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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

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. 2 comments

Show Me: The Revue at Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast

Show Me: The Revue at Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast

Starting from October 18, in Berlin, the myth of Theatre Revue relives on the spectacular stage of Friedrichstadt-Palast, in a riot of colors, technology, showgirls and dancers. As noted by Wikipedia, in the late thirties to the mid-Fifties a Revue was a “popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches inspired by everyday life and traditional erotic-sentimental cliches, joined by a thin thread and characterized by the presence of fixed characters as soubrettes“.

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October 5, 2012 in Events.

Musical events: Die große Schlager-Starparade

Musical events: Die große Schlager-Starparade

This has long been one of the most awaited events for German music. From June to December, the major representatives of the national pop scene are engaged in a tour through the cities of Hanover, Bremen, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Magdeburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Oberhausen. This is Die große Schlager-Starparade.

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June 7, 2012 in Events, Festivals & Concerts.

Berlin versus Florence

Berlin versus Florence

Berlin and Florence are two very different cities, which offer two very different experiences. Here is a break down of the highlights of each city so that you know which one would be best suited to you.

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April 26, 2012 in Leisure.

Berlin versus Paris

Berlin versus Paris

This week we pit the German capital against the City of Lights, in three arbitrary rounds: prettiest city, best snack food, and best weekend getaway. Paris takes round one with no contest, but Berlin still has some fights in her.

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April 11, 2012 in Leisure.

Berlin, the museum of curried sausages: Deutsches Currywurst Museum

Berlin, the museum of curried sausages: Deutsches Currywurst Museum

Currywurst is Berlin’s typical street food or take away dish. Wonderful in its simplicity, and delicious to the palate, this is a hot, crispy pork sausage, cut into chunks, and served with a spicy curried ketchup. This typical Berlin dish, dedicated to all those who are hungry and on the run, boasts a long history.

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March 23, 2012 in Exhibitions & Museums.

The London Eye versus the Fernsehturm

The London Eye versus the Fernsehturm

A first trip to a major capital city should always include a visit to the monument that offers a panoramic view: in Paris it’s a trip up the Eiffel Tower, in Berlin it’s a walk around the Fernsehturm and in London it’s a queue in the line for London Eye Tickets.

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March 21, 2012 in Leisure.

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