Germany is full of wonderful culture that just wants to be discovered. There is something for everyone in Germany's most diverse selection of towns and cities, and at Germany’s top museums or other cultural institutions.

Opera in Germany: great art on more than 80 stages

Nowhere is opera more alive: around one third of all opera performances in the world are staged in Germany. The figure of more than 80 opera houses in the destination of Germany is unparalleled anywhere else, as is the number of premieres. Since Germany's first opera house opened its doors on Munich's Salvatorplatz in 1657, opera has become one of the pillars of national culture; a magnet for millions of visitors from all over the world – and for outstanding performers.
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Romantic Advent: Christmas cookies, Advent calendars, Saint Nicholas and Christmas markets

When a thick blanket of snow covers the country, lights sparkle on Christmas trees and the air is filled with aromas of cloves and cinnamon, the festive season has arrived. From baking cookies to making Christmas decorations or singing songs: Germany's many Christmas traditions create a very special atmosphere in December and help children in particular to pass the long days until Christmas Eve when the 'Christkind' or Father Christmas delivers their presents.
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