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.

©Stiftung Haus der Geschichte/Axel Thünker

Bonn - Haus der Geschichte

Nowadays, we know that we can make „Today“ only when we understand „Yesterday“. A lot of questions about the specific German’s state remain mysterious without a deep view into the past. The German history – particularly in the 19th and 20th centuries – is eventful with the two tragic world wars and the happy moment of reunification. The „Haus der Geschichte“ offers a profound insight into the younger German history (since 1945) which enables you to further understand Germany, German people and the current role of Germany in Europe.

Sunday 05.02.2017, 12:00 - 6:00 pm - undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge - Guided tours are in English)

Brewery Tour "Zum Schlüssel"

In Germany everybody knows and likes (more or less) beer, but how is it made? The brewery "Zum Schlüssel" was mentioned for the first time in 1632, when it belonged to Johann von Monheim and beared the illustrious name “Zu den drei Königen” (“The three Kings”). Here you can experiences the art of brewing and directly taste the top-fermented beer. The guided tour and 2 glasses of "Original Schlüssel" are free of charge (further drinks and meals are not included).

Unfortunately the tour is already fully booked, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Monday 13.03.2017, 7:00 pm undefinedRegistration
Brauerei Zum Schlüssel, Bolkerstr. 41 in Düsseldorf 

Foto: Kunstmuseum Stuttgart©Kunstsammlung NRW

K20 - Otto Dix Exhibition

Otto Dix (1891 - 1969) – the celebrated painter and notorious enfant terrible – spent the intensively creative years 1922 - 1925 in Düsseldorf. During this period, as a member of the revolutionary artist’s group Das Junge Rheinland (Young Rhineland), he developed the critical handwriting that made him an unmistakable figure within 20th century art. The exhibition "Otto Dix – The Evil Eye" is devoted to this decisive phase of his career. On view will be approximately 200 paintings, watercolors, and prints from German and international collections.

Unfortunately the tour is already fully booked, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Sunday 07.05.2017, 4:00 pm - undefinedRegistration
K20, Grabbeplatz, in Düsseldorf
(Participation is free of charge - Guided tour in English)

Foto: Museum Kunstpalast

Museum Kunstpalast - Cranach Exhibtion
Cranach’s works bear witness to an artistic self-conception and self-confidence that did not shy away from creative rivalry with other artists but, on the contrary, even seem to have sought it. His innovative pictorial solutions cannot be fully grasped solely in the context of artistic exchange within the Holy Roman Empire. The exhibition will thus pursue the aim of elucidating Cranach’s relationships with other artists of his time, and retracing his witty and creative game of absorbing, adopting and surpassing their ideas as illustrated by concrete examples. In doing so, particular focus will be on his competition with other eminent artists, including Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the Younger, while at the same time taking a closer look at the points of contact between his œuvre and Italian art.

Sunday 11.06.2017, 2:30 pm - Registration
Museum Kunstpalast, Ehrenhof 4-5, in Düsseldorf
(Participation is free of charge - Guided tour in English)

Foto: Deutsches Bergbau-Musuem Bochum

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM) offers extensive insights into the worldwide mining of all mineral resources from prehistoric times to the present day. It is the most important mining museum in the world and, at the same time, a highly regarded research institution for mining history. Exhibitions above ground and a faithfully reconstructed visitor mine underground offer visitors an insight into the world of mining. As an added attraction, the headframe provides a fantastic view of Bochum and the Ruhr.

Sunday 10.09.2017, 12:00 - 6:00 pm - undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge)

Foto: Thomas Max Müller /

Drachenfels in Königswinter (Hiking Tour)

There are several legends around Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock) but the famous one is that, long, long time ago the dragon Fanir lived on the Dragon’s Rock in Königswinter. Every year, a virgin was offered in sacrifice to the dragon to show graciousness of the inhabitants to it. As Siegfried, the hero of Nibelungenlied (the Song of Nibelungs) had appeared and killed the dragon, the region was free from this curse.
In reality, the ruined Burg Drachenfels (which still stands on the summit of the 320 metres high hill) was built in 1130 by the Archbishop Arnold I of Cologne. Nowadays, this ruined castle is the landmark of the late-stage German Romanticism. In order to reach the ruined castle , we will hike up the hill or take the romantic Drachenfels-Bahn. We can enjoy the beautiful panorama from the summit of the hill, in good weather. By the way, a delicious cake and a cup of coffee would bring you further pleasure after we climb up to the ruined Burg Drachenfels.

Sunday 22.10.2017, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge)

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