About Me

Christine Lander has been performing as a storyteller at festivals, in theatres and museums since 2007. She studied theatre pedagogy at UdK Berlin (MA 2006) as well as history and South-Asian sciences at the Humboldt University (MA 2004).

Participates in the long-term storytelling school project ErzählZeit in Berlin. In 2018 she was chairwoman of the Erzählkunst e. V. – storytelling association in Berlin.

Teaches storytelling at the University of the Arts Berlin (amongst others).

Aside from her many solo programs, she also tells stories in a bilingual duo, or with musicians, as well as acting at Theater Anu.


Jaguars, Poisons and a Vision of Nature

Alexander von Humboldts legendary journey and South American tales of Wisdom, Wit and Wonder told by Christine Lander

The unknown becomes familiar, the ancient feels modern, the impossible turns feasible, when storyteller Christine Lander eloquently leads us from the ports of Venezuela to the volcano Mount Chimborazo, from “Paradise on Earth” to plagued missions all the way to the “Kingdom of Poison”.

The year is 1799. Scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland travel to South America. They trace unknown footprints, explore dark caves, climb volcanoes and measure the world. With her storytelling, Christine Lander uniquely combines the legendary adventures of discovery with indigenous tales and myths from South America.

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

In 2019, Daniel Defoe’s book will reach three hundred years of age. The experiences of literature’s most famous castaway, how captivating and touching his adventures are, will be shown when storyteller Christine Lander brings the hero’s adventures to life in the heads of the listener with powerful words.

In her program, the storyteller combines Defoe’s fantasy with new knowledge about the “real” Crusoe, the Scottish sailor Selkirk. Defoe built his work on the spoken stories of the sailor, and the storyteller will bring the story back to the oral tradition. Lively, exciting, captivating.

Berlin Story Walks

Around Alex – Spooky Berlin

Next Tour: Oct. 20th, 11 a.m.. in English, Oct 20th 3.30 p.m. in German.

Duration: appr. 1,5 h. Costs 12/8 Euro. Admission required. More Info below.

How did the bone of a giant get on the wall of an Inn in Berlin? What’s the secret behind the tiny cross in front of St. Mary’s Church? Who’s haunting Berlin Palace?

Hidden behind the facades of this city or openly in its streets and squares – thereby passed by unsuspecting tourists ans locals alike – a knowing eye could find references to a different history, shrouded in memory and handed down in legend and lore. We will explore some of these tales at various stops along the way and glimpse a different reality unbeknownst even to many of this city’s inhabitants.

Costs:  per person 12 € regular and 8 € for students (and other people with low income).
Please bring additional money to buy a beverage in a restaurant, where we will conclude the tour with one last story.
Registration: Your registration is requested via mail  c.lander@gmx.net or phone +49-178-1654342
Please dress according to the weather.




Literaturhaus Berlin – House of Literature, Berlin, Germany

Jungfrau – Erzählfestival – International Storytelling Festival Interlaken, Switzerland


Storytelling Time – International Storytelling Festival Bolzano, Italy


20. Festival der Erzählkunst Hannover – 20th Storytelling  Festival Hannover, Germany

Sparda-Erzählfestival Kassel – International Storytelling Festival Kassel, Germany


Zwischenzeiten – International Storytelling Festival, Aachen, Germany

6th International Storytelling Festival Bressanone, Italy


Zauberwort – International Storytelling Festival, Nuremberg, Germany

Gelsenkirchener Erzählfrühling – International Storytelling Festival Gelsenkirchen, Germany


Berlin erzählt – 1st Berlin Storytelling Festival, Germany


Feuerspuren – International Storytelling Festival, Bremen, Germany

Zauberwort – International Storytelling Festival, Nuremberg, Germany


Juli im März – Literature Festival Hannover, Germany


Barocke Schlössernacht – Castles Night, Potsdam, Germany




German website:

Berlin and Binningen (near Switzerland). Available for work: Worldwide.

You can also find further informations about me on the following sites:
Theaterteamer, Theater Anu, Erzählkunst e. V. and VEE.