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Colors of Thuringia - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Locals honor traditions of their ancestors. Each year indigenous people celebrate a variety of festivals, many of which are very popular among foreign travelers. Erfurt is considered the cultural center of the region; the most extensive and colorful celebrations take place in this city. Among the most unusual celebrations Krämerbrückenfest is notable; it is dedicated to the city bridge of the same name.
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The first festival was held in 1975; since then, every third weekend of June, Krämerbrücke bridge and the square located next to the cathedral become the most busy and noisy areas of Erfurt. During the festival, there is a fair right on the bridge, where you can buy amazing souvenirs and holiday treats. Various recreational activities take place next to the bridge and the Cathedral square from early morning until late at night.
The main feature of the festival is its unique medieval style. Artisans take an active part in the event; besides interesting crafts, guests of the festival have an opportunity to buy traditional clothing, as well as to learn how to make traditional souvenirs. During the holiday, vacationers are entertained by street performers and musicians; spear-running is one of the most interesting events of the holiday. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Many fans of event tourism are eager to see Erfurt on Christmas Eve, as the region literally transforms beyond recognition. According to preliminary estimates, Erfurt Christmas Market is annually visited by about 2 million foreign visitors. For more than 150 years, it has being taking place at the Cathedral Square; 200 wooden stalls are set there, each of which offers customers a unique product.
Handicrafts and local food, Christmas accessories and decorations, toys and Christmas cakes can be found there. The latest is main festive symbol of the region. According to historical data, first, muffins for Christmas have been baked in the first half of the 14th century, since then they have remained the most popular holiday treat. At Christmas time, foreign guests will be interesting to see not only the capital of the region, but other cities, as all of them have a very interesting and rich festive program.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Thuringia
♥   Dom St. Marien, Erfurt, 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Cyriakus, Duderstadt, 68.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Thuringia
♥   Castle 'Schloss Belvedere' , 35.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Blankenburg' , 49.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Elisabethenburg' , 57.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Scharzfels Castle' , 75.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Irmelshausen' , 76.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Anhalt Castle' , 77.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mansfeld Castle' , 77.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Germany

German mentality is associated with pragmatism, discipline, and pedantry. Lawmaking, diligence and a logical approach to everything allow the country to constantly develop and successfully move forward in both cultural and economic spheres. The Germans are very hardworking people. They are attentive to their work, carrying it out rigorously and conscientiously. They never allow themselves to be late, neither to work, nor to a meeting with friends. The Germans love order in everything. They always follow the rules, instructions, and do not give themselves any carelessness. Thanks to this, the German quality is known to the whole world. Locals consider work to be one of the key values, along with health. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Thuringia

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Thuringia. Learn the best periods to visit Thuringia to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Thuringia.
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