20 years of Kulturbrücke Hamburg e.V.!

We celebrated the 20th year anniversary of the Kulturbrücke Hamburg e.V. on 17th November 2024.
Congratulations came from the second Mayor of Hamburg Katharina Fegebank via video, our tutors and our guests.
We thank everyone who attended - our guests, artists and helping hands - for the great evening!


Kulturbrücke Hamburg


A report by ELTERN family magazine about the SwitchKids cultural exchange for children.

published in the March 2021 issue

Text: Elisabeth Hussendörfer

Photos: Melina Mörsdorf


Graduation ceremony and Day of Tolerance 2019


Dear friends of the Kulturbrücke,


It's been almost a week since our graduation ceremony and because it was so beautiful, it is high time to review everything again.

It was really a great and fun celebration, full of varied, artistic performances and speeches.



We had the dance group "Apocalypso" from the Hip Hop Academy, Toto Lightmann with the entire children's group and rap fugees as guests!



We would like to thank everyone who came and supported us!

A few impressions:

Click here for the video:


SAVE THE DATE: Closing ceremony and Day of Tolerance on November 8th, 2019


The Kulturbrücke Hamburg e.V. (Bridge of Culture) was able to implement numerous projects this year and reached many people. In the light of Hamburg's cultural diversity and mutual respect, we would like to celebrate this with you!


Everyone is cordially invited to our SWITCH CLOSING CEREMONY! There will be a great program with music, dancing and singing. We also present the developments in our current projects.


Let's celebrate a festival of cultures together!


We are looking forward to you!




The Family day was really great!


We played with lots of children and made origami figures.


It was a lot of fun for us and we are already looking forward to next year!





The 16th Hamburg Family Day will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2019 and of course we won't miss it!


This year the family day takes place under the motto: CHILDREN HAVE RIGHTS! instead and of course we want to fully support this!


In the inner courtyard of the town hall and the Chamber of Commerce there will be a colorful program for young and old from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Many interesting clubs and organizations will also introduce themselves again.


We're really looking forward to that too!


You can find more information here.




The Kulturbrücke Hamburg comes to the FORUM FLÜCHTLINGSHILFE 2019!

The 5th Hamburg Forum for Refugee Aid will take place on August 30, 2019 and of course we will be there!

Everyone is cordially invited: Volunteers, people with their own refugee background, actors and interested parties!

In addition to the numerous information stands of exciting organizations, you can also expect a great stage program.

Everything under the motto: WE IN HAMBURG! NEXT AND IN THE MIDDLE!


We look forward to seeing you!


You can find more information here.


Review of our summer vacation program 2019


The summer holidays are just over and our holiday program as part of our “Switch Kids Art” project as well as our classic “Switch Kids” children's culture exchange ends.


The children loved it and we had a lot of fun with it. We are proud of the nearly 300 children who took part in our summer programs this year and are looking forward to the next time!


More information is available on our blog.



New project "Switch Tutor" started successfully!


We started our new project in March 2019 and have achieved great success so far!


Switch Tutor offers refugee children regular homework supervision and interdisciplinary tutoring. And that directly in the accommodations. The support is carried out by committed students.


The number of participants is steadily increasing and that gives us the courage to continue in order to be able to support more children with refugee experience.


More information is available here



Family day on August 25th




On Saturday, like every year, we will be back at the Hamburg Family Day!


In the inner courtyard of the town hall and the Chamber of Commerce there will be a colorful program for young and old from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Many associations and initiatives and advice centers provide information on the subject of "Families in view".


Visit us at our stand in the passage to the effects room, around the corner from the children's theater.




We are looking forward to it!



Our Switch Kids Art summer vacation started last week!

In the best weather we were with some children in the water playground to let off steam and have fun.

Soon there will be more information on our blog! :)




The registrations for the Switch summer trips start now!

Our popular children's culture exchange program

Switch - Your trip around the world  will take place again during the summer vacation!


Register with us here for the free world tour in your own city!

If you have a flyer, fill in the blanks and send it to us by email. And if you did'nt manage to grab one, than get in touch with us :)


Senator Ms. Dr. Melanie Leonhard becomes Switch patron for 2018

The Senator for Labor, Social Affairs, Family and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg will take over the patronage for our switch projects in 2018!



“Hamburg is a cosmopolitan city. Tolerance and mutual respect form an indispensable basis for our coexistence. Switch helps children experience how diverse the world's cultures and religions are and how much we can learn from each other. I thank everyone who supports this excellent project. ”- Dr. Leonhard

Dr. Melanie Leonhard (Foto: Bina Engel)


Holiday program + we blog now: D




The holidays are over and we had a lot of fun with over 60 children over 4 days!


We report on this in detail on our new blog here on our website .


Am Montag sind wir mit der Fähre gefahren!


There's a lot going on during the holidays!


We have put together a colorful program for children who have fled from various accommodations. We will visit the Miniatur Wunderland , the Zoological Museum , the playground in Planten un Blomen and the art gallery.

We will also climb the Michel and marvel at the beautiful view over our Hanseatic city!


Switch Kids Art Program on Pentecost

The planning for a Switch Kids Art program for the Whitsun holidays is in full swing!

We will organize excursions and activities with refugee children from Monday to Friday and hope that the weather will continue to be summery until then :)


Report in the Hamburger Abendblatt


The Hamburger Abendblatt published an article on our new SwitchMind project on February 13th .


The new website for SwitchMind is now online!


You can get detailed information about Switch Mind.


SwitchMind Pilot Project

Our first SwitchMind pilot project at the end of 2017 was very successful! 41 workshops were held thanks to funding from the City of Hamburg's integration fund.




We are now starting further workshops at the end of March, the first financing has already been secured.


press release

all press releases in German language only.

Unser neues Projekt "SwitchMind"
Pressemitteilung_Kulturbrücke Hamburg_31
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 121.4 KB


all reports in German language only.

ELTERN family Report on SwitchKids - February 2021

EMployee ExxonMobil Mitarbeiterzeitschrift für Central Europe Ausgabe 1 2019
EMployee ExxonMobil Mitarbeiterzeitschrift für Central Europe Ausgabe 1 2019

Hamburg Abendblatt 11.18./17.2018

Loved & Found - Februar 2015

Hamburger Abendblatt 1.1.2006


all videos in German language only.

The Switch-Projects

Switch Mind

Switch BIGs

Switch Kids visit Albert Darboven

10th anniversary  Bridge of CUlture Hamburg November 2013