200th Anniversary of the Bremen Town Musicians
„Why the donkey came to Vegesack!” - Thorsten Kropp
(German language with translation for JU students)
This is an evening about the rich history of Vegesack from its beginnings to the present day. The Vegesacker is a real cosmopolitan and forward-thinking person. Shipbuilding, seafaring, fishing, whale hunting and fascinating seamen's lore have shaped and changed this region located on the outskirts of the city of Bremen. These assets have lent character to this tiny town where the Weser flows into the North Sea. Frontiers of the impossible have been overcome, new limits have been created and changed. Marked by its daring maritime traditions, always open to the world, today Vegesack has developed into a charming university town on the Weser. This place has true class. The UNESCO World Heritage city of Bremen has gained name and fame throughout the world through the wonderful story of the Bremen Town Musicians. But as the story goes, the Town Musicians never really reached Bremen! Local historian Thorsten Kropp tries to shed light in the mystery and clarify why the donkey came to Vegesack and what makes Vegesack so enchanting.
The evening will begin with a delicious vegetarian meal featuring a "Town Musicians Menu". You will be enchanted by the candlelight story, the features of Vegesack and the gourmet type food made especially for you! Students are welcome to attend so bring your friends along too.
Due to the nature of the fresh organic preparation of the menu, guests are kindly requested to preregister per email at the Café Alma before April 1st: info [at] alma-bremen.de
About the series of events: " 200 years of The Bremen Town Musicians in the Light of Culture, Science and World Peace"
The Jubilee lecture series on the 200th anniversary of the Bremen Town Musicians will be held from March to September 2019. The presentations by accomplished artists, renowned scientists and researchers will also take place at important historical sites in Bremen North on the banks of the Weser. The unique series opens a new and modern chapter on this internationally celebrated fairytale that has made Bremen famous. The UNESCO World Heritage city of Bremen remains the city that still touches the hearts and minds of people all over the world through this popular story. Everyone is invited to attend lectures and celebrations. The series is bilingual.
Creative concept & event organization: Cynthia Nieland