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Reisen: “Biking Across History – Rethinking Memelland and German-Lithuanian Cultural Connections”

Eingereicht am: 10.03.2024
Eingereicht von: Vincent Regente / vincent.regente@deutsche-gesellschaft-ev.de

Educational bike tour along the Nemunas/Memel River 2024

We invite young people to experience the history and culture of the Memel region together by bike and discover our common as well as the dividing European history(s).

The Memel is a European river in many respects, the regions to the west and east of it as well as the historical Memelland form a “microcosm of Europe” (Andreas Kossert). Its history and present are therefore particularly well suited for the negotiation of our common as well as divisive history(s), which is why we would like to invite young people to explore them.

Key elements of the bicycle trip include expert lectures, eyewitness discussions, and visits to museums and educational institutions.

Who we are looking for:

– We are looking for young people who are enthusiastic about the culture and culture and history of the Memel/Nemunas region and would like to discover it together by bike.
– Age: 18-45 (young people between the ages of 18 and 35 and
multipliers from the education sector up to 45 years)

What do we offer?

–  From Kaunas to Klaipėda by bike in 7 days.
– Extensive cultural programme and a search for traces of the history of the Nemunas/ Memel region.
– Participants give short presentations.
– The working language of the trip is English.
– A transport van for luggage and breakdowns.
– Participation fees: 125 euros for students; 195 euros for multipliers of political education. (for Lithuanian students: 105 Euro)
– Participation fees include: Accommodation, full board, bicycle hire and entrance fees.

What do participants bring with them?

– Active participation in the content of the programme, e.g. with a small presentation own small presentation on one of the proposed or self-developed developed topics.
– Ability to cycle moderate to difficult daily distances of up to 85 kilometres at a normal pace.
– The working language of the trip is English.


The detailed travel programme can be viewed on the project website in due course.


11.08.2024 @ 15:30 - 18.08.2024 @ 12:00




Deutsche Gesellschaft e. V.
Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa
International Students of History Association
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Tagesredaktion: Nicole Pörschmann