Monaco’s International German Club lives up to its name with many members who don’t have German origins, and so it was no surprise that the Club held an Open House day at Espace Léo Ferré last weekend in order to reach out to the wider community as well as German-speaking residents who are not yet members.
The day was held as part of the celebrations of the Club’s 50-year Jubilee, a very important milestone. Those attending could learn about the multiple activities of the Club and watch a video about its history.
About 200 students in Monaco are learning German at school. All were invited and many attended during the afternoon. In addition to German-style apple strudel and beer, barbajuans and wine were also served, and there was live, and lively, entertainment from Philipp Kanjo, who participated once in the very famous DSDS “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” competition.
Club co-presidents Baroness Beatrix von Dellingshausen and Patrick Wetzel were very happy with the response and for having been able to meet many new German-speakers and others interested in German culture living in Monaco.
MAIN PHOTO: Club co-presidents Baroness Beatrix von Dellingshausen and Patrick Wetzel