Easter in Germany

When Easter is coming, Germans are making preparations for the holidays and they are wating the arrival of spring. We will tell you about Easter in Germany and how to find that “spring feeling”!

When it is time to celebrate Easter, in Germany there is no lack of festivals and traditions. You even might not think that some of them are well-known throughout the world. For example, the Easter Bunny was originally created in Germany. But almost nobody knows that he is a hare, not a rabbit! Despite the fact that Although the Easter Bunny was born in Germany many years ago, we know about him even today. He is known for hiding painted eggs and children (and not only them) have to find these surprises in the garden.

If you are going to spend the Easter weekend in Germany, you might be surprised by numerous fires that you will face! It’s a popular German tradition and everyone is welcome to join it, and it is even said that the flames drive away evil spirits. Easter bonfires are lit throughout the country. Also there are a lot of Easter markets for those, who is obsessed with shopping. They take place throughout the country, and you can discover regional handicrafts and taste local delicacies.

Spring Fever in Germany

Those who have visited the Europe in spring, hav to know that the cities here features flowering trees. Spring in Germany is special and the climate here is also unusual. Everything has awakened – you can hear birds singing, you can enjoy blooming flowers and be inspired because spring is really coming. You begin to feel better and you are fine and full of energy. You have the opportunity to walk along the Elbe river or to take a cycling tour instead, but don’t forget to stop at Mainau island, that is called the ‘Blumeninsel’ (‘flowering island’) due to its beautiful nature and stunning landscapes.

Also you can enjoy flower festivals and regional garden shows. You have the opportunity to visit such places as town of Apolda or Bad Lippspringe which are hosting regional garden shows. You should visit these magnificent places while they’re blooming! Don’t miss it! Let’s watch a short video about Easter traditions and customs that takes place in Germany.

Source: www.germany.travel

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The art of slow travel

If you are constantly stressed out, slow travel is perfect for you. We will explain you how this can work for your trip to Germany and give you some tipps. Germany has everything you need for your slow trip. So, the one thing you need is to follow our tips and the principles below.

A quick guide to slow travel

Why a lot of people prefer to travel by plane? The journey is the goal, so you can go be the train instead and enjoy the magnificent views and stunning lanscapes. Or even try to travel by bike or on foot! If you do some stops, you will have a really great experience discovering different interesting things. If you travel by plane or by car you can miss them. In Germany there are a lot of forms of travel, such as a mountain walk, a cycle tour or a train ride.

As we know, a holiday can’t exist without good food. Germany has a wide range of food. Slow travel gives the opportunity to try regional and traditional food. If you’re travelling in northern Germany you should try a fish roll, and if you’re in Bavaria a weisswurst sausage is a must.

Also you can visit one of the regional events. But don’t forget to relax. In Germany it is easy due to a wide range of wellness, spa and recreational facilities.

Are you ready to plan your next slow trip? It will be an unforgettable experience.

Source: www.germany.travel

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International Tourist Guide Day in Germany

Annually many cities in the world – especially those that are centers of tourism – celebrate International Tourist Guide Day. It was created to draw attention of the general public to the important and significant work of guides. This year it will take place in Germany once again. It means that you will have the opportunity to join guided tours throughout the country for free. It will be on 18 and 19 February. It is difficult to say when this profession appeared, but it is obvious that it is connected with the development of international relations. Since people began to travel, visit different countries, it became difficult for them to do it without the help of professional guides. It should also be noted that the work of the guide is very important in the development of tourism in the country, because an interesting and fascinating excursion will leave guests only positive impressions and tourists will want to visit the county again. During International Tourist Guide Day various conferences are usually held. People are gathering and discussing problems and prospects for the development of tourism.

Since 1990 International Tourist Guide Day has been celebrated all over the world, and since 1999 it has been celebrated in Germany. The theme of the event is another each year. The main aim is to offer free guided tours to show the job of tour guides, and their professionalism and skills.

This year’s event related to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and its motto is ‘Reform – time for a change’. Besides being related to faith and the Church, it relates to the other areas such as architecture, art, politics and society, which are explored during guided tours.

You can go on guided tours and visit churches,  museums throughout Germany. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

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