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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

Leipziger Buchmesse: The Leipzig Book Fair 2012

Leipziger Buchmesse: The Leipzig Book Fair 2012

Leipziger Buchmesse is one of the leading events in Europe for the publishing and media sector. This is the Leipzig Book Fair, and will be held from March 15 to 18 at Leipziger Messe, Messe-Allee, in the north of the city. An event that promises very impressive numbers: over 2000 exhibitors, 160 000 visitors, of which 50 000 operators in the sector, more than 1500 speakers for conferences and meetings, 1900 scheduled events of which more than 300 will be held at several other venues across the city. The whole city of Leipzig, in fact, is involved in the Book Fair, which has become Europe’s biggest festival of literature.
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March 9, 2012 in Events, Trade Fairs & Business.

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.

F.re.e in Munich: the new fair for leisure and travel

F.re.e in Munich: the new fair for leisure and travel

F.re.e is the new C-B-R Fair for Leisure and Travel, which has changed its name. It was and remains the leading appointment for leisure and travel, and takes place in southern Germany. F.re.e offers a rich program of side events, appointments and shows on the world of adventure and travel, and will be held at the exhibition center of Munich, Munich Messe. The fair takes place from February 22nd to the 26th: in those days, Munich also offers many musical appointments to relax after the fair.

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February 17, 2012 in 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.

Hochzeit Messe in Rostock: wedding is the protagonist

Hochzeit Messe in Rostock: wedding is the protagonist

On the most important day for couples, their wedding day, everything should be beautiful and perfect but, especially, everything must satisfy the bride’s expectations. If this is not the case, troubles for the future husband start immediately, even before crossing the threshold of their new home. That is why it’s advisable to drop in at the wedding trade fair that is going to be held in Rostock on January 28th and 29th, open not only to the operators in the sector, but also to the general public. It will be a well spent weekend, for the bride’s pleasure.

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January 5, 2012 in Trade Fairs & Business.

The Nuremberg International Toy Fair: back to childhood

The Nuremberg International Toy Fair: back to childhood

The Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair, which is held in the pavilions of NürnbergMesse from February 2 to 6, 2012, is an event put on for operators, distributors and retailers … but also for all those who still feel like a child on the inside. The Nuremberg Toy Fair could be a good idea for a family trip with children: a cultural journey to discover a beautiful city, with a trip to the Spielwarenmesse to please the little ones aged 6-7 years.

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December 22, 2011 in Trade Fairs & Business.

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