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Cologne Lights for a magic night

Cologne Lights for a magic night

The Cologne Lights, Kölner Lichter, is a spectacular event which takes place every year in Cologne along river Rhine. For the entire evening, dozens of illuminated boats cross the river while the buildings shine in many colors and thousands of fireworks burst in the sky. Five tons of fireworks will delight an audience of nearly one million people.

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May 26, 2014 in Events.

Karneval der Kulturen, multi-ethnic Carnival in Berlin

Karneval der Kulturen, multi-ethnic Carnival in Berlin

The Carnival in Berlin is a very important moment and one of the most fun for the city. It is an opportunity for all ethnic groups to showcase their artistic and musical qualities. The whole city is involved, regardless of race, gender and age.

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April 22, 2014 in Events, Leisure. 3 comments

German Women, fighting spirit and wisdom

German Women, fighting spirit and wisdom

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on March 8th, we would like to pay tribute to the German feminist movement. Generally, if you think about 19th century and 20th century great personalities of German art and culture, those who come to mind are mainly men: Nietzsche, Einstein, Marx, Kafka, Thomas Mann, Richard Wagner, Joannes Brahms, and so on. However, the German history of the last 200 years is full of female characters who started dealing with the issues of women’s self-determination, their actual role in society, as well as their importance in the relations within institutions, politics and the family.

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March 6, 2014 in Family & Kids.

Top 5 trade shows in March in Germany

Top 5 trade shows in March in Germany

Some of the most important trade shows of the year will take place in Germany throughout March. Numismata, an unmissable event for collectors and fans of ancient coins and medals, will take place in Munich, with more than 300 international exhibitors.
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February 18, 2014 in Trade Fairs & Business.

Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival

Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival, whose first edition was in 1951, is one of the major cultural events in the German capital. During the ten days of the Berlinale, which this year will take place from February 6 to 16, the whole city is involved, and the logo, a bear, is a constant presence in the large billboards and posters available in all the stores and tourist places of Berlin.

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January 16, 2014 in Events.

New Year’s Eve in Germany: in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart or Frankfurt?

New Year’s Eve in Germany: in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart or Frankfurt?

New Year’s in Germany will be a celebration in the spirit of tradition. German squares, roads, restaurants, clubs and theaters will be crowded with locals and tourists alike, all ready to celebrate the new year with a toast of Feuerzangenbowle, a traditional drink of some fraternities made with red wine, rum, orange peel, cinnamon and cloves. New Year’s Eve in Berlin will be as usual in the name of unbridled celebration in the streets with its clou moment at the Brandenburg Gate, while in Stuttgart the appointment will be at the Kunstmuseum Civic Art Museum, in Schlossplatz. In Munich, New Year’s is also classical music with Giuseppe Verdi’s Traviata at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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December 17, 2013 in Events.

November trade shows in Germany

November trade shows in Germany

Autumn has arrived. Despite of this, the month of November is full of events of great importance, such as the two exhibitions Medica and Compamed, both to be held at Düsseldorf Fair. More than half of the visitors to both these trade shows are foreigners, and the events are synonymous with absolute excellence for the medical technology industry.

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November 8, 2013 in Trade Fairs & Business.

Spiel: Essen game trade fair

Spiel: Essen game trade fair

From October 24 to 27, the halls of Essen Fair will host one of the most awaited events by both adults and children across Europe. It’s time for Spiel, an exhibition dedicated to the world of games. The Internationale Spieltage takes place at Messe Essen in the Rüttenscheid district, in the southern part of the city, Germany.

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October 14, 2013 in Trade Fairs & Business.

Mini Guide to Oktoberfest 14 Festhalles

Mini Guide to Oktoberfest 14 Festhalles

The number of seats at Oktoberfest Festhalles exceeds 100,000 units between Saturday and Sunday evening, not even Berlin’s Tempelhof IKEA have so many tables and chairs all together. Nonetheless, in the busiest evenings it can still happen not to find a seat, and as you can drink only sitting at the table at Oktoberfest, this means no table no beer!

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September 2, 2013 in Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest: how to choose the beer

Oktoberfest: how to choose the beer

The brewers of Munich are already busy preparing the nectar which will be poured in millions of gallons into the mugs of the Oktoberfest (September 21th – October 6th ). Also this year the legendary festival in Munich – held, since 1810, at the Theresienwiese field – is expected to draw millions of visitors. But to know how to choose the right beer it is best to read the following information.

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July 18, 2013 in Oktoberfest.

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