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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.

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.

Festivals and summer events in Bavaria

Festivals and summer events in Bavaria

While awaiting the Bavarian appointment par excellence, Munich’s Oktoberfest (Sep. 22-Oct. 7), in the months of July and August, the whole Land is celebrating. Summer in Bavaria is packed with traditional events that make a holiday in southern Germany even more fun.
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July 16, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts.

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.

Time Warp Mannheim: 15 hours of nonstop Techno music

Time Warp Mannheim: 15 hours of nonstop Techno music

As every year since 1994, Techno Music fans will gather once again for a truly unique event. The leading European event for Techno music will be held in Mannheim, German city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, and the location will be Maimarkthalle, an area of ​​8 000 square meters which can accommodate 15 000 people. Some fifty artists will be performing at Time Warp from March 31 at 7pm to April 1 at 12 noon, delighting fans of this genre with their electronic instruments and consoles.

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March 30, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts.

Stuttgart: trade shows in March, concerts and spa for the after-show

Stuttgart: trade shows in March, concerts and spa for the after-show

Stuttgart, Capital City of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, is an interesting city from many points of view. It’s a city full of monuments, home to an important trade fair, and it boasts a high cultural standard, with plenty of events, concerts and shows held throughout the year. Stuttgart is also very famous because its Bad Cannstatt district is home to Europe’s largest spa: more than 19 sources, of which 11 are considered therapeutic. In the same district there is the Wilhelma zoo, hosted within the famous Rosensteinpark, and a major event is held every year in September, the beer festival Cannstatter Volksfest.

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March 2, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts, Trade Fairs & Business.

February and March 2012: events and fairs in Essen

February and March 2012: events and fairs in Essen

In the centre of the Ruhr area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas across Europe, Essen has experienced as a protagonist the period of the Industrial Revolution, from the extraction of coal to steel production, under the auspices of the Krupp family. In the last twenty years, the relative decline of its industrial vocation, has made Essen one of Germany’s most important cultural and exhibition hubs. Culture revolves around the Colosseum Theater in Altendorfer Strasse, which offers a rich calendar of events. The business and service sectors mainly focus around Messe Essen, a 110 square meters exhibition center which hosts 50 events every year, of which around 15 have an international dimension.

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February 10, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts, Trade Fairs & Business.

Berlinale 2012: Berlin International Film festival

Berlinale 2012: Berlin International Film festival

Since 1950, Berlin is home to one of the leading Film festivals worldwide, Berlinale. For two weeks, the city will be fully involved in this event attracting some 20 000 professionals of the film industry and more than 4 000 critics and journalists. For this year’s edition, more than 200 000 tickets will be available for the vision of hundreds of films in competition. Berlinale will run from February 9 to 19: one of the highlights of the event is on Feb14th, with a screening of the film ‘The Iron Lady’, in which Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher. The great actress, born in Summit, New Jersey (USA), will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement.

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February 2, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts, Leisure.

Berlin: trade fairs, concerts and events in February 2012

Berlin: trade fairs, concerts and events in February 2012

Berlin, is currently considered an unmissable European tourist destination as are London, Paris and Rome. In the last 20 years, the city has undergone intense transformations, which have made it become a modern metropolis, a “stage of expression” for the greatest architects worldwide, a place of high level culture and business, a center of innovation in all fields of knowledge.
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January 26, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts, Trade Fairs & Business.

Cologne: Trade Fairs and concerts in January and February

Cologne: Trade Fairs and concerts in January and February

Cologne Trade Fair, Kölnmesse, welcomes the new year with an impressive series of trade fairs. From mid January until the end of February, will be held eight trade fairs, involving hundreds of thousands of visitors and exhibitors. But in the same period, for lovers of pop music and rock, in some of the most popular venues for concerts in the German town, many musical events of great significance will take place. A way to relax after the long days of work spent at the Fair.

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January 13, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts, Trade Fairs & Business.

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