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Konnichiwa, Japan Day in Duesseldorf



Copyright by: Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH ©

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 Wilhelma is Blooming



Copyright by: Harald Knitter/Wilhelma ©

Spring is moving in quickly at the Wilhelma; the milder weather has caused the blossoms of the Azaleas to literally explode inside the historic greenhouse, and in the Moorish Garden, the first blossoms of the Magnolia trees are starting to open.

Sweaty Windows



Would you believe it if I told you that German windows sweat?

Most likely not, and they really don’t…but, when the cold season starts, you may notice water collecting on the windows inside your home. This condensation can ruin wooden windows, cause mold stains on the silicone seals and even cause mold to grow in your rooms. I will help you out by sharing some easy solutions to prevent that from happening.

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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 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!

 

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