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  • “It's the Most Wonderful Time, of the Year...”

    t‘s the Most Wonderful Time,  of the Year...Ladies and Gentlemen, the countdown begins, Christmas is just around the corner and the Christmas Markets will soon be open! Not sure where to go? No worries, here are a few personal recommendations for you from me.  I hope that my list will help you organize your

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  • 15th International Fireworks Festival, “Flaming Stars,” August 18 – 20, 2017

    

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    Firework madness!

    Germany may not be known for huge firework celebrations, like the 4th of July parties back in America,

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  • 9/11 in Stuttgart

    

    Explosions, gun fire, the cries from injured people at the train station in Stuttgart. Police, Fire department and ambulances with lights and sirens blaring, racing towards the main train station. If you encounter that in Stuttgart tomorrow evening – don’t be alarmed. No

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  • Advent time is Christmas market time in Germany

    

    The official start to the Christmas season here in Germany has to be the lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath, which is usually also the time that most of the big Christmas markets open up. The Christmas markets have to be one of the most anticipated

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  • Bestwhisky Stuttgart Whiskyfestival

    

    Bestwhisky, a store with quite a promise, is located only about six miles, or 10 minutes, away from Patch Barracks in the Rotenwaldstreet 41, Stuttgart 70197. My first thought upon entering the store was, “feel free to lock me up in here and throw away the key!!”

  • Castle illumination in Heidelberg

    

    If you ever lived in the Rhein-Neckar region, then you know that one of the summer highlights is the Heidelberg castle illumination. Three times every year during the summer months (June, July and September, right after nightfall), the spectacle attracts thousands of

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  • Celebrating the New Year, USA vs Germany

    Happy new Year | Welcome 2017Both countries do love big and colorful parties, but the traditions at home do vary a bit between the Unites states and here in Germany.

    The big rush before the party starts, and the shopping madness is international; and even in the capital of holidays,

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  • Christmas Garden Stuttgart Grand Opening

    

    “The magical journey begins at dusk” - that’s the theme the Wilhelma will go by when the Christmas Garden Stuttgart opens their doors to visitors on

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  • Die Bundesgartenschau – The National Garden Show

    

    Every year a different German city has the honor of hosting the national garden show. This year the task has fallen upon Heilbronn. Each city designs and sets-up a huge public garden with their hometown’s touch. Those

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  • Easter fun on the Stuttgarter Wasen

    The Stuttgart spring fest starts with a 4 day weekend into its 79th year. This year it is opening right in time to celebrate the end of fasting on the Saturday before Easter. Old and young visitors can look forward to 3 eventful weeks in the capital of

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  • Fasching in Germany (Carnival)

    I'm sure you've all heard of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnival in Venice, and well, Fasching is Germany's Mardi Gras or Carnival. It officially began on 11.11.11 – meaning, the 11th of November (the 11th Month) at 11:11 AM, 2016, and it will end at the stroke of midnight on Fat Tuesday (or Shrove

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  • Filderkraut Party!!

    

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    It is well known that Germany celebrates all kinds of harvests, the

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  • Halloween at the Wilhelma

    

    Creepy, haunted hour with spooky spirits

    hen giant spiders build their nets, pale skeletons hide behind bushes, then it is time for the creepiest day at the Wilhelma. Witches, vampires and ghosts are taking over leadership at the zoological- botanical garden in Stuttgart on

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  • Horb’s Knight Games

    

    One of Germans favorite past times during the warm summer months has to be visiting medieval markets.

    Many of the old city centers are transformed into something from times long past. Cities like Horb offer trips right into the busy

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  • It’s Horb time!!

    

    Hear ye, Hear ye!!

    In just one month the gates for the famous Horb knight games will open. Horb, located 35 miles south of Stuttgart at the A81, is one of the largest medieval markets in the Europe. This medieval festival doesn’t just lure its visitors in with an

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  • Konnichiwa, Japan Day in Duesseldorf

    

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    On May 25, 2019, Duesseldorf, the traditional stronghold of Japanese business in Europe, is

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  • Konstanz’s lake night festival, August 12th, 2017

    

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    The legendary festival along Lake Constance, August 12th, 2017

    And you can win tickets! Our friends of the festival were so kind to

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  • Maximilian Knight Games

    Horb, along the Neckar River, presents its 21st annual medieval spectacle on June

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  • Medieval Christmas Magic in Esslingen

    

    Christmas markets are one of the most popular attractions during the winter month in Germany. Every larger city has one and everyone has their own little perks. One of the most charming markets has to be the medieval Christmas market in Esslingen. The market is located

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  • Medieval Markets in Germany

    One of the German's favorite past times during the warm summer months has to be visiting fairs and markets. The medieval markets are particularly popular though.

    Many of the old city centers are transformed into something from times far, far

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  • Mother's Day crafts at the Wilhelma

    

    The Wilhelma in Stuttgart is offering a special free event for Mother’s Day this weekend.

  • Pumpkin Festival – Sunday, October 9th

    The Sunshine Pumpkin Farm

    The Sunshine Pumpkin Farm is located in Gerhardsbrunn, a short 20 minute drive from Ramstein Air Base. Every year Familie Guhl opens up their pumpkin patch to families in the KMC area! Their fantastic pumpkin patch is so much fun; it's the perfect place to pick

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  • Season start at the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau

    

    The “Gartenschau” garden show in Kaiserslautern is reopening its gates on March 30, 2019. Known as one of the most popular outdoor hang outs in the area, this place is perfect for a family with younger children. The garden show is laid

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  • Spring fairs in Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern

    

    With May come the big fairs with rides, games, beer tents and great food. The city of Stuttgart kicks off with the Fruehlingsfest on the Wasen, the big fairground in the city. In Kaiserslautern, one of the biggest fairgrounds in the Palatinian region opens its doors, the Lauterer May

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  • Surprise Mom and Dad with a trip back in time!!!

    

    The German Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are right around the corner, perfect time for a little day trip. Gondwana, das Praehistorium is offering an amazing deal to celebrate those special holidays with

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  • The 172nd Canstatter Volksfest

    

    The worldwide second largest beer fest is, right after the Oktoberfest, the Stuttgart or better the Cannstatter Volksfest. As every year, starting on Sept 22nd, 2017 until Oct 8th, 2017; it’s time to head to the "Wasen”.

  • The 5th season in Germany

    

    You may have noticed that stores are setting up party items, costumes and streamers. No, Germany is not having a blow out on Halloween costumes, but is preparing the high season of Karneval, Fasching or as Americans may know it, Mardi Grass. You

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  • The 70th Annual “Fellbacher Herbst”, October 6th - 9th, 2017

    

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    The Cannstatt Volksfest is now coming to an end, and after two weeks of beer being sold by “Maß”, it’s about time for something new, don‘t you

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  • The Low-Stress Holiday Dinner Party

    merry ChristmasThe holidays are here; time for an endless stream of food, fun, family and friends. Only this year, it's your turn to host the big holiday party. That's right, after a few seasons of skirting by with a side dish and a bottle of glühwein, you're up for the main event. So, where to start? What do those

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  • The Speyer Brezel Fest

    

    The Brezel Fest is a long-standing tradition in Speyer. It was originally born out of an idea to bring money into the city in 1910, when the merchants and bakers were suffering. The city council founded the tourism

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  • The Stuttgart Caravan, Motor and Touristic or CMT Trade fair

    

    If you are a passionate traveler, or just a weekend trip fan this fair is right up your alley and a must visit, for sure. Hosted by Stuttgart, you have a whole 9 days to check out the craziness, starting January 13th and ending on January 21st, 2018.

  • The Stuttgart Zoo, Wilhelma, one of the most beloved zoos in Germany

    

    The Stuttgart zoo is one of the largest and well-known zoos within Germany, it draws in over 2.1 million visitors every year. The park covers an area of almost 70 acres, about the size of 40 football fields and is bordered by the Neckar river and

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  • US weekend at the Schwabengarten from Sept. 7th to Sept. 9th

    

    Germans love a good party, and even more so when great food is involved. This weekend the Schwabengarten in Leinfelden is hosting a special party. A party to celebrate all that makes America great and to show some appreciation to our American friends!

  • Welcome to the biggest party in Stuttgart this year!

    Cannstatter VolksfestThe Stuttgarter or more specifically Canstatter Volksfest is one of the largest beer festivals, second only to the Oktoberfest in Munich. Even the Stuttgart natives don’t say they are going “to the festival” (auf´s Volksfest) but instead say they are

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