The Stuttgart Messe is opening its doors to the Comic fans again. Today and tomorrow (June 29th and 30th) it’s all about comics, movies, cosplay and everything that comes along with the kingdom of nerds. Hang out with cosplayers, chat with you favorite artists or meet some kindred spirits at the huge Lego station. So much to see and to do.
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 hours of a crowded 12th century market, complete with jesters, traders and the many treasures they brought along with them.
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 out like a huge park, with flowerbeds, walking trails, several playgrounds for kids (even some water ones), a barefoot trail, several themed gardens, a shop and, of course, the dinosaur trail.
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.