The Internationale Tage is a cultural commitment of Boehringer Ingelheim since 1959.
There is no need to travel to the world’s big museums to acquaint oneself with Japanese coloured wood engravings and masks from the South Seas, antiquities from Pergamon and the works of Picasso, the Viennese „Biedermeier“ or the spirit of the Fifties in Paris. For over four decades the Internationale Tage have provided equally good insights into the art and culture of our world with the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) in Ingelheim on the Rhine acting as the venue for the annual thematic exhibitions.
Initialy, the idea was to provide some perspective of the life and culture of other nations and peoples in the surroundings of an international company: in 1959, the basic idea of being receptive to and learning more about other cultures led Dr. Ernst Boehringer, in his capacity as co-owner of the family-owned company Boehringer Ingelheim, to organise a festival of culture. Throughout almost three decades, the Internationale Tage team was spearheaded by Dr. François Lachenal (1918–1997).