Cultural life in Germany
There are many sides to cultural life in Germany: From North to South there are around 300 theaters and 130 professional orchestras. The museum world is of quite unparalleled quality – featuring 630 art museums with diverse internationally renowned collections. Young German painting is equally vibrant, and is long since part of the international scene. And Germany is one of the major book nations, with around 94,000 new books and re-editions each year. The 350 dailies and thousands of magazines go to show how lively the German media world is. Moreover, German films are once again a great success at home and abroad.
The red carpet is rolled out and ready for the film stars. At the Biennale di Venezia, the world’s oldest film festival, 24 films are competing for this year’s prestigious Golden Lion award, including three productions from Germany. The most prominent German representative in the competition at the 67th Venice international Film Festival (September 1 - 11) is director Tom Tykwer.
Everyone is full of praise for Lena, including the Federal Chancellor: “She’s a wonderful expression of young Germany,” said Angela Merkel who congratulated the German winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. This praise from the top went well with the euphoria that engulfed Germany on Lena’s winning night in Oslo. Not only that, it infected a surprising number of music fans throughout Europe as well.
“Eurovision Song Contest”