutscher Klub of Northern Virginia Community College ... the Deutscher Klub website for Northern Virginia Community College. with the latest information on Klub happenings, as well as other German-related events in the Washington, DC area.
Austrian Cultural Events in the Washington area Austrian Cultural Forum The re-vamped and very trendy Austrian cultural information center. Be patient with the pop-up introductory page which guides you to many interesting exhibits and events.  American-Austrian Society  Each year the Society sponsors or supports several cultural events that take place at the Embassy of Austria and at other locations in the Washington metropolitan area. Most of these events are open to the general public. The Society's stimulating cultural and educational programs are centered around the artistic, humanistic, and scientific achievements of Austrians and Americans with ties to Austria
Verein Deutscher Trachten von Baltimore Tanzkreis for the "preservation and presentation to the public of the many coloful Trachten (Regional Costumes) of the Germanic Lands, as well as the dances, songs, history and traditions of the various regions of Germany".   Arion Gesangverein To promote the cultivation of German music, song and culture in the United States through concerts, song festivals and Liederabende.
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German Society of Maryland , founded in the 18th Century, continues today providing grants for use by institutions teaching German; sponsoring an essay contest on German-American issues for junior high school students; promoting German heritage; publication of leaflets dealing with Marylanders of German ancestry who have contributed to our state and nation; social activities such as the Society's summer picnic and annual Kirchgang, sponsoring Thanksgiving Eve ecumenical services and the Defender's Day celebration at Fort McHenry and bus trips to various points of interest for German Americans. Blob's Park, near Ft. Meade on Route 175 just off the Baltimore Washington Parkway [Click for directions],  has many Special Celebrations during the year. May Day is celebrated every Mother's Day in May, and the Sonnenwendfeier (the longest day of the year) is celebrated on Father's Day in June. The first Octoberfest in the United States was held at Blob's Park in 1947 and continues to be celebrated the first weekend of every October! Other special days are Bavarian Day in September, a children's Christmas Party when Santa Claus and St. Nicholas visit and present every child with a gift, and a gala New Year's Eve Party. Student in Wien Practical tips, sources of information both academic and administrative and social  for people presently studying in Vienna: addresses, lists of lectures, student news, bars, etc.
Exhibit closed while being moved from Arlington to DC Berlin Wall at Freedom Park  Original pieces of the Berlin Wall, measuring a total of 32 feet in length and 12 feet in height, have been permanently re-erected in front of an original 32-foot-high guard tower as the centerpiece of a new exhibit on Berlin and the era of the Iron Curtain. The tower (which originally stood near "Checkpoint Charlie," the crossing point made famous in countless real and fictional Iron Curtain espionage incidents) and the wall section will be augmented by several photomurals and text panels that document the 1961 construction of the wall, its impact on Germany and history since the wall fell.

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