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January 2008

Oct 13/07 - Feb 24/08
Exhibition Paula Modersohn-Becker-Paris, Bremen 
This exhibition is an homage to Paula Mendersohn Becker marking the 100th anniversary of the artist's death. The first early 20th century female German painter traveled on four occasions to Paris, where she encountered the French avant-garde and received formative influences for her own artistic development. This is the first exhibition to directly consider aspects of her art alongside works by such artists as Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse.

Oct 20/07 - Mar 30/08
Exhibition Duane Hanson, Voelklingen
The world heritage site, Voelklinger Huette, the large Ironworks in Saarland, serves as venue for an exhibition that will display 26 works of the world famos Pop-Art-Artist Duane Hanson. Duane Hanson (1925-1996) was one of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century and became famous in the 1960s and '70s for his lifelike sculptures of everyday people that were cast from live models, then painted in great detail and finished with hair, clothing, and such ordinary objects as cups, purses, and chairs. Voelklingen is the only stop of a Duane-Hanson-world-tour in middle Europe. At the same time the exhibition marks the final of the project 'European Capital of Culture 2007, Luxemburg and Greater Region'.

Jan 6
Bavarian Championship 'Horn Sleigh Race', Garmisch-Partenkirchen
This event is 'a Gaudi' - basically, Bavarian for fantastic fun - as teams of four race down an icy piste on ancient peasant sleighs. A sense of the bizarre imbues this competition as more than 100 Hornschlitten (literally, "horn runners") teams battle for the Bavarian championship. It's a fabulous spectacle when the ancient vehicles are at full tilt, as their screaming drivers frequently lose team members at steep passages or turns. The Horn Sleigh Race is a peerless event, attracting teams from all over the Alps.
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Jan 17 - Jan 20
Gourmet Festival, Sylt
Food lovers of the truffle-and-foie-gras class flock to the elegant island of Sylt as the Gourmet Festival gathers top international chefs to prepare elaborate feasts at several top hotels and restaurants. The event attracts star chefs from around the world. Each day also brings a special themed event and diners can enjoy a tip-top à la carte dinner from the visitors at any of the luxury hotels.
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Jan 31 - Feb 5
Carnival in Mainz
Carnival is the most important popular festival in Mainz. The carnival campaigns begin on New Year's Day with a procession of Carnival regiments through the center of town. Thereafter, numerous carnival sessions in and around Mainz lead up to the 'crazy climax', which is the world-famous Mainz Carnival Parade. This takes place on the Monday before Lent and is watched live by over half a million visitors. >

Jan 31 - Feb 5
Carnival in Duesseldorf
This is one of the biggest and most ebullient carnival bashes in Germany. Duesseldorf is turned upside down as more than 6000 revelers parade through the city, dressed in screaming colors and uniforms with more than 60 wagons and 120 horses. Share the experience with more than a million spectators.     
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Jan 31 - Feb 5
Carnival in Cologne
Carnival fans will be on the loose, when the Street Carnival reaches its climax. The highlight of  Carnival revelries is the Rose Monday parade on 4th February under the motto: "Jeschenke för Kölle - uns Kulturkamelle" - "Cologne gets treats - some cultural sweets".