Festivals and Events in Germany (February – April)

Flower garden, Germany

What’s on in Germany for the months of February – April, 2010: Spring Flower Show (Feb. 18 – Mar. 7, 2010) Over 65,000 early-blooming flowers such as tulips, hyacinths, crocuses and daffodils captivate visitors to the Spring Flower Show at the Palmengarten in Frankfurt with their colour and fragrance. For more information visit:   www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de […]

Porzellanikon – Porcelain centre in north-east Bavaria

Meissen Porcelain tableware - Photo courtesy of GNTB

Learn about the History of German Porcelain in north-east Bavaria: Visitors to the north-eastern parts of Bavaria this year will be treated to the biggest porcelain exhibition ever held on the European continent.  Both the towns of Hohenberg and Selb are venues for Europe’s largest ever exhibition of porcelain:  “From A King’s Dream to Mass […]

Meissen Porcelain – 300 years of German Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain - Photo courtesy of GNTB

Celebrating the Tri-centenary of Porcelain Production in Germany: Until the early 18th century, the Chinese were the only porcelain producers and all the exotic porcelain in Europe were imported from the Far East. The secret of porcelain production was closely guarded by the Chinese, until 1707 when Johann F. Bottger and Ehrenfried W. von Tschimhaus […]

Brands and Packaging in the GDR (1949-89) – Heidelberg

Fewa Brand Logo.  Image Courtesy of Heidelberg Marketing

A Special Exhibition commemorating the Fall of the Berlin Wall on till March 9, 2010: Brands and Their Packaging is an interesting exhibition that is currently on at the German Museum of Packaging in Heidelberg. Don’t be fooled by the name of the exhibition because this telling retrospective is much more than just about consumer […]