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Art in a Former Cotton Factory

September 4, 2016 by  
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One of the coolest art galleries can be found in the hip city of Leipzig in a somewhat unlikely venue: a former cotton mill. For their Grand Autumn Tour the Spinnerei’s 15 galleries will stage new exhibitions, ranging from contemporary art to photography to sculptures. The longer openings hours will enable visitors to gain a […]

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner on Hieroglyphics

August 30, 2016 by  
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Referring to the cityscape paintings, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the German expressionist painter and one of the founders of the artists group “Die Brücke“, spoke of “hieroglyphs as signs of expression.” Immediate ecstasy, Kirchner wrote, leads already in the preliminary sketch to “complete hieroglyphs.” The variety of visual experience, “ecstasy,” is reduced to abbreviations, to eloquent […]

Wurstmarkt: The World’s Biggest Wine Festival

August 23, 2016 by  
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The Wurstmarkt, which curiously translates to ‘sausage market’, is in fact the world’s largest wine festival. It was originally established as a market for farmers and winegrowers in the 15th century. Since then, it has grown from a local wine festival in the Palatinate into a vast public fair and is one of the highlights […]

The Connection Between Holmes and Mendelssohn

August 16, 2016 by  
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Did you know that there is a connection between the famous German musician Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Sherlock Holmes, the fictitious master detective? Sherlock Holmes’ faithful companion, John Watson, was a great lover of Mendelssohn’s compositions. He even asked Sherlock to play a number of songs for him on his violin. Two world famous historic […]

Explore the Viennese Vineyards at Weinwandertag

August 11, 2016 by  
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Wine buffs can explore Vienna’s vineyards and wine growing hills at the Weinwandertag on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2016 – wine tasting and excellent views of the city below are part of the experience. The Weinwandertag provides an excellent opportunity to explore the capital’s vineyards. Uniquely for a global capital, more than 700 […]

October: The European Month of Photography

August 9, 2016 by  
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Since 2004, the European Month of Photography  has been taking place every two years in Berlin, presenting a wide range of exhibitions and events on historic and contemporary photography. The largest German festival for photography presents a collaboration of museums, cultural institutions, galleries, embassies, project spaces, as well as local photography schools. On the occasion […]

Biking Germany’s Great Rivers

August 1, 2016 by  
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It’s healthy, easy on the climate and – at least compared to long-haul vacations to exotic destinations – relatively cheap. Bicycle touring is a great way to see Germany. Germany certainly has the proper infrastructure; the country boasts more than 45,000 miles of well-marked cycle paths. Many regions have invested in cycle tourism, and cyclists […]

5th Berlin Art Week

July 30, 2016 by  
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September 13-18, 2016, various locations A key fall event, the Berlin Art Week is dedicated to contemporary art and combines exhibitions, art fairs, art awards, and an auxiliary program featuring talks, films, and tours. The Berlin Art Week provides new, surprising insights into private collections, project spaces, and the city’s sites of artistic production. Center […]

Grindelwald – The Combo ticket Adventure card

July 29, 2016 by  
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Three times the adventure! At the start, the cable car heads up to First. You whiz from there to Schreckfeld on First Flyer at speeds of up to 84 km/h. After the flight in the securely constructed harness, pick yourself up again and hop onto the new fun sport vehicle, First Mountain Cart. Thunder along […]

Long Night of Museums

July 16, 2016 by  
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August 27, 2016 Berlin’s popular Long Night of Museums is poised to again become an inspiring and fun late night event, when some 100 large and small museums, presenting established and new collections, open their doors from 6 pm Saturday evening until 2 am Sunday morning. Music, theater, and culinary events will enhance the permanent […]

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