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Program 2018



Sunday, September 16th, 2018
International Folk Music Day - My Home - Our Europe
International Folk Music Day with musicians, traditional handicraft and culinary specialties from Bavaria and all around Europe. Presentation of the International Folk Music Prize to the best regional folk music band 2018 „ZechFreiStil“ in the category “Traditional Folk Music” awarded by Winfried Frey, popular actor, author and director, as well as the presentation of the International Folk Music Prize 2018 in the category “Bavarian world music” to Hans-Jürgen Buchner, also known as Haindling, awarded by Monika Gruber, comedian and actress.

Kloster Aldersbach, Freiherr-von-Aretin-Platz 1

Entrance fee: €10 adults · €2 children (children under 6 free)
Advance ticket sales: €7 adults



Photo: Jäger
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 · 6 pm
Wim Wenders - Director and Photographer
Presentation of the MiE-Art award to the prizewinning director, producer, photographer and author Wim Wenders, awarded by Iris Berben, actor and chair of the German film academy, as well as the opening of an exhibition with photographs by Wim Wenders on the subject “WATER WORKS”

Panel talk with Wim Wenders, photographer Jim Rakete, and art historian Laura Holtorf, CEO of the Wim Wenders foundation

Host: Tina Mendelsohn, TV presenter and journalist


Verlagsgruppe Passau, Media Center

Entrance fee: €20 · Concession for PNP subscribers: €15


Photo: Peter Lindbergh 2015
October 12th to November 30th, 2018
Wim Wenders. WATER WORKS
Curated by Anna Duque y González,
Wenders Images


Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm · Free Entry

Verlagsgruppe Passau, Media Center
Medienstraße 5 · Passau-Sperrwies
Free admission


Wim Wenders
A film series in honor of Wim Wenders at ScharfrichterKino, Passau
Tickets at the box office


For further information and reservations
+49-(0)851-988 3550 · www.cineplex.de/passau/

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 · 6 pm
Where is Germany heading? - Trade war, euro skepticism, social justice
Panel discussion, hosted in collaboration with The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw - Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.), with Heinz Hermann Thiele, entrepreneur and owner Knorr-Bremse AG, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn, economist and former president of the ifo Institute, Dr. Peter Gauweiler, lawyer and former deputy chairman of the CSU, and Alfred Gaffal, chairman of The Bavarian Industry Association

Host: Gabor Steingart, journalist and author


Verlagsgruppe Passau, Media Center

Entrance fee: €15 · Concession for PNP subscribers: €10


Photo: ifo Institut
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 · 6 pm
Design meets economy
Round table with Alexander Birken, CEO of Otto Group, and Guido Maria Kretschmer, fashion designer

Host: Cherno Jobatey, TV presenter, journalist and editor of the Huffington Post


Verlagsgruppe Passau, Media Center

Entrance fee: €15 · Concession for PNP subscribers: €10


Photo: OTTO PR
Friday, November 9th 2018 · 6 pm
Foreign trade portal Bavaria - Ukraine
Round of talks with federal minister Andreas Scheuer, Dr. Markus Söder, Minister-president of Bavaria, and Dr. Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv

Host: Claus Strunz, journalist


Verlagsgruppe Passau, Media Center

Entrance fee: €15 · Concession for PNP subscribers: €10


Photo: dpa
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 · 7 pm
Bye, bye Europe - Brexit and its consequences
Discussion group with Friedrich Merz, chairman of Atlantik-Brücke, Michel Barnier, European Commissioner and European chief negotiator for Brexit, Manfred Weber, MEP, political leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament, and Prof. Dr. Peter Bofinger, economist and member of the German Council of Economic Experts

Host: Hans-Ulrich Jörges, columnist on the magazine “stern”


Verlagsgruppe Passau, Media Center

Entrance fee: €15 · Concession for PNP subscribers: €10


Photo: Michel Barnier
Sunday, November 18th, 2018 · 3 pm
Sternschnuppe Anniversary request concert
Singing and dancing with Margit Sarholz and Werner Meier.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Sternschnuppe” at the grand request concert. If you like, we can celebrate together with “Brezn-Beißer-Bande”, take a bike ride with “Taxi-Maxi” and dance wildly with “Disco-Knödeln” or take a walk with the fridge. The children can vote at the event, which songs will be performed by the duo “Sternschnuppe”.


Verlagsgruppe Passau, Media Center

Entrance fee: €15 · Concession for PNP subscribers: €10
Children: €7



Photo: Sternschnuppe
Readers Tour April 1st to 6th, 2019
Apulia -The heel of Italy with the European Capital of Culture Matera
Apulia is a charming region, which inspires with its beautiful coasts, ancient culture, countless historic sites, and Italian charm. The round trip is distinguished by many highlights, among them the “the Underground City”, as Matera is called, European Capital of Culture 2019 and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Price: €1099 per person sharing a double room including flight and half board

Information and registration +49-(0)851-802 586
Readers Tour May 23rd to 28th, 2019
Bulgaria with the European Capital of Culture Plovdiv
The city of the seven hills Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and rich in ancient sights. On the round trip you will discover, besides the Capital of Culture, centuries-old buildings, monasteries, crystal-clear rivers, high mountains and picturesque villages.

Price: €999 per person sharing a double room including flight and half board

Information and registration +49-(0)851-802 586