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October 14-30: Freimarkt Fair, Bremen’s free market

October 14-30: Freimarkt Fair, Bremen’s free market

This is one of the oldest festivals in Europe, nearly a thousand years old, and takes place in Bremen in mid-October. The Bremen Freimarkt Fair, 14 days of collective madness, between markets, amusement parks, food, parades with floats and parties lasting from morning to evening. The reason for this spree?

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July 27, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 2 comments

Fireworks competing in Hannover

Fireworks competing in Hannover

We had already mentioned it, but the appointment is renewed. In the gardens of Herrenhausen in Hanover on the 10th and on the 24th of September will be held the last stages of the fireworks competition, which involves opposing national teams of Sweden, France, Spain, Austria and Mexico. On the 10th it is the Austrian national team’s turn and on the 24th it will be the Mexican’s.

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July 19, 2011 in Events, Leisure.

August 24 – September 4: Stuttgart becomes a Wine Village

August 24 – September 4: Stuttgart becomes a Wine Village

For over 30 years in Stuttgart, at the end of August, wine is celebrated with an important colorful and festive event. In the central square, the Schlossplatz, and in the Schlossgarten, dozens of food and wine stands are set up where you can sample local wines such as Riesling, Schillerwein and Trollinger.

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July 5, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 4 comments

August 20: the steps of the Erfurt Cathedral the stage for The Magic Flute

August 20: the steps of the Erfurt Cathedral the stage for The Magic Flute

Every year in August, the staircase that separates St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Severi Church in Erfurt, capital city of Thuringia, becomes a magnificent open-air theater. This year, Mozart’s Magic Flute will be staged, between tradition and media technology. A truly magic event…

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June 28, 2011 in Events. 1 comment

July 27 – August 14: the Maschsee Lake Festival in Hanover

July 27 – August 14: the Maschsee Lake Festival in Hanover

That of 2011, will be the 26th edition of the Maschsee Lake Festival in Hanover, the Maschseefest. This event takes place on the banks of Lake Maschsee, in front of the centre of Hannover.

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June 24, 2011 in Events, Leisure.

August 11-14: vintage ships and boats at the Rostock Hanse-Sail

August 11-14: vintage ships and boats at the Rostock Hanse-Sail

The large bay of Rostock on the Baltic Sea becomes the scene of an exceptional event in mid-August. For four days the waters of the port will be the setting for a gathering of sailboats of all kinds, but especially historic tall ships, museum and vintage boats, which will get back to the sea to delight over a million visitors.

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June 14, 2011 in Events, Leisure.

July 22nd – August 14th in Würzburg: music, theatre and shows

July 22nd – August 14th in Würzburg: music, theatre and shows

Würzburg, in Bavaria, is one end of the Romantische Strasse, the famous romantic 340 km long road; the other ending is Füssen, in the Bavarian Alps. In Würzburg every summer is held Hafensommer, a festival that brings to town dozens of artists from around the world, for three weeks of concerts, plays and shows. An event of great culture and fun.

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June 10, 2011 in Events, Festivals & Concerts.

July 8 to 10 – Vintage cars meeting in Baden-Baden

July 8 to 10 – Vintage cars meeting in Baden-Baden

This is the 35th edition of a unique event: for two days, over 350 vintage cars are exhibited at the Kurgarten of BadenBaden, a town in western Baden-Württemberg. This is one of the largest European events in the world of vintage cars, which bears the name “Concours d’élégance automobile”.

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June 3, 2011 in Events, Leisure.

June 30 to July 5: Wine Festival in Freiburg

June 30 to July 5: Wine Festival in Freiburg

Over 400 wines and sparkling wines can be tasted at the Freiburg Wine Festival, in Baden-Württemberg Land – Germany, on Münsterplatz, the Cathedral Square. It is not only on the square that the festival takes place, but also in restaurants, inns and bars in the area where you can also taste the dishes of Baden-Württemberg cuisine.

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May 27, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 5 comments

June 22 – July 17: Tollwood Summer Festival in Munich, music and culture non profit

June 22 – July 17: Tollwood Summer Festival in Munich, music and culture non profit

The Tollwood Festival of Munich is a great event held twice a year, in early summer and early winter. This is a festival of arts and culture, with dozens of scheduled events, theater, music, impromptu shows, acrobats and street performers. All in the name of ecology and zero impact.

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May 24, 2011 in Events, Festivals & Concerts.

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