Nature One Festival © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
splash! © Ferropolis GmbH, Fotograf Marcus Schneider
Sound of the Forest Fotografin Isabelle Löhr
MELT Festival © Ferropolis GmbH, Fotograf Andre Kehrer
New Pop Festival © Tourismus Marketing GmbH Baden-Würtemberg
Reeperbahn Festival © Hamburg Marketing GmbH, Fotograf Christian Spahrbier
Kitesurf Worldcup © Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V., Fotograf Ralf Brunner
Folklore © Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Fotograf Frank Meißner
Alsterfest © Hamburg Marketing GmbH, Fotograf Christian Spahrbier
Festivals & Events in Germany
Povinnost pro všechny milovníky festivalů:
Rock am Ring v Nürburgu od 5. do 8. června 2014!
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El festival de los festivales: Rock am Ring en Nürburg, del 5 al 8 de junio. #youth #nuerburg #festivalsevents http://t.co/gRRm6Zm17f
Da non perdere: la Lunga notte dei musei a Berlino il 17 maggio!
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Foto: Museo di Pergamo © DZT/Kiedrowski Rainer
The "Long Night of Museums" in Berlin is a good alternative to a traditional night out in the German capital. On the 17th May from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. more than 100 museums and cultural institutions will open their doors for visitors to enjoy guided tours, exhibitions and a number of art performances and concerts. http://buzz.mw/bpar3_n #youth #berlin #festivalsevents
Christmas Markets in Cologne
A White Christmas in Cologne
My notions of winter in Europe have been shaped by Hollywood movies. I expected to watch snowflakes romantically descend upon short winter days, and the cosy glow of Christmas trees in makeshift homes (think boutique hotels) to keep me warm. What surprised me on my December trip to Germany was the camaraderie and sheer revelry at the country’s famous Christmas markets, compelling enough to brave the single digit temperatures and rejoice over a white winter!
If the thought of Europe evokes images of quaint old churches in juxtaposition with hi-tech buildings, and old towns with cobbled streets and artistic cafes, a winter trip to Cologne only romanticizes those images further. Come December, chirpy little Christmas Markets pop up among the city’s most charming neighborhoods, and become the go-to place for the city’s locals. Colorful booths line the streets, selling traditional German and Christmas gifts, like the famous Räuchermännchen, a wooden toy that is an incense smoker in disguise. Food stalls serve up hash browns, frankfurters, crepes, and local delicacies. People gather around drinking glühwein, the famous mulled wine of Europe warmed with spices, chatting, warming up over some neighborhood gossip. Christmas music plays everywhere, and the night rings with the clinking of cups and prost. Such revelry!
At the Christmas Market on the Alter Markt in Cologne, local craftsmen and women demonstrate their talents with wood crafts, crystal painting and glass glazing; it is fascinating to observe the precision and pride that goes behind each little piece of work, and meet men and women who have come to these markets since they were little boys and girls. But the icing on the cake in a festive Cologne is its main market, which glitters in the dramatic backdrop of the city’s oldest and most charming cathedral; truly a European Christmas!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin - Studio Kaprol fashion show and backstage
I couldn't wait for the second fashion show on Friday because the marketing person of Studio Kaprol contacted me a few weeks ago to ask us to take some photos of their backstage and post them on our blogs. It was a great experience for me to get a glimpse again behind the scenes of an international fashion week. It had only happened to me once on my first fashion week in New York.
Then, the series of pleasures continued as we got private VIP seats to the second row among journalists and celebrities from Berlin. I was extremely happy to be able to watch this special show from such proximity. It started with an art movie and then the models walked on the runway in an unusual way, wandering around and staying on the stage. There were more and more of them up there, then they got together and finally brought the designer forward. I found it a really good idea to present these loose street wear clothes in such a creative way.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin - Marina Hoermanseder fashion show
I thought that Friday is also worth mentioning and I should make a post about the fashion shows, too. We received standing tickets for Marina Hoermanseder's show so we could see the happenings from upstairs with Nóri. It was ideal to take photos from there because we could see the whole area. I love the feeling when the atmosphere of the fashion week catches me and I watch the creations of different designers with excitement.
Marina Hoermanseder, Austrian designer, created an extravagant collection with the patterns of medical aids in the clothes. It was interesting to see a kind of knee machine on a fashion show that I had to wear after my sport accident...
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin
So many things have happened during a day, it seems that we have been here in Berlin for a week already. We left Budapest in the morning with Nóri Oravecz and we landed in Germany at noon. Our accommodation is in the city centre so we can easily reach everything within 15 minutes.
I was really excited because I had never been to Berlin Fashion Week before so I couldn't wait to sit on the shows and learn about German fashion. We were invited to two fashion shows yesterday. At first, we checked the creations of a talented Austrian designer, Marina Hoermanseder. Then, we had the opportunity to look at the backstage of Studio Kaprol, it was the first time I had received a VIP ticket on an international fashion event. We could watch the fashion show from the second row which is a fantastic feeling for a fashion blogger. :)
We got an invitation to the closing party at night where we got to know German and Austrian journalists and designers. It was adventurous to get to the party... It took almost an hour to find one of the old factory sites of East-Berlin. The place had a special atmosphere with a ruined brick building, wall paintings and railways tracks. Finally, we found a huge building like a hangar where masked hostesses were welcoming the guests at the end of the red carpet. We entered a large room where the closing ceremony took place. We talked to a lot of fashion professionals, everybody was friendly and kind to us. One of the great advantages of Berlin is that the underground operates all night so you can get home very easily even after midnight.