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 gardens are laid out over several square kilometers and offer much more than just flowers. During the time the show is running, the city offers a huge entertainment program, featuring concerts, theatre plays and exhibitions. Weekly reoccurring events like water fountain shows, sport meet-ups and club meetings with hobby enthusiasts make for great opportunities to meet people and hang with locals.
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 club to help with filling the city treasury in 1907. Three years later they decided to host a celebration in honor of the bakers, tobacco farmers and brewers. Back then, it was called the Tourism and Brezel Fest.
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On May 25, 2019, Duesseldorf, the traditional stronghold of Japanese business in Europe, is expecting several hundred thousand visitors from near and far. Duesseldorf is the most important city for Japan in Germany, and therefore, the location for the largest Japanese cultural celebration outside of Japan. The festival is being prepared with great care by Duesseldorf’s Japanese community. The city is home to around 7,000 Japanese nationals. Japan Day will be held, as always, right along the Rhine River, right in the city of Duesseldorf (in North-Rhine-Westphalia).
“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 November 15th.
This last Saturday was the long-awaited grand opening of the Christmas Garden at the Stuttgart Wilhelma zoo and botanical garden. Since the last Together Magazine edition ran with the Christmas garden as cover story, we were invited. We met up a bit early to scout out the set up and soon enough quite a crowd gathered anxiously waiting for the officials to show.
There was a nice set up with delicious finger foods, appetizers and drinks that we were able to enjoy.
After a few speeches by the creators, the zoo representatives and the hosts, the official countdown started. At 7 pm, with a great round of applause and cheers, the Stuttgart Christmas Garden opened its gates!
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 October 31st. it is their mission to spread a spooky good time in the historic garden.