The Student Kiss – A Heidelberg Tradition

Heidelberg Kiss

The Legend of the Heidelberg Student Kiss: Heidelberg has many sweet shops and one of the more interesting chocolate shops is Heidelberger Studentenkuß. Located at Haspelgasse 16 in the heart of the old town centre of Heidelberg, Heidelberger Studentenkuss is a popular chocolate shop with a nice legend attached to it. Heidelberger Studentenkuss Heidelberg’s Student […]

Berlin International Music Festival 2013 – Berlin

Berlin Concert House

Berlin International Musical Festival – An Annual Classical Music Festival in Berlin: The Berlin International Music Festival (BIMFA) is an annual summer classical music festival with a series of concerts featuring internationally renowned young musicians including Vadim Repin and Mischa Maisky. Concerts at Gendarmenmarkt In its sixth year running, the 2013 Berlin Festival is held […]

450 Years of the Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberger Katechismus

Heidelberg Catechism – 450 Years of the Catechism of Heidelberg: 2013 marks the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, the most important doctrinal document of the Reformed Church. Commissioned by Elector Friedrich III of the Palatinate in 1563, this prayer book takes its name from the city where it originated, Heidelberg being the capital of […]

Easter Concerts in Berlin 2013

Berlin Easter

Easter in Berlin – Berlin Easter Concerts 2013: Easter is a popular holiday period in Germany and the Easter festivities are still celebrated in the traditional way by many Germans. Easter markets, Easter bonfires, Easter brunches and Easter services all form a part of the Easter celebrations in Germany. Music is another important element of […]

Internationale Gartenschau Hamburg – IGS 2013

IGS 2013

IGS 2013 Encompasses Seven Worlds, 80 Gardens and 100 Hectares of Park: Garden show lovers will be pleased to know that the International Gartenschau Hamburg will take place from April 26th to October 13th, 2013. Titled “Around the World in 80 Gardens” the Hamburg Gartenschau showcases 80 imaginative gardens covering more than 100 hectares of […]

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations 2013

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations

Heidelberg Castle Fireworks Extravaganza: Everyone loves a good fireworks display and when the setting is as beautiful as Heidelberg Castle and the Neckar River, the show is even more magical. Heidelberg Castle Illuminations 2013 Each summer, on three Saturday nights, Heidelberg Castle goes up in flames, casting a blaze of red glow over the castle […]

Komische Oper Berlin – A High Profile Berlin Opera House

Komische Oper

Komische Oper Berlin – One of the Highest-profile Opera Houses in the German-speaking World: The Komische Oper Berlin is one of the three opera houses in Berlin, the other two being the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.  Located in the heart of Berlin, near the famous boulevard Unter den Linden, the […]

Deutsche Oper Berlin – Opera in Berlin

Berlin Oper

Deutsche Oper Berlin Has One of the Largest Opera Repertoires in the World: When it comes to opera, Berlin holds the distinction of having three opera houses in a city that’s less than half the size of London. The Deutsche Oper Berlinis the largest of the three Berlin opera houses and it also the second […]

The Laeiszhalle – Home of Hamburg’s Classical Music Scene

Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle

Laeiszhalle – Home to Hamburg’s Classical Music Scene: As far as concert halls go, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle (previously known as the Musikhalle Hamburg) is relatively young. Inaugurated in June 1908, it was the largest and most modern concert hall in Germany at that time. Laeiszhalle was made possible through the generosity of Carl Heinrich Laeisz, one […]

Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt: Cologne Harbour Christmas Market 2013

Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt

Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt – Cologne’s New Harbour Christmas Market: A relatively new Christmas market on the Cologne scene is the Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt (Cologne Harbour Christmas Market) held at the delectable Cologne Chocolate Museum. As the name implies, the Cologne Harbour Christmas Market is held in a picturesque harbour setting overlooking the Rhine, giving a maritime flavour […]