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36.th EIA-JC meeting took place in Bielefeld, Germany from the 23.rd - 25.th of September 2022

Juniatians from all over the world.

who missed an incredible weekend  September 23.rd - 25.th 2022 and our 36.th reunion in Bielefeld, Germany.

Basel will come next year in May 2023





Bielefeld, city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), northwestern Germany. It lies on the northern edge of the hilly Teutoburg Forest.

First mentioned as Bilifelde in the biography of Bishop Meinwerk of Paderborn between 1015 and 1036, the old town was probably founded and chartered in 1214 by Count Hermann of Ravensberg; the “new town” arose from a religious settlement around the Neustädter Marienkirche
(St. Mary’s Church, still standing) during the late 13th century. It joined the Hanseatic League in the 14th century, and, along with the county of Ravensberg, it passed to Jülich in 1346 and to Brandenburg in 1647. Heavily damaged in World War II, Bielefeld has since been rebuilt.

Bielefeld has historically been the centre of the Ravensberg linen industry, which became important in the 16th century; the first mechanized mills in Germany were established there in 1851. Bielefeld’s most important industries now include electrical engineering, publishing, and the production of machinery, paper products, clothing, and foodstuffs. Sparrenburg Castle, dating from 1250, was rebuilt after a fire in 1877. Other notable medieval buildings include the Altstädter Nicolai Church, the St. Jodokus Church, and the Gothic Crüwell House (1530).

The city has a concert hall, an opera house, a playhouse, and a gallery of modern art; it also houses farmhouse and playing-card museums. The MARTa Museum, with a structure designed by Frank Gehry and specializing in design, art, and architecture, opened in nearby Herford in 2005. The city is the seat of Bielefeld University (founded 1969). Annexation of several neighbouring cities in 1973 doubled the size of the city, and construction of a citywide rail system (Stadtbahn) underground within the inner city has helped tie the city together.

Bielefeld, the City that does exist officially again
In 2012 even Chancellor Angela Merkel referenced the Bielefeld joke, when she spoke at a Berlin prize-giving and recalled having attended an event in Bielefeld, adding: "so it does exist". The audience erupted in laughter, and Mrs Merkel went on: "I had the impression that I was there... I hope I may go there again."



EIA-JC 36 th International Alumni Meeting


Friday, September 23 rd

Individual arrival at the acoomodation / CheckIn

Hermann-Kleinewächter-Str. 1
D-33602 Bielefeld

+49 521 522050



Hotels of your own choice as there are

B & B
Brand´s Busch





Get-together, starting 6 p.m.


Teutoburger  Str. 105, 33607 Bielefeld


Saturday, September 24 th

9.30 - 10.45 a.m.

Art Café Diagonale

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Guided City walk

The tour through Bielefeld's old town offers an insight into the multifaceted history of the city, which goes back more than 800 years.

The tour begins at the Old Town Hall, a magnificent building in the Weser Renaissance style. The Old Market with its lovingly restored patrician houses, the Old Town Nicolai Church and the New Town St. Mary's Church with their precious altars, the Waldhof - the nucleus of the city - as well as the Kunsthalle, an architectural highlight of the modern age, will be visited.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Meal at Max´s Label Kitchen


Free time suggestions

Animal parc Olderdissen

Art museum

International Art of the 20. and 21. Century


Botanical garden


Farmer Museum
The oldest open-air museum in Westphalia with Rural social history around 1850 in Ravensberg

NAMU Museum Natur Human and Environment

North parc


Oetker World

Oetker Parc

Ravensberger-Spinnerei    Rochdale-Parc



Evening programm

7 p.m.

Sparrenburg Rittergelage

Here is the course of the feast:

Reception by the juggler in the courtyard of the castle and admission to the hall with washing ritual and spoon drink.

At the beginning on the table already set: lard, bread, fruit and vegetables and a mead as a welcome drink.  After that, the juggler announces the rules of the table and provides entertainment between and during the courses.

You eat from a wooden board with a stiletto and with your own hands.

A multi-course knight's banquet is served, for which you can choose between different main courses. It should be noted that one main course should be chosen for all guests.

Of course, special dietary requirements (eg vegetarian food or allergies) will be taken into account. We kindly ask you to let us know in advance, if known.  Barley juice, grape juice, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages are charged separately, the prices of which can be found in the list on the third page.  The host should plan for 4 hours of the feast.  The juggler will retire with the last course.


Bunker Ulmenwall e.V.
Nachtfrequenz21 - Night of youth culture

Crossover IV
Bunkerquake! The three youth facilities Mädchentreff, Bunker Ulmenwall, JZ Stricker and the Theaterwerkstatt Bethel make the walls at Ulmenwall tremble.

Together with young people, the multi-professional team has put together a great program. In addition to the dance project "Dancehall" for girls aged 12 and older, which focuses on dance educational elements and self-empowerment, young people can familiarize themselves with the basics of music production in the workshop "Beat production" and then creatively implement them.

The Theaterwerkstatt Bethel shows excerpts from the new program "In echt jetzt" ("In real now") of the Jugendvolxtheater and in an exciting interplay within the framework of a workshop, team members and young people from the Bunkers Ulmenwall and the Theaterwerkstatt Bethel come together to deal with the rapid change of time in a way that is both performative and musical.

If the infection situation allows it, the team of the JZ Stricker will provide small meals and drinks at cost price.

At the end of the event, a youth band or an up-and-coming DJ*ane will ensure a good atmosphere. Here everyone finds a place, diversity, inclusion and integration are a matter of course.

Admission free !


Sunday, September 25

11:00 a.m.  EIA-JC club meeting

12:30 a.m.  TARTES and TÖRTCHEN at the Kunsthalle

Loose end with small delicacies from the in-house patisserie








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Many thanks to all that participated at our European International Alumni Reunions

so far from Afghanistan, Belgique, England, France, Germany, Iran, Singapore, Spain, the USA


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IN THE CASE YOU MISSED TO GIVE  the end of the years

Donations can be made at any time to: 

"European International Alumni of Juniata College"

Account:       40 40 700 800
Bank Code:  430 609 67      
(GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG, Bochum, Germany)
DE 17 4306 0967 4040 700800


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