Street football tournament celebrates German-British friendship

5 October 2017
Brandenburg Minister-President Woidke at the Street football tournament

Brandenburg Minister-President Woidke at the Tournament

On 4 October, the presentation “Brandenburg meets Britain” led by Minister-President Dietmar Woidke kicked off with a street football tournament for tolerance at the German School in Richmond.

The youth competition aimed to foster mutual understanding and fairness. Dietmar Woidke is accompanied by several representatives of the Bundesland’s government. Finance Minister Christian Görke, who kicked off the first match of the tournament. Minister of the Interior Karl-Heinz Schröter and Minister for Europe Stefan Ludwig handed the prizes to the winners.

In his address, Brandenburg Minister-President Woidke called on the 100 young German and British players that fairness always wins and gave a table football set to the Deutsche Schule London for hosting the event.

Today, the participants in yesterday’s football tournament are racing pupils of the German School along with Potsdam Olympic champion Hans Gruhne and Finance Minister Görke in a rowing competition.

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With one third of its area being a nature reserve, over 3000 lakes and only 84 people per square kilometre, Brandenburg is best known for its enchanting landscape and untouched nature. Shaded paths tempt young and old to go on bike trips or walking tours. With its close proximity to the German capital, it is an ideal day-trip destination from Berlin.

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Still from The Last Laugh (“Der letzte Mann”, 1924)

F. W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh ('Der letzte Mann', 1924) is coming to the big screen in London to mark the 100th anniversary of the UFA (Universum Film-Aktien Gesellschaft). The silent film will be accompanied live by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.

Land Brandenburg visit to Britain on occasion of Day of German Unity

Brandenburg meets Britain

Industry meetings, a live film orchestra concert and a street football event are among the highlights of a comprehensive introduction programme planned for the Land Brandenburg’s presentation in London from 4 to 6 October.