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With the new Moselsteig long-distance trail, walkers now have the chance to follow the entire course of the Moselle in Germany, discovering the river's picturesque scenery and the highlights of the Moselle wine region. The walking route spans 365 kilometres in total and is split into 22 sections.

The trail starts in the German-French border town of Perl on the Upper Moselle, offering fabulous views out to France and Luxembourg. From here, the footpath continues on through Trier, through pretty little villages and vineyards and on to Koblenzwhere the Moselle joins the Rhine.

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The annual Rock im Park festival in southern Germany has been running in tandem with the Rock am Ring in the north of the country since 1993. Rock am Ring is staged at the Nürburgring in Rhineland-Palatinate, while Rock im Park is held at the Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg, BavariaThe two festivals are taking place simultaneously from 6 to 9 June 2014. Rock am Ring normally sells out very quickly, whereas Rock im Park is more likely to have tickets available for spontaneous visitors. The event in the north is traditionally popular with younger people looking to party and perhaps even wallow in the mud! Rock im Park, meanwhile, attracts people who are there first and foremost for the music, lending the festival a genuine rock concert atmosphere.

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Each year, the Cultures Workshop presents the Carnival of Cultures: a three-day festival – open to all – in the heart of Berlin.The event, which celebrates the city'sdiversity, has been attracting crowds of over half a million people annually since 1995. From 6 to 8 June 2014, locals and visitors alike will get to experience the capital at its very best: cosmopolitan and international, dynamic and full of life, diverse and colourful. Music and dance groups, amateurs and pros, children and adults will join together for a procession through Kreuzberg.

Another highlight and another great place to discover the diversity of cultures is the street festival held around Blücherplatz square.

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The theme for this year's Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival, on from 13 to 29 June 2014, is 'Mediterranean Sea – between dream and reality'. The festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary with more than 60 concerts, operas, open-air performances and the much-loved Cycling Concert. All this takes place amid the mediterranean-like setting of Potsdam's palaces and parks, which enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status. From Sardinian choral folksong to Andalusian flamenco, from the songs of the Sephardi Jews to Italian opera – there is something for music lovers of every kind. As well as various guided tours and open rehearsals, you can enjoy the premiere of 'The Golden Apple', a baroque opera for all the senses.

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Calling all walkers and nature lovers! If you are interested in learning more about biodiversity in Germany while also enjoying natural scenery, be sure to take part in the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2014. The activities associated with the campaign will in fact run from 1 May to 30 June 2014. During this time, you will be able to join guided walks that are all about biological diversity. The idea of these organised group walks is to make people in Germany more aware of biodiversity issues.

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On 13 and 14 May 2014 Europa-Park and the German Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology are inviting young children and their families to a very special event – the tenth anniversary of the Science Days for Kids. For two days, the Europa-Park arena will be transformed into a fantastic forum of ideas and experimentation for children aged between four and nine. "In the not too distant future, our children will play a major role in the development of our country," says Roland Mack, owner of Europa-Park. "It is therefore important to encourage them from a young age and get them interested in science."

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The Fête de la Musique is a unique event that takes place every year on 21 June, the start of summer, in countries all over the world. First held in 1982, this festival of music has now become a global phenomenon. Concerts and musical entertainment are offered in 520 towns and cities worldwide, 297 of which are in Europe. In Germany alone, 42 towns and cities take part. Bands, orchestras, choirs and soloists perform music of every genre. You don't even have to pay, because all of the musicians perform for nothing!

Berlin is one of the places in Germany that hosts the Fête de la Musique – and is doing so this year for the 20th time.

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The Thuringian Palace Theatre Festival is the most popular open-air festival in the area where Thuringia meets Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. It is organised by Nordhausen Theatre and the Loh Orchestra on behalf of the town of Sondershausen and enthrals people of all ages.

The Palace Theatre Festival gives aspiring young singers the chance to work together under professional guidance, getting their first taste of appearing at a festival and gaining invaluable experience in the process. The cast will be performing My Fair Lady this year, from 27 June to 19 July. Be there and see the stars of tomorrow!

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The Hessentag, which first took place in 1961, is an annual festival that showcases the different regions of the federal state of Hessen and is held in a different town or city every year. Germany's oldest state fair will take place this year from 6 to 15 June in Bensheim. To this day, it continues to fulfil its original objective of bringing people together as a festival of integration.

The 2014 theme, which forms the basis for the varied programme, is the 'climate-neutral and connected city'. The festival has something for everyone, with young and old of different nationalities and from all walks of life celebrating together. Concerts by up-and-coming and established artists, countless events, activity areas and much more make this festival one to remember!

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From 29 May to 1 June 2014 Emden will be hosting its 25th Matjes festival in celebration of this soused herring delicacy. The town on the North Sea coast looks back over a 450-year tradition in herring fishing. There will be delicious matjes dishes to try all around the harbour. The festival is a perfect opportunity to explore Emden, or there's the now traditional Matjeslauf running event.

Hooksiel is next up with its own herring festival from 7 to 9 June 2014, when you can sample a wide range of fish specialities in the seaside town. Another culinary highlight follows soon after in the shape of Hooksiel shrimp festival, on from 1 to 3 August 2014.

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