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In 2013 Europe's biggest stage-free street music festival celebrates its tenth year. The anniversary event, running from 6 to 8 September 2013, will welcome more than 400 artists from all over the world to the city of Würzburg in Bavaria. A wide array of music, street theatre, juggling acts, dance, fire stunt shows, children's entertainment and acrobatic performances will transform the city's cobbled centre into a forum for the spectacular. Among STRAMU's highlights is the parade featuring all the artists who appear in the festival.

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A date for walkers' diaries: the seventh Tauber Valley Walking Festival will be taking place from 11 to 13 October 2013. The Liebliches Taubertal holiday region provides hikers with prime opportunities to discover the charming countryside surrounding the Tauber and Main rivers. Numerous guided walks will be providing the chance to explore the area on foot. They range from a Wertheim wine trail and a chapel tour to an 'autumn leaves' walk through the maple forest. And for walkers looking for a real challenge, there's the 1,000-metre-climb tour.

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Festival-goers, music lovers and art aficionados abound when the area in and around the Reeperbahn in Hamburg stages more than a hundred concerts covering every genre imaginable. Up-and-coming new bands and solo artists will have the audiences in raptures at over seventy venues.

The festival also provides a business platform for organisations and enterprises from the global music and creative industries and is one of the three biggest European events for the sector.

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In recent years the Frankfurt Book Fair has attracted on average around 7,000 exhibitors and 280,000 visitors. This year's guest nation at the world's biggest book exhibition will be Brazil. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of new releases from Brazil and an extensive supporting programme of readings, literature promotions and award ceremonies. The fair opens its doors to industry professionals on 9 October 2013, and on 12 and 13 October 2013 the book-adoring public are invited to share in the excitement.

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An international celebration and a chance to pedal through a trans-border region of natural beauty - that is the essence of Vélo SaarMoselle 2013. This cross-border cycling festival, which attracts droves of cycling enthusiasts to the Saarland, will be held for the 13th time on 1 September 2013. The festival features live music, food & drink, entertainment and information about cycling in the SaarMoselle region. Once again, cyclists are invited to join the various guided bike tours departing throughout the day, which highlight the diversity of this Franco-German cycling network.

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The 23rd Day of German National Unity is being celebrated across the country on 3 October 2013. This year's edition of the festival will be staged in Stuttgart, the regional capital of Baden-Württemberg, on 2 and 3 October 2013 under the banner 'unique together'. The 16 federal states are represented side by side along an eclectic 'mile of regions' where visitors young and old can discover the variety and diversity Germany has to offer. There will be plenty of traditional regional specialities to try and lots of performers to get guests singing, dancing and partying together.

Berlin will also be marking the Day of German National Unity, with a four-day street festival for all the family.

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