Discover Germany, Issue 79, October 2019

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James Brandon Lewis will be at Jazz & The City, Salzburg. Photo: © Diane Allford, 2017

Culture Calendar October brings with it a range of beautiful autumn colours, some fresh, cool air and a whole lot of fun. Grand film festivals, magical culture events, exciting races and beautiful illuminations, this month offers a great range of highlights across the DACH region. Let’s get October started. 15th Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (26 September – 6 October) This festival is Switzerland’s place to be when it comes to the world of film. Celebrities, directors and actors travel across the world to celebrate international film in Zurich. The week is packed with great premieres and a range of fantastic talks and workshops. An event that should not be missed.

Schubertiade, Hohenems (2 – 9 October) The Schubertiade is an absolute must for Schubert fans in particular, and lovers of classical music in general. It’s considered to be the world’s number one Schubert festival, and 134  |  Issue 79  |  October 2019

although it runs events all year round, the annual Schubertiade in Hohenems seems to be the cherry on the cake.

Day of German Unity Celebrations, Berlin (3 October) During the German national holiday, the country remembers the reunion of the former GDR and the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990. The capital celebrates it with festivals around the Brandenburg Gate, including numerous stages hosting live concerts and plenty of street food stalls. This is most certainly one of the biggest street parties of the year in Berlin.


Heinrich Schütz Musikfest, Dresden (4 – 13 October) This year, the Heinrich Schütz music festival has ‘something new’ as its core theme, and explores innovative ideas. Guests are invited to enjoy a marvellous range of classical concerts, but also to reflect on what it means to create something new. Rendez-vous Bundesplatz, Bern. Photo: © Rendez-vous Bundesplatz