Hannover‘s Hinterhöfe — Eine überraschende Wel…

Hannover‘s Hinterhöfe — Eine überraschende Welt

Die Nordstory, NDR docu on the urban courtyards of Hannover-Linden, an inner city neighborhood in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany. 58 mins, auf Deutsch.

The Sängerkrieg (minstrel contest), aka Wartbu…

The Sängerkrieg (minstrel contest), aka Wartburgkrieg (Wartburg contest), was a supposed contest among Minnesänger (minstrels) at the Wartburg, a castle in Thüringen, Eastern Germany, in 1207. Whether the contest was purely legend or had some basis in an actual event has been debated since the Middle Ages. Local historians, such as Dietrich von Apolda in the 1200s and Johannes Rothe (1360-1434) suggested that the poems referred to an actual event. In the 19th century, Johann Rinne argued that the events never occurred. Continue reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A4ngerkrieg

The original opera house in Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Central…

The original opera house in Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Central Germany, is now the Alte Oper (Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house. It was inaugurated in 1880 and destroyed by bombs in 1944, then rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981. Many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt, including Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in 1937. The square in front of the building is the Opernplatz (Opera Square). The Alte Oper is located in the Innenstadt (inner city) within the banking district so it’s right next to the very modern highrises, creating the common German view of „old meets new“. The actual Frankfurt Opera house is now in a modern building nearby, completed in 1951, which it shares with a theater company. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opern-_und_Schauspielhaus_Frankfurt