Die Burg Pyrmont is located near Münstermaifel…

Die Burg Pyrmont is located near Münstermaifeld and Cochem-Zell in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany. It stands on a slate rock above a waterfall in the southern Eifel mountains. It was built in the late 1100s and first appeared in official documents in 1225. In 1990, the castle grounds were opened to visitors. In the interior, old furnishings can be seen, which fill the rooms with history and recall previous owners. The castle can be rented for weddings and other events. Official website: http://www.burg-pyrmont.de/

Wangerooge is 1 of the 32 Frisian Islands in t…

Wangerooge is 1 of the 32 Frisian Islands in the North Sea close to the coasts of Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark. This island is part of the district of Friesland in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany. It is attractive to visitors due to its nice long beaches, recreation facilities, and its relaxed atmosphere. An annual beach volleyball tournament, usually held at the beginning of August, is one of the main attractions in the summer. In addition, there is windsurfing, kite-surfing and board-riding. In order to guarantee a relaxed atmosphere, cars are prohibited on the island.

Die Wartburg in Eisenach, Thüringen, Eastern G…

Die Wartburg in Eisenach, Thüringen, Eastern Germany, is a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, overlooking the town. It was the home of St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Bible into German, the site of the Wartburg festival of 1817, and the supposed setting for the possibly legendary Sängerkrieg. It was an important inspiration for Ludwig II of Bavaria when he decided to build his Neuschwanstein Castle. The Wartburg is the most-visited tourist attraction in Thuringia after Weimar. Although the castle today still contains substantial original structures from the 12th through 15th centuries, much of the interior dates back only to the 19th century. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg

Backnang in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Ge…

Backnang in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, is located 30 km northeast of Stuttgart. It was ceded to Württemberg by the Zähringer family in 1325, and has been known as the Gerberstadt due to its tanneries, leather factories, plus wool and cloth mills that dominated in the past. Since, all of these have vanished — instead, telecommunication companies like Ericsson (formerly AEG, Telefunken, ANT, Bosch, Marconi) and Tesat-Spacecom dominate local industries. The Stiftskirche church dates back to the 12th century.

Backnang’s hosts an annual Strassenfest during the last weekend in June. It started as a street festival where local sports & cultural clubs offered drinks and foods. The opening is marked with cannon shots from the city tower at 6 pm on Friday. The event ends with the Zapfenstreich on the following Monday at 11 pm and attracts more than 100,000 spectators from the region.

Mittsommernacht 2018 auf Sylt — Die kürzeste N…

Mittsommernacht 2018 auf Sylt — Die kürzeste Nacht wird gefeiert

Today is the first day of summer — summer solstice — and Midsummer‘s night will be celebrated around the country, and especially in the North. Read more about the rituals and customs here:

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172089.asp

Feiern zur Fussball-WM — Wann gibt es die rote…

Feiern zur Fussball-WM — Wann gibt es die rote Karte?

Marktcheck auf Deutsch, 12 mins, on parties and soccer fan behavior during the World Cup and big games in Germany.