Wunderbar Together

Until the end of 2019, Germany will be celebrating a year of German-American friendship knowing that the United States and Germany are Wunderbar Together ― stronger as friends and partners.

With this initiative, we are focusing on our robust relationship, rooted in deep historic ties, shared values, and bold visions for the future. We are painting a picture of everything German-American relations stand for, including science, the arts, culture, language, business, and sports. We want to create an exchange of ideas with all Americans, not only in New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, but also in the heart of the country.

Working with over 250 partners, we are showcasing our close bonds in over 1,000 events in all 50 states. We are excited to present a number of Wunderbar Together partners at re:publica19!


Check out our Wunderbar Together partners featured at re:publica19:

Sequencer Tour

re:publica, Reeperbahn Festival and next media accelerator are on Sequencer Tour with the Germany Year USA. At the booth you'll find out everything about the Tour, get to know speakers and much more.


Our City 2049

Our City 2049 is an international crossmedia project on the transportation of the future is produced by Hessischer Rundfunk in cooperation with Fraunhofer IAO. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in a world that uses different modes of urban transportation ranging from connected, carbon-free cars to autonomous vehicles, and 3D mobility (think: taxi drones!).

Which type of city would you like to live in? Find out! Travel to the future with us!

the future of my city
Our City 2049


Virtual Bauhaus

Virtual Bauhaus combines the architectural innovations of the Bauhaus masters with state-of-the-art virtual reality technology. Visitors are able to take a virtual walk through iconic Bauhaus buildings, and experience these groundbreaking spaces like never before.



The German slackliners of One Inch Dreams fascinate people with slackline world records and unique adventures. At re:publica19 they will present a film of a stunt they have never done before, slacklining between two hot air balloons over Monument Valley, Utah – with one balloon representing the American the other the German flag!


The Big Pond

In collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, the Goethe-Institut produces 50 features for the podcast “The Big Pond” during the course of the year. Our topics such as music, sports, history, religion, language, and society convey a multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US. With high-quality journalism, thorough research, and a preference for unique stories, this series takes on pretzels, beer, and the Berlin Wall, each piece offering a fresh perspective on just how much these two countries share.

Find more here.

The Big Pond


Institute for Sound and Music

The Institute for Sound & Music (ISM) presents for the first time a preview to its hexagonal 360° audiovisual installation combining cutting-edge art and technology that will be touring the US as part of the Year of German-American Friendship.


Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Mississippi. An Anthropocene River explores the environmental, economic and socio-political realities that have come to form the Mississippi River and its adjacent regions in its present state.

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Wunderbar Together is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).