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Carnival – not just a German tradition

The end of winter is approaching – and in the fools strongholds, carnival is already in full swing. Another Elferratssitzung, and yet another carnival party is chasing the next. It is anything but coincidence, that the carnival week with parades on Rose Monday and Shrove Tuesday and the early end of winter are so close …

HAPPY NEW YEAR – New Year`s Eve around the world

Roughly 13 hours ahead of us, champagne corks will pop 15,000 km to the southeast. Inhabitants of Samoa and the Line Islands will be the first in the world to welcome the new year 2019. While in Germany, at the turn of the year, most people party with friends, pop firecrackers and clink glasses at …

Dresden: Everything about the Christmas capital

The Dresdner Striezelmarkt is considered the oldest documented Christmas market in Germany and will take place for the 584th time this year, already taking place on the „Heyligen Christs Abendt“ since 1434. The market will open its doors on November 28, 2018 at 4 pm, thereafter opening daily from 10 am to 9 pm. Even …

Rothenburg ob der Tauber: A Fairytale Town

Every year at the end of November, around 2500 Christmas markets are set up throughout Germany. But none can boast such a picturesque setting as the Reiterlesmarkt in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Here you will find romantic narrow streets, just like in the Middle Ages, as well as the world-famous Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas village and …

Christmas markets – a German tradition

Whether Christmas market, Advent market, Christkindlesmarkt, Striezelmarkt or Weberglockenmarkt – during the pre-Christmas period markets are held all over the different towns and cities of Germany. These would not be complete without stalls offering a variety of mulled wine, roasted almonds, as well as arts and crafts. Those who have been abroad before during the …

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