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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.

Visiting Ulm: unmissable attractions and events

Visiting Ulm: unmissable attractions and events

Ulm and New Ulm face the banks of the Danube. The first, on the left bank, is in Baden-Wurttemberg, while the second, on the right bank of the river, is in Bavaria. The city is famous for two reasons. In 1879, it was the birthplace of Albert Einstein, and boasts the presence of a cathedral with the tallest tower in the world, 161.53 meters.

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April 27, 2012 in Events, Leisure.

Leipziger Buchmesse: The Leipzig Book Fair 2012

Leipziger Buchmesse: The Leipzig Book Fair 2012

Leipziger Buchmesse is one of the leading events in Europe for the publishing and media sector. This is the Leipzig Book Fair, and will be held from March 15 to 18 at Leipziger Messe, Messe-Allee, in the north of the city. An event that promises very impressive numbers: over 2000 exhibitors, 160 000 visitors, of which 50 000 operators in the sector, more than 1500 speakers for conferences and meetings, 1900 scheduled events of which more than 300 will be held at several other venues across the city. The whole city of Leipzig, in fact, is involved in the Book Fair, which has become Europe’s biggest festival of literature.
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March 9, 2012 in Events, Trade Fairs & Business.

Munich: Winter Festival Tollwood. Celebrations, events and food until New Year’s.

Munich: Winter Festival Tollwood. Celebrations, events and food until New Year’s.

From November 23 until December 31, in the large Theresienwiese lawn of Munich, which already hosts the Oktoberfest, will be held a wonderful event that is very limiting to call a “Christmas Market.” Indeed, in addition to the classic wooden houses and stalls where all the objects of the Christmas tradition are sold, the Winter Festival Tollwood will also include numerous artistic performances, theater and circus, concerts and the chance to taste the wine & food products from all around Europe.

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November 16, 2011 in Events, Festivals & Concerts, 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.

October 8-9 in Berlin: NUMISMATA, the International Coin Fair

October 8-9 in Berlin: NUMISMATA, the International Coin Fair

At the Exhibition Center of Berlin, on October 8 and 9 there will be the 13th edition of NUMISMATA, International Coin Fair, a leading event for coin collectors. As stated in the press release presenting the event, NUMISMATA is a response to the crisis and global recession: indeed, for two days the dark clouds of financial crisis that pervade Europe and the world are driven away by the presence of unique and rare numismatic pieces, with continuous transactions between exhibitors (all spaces have been occupied by hundreds of stands) and visitors, in an event that combines culture, history and business. At the same time, still at the Exhibition Center at the foot of the Radio tower, will be held the International Stamp Fair Berlin, dedicated to stamps.

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September 22, 2011 in Events, Trade Fairs & Business. 1 comment

October 15 2011: The Long Night of Museums in Munich

October 15 2011: The Long Night of Museums in Munich

More than a hundred locations open to the public from 7 pm to 2 am. Not only museums but also clubs and spaces where to listen to music of all genres. This is the Long Night of Museums, which will be held on October 15 in Munich (Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen.) The program also includes a long… afternoon, from 2 to 6 pm, with initiatives, shows, tours and concerts mainly dedicated to children.

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September 15, 2011 in Events, Exhibitions & Museums. 8 comments

September 27-29, Hamburg: Seatrade Europe, it’s cruise time

September 27-29, Hamburg: Seatrade Europe, it’s cruise time

Seatrade Europe is one of the leading events for sea or rivercruise in the world, for public and private operators of ferries and superyachts. Seatrade Europe is a great meeting occasion for designers of cruise itineraries, hotel managers and representatives of destinations along the major and shorter ship routes. An event that brings together over 3 000 exhibitors from over 70 countries, who work in an industry sector that is not affected by the crisis and is still growing. During the event, large space will be given to exhibitions, appointments and meetings related to rivercruise, which represents half of the global business.

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September 13, 2011 in Events, Trade Fairs & Business. 1 comment

September 25th: around Berlin, but on the run. It’s Marathon time

September 25th: around Berlin, but on the run. It’s Marathon time

Last year there were over 40 thousand participants in the Berlin Marathon, a spectacular route of about 42 kilometers that winds through the historical centre of the city. The Berlin Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors circuit, which involves the cities of Boston, Chicago, London and New York City.

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August 10, 2011 in Events, Leisure.

September 23– October 9: the Beer Festival in Stuttgart, Cannstatter Volksfest

September 23– October 9: the Beer Festival in Stuttgart, Cannstatter Volksfest

Not only Munich has an Oktoberfest. Even in Stuttgart, since 1816, in early October is held a beer festival of all respect. Actually, there’s who appreciates it more than the one in Munich: less chaotic, less touristy and more traditional. This is Cannstatter Volksfest, held in the district of Bad Cannstatt in Stuttgart.

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August 3, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 1 comment

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