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Our Program in 2017

 

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January 11

 

 

  Annual General Assembly of the Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Looking back into 2016

 

 

February 1

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

FMG Committee Member Manfred Höfert will talk about

 

The First Ten Days of an Alternative America

 

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

March 8

 

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

FMG Committee Member Georg von Savigny
will talk about

 

Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro

 

  An engineer from Aachen in California

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 29

 

 

In the framework of the key topic 2017
 of the Volkshochschule Freiburg

Freiburg's Partner Cities

Dr. Manfred Höfert will talk about

 

Von badischen Revolutionären
 zu Forty-Eighters

 

 

Room 204 der VHS, Rotteckring 12 um 20 Uhr

 

 


Officer Franz Sigel
wearing the Union Army uniform

 

April 5

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

AYF Resident Director Professor Sarah Fagan will talk about:

 

Iowa's Writers Workshop

 

@Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs, University of Iowa Libraries

 

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa is the oldest course of study for creative writing in the US. An overview of the workshop's history and the literary performance of graduates and lecturers will reveal a number of German-American connections.

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

April 9

 

 

 

Circle of Friends Day

 

at the premesis of the VHS, Rotteckring 12, on Palm Sunday from 11 a.m - 4 p.m.

 

The Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft will inform about its yearly program, its contacts to the citizens of Madsison, WI., its commitment to the Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF), and its close collaboration with the Carl-Schurz-Haus.

 

 

 

May 1

 

 

Traditional FMG Hiking Tour on German Labour Day
with the American Students to the Berglusthaus at St. Ulrich

 

Meeting point 1: At 9:30 a.m. at Bertoldsbrunnen. Departure streetcar line 2 at 9:39 to Günterstal; stop Dorfstraße at 9:52. Change at 9:55 into bus 21 direction Horben.

Meeting point 2 for our hike is the bus terminus Horben–Rathaus at 10:10 a.m..

 

Starting at Horben we shall hike through the Black Forest direction St. Ulrich participating in the „34th Maihock“ at Berglusthaus. The Trachtenkapelle St. Ulrich and  „d`Ulricher Musikanten“ will be playing. Around noon we shall have lunch at the Berglusthaus. Students are invited.  Around 4 p.m. we shall walk back to Horben where the bus leaves at 5:11 p.m.

 

Cancelled !

 

It would have been nice..

 

 

 

May 20

 

 

The Madison Symphony Chorus together with the Junge Kammerphilharmonie and the Vocalensemble Breisach

 

conducted by Beverly Taylor

 

will perform Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms

 

Soloists: Anna Polum (soprano) und James Held (baritone)

 

 

at St. Konrad and Elisabeth Kirche, Rennweg 47 at 7:30 p.m. The admission is free!

 

 

 

June 7

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

The Prairie Project

 

 

The director of Mundenhof Susanne Eckert will talk about the prairie project

 

In collaboration with the City of Madison a prairie landscape shall be implemented at Freiburg's Mundenhof. Waving grasses, flowering shrubs that are Indian medicinal plants, and in the background North American deciduous trees with their classical fall coloring will come close to an Indian summer. All that may develop into a highlight at the center of the animal vivarium Mundenhof. We aim that visitors may perceive prairie and animals alive.

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

June 23 and 24

 

 

 

We shall feature on Rathausplatz:

The Madison College Big Band will perform on stage for the opening of the Partnerschaftsmarkt on Friday 23, at 9:45 a.m. and will continue later at 10:30 a.m.. In the evening the MCBB will give a full concert at the Jazzhaus Freiburg, Schnewlinstraße 1 at 7. p.m.

 

On Saturday 24, the MCBB will again be on stage at the Partnerschaftsmarkt at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

You may taste a beer especially brewed on the occasion of the Partnerschaftstreffen:

The Braukollektiv Freigurg created Fox & Friends, a hoppy wheat ale with Bollenhut und Cheeshead on the label: a collector's item !

 

We also welcome the well-known Black Forest Badgers

at the Rathausmarkt on Saturday June 24 at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. July

 

 Independence Day Party

 

 

Let’s meet at the Ganter Brauerei-Biergarten for our annual 4th of July Party – a true highlight for all of us! For this year’s celebration of the 241st Independence Day and the birth of the United States we will once more come together with friends from around the globe and enjoy a very special summer’s day.

 

Let’s fire up the grill and relish some fine and spicy barbecue dishes, have cool drinks and listen to lovely live music. Among others, the truly German-American band Some of the Lovely will entertain us with their original folk music. There will be lots of fun activities for both kids and adults, festive decorations, special guests, plentiful chances to practice some classic American sports with real pros – and, of course, plenty of that glorious midsummer glow! Join us in celebrating this joyous occasion – and we’ll make sure it’s going to be a blast!

 

At the Ganter Hausbiergarten, Leo-Wohleb-Str. 4

Starting at noon; Free entry

 Languages spoken: Deutsch & Englisch

 

With: Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft e.V.,

Academic Year in Freiburg,

Centre Culturel Français,

Goethe-Institut Freiburg,

Konfuzius-Institut an der Universität Freiburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 6

 

 

Guided tour in English for the students of the
Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF). Guests are welcome.

 

Historic Places in Freiburg

 

 

Meeting place Rathausplatz (Bertold Schwarz Fountain) at 10 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. September

 

 

Reception for the Students of the
 Academic Year (AYF) in Freiburg 2017/2018

 

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

October 3

 

 

Traditional Hiking Tour with our American Students
on German Unity Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 4

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

Toni Schlegel will talk about

 

Die US-Wirtschaft nach Donald Trump

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 8

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

Ulli Struve will talk about the

 

Deutsch-Amerikanischen Studierendenausstausch

 

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dezember 6
Saint Nicholas

 

Traditional Christmas Dinner

 

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Aktualisiert am 03 Juli, 2017