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Sébastien Buemi (SUI), Renault e.Dams, Renault Z.E 17, and Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA), Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Jaguar I-Type II. Photo: © Formel E
Culture Calendar Ready to enjoy this year’s summer vibes? June promises to be an exciting month packed with events ranging from car races and science exhibitions to open-air festivals and various street parties across the DACH region. There are plenty of fun things to do during this warm month, so get your sunglasses ready! Ludwigsburg Festival (9 May – 20 July) Ludwigsburg Festival is a creative music festival with an international reputation. It merges tradition with modern themes. The motto of this year’s edition is ‘Alles auf Anfang’ – ‘Back to the beginning’. Orchestral concerts merge with lieder recitals, dance theatre with chamber music, and classical works with traditional folk music. This event attracts famous artists from all over the world and invites everyone to embark on an unconventional creative journey. www.schlossfestspiele.de 98 | Issue 75 | June 2019
Zurich Pride Festival (1 – 16 June) This vibrant event celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Back in the day, it initially started as Zurich’s Christopher Street Day, but it turned into Zurich Pride Festival in 2009. Each year, this important event brings thousands of friends and supporters to the city in order to celebrate the LGBT+ community in Zurich. It’s not only a great street party but it also peacefully fights discrimination and promotes LGBT+ rights. www.zurichpridefestival.ch
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Festival for the Environment, Berlin (2 June) In the beginning of June, 200 exhibitors turn Berlin’s famous street ‘Straße des 17. Juni’ into a big ecological adventure mile. This street party around the Brandenburg Gate promises to be a lot of fun but it’s also a great opportunity to learn about ways to save energy, hear more about climate-friendly mobility, or to simply educate your kids about the environment. www.berlin.de
48 Hours Neukölln, Berlin (14 – 16 June) Established in 1999, this art festival takes place in the Berlin neighbourhood of Neukölln. During an exciting 48 hours, about 300 cultur-
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