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IAA: Frankfurt International Car Show

IAA: Frankfurt International Car Show

Frankfurt, Germany’s financial hub par excellence, hosts many national and international exhibitions throughout the year. Among these, the IAA – Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, is highly regarded given the predominant role of the automotive industry in the economy of the country.

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June 18, 2013 in Trade Fairs & Business.

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.

Frankfurt Wolkenkratzer Festival, the Skyscraper Festival

Frankfurt Wolkenkratzer Festival, the Skyscraper Festival

After six years since the last edition, on May 25 and 26 it will be time again for Wolkenkratzer Festival in Frankfurt, that is, the Skyscrapers Festival. For two long days, the 5 Km way in Frankfurt city centre, there where the highest skyscrapers of the city dominate, will be the stage for open-air shows and performances by street artists and especially athletes who will perform daring acrobatic flights from the tops of high-rise buildings.

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April 19, 2013 in Events.

Europa Park, main amusement park in Germany

Europa Park, main amusement park in Germany

Rust is a German village of less than 4000 inhabitants, in Baden-Württemberg. Every year, in this small town on the border with France, over 4 million people flock to Europa-Park, the second largest amusement park in Europe after Disneyland Paris. Europa-Park was founded in 1975 by the Mack family, who are a leader amusement ride manufacturing company in the world.

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March 14, 2013 in Family & Kids.

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.

Christmas Markets in Germany, the less famous

Christmas Markets in Germany, the less famous

Christmas Markets in Germany are a tradition that is renewed every year. Always very colorful and full of handicrafts and food, German Christmas markets are among the most famous and oldest in Europe: indeed, the one in Dresden is known since 1400 while Munich earliest Christmas Market dates back to 1600. However, if you wish to escape the attractive chaos that reigns supreme in the Christmas markets held in Berlin or Hamburg, you can visit the classic Christmas appointment in smaller towns, less frequented by tourists, where the atmosphere is more intimate and where even the products on the stalls have lower prices.

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November 1, 2012 in Events.

Show Me: The Revue at Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast

Show Me: The Revue at Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast

Starting from October 18, in Berlin, the myth of Theatre Revue relives on the spectacular stage of Friedrichstadt-Palast, in a riot of colors, technology, showgirls and dancers. As noted by Wikipedia, in the late thirties to the mid-Fifties a Revue was a “popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches inspired by everyday life and traditional erotic-sentimental cliches, joined by a thin thread and characterized by the presence of fixed characters as soubrettes“.

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October 5, 2012 in Events.

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.

Culinary Olympics in Erfurt: chefs ready for the challenge

Culinary Olympics in Erfurt: chefs ready for the challenge

Since 1990, every 4 years, coinciding with the Olympic Games, the best cooks and chefs of the world meet in Germany for their special competition. We are talking about the World Culinary Olympics, Olympiade der Köche, where more than 1200 professionals compete in team or individually, from forty countries around the world. For three days of high quality tastes and flavors. From October 6 to 9 at Erfurt Fair.

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September 8, 2012 in Events.

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