Deutsche Film-Reihe: “Good Bye, Lenin!” November 17, 2019

Bring your friends and family and join us to kick off the German Movie Series with great German motion pictures and film analysis classes at the Boulder German School.

November 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For this occasion we would like to invite you to an afternoon with the prized 2003 comedy drama “Good Bye Lenin!” from director Wolfgang Becker. We will screen the film at Atonement Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

Dedicated socialist Christiane (Katrin Sass) suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma after seeing her son Alex (Daniel Brühl) arrested during an anti regime protest. She remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic. Feeling guilty for his mother’s condition Alex pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep her in good health. This movie is recommended for mature audiences.

The screening in OT (original tone) with English subtitles is open to all and free but we welcome donations towards our school’s cultural program.

Please register to reserve your spot for the film screening.

Film Analysis Class

Following the screening we offer an in-depth analysis class in which we are going dive into the historical, socio-cultural and culinary contexts of the movie. This class is recommended to advanced beginner and intermediate students (A2+).

Tuesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm (classes on 11/19, 11/26 and 12/3).

Please register to reserve your spot for the Film Analysis Class


Lantern Parade/St. Martin Celebration

Snowy landscape with children and adults standing in a circle holding Lanterns

Dear Parents and Friends,

Please join us in celebrating St. Martin, a European Cultural Event on November 10, 2019.

Lantern Making
3 – 4:30 pm Lantern Making and Soup (VG) with “German Sausage – Sausages from “CharcūtNuvo”
@ Atonement Lutheran Church, 685 Inca Parkway, Boulder
Lantern Walk 
5 – 5:30 pm Lantern Walk, Story, Singing
@ Scott Carpenter Park, 1505 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303
(Scott Carpenter Park parking lot is currently under construction, please allow extra time to get to the event.)
Please register online for the Lantern making event, it will include a delicious vegetarian soup with Sausages ($8 for Adults and Children 4+).
The Lantern walk is free, but please still register online so we can plan accordingly.

In honor of “Saint Martin” we would like to hold a “Coat Drive”. Drop off new or gently worn and clean coats, November 4 – 15. There will be a suitcase in front of the classrooms. You can also bring a coat to the Saint Martin “Lantern making” at the Atonement Lutheran Church.

Thank you for being part of the Boulder German School Community!

May Fest Coming Up! May 5, 2019 from 10:30 – 12:00 Please join us!

“Tanz in den Mai”

The Boulder School for German Language and Culture happily invites you to welcome the spring!

Dancing, Flower Crown Weaving and Strawberries w/Whipping Cream, Pound Cake and “Apfelschorle” will be provided.
Everyone is Welcome!

Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Harlow Platts Park Shelter (South Boulder: 3160 Gillaspie, Boulder 80305)

Please RSVP by May 2 to Pia
$ 5.00 suggested donation per family (each family needs to bring flowers).

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!

IVA Celebration – Oct 24

In total, eleven of our children and teenagers passed the IVA (Internationale Vergleichsarbeit) exam. To honor their great accomplishment, we had a small celebration. Irene Mrazek, the German Language Consultant for the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle fuer Auslandsschulwesen) in Colorado  came to Boulder to hand out the certificates.

Youth Club – Jugendtreff

Our teenagers in the Youth Club  had an exciting Sunday afternoon in the laboratory of Prof. Hoenger at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

Nitrogen – Mmmmmmh!

Rice cake and liquid nitrogen!



The head of a fly seen through a Scanning Electron Microscope