Category: Culture

Christmas classic: the stolen

Oblong in shape and sprinkled with icing sugar, the shape of the traditional German Christmas stollen symbolizes the Child Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes. In Germany, the stollen is as much a part of Christmastide as Christmas markets and Christmas trees. History does not tell us where the stollen recipe originated or who invented it.…


Teaching Indonesian in German as a form of contribution

Marhadi Drinnenberg teaches Indonesian in a course that is open to the public in Berlin. The students range from students to retirees. He wants Indonesian to be increasingly recognized abroad. Twice a week, Marhadi Drinnenberg, comes to the Indonesian Culture House in the southern city of Berlin . Since the beginning of 2018 this 61-year-old…


Traditional German cut out Cookies

Baking is so much fun, especially in the holiday season! Germans traditionally make cutout cookies with the kids and every family has its own little rituals when it comes to recipes, shapes and decorations. What is your best homemade cookies for Christmas? or Any other tradition activities at home during this enjoyable season?   More


Dirndl New Creation Combines Indonesian and German Cultural Elements

Who says Indonesian textiles can only prosper in the country? Through the Shanty Couture collection, designer Shanty Sutadji inserts Indonesian textiles in a typical South German outfit, called Dirndl. “I use almost all Indonesian textiles, depending on the prevailing trends. For example the trend in 2013 was using weaving, so I used weaving for the…


A glimpse of sister city celebration between Jakarta-Berlin

On 20th November 2019, German Embassy together with Jakarta City Government held a Jakarta Berlin Festival. This festival was held to commemorating the relationship between Jakarta & German. The speech was open by Jakarta City Governor Mr. Anies Baswedan, Ambassador Peter Schoof, and Head of business growth MRA Media, Mr. Iwet Ramadhan. Hundreds of people…


German love Javanese culture

For years Dr. Lydia Kieven examines Javanese culture. Through performing arts and transferring knowledge, he also channeled his love of Javanese culture. For him this is a form of expression of gratitude. Read a complete news on the link.   More


Lecture about German Poet

Lecture and read German poet Johan Wolfgang von Goethe by Indonesian literary expert Berthold Damshäuser was conducted in front of around 150 students at the Auditorium of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, on Friday, 20 September 2019.   Mr. Damshäuser referred to the relationship between Goethe’s works and Islam. The same event will be…


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