The Wunderbar Festival aims to motivate more people to learn German in Hungary.
The Wunderbar Festival, the first full-week national series of events revolving around the German language, will take place from the 28th of March to the 2nd of April.
The large-scale event is an initiative of the German, Austrian and Swiss embassies and cultural organizations, with a wide range of activities to show why learning German is worthwhile today.
Those interested in learning German will find playful and interactive events throughout the country. Around 120 events organized by schools, universities, and cultural institutions across the country will give those interested a taste of German-speaking culture.
In Debrecen, the event is coordinated by the German Cultural Forum in Debrecen, and the program includes:
- 28th March, 2 p.m – The exhibition “Pictures from Science” will open at Batthyány Street in the Deutsches Kulturforum (German Cultural Forum in Debrecen).
- 29th March – The German Career Day will take place at the Kölcsey Center, where 12 German companies with a German interest in Debrecen will be open to students.
- 30th March – The German Language Day will feature presentations by the DSD to Iskola (German Language Diploma Program) of the Csokonai Gymnasium Debrecen and the PASCH (German partner school) of the Kossuth Lajos Practical Gymnasium of the University of Debrecen.
- 30th March – The play “Merlin” in Hungarian with German subtitles can be seen in the Great Hall of the Kölcsey Center.
Tankred Dorst’s play Merlin, directed by Zoltán Balázs, will be performed in Hungarian with German subtitles at the Maladype Theatre in the Kölcsey Centre. The roles will be played by Gedeon András mv., Kornél Ádám, Brigitta Dőry, Brigitta Erőss, Simon Jáger, Andrea Lukács, Gáspár Mesés, Zoltán Pál and Lilla Zsenák. A co-production between Maladype Theatre and Kisvárda Castle Theatre and House of Arts.
Merlin, published in 1981, is an outstanding achievement of epic drama, in which T. Dorst reworked the Arthurian legend and the legend of the Knights of Camelot from an original perspective. The structure, based on a specific dramaturgy, consists of ninety-six scenes of great genre diversity.
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The event is part of the Wunderbar Festival, which aims to promote the German language and the culture of German-speaking countries.”
- 1st April, 3 p.m. – The Orchestra, Choir, and Folk Dance Group of Hungary’s German General Cultural Center will perform in the MODEM at 3 pm.
- 2nd April, 10 a.m. – The football teams from German companies will compete in the 3rd Deutsche Liga at the University of Debrecen.