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Seeing Germany by River

Seeing Germany by River

There are many stunning cities in Germany, each with their own particular charm and attraction. Some boast beautiful architecture that is centuries old, whilst others are ultra-modern, with bustling city centres and vivacious night life. When you are planning a trip to Germany, it can make it difficult to narrow down the places that you want to see.

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October 1, 2012 in Leisure.

Germany’s Military History Museum reopens in Dresden

Germany’s Military History Museum reopens in Dresden

At the beginning of 2011, the New York Times made a list of twenty places not to be missed during the year. Among them, there was Dresden, for the lively architectural and cultural activity that is pervading the city in recent years, but especially for the reopening of Mhm, Militärhistorisches Museums, which is considered the third most important museum complex on national history after the House of history in Bonn (Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) and the German Historical Museum in Berlin (Deutsches Historical Museum.)

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December 16, 2011 in Exhibitions & Museums.

Christmas in Germany. The German version of Italian Panettone: Stollen

Christmas in Germany. The German version of Italian Panettone: Stollen

The Christstollen, or more commonly known as Stollen, is the traditional German Christmas cake. It was first made in Dresden, in the XIV century, but today it has become a tradition throughout Germany, although some local variations have been introduced. As the Milanese Panettone, this is a cake based on sweet yeast dough, containing lots of butter, dried fruit (especially almonds), candied fruit, raisins, and candied citron and orange peels.

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December 6, 2011 in Leisure.

Christmas markets in Germany: music and fun and celebration

Christmas markets in Germany: music and fun and celebration

The tradition of Christmas markets in Germany is very much alive. The ancient medieval cities, with their historic squares, the imposing gothic churches, the monuments that recall an significant and glorious past, are the perfect scenario for a period of celebration, lights and colors, which introduces to the upcoming Christmas. There are hundreds of Christmas markets in Germany; in all major and small towns, from north to south, the Weihnachtsmarkt are prepared according to different variations for each region, with craft and food specialties, different customs and specific traditions. We would like to give you some advice on some of those which take place in major German cities.

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November 3, 2011 in Events, Leisure.

June 24 to 26 – the Elbhangfest in Dresden

June 24 to 26 – the Elbhangfest in Dresden

During the last weekend of June, as every year, on the banks of the river Elbe near Dresden, in the section between Loschwitz and Pillnitz, takes place Elbhangfest. Over 200 events of music, theater, cultural debates and markets, in the background of the magnificent hills that border the great river.

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May 13, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 3 comments

Classical Music at the Dresden Music Festival: May 18-June 5, 2011

Classical Music at the Dresden Music Festival: May 18-June 5, 2011

The Dresden Music Festival is one of the major events on classical music in Germany. As always, the 2011 edition will include the participation of the main international orchestras. The thread that unites this year’s edition are the ‘Five Elements’ and the links between East and West.

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April 14, 2011 in Festivals & Concerts. 5 comments

Fifa Women’s World Cup, June 26-July 17, 2011, Germany

Fifa Women’s World Cup, June 26-July 17, 2011, Germany

Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Dresden, Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Mönchengladbach, Sinsheim and Wolfsburg will be the cities where the challenges of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 will take place: there will be 16 teams competing to win the Cup.

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March 14, 2011 in Leisure. 1 comment

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