Election Night

  • Election Night
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Make the US-Elections great again? The US presidential elections are taking place at a time when the United States is more divided than ever. The prevailing pandemic is intensifying the struggle between the two parties for the highest office in the state. Will Donald Trump be re-elected or can Joe Biden win the race? A colorful and hybrid program at the Dai Heidelberg, taking into account the Corona requirements, will be held on election night.

The library will present its adult and children’s programmes in small exhibitions.  It will also be a waiting lounge for visitors who cannot yet enter the Great Hall due to reasons of space.  The main programme will be transmitted to the library on a large screen.

7:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.
Team Biden (DHC) vs. Team Trump (Rederei) – the debate!
In cooperation with Debating Club Heidelberg e.V. and Die Rederei e.V.

9:15 p.m.
Live music Papermoon Orchestra: The Great American Songbook

10:00 p.m.
“Elephant Walk” – panel discussion

With Ulrike Herrmann (taz) and Roman Pletter (ZEIT)
Moderation: Christian Altmeier (RNZ)

11:30 p.m.
Live music Papermoon Orchestra: The Great American Songbook

00:15 – 01:30
Live circuits from the USA

From 01:30
Transmission of reporting from the USA

Admission is free; drinks and snacks are available (against payment).


Due to the current personal restrictions, registration is absolutely necessary. We reserve the largest contingent of places for DAI members.

Please send your registration by e-mail to presse@dai-heidelberg.de and indicate whether you wish to participate alone or with an accompanying person.
DAI members are kindly requested to register with their membership number.

After successful registration you will receive a registration confirmation. This is to be treated like an admission ticket and must be presented to the admission staff in the evening.

All those who register but cannot be admitted at first due to current hygiene restrictions will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified if places become available. We therefore ask all registered guests who are unable to come to the Election Night to cancel their registration as early as possible.

We thank you for your understanding.


Registration required

Admission is free.