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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 25th: Hannover, the second turn of the International Fireworks Competition

June 25th: Hannover, the second turn of the International Fireworks Competition

The annual fireworks competition, held in the Herrenhausen gardens of Hanover, has started in May, with the Sweden performance. On June 25, it will be up to France, then Spain on August 27, Austria on September 10 and Mexico on September 24. During the days of the competition, the Herrenhausen Gardens, in the north-east of the city, are occupied by a great festival, with any sort of stalls, shows and concerts. Tickets to watch the fireworks cost between 15 and 19 €.

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May 20, 2011 in Events, Leisure.

June 24 to 26 – the Elbhangfest in Dresden

June 24 to 26 – the Elbhangfest in Dresden

During the last weekend of June, as every year, on the banks of the river Elbe near Dresden, in the section between Loschwitz and Pillnitz, takes place Elbhangfest. Over 200 events of music, theater, cultural debates and markets, in the background of the magnificent hills that border the great river.

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May 13, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 3 comments

June 3-14, Baroque music in Göttingen with Händel Festival

June 3-14, Baroque music in Göttingen with Händel Festival

In Göttingen, June 3 to 14, will be held the annual festival devoted to Händel. The Göttingen International Händel Festival is the most traditional event in Germany celebrating classical music. The rediscovery of the work of Händel in Göttingen dates back to 1920: since then, every year for twelve days the life of Göttingen revolves around the famous composer and his music.

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May 3, 2011 in Festivals & Concerts, Leisure.

May 6-8, it’s time for Hafengeburtstag: the Port Festival in Hamburg

May 6-8, it’s time for Hafengeburtstag: the Port Festival in Hamburg

For over 800 years, during the first weekend of May, the city of Hamburg has been celebrating the birthday of its port. This is a great opportunity to see parades of sailing ships from all times and boats from around the world.

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April 29, 2011 in Festivals & Concerts, Leisure.

May: time for Cinema in Stuttgart and Oberhausen

May: time for Cinema in Stuttgart and Oberhausen

The 18th edition of the International Festival of Animated Film (Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart), will be inaugurated in Stuttgart on May 3, while in Oberhausen, 30 kilometers north of Düsseldorf, there will be the 57th edition of the International Short Film Festival (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen).

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April 26, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 6 comments

In Munich, the Auer Dult fair in May, August and October

In Munich, the Auer Dult fair in May, August and October

Three times a year, on Munich’s Mariahilfplatz, a great festival is held since 1300. The Auer Dult is a traditional market characterized by the presence of stalls of small objects, antiques, used clothing, crafts and local foods.

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April 19, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 8 comments

Rock Music Festival: Rock am Ring, 3-5 June, Nürburg

Rock Music Festival: Rock am Ring, 3-5 June, Nürburg

Since 1985, the Rock am Ring of Nürburg, a town in the region of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is one of the most important rock music festivals in Europe. At the 2011 edition, more than eighty groups and soloists will perform on the stage set up inside the Nürburgring, the Formula 1 racetrack snaking around the Nürburg castle.

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April 11, 2011 in Festivals & Concerts, Leisure. 2 comments

Luther’s Wedding, Wittenberg, June 17-19, 2011

Luther’s Wedding, Wittenberg, June 17-19, 2011

Since 1994 in the town of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt region, a great festival is held in memory of Martin Luther’s marriage to Katharina von Bora. Katharina was a nun who left the convent because of her love for Luther, after he published his ‘claims’ against Indulgences, giving rise to the Protestant Reformation (1517).

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April 7, 2011 in Leisure. 1 comment

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