March 3, 2021
International History and Culture 6-session course March 3-April 14 Please select either the full 6-session course or individual sessions.
Dickinson Price: $50 each class or $200 for entire course. Friends & Family Price: $60 each class or $250 for entire course.
From Bremen, Germany
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1–2 p.m. EST
Bremen: a Jewel in Northern Germany Bremen is a multifaceted Hanseatic city with half a million inhabitants and is beautifully located on the river Weser in northwestern Germany. We will take a deep dive into its rich history and culture. Signs of Bremen’s 1,200-year-old history are visible in the cathedral; the Schnoor, a residential quarter dating back to medieval times; and the historic market square where the town hall and Roland statue have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A bronze statue of the Bremen town musicians honors the famous fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers. The smaller city of Bremerhaven, which belongs to the Federal State of Bremen, hosts a museum at its harbor through which millions of Germans (and other Europeans) once emigrated to the United States and other countries in the Americas. Culturally, Bremen offers a variety of events throughout the year. From Germany’s oldest civic fair, the Bremer Freimarkt, to the traditional Christmas market to a literary festival, Bremen never runs out of events. Museums like the Bremer Kunsthalle as well as theaters, restaurants (especially at the Weser promenade Schlachte), bars and the alternative quarter Viertel allow for a wide range of activities. Our program engages with culture, political discussion and literature in the city. A beautiful cityscape and surrounding landscape are used by students for biking, running and other outdoor activities. With Werder Bremen, the city hosts one of the most well-loved German soccer clubs, which is supported by the whole city. The William G. and Elke Durden Dickinson Bremen Program has existed for more than 35 years now and has provided a few hundred Dickinsonians with a valuable and enriching cultural experience. Registration deadline: March 2