GetConnected@HHU - Cultural programme for researchers

You are new in Düsseldorf or you just would like to meet other researchers at HHU (doctoral researchers, postdocs or professors) and share activities with them? We would like to invite all researchers at HHU (Germans and Internationals) and their families to participate in our cultural programme.

© Studio Tomás Saraceno 2013

K21: In orbit - Tomás Saraceno

Suspended at a height of more than 25 m above the piazza of K21 is the enormous installation in orbit, a work by the artist Tomás Saraceno. The physically accessible work is constructed of virtually transparent steel mesh that interlaces three levels spanning the massive glass dome. Five air-filled "spheres" are positioned within the net structure that encompasses an area of 2500 m².
After a guided tour we are invited to enter the installation, and explore it by climbing. Once several people enter the structure simultaneously, it is set to motion, altering the tension of the steel cables and distances between the three levels of the interlaced net.

Sunday, 28.01.2018, 11:00 am - undefinedRegistration
K21, Ständehausstrasse 1, 40217 Düsseldorf
(Participation is free of charge)

Unfortunately the event is already fully booked. If you would like to sign up for the waiting list, please send an email to: juno-internationa(at)

Ice hockey: Düsseldorfer EG - Berliner Eisbären

Surely, HHU backs DEG! We will strongly support Düsseldorf Eislauf Gemeinschaft (DEG) on 2nd March 2018  at their game against Berliner Eisbären in the domestic stadion - ISS Dome. The slogan of the evening: You don’t learn science here, you learn passion. Well, let’s get ready to rumble!

Unfortunately the event is already fully booked.

Friday 02.03.2018, 6:30 pm - undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge)

Schloss Benrath "Hidden Rooms"

This guided tour takes you to the everyday world of the servants and aristocratic residents of the late Baroque period. You get to see the little rooms of the intermediate storeys and the attic, as well as astonishingly positioned, hidden servants' stairs in the main building.

Sunday, 29.04.2018, 2:00 pm - undefinedRegistration
Schloss Benrath, Benrather Schlossallee, 40597 Düsseldorf
(Participation is free of charge)

Unfortunately the event is already fully booked. If you would like to sign up for the waiting list, please send an email to: juno-internationa(at)

Foto: Neanderthalmuseum

Neanderthal Museum and Archery

A short distance from the site where, over 160 years ago, the first recognised Neanderthal was found, stands one of the most modern museums in Europe. It tells the story of humankind from its beginnings on the African savannah more than four million years ago through to the present. Multimedia installations and audio presentations, along with traditional media like informational texts and the exhibits themselves, vividly convey the latest research findings from the fields of archaeology and palaeoanthropology. After a one hour tour through the exhibition it's time for some stone-age action: Let's practice some archery!

Sunday 08.07.2018, 1:30 p.m. - 3 tickets left
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(Participation is free of charge)

© Jochen Tack / Stiftung Zollverein

Essen - Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine

The Zollverein Coal Mine was an active coal mine until 1986. Today it's a masterpiece of industrial architecture and is accounted as “the most beautiful coal mine in the world”. Since 2001 it has been inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Site. The Zollverein Coal Mine is one of the anchor points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and houses several cultural institutions and the Folkwang University of the Arts. About 1.5 million guests from all over the world visit the mine every year to experience the exceptional industrial architecture, participate in guided tours, visit exhibitions, celebrate festivals or relax in the Zollverein Park. The guided tour "About Coal and Miners" will give you an insight into the world Heritage Site Zeche Zollverein.

Sunday 16.09.2018, 12.00 pm - undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge - Guided tours is in English)

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