German Festival kicks off in Hanoi hinh anh 1The Deutschland-Fest 2018: German Experiences in Hanoi kicked off on November 2 in the capital city. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Deutschland-Fest 2018: German Experiences in Hanoi kicked off on November 2 night around the Ly Thai To Statue next to Hoan Kiem Lake, with the attendance of German Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Berger and Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung.

The two-day festival will entertain locals and expats with a wide range of activities including Learning about Bundesliga, the Brothers Grimm Beer Festival and a fashion show by the Van Laack Company.

A photo exhibition displaying ten photos on the theme of Buddy Bears (a symbol of Berlin) by Leica and another exhibition featuring photos about the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Germany will be also held.

Festival goers can also enjoy jazz performances and movies about Germany’s tourism and culture. A pop rock performance by the band Isolation Berlin will be held on November 3 night.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Christian Berger said the festival aims to give Vietnamese people gain in insight into diverse aspects of Vietnam-Germany links.

He added that the event marked a decade of a joint programme on teaching German in Vietnamese schools. Around 4,000 Vietnamese students are studying German at school with the support of this programme, and one third of schools where German is taught are in Hanoi.

Chairman Chung stressed that Germany is one of Hanoi’s most important partners with nearly 70 investment projects in different fields. Two-way trade between Hanoi and Germany reaches about 900 million USD a year. -VNA