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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

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.

The Cuckoo Clocks Route in the Black Forest

The Cuckoo Clocks Route in the Black Forest

Even in winter, the German Clock Route is a fascinating journey to take. The Clock Route is a 320 km circular road that begins and ends in the town of Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg. A road that crosses the magnificent landscapes of the Black Forest and the Medieval Baar county, and that in its unfolding between forests, rivers and castles touches some towns renowned for cuckoo clocks manufacturing and the presence of artisans who have created actual “time marking” works of art.

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January 14, 2013 in 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.

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.

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.

Berlin versus Florence

Berlin versus Florence

Berlin and Florence are two very different cities, which offer two very different experiences. Here is a break down of the highlights of each city so that you know which one would be best suited to you.

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April 26, 2012 in Leisure.

Berlin versus Paris

Berlin versus Paris

This week we pit the German capital against the City of Lights, in three arbitrary rounds: prettiest city, best snack food, and best weekend getaway. Paris takes round one with no contest, but Berlin still has some fights in her.

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April 11, 2012 in Leisure.

The London Eye versus the Fernsehturm

The London Eye versus the Fernsehturm

A first trip to a major capital city should always include a visit to the monument that offers a panoramic view: in Paris it’s a trip up the Eiffel Tower, in Berlin it’s a walk around the Fernsehturm and in London it’s a queue in the line for London Eye Tickets.

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March 21, 2012 in Leisure.

Berlin versus Rome

Berlin versus Rome

Berlin’s popularity as a tourist destination has exploded over the past decade – its young and thriving arts scene and low prices for a European metropol have made it a must-see city – but how does it stack up against the time-tested, former center of civilization? How does a weekend in Berlin compare to a tour in Rome?
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March 13, 2012 in Leisure. 2 comments

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