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Fun and festivities in Germany - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

The most famous holiday in Germany is Oktoberfest held in Bavaria in autumn. Oktoberfest is the largest and oldest beer festival in the world. It is organized by the Munich administration and traditionally takes place in Munich. Only local breweries are allowed to participate. They brew special sorts with 5-7% ABV. The first festival was held in honor of the silver wedding of the king and queen. It took place in the meadows near the center of Munich in 1810. The festival lasts about two weeks, until the first Sunday in October. Oktoberfest begins with a solemn festive procession of the owners of the tents of the Munich breweries, after which the first crane is set in the beer barrel.
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In the meadow, there are 14 large tents with a capacity of up to 10 thousand people and 15 small tents designed for 1 thousand people. Life in these tents is boiling. People try different kinds of beer, eat local food, have fun, participate in competitions, and listen to music. There are rides on the square including a huge observation wheel and a free fall simulation tower. Those who accidentally got drunk, can reckon on help of doctors who are always on duty nearby. Except beer, you can taste other alcoholic beverages, buy souvenirs or just find new friends. Oktoberfest is not the only beer festival in the country. The joyful and colorful beer festival take place in Stuttgart, where it is called Volksfest, and in Berlin, where it is Beer Mile.
One of the most important public holidays in Germany is the Day of German Unity associated with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of the country. It is widely celebrated on October 3. Official celebrations are held every year in different cities. In the capital, at the Brandenburg Gate, tents and stages are set up. Folk festivities in Germany are a way to relax; they make locals feel proud for their country and its history. During such holidays, Germans do not stint on emotions and really have fun. Christmas in Germany is another wonderful holiday, a time of miracles and magic. The houses are decorated four weeks before the holiday. The less time remains before it, the more lights and candles fill windows, storefronts, and streets. Throughout the country, the famous Christmas markets open, where you can buy souvenirs, decorations for the Christmas tree, gifts, and Christmas cookies. The most important fair is held in Nuremberg. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Another typical festival for Germany is the Berlin Film Festival or Berlinale, which takes place in February. Every year, the top and most famous representatives of cinematography from more than 100 countries come to take part in it. The overwhelming majority of films participating in the festival represent the category of indie cinema. During the whole event, about 400 movies are shown. In November, star representatives of the world of jazz come to Berlin to participate in the Berlin Jazz Festival. Another proprietary musical festival is the summer Wacken Open Air near Hamburg. Tickets for it are sold out in just a couple of days. Hard rock sounds on several stages of the festival from morning till night.
Germans are very fond of carnivals. The Carnival of culture takes place in Berlin. That’s a symbol of tolerance and respect for people of different races or skin colors. Another carnival is Fastnacht; it takes place before the start of Lent. During the celebration, everything is allowed to women and men. They can eat any food in unlimited quantities, drink alcohol, have fun and entertain in all conceivable ways. According to one tradition, women can attack men and cut off their ties, usually in bars. For the carnival procession, citizens of the country dress up in costumes of devils, buffoons, wild people, yeti, witches, and fairy-tale characters.
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Uniques spots of Germany

Monkey Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
One of the most outstanding places in Berlin is the "Monkey Bar". There you will get acquainted with the world of wild nature because the bar is not far from the Berlin’s Zoo. Thanks to that location, all visitors can look at wild animals through the panoramic windows. The bar has a stylish and harmonic design.

Natural materials and fabrics were mostly used for the bar’s decoration. According to this, people feel themselves in a harmony with nature. There are a lot of plants and usual tables are placed by the glazed stubs. The bar is located in the same building with the popular Berlin hotel. Its guests can come to the bar at any time and without queues. Other have to book the table beforehand. In warm season the bar is usually rented for ceremonies.

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The Badeschiff Pool

From the series “The Most Amazing Swimming Pools in the World”
The Badeschiff pool, which is located in Berlin, is also known beyond the bounds of the city. Literally the name of this pool can be translated as a "bathing ship", it is a rework old barge. The opening of the pool took place in 2004, its length is 32 meters, and width is 8 meters correspondingly. The depth of the pool is a bit over 2 meters. An amazing ship-pool is located right in the waters of the river Spree, in the warm season during bathing, vacationers can enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

This kind of floating pool has become a real salvation for tourists and residents of the city, since the river itself has long been not right for swimming - the water is heavily polluted in it. In the warm season, the area around the unusual pool turns into a real entertainment complex, ... Read all
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Attractions and entertainment in top cities of Germany

Berlin
The choice of nightclubs in Berlin is so wide that it’s even hard to make a choice. We can say for sure – clubs of this city will please fans of different musical directions. The club with an interesting name “90 ˚” is rather popular among both tourists and local people. This club is also considered one of … Read more
Munich
Tourists, who enjoy relaxing in a calm atmosphere, will surely enjoy their visit to the Augustiner Biergarten beer garden. The tables here are arranged between old lime trees, and on evenings this place is simply soaked in romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Jazzclub Unterfahrt Club is well known far beyond Munich. … Read more
Hamburg
Dollhouse club is famous for its energetic parties. Among the regular customers of the club are many celebrities. The club called Superfly is located near campus. The club is distinguished not only by an interesting entertainment program, but also by the original design of the premises. Spacious and bright hall of the … Read more
Cologne
Those, who can’t rest without fancy night entertainments, will find widest range of clubs and discos in the city. The opening of Koket club took place more than 50 years ago. All this time the club has remained one of the most prestigious and well known institutions of the city. The hall of the club is decorated in … Read more
Frankfurt am Main
The Frankfurt Zoo is very popular among vacationers; it occupies a vast area with many beautiful enclosures, pools, waterfalls and sculptures. There are friendly llamas and rhinos, lions and gazelles, goats and monkeys among inhabitants of the zoo. There is also a small covered pavilion with a collection of animals … Read more
Dusseldorf
Fans of shopping will definitely enjoy a huge selection of fashionable clothes and branded watches that can be found in local trading centers. Female visitors are recommended to visit the store called Fashion Clinic that offers clothing, shoes and accessories by leading brands. When it comes to describing major … Read more

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