2016 Columbus – Dresden Programs

Here is an overview of what is planned in 2016 and how you can become a part of these programs! Contact us at with questions and to volunteer.

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Columbus – Dresden Exchanges Over The Years

  • Educational Programs:
    • High school student exchanges, college and university student exchanges
    • Annual The Ohio State University Summer German Language Program in Dresden (since 1997)
  • Academic Programs:
    • In the areas of urban planning, medicine, cartography, and others
  • Art Programs:
    • Annual Artist Exchange Program sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the State of Saxony (since 1995)
    • Annual Artist Exchange Program sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council / Zygote Press (Cleveland, Ohio) and the City of Dresden / Grafikwerkstatt Dresden (since 1998)
    • Breath of Life/ Dresden   Light Installation by artist Stuart Williams in Dresden to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Dresden’s bombing (2015)
    • Annual Photography Exchange / Contest between Dresden and Columbus camera clubs (since 2005)
  • Athletic Programs
    • Annual Columbus – Dresden Marathon Exchange (since 2012)
  • Music
    • Choir partnerships between Columbus Maennerchor and Sächsischer Bergsteigerchor, and between Germania Singing and Sports Society and Dresdner Polizeichor
    • Numerous performances of musicians, groups and choirs in each sister city
  • Theatre
    • Youth Theatre Program (2009)
  • Striezelmarkt Columbus (1999, 2000, 2002)

…. just to name a few!