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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

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

Heidelberg, the city of entertainment 365 days a year

Heidelberg, the city of entertainment 365 days a year

For the lovely city of Heidelberg, 2013 is a year to be marked on the calendar of history. In fact, this year is the 400th anniversary of the traditional appointment with the fireworks show at the Castle, wanted for the first time in 1613 by Frederick V to celebrate his spouse Elizabeth Stuart, Princess of England. However, the three pyrotechnic events of June 1, July 13, and September 7, are just the tip of the iceberg of an eventful year, as is the tradition of this lovely city overlooking River Neckar.

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May 16, 2013 in Events, Festivals & Concerts, Leisure.

Frankfurt Wolkenkratzer Festival, the Skyscraper Festival

Frankfurt Wolkenkratzer Festival, the Skyscraper Festival

After six years since the last edition, on May 25 and 26 it will be time again for Wolkenkratzer Festival in Frankfurt, that is, the Skyscrapers Festival. For two long days, the 5 Km way in Frankfurt city centre, there where the highest skyscrapers of the city dominate, will be the stage for open-air shows and performances by street artists and especially athletes who will perform daring acrobatic flights from the tops of high-rise buildings.

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April 19, 2013 in Events.

New Year’s Eve in Germany: lovely traditions

New Year’s Eve in Germany: lovely traditions

New Year’s in Germany is a very special time, also because before Carnival there are no other festivities in the Country. Therefore, on New Year’s Eve in Germany, people spare no expense, and even restaurants and clubs are always packed. Silvester, that’s how New Year’s Eve is called in Germany, is also an opportunity to enjoy some traditions, actual rites of passage into the new year. And even for New Year 2013, German families are preparing their good luck charms to get welfare and prosperity for the new year.

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December 20, 2012 in Events, Festivals & Concerts, Leisure.

Christmas Markets in Germany, the less famous

Christmas Markets in Germany, the less famous

Christmas Markets in Germany are a tradition that is renewed every year. Always very colorful and full of handicrafts and food, German Christmas markets are among the most famous and oldest in Europe: indeed, the one in Dresden is known since 1400 while Munich earliest Christmas Market dates back to 1600. However, if you wish to escape the attractive chaos that reigns supreme in the Christmas markets held in Berlin or Hamburg, you can visit the classic Christmas appointment in smaller towns, less frequented by tourists, where the atmosphere is more intimate and where even the products on the stalls have lower prices.

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November 1, 2012 in Events.

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.

Culinary Olympics in Erfurt: chefs ready for the challenge

Culinary Olympics in Erfurt: chefs ready for the challenge

Since 1990, every 4 years, coinciding with the Olympic Games, the best cooks and chefs of the world meet in Germany for their special competition. We are talking about the World Culinary Olympics, Olympiade der Köche, where more than 1200 professionals compete in team or individually, from forty countries around the world. For three days of high quality tastes and flavors. From October 6 to 9 at Erfurt Fair.

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September 8, 2012 in Events.

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