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Christmas decoration: 5 things to know about the Nutcracker

1- This object comes from Germany The wooden figure of the Nutcracker is original to Germany. In German, it is also sometimes called a nutcracker or Nussknacker. The object is said to have been created in the Ore Mountains, a mining region in eastern Germany, very close to the border with the Cz ...

01
Dec
2021

Düsseldorf: an arty destination

ay an unavoidable capital of electronic music. Yet it was in Düsseldorf that it all began. It was in this city in the heart of post-war industrial Germany that the mythical band Kraftwerk ('power plant') considered the founder of electro music was born in 1970. View this post on Insta ...

23
Feb
2022

What are the different Christmas traditions in Europe?

omen's Christmas' because women are invited to enjoy their day, while men stay at home to take care of the household chores... Christmas in Germany Germans start preparing for Christmas at the beginning of December. Every Sunday of the month, they light an extra candle on the Advent Wreath ...

03
Dec
2009

The Upper Rhine Valley: a destination in the heart of Europe

A 3 in 1 destination If you're looking for your next European holiday destination and are having trouble choosing between France, Germany and Switzerland, head to the Upper Rhine Valley! This cross-border region allows you to discover the facets of three different countries in one destination, w ...

29
Sep
2021

The Morris column: 5 unusual facts about this street furniture

- They bear the name of a printer Contrary to what one might think, the Morris column is not named after its inventor. If these poster columns from Germany are known by this name in France, it is because the first advertising concession was awarded in 1868 to the printer Gabriel Morris, specializ ...

20
Dec
2022

Sport: Pilates method in 4 questions

1- Who invented the Pilates method? The Pilates method takes its name from its creator, Joseph Pilates, born in Germany in 1880. The inventor of this method practiced sports, including weightlifting, from the age of 14 to strengthen his weak constitution and health. He gained a deep understanding ...

08
Feb
2007

The Beatles: 5 Things to Know About This Legendary Band

k blues, they played rock pieces by ear, without sheet music. The Beatlemania was born in 1963. Their first serious engagement took place in Hamburg, Germany, where Pete Best became their first drummer and Stuart Sutcliffe their bassist. This trip allowed them to mature and, upon their return in De ...

17
Apr
2007

Mother's Day: 5 commandments for a successful celebration.

established Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May as early as 1912! The same day of celebration in honor of mothers was officially established by Germany in 1932, under the name of "Muttertag". 3- Don't skip a centuries-old tradition! Mother's Day, widely celebrated on all continents (from Moro ...

25
May
2007

Christmas DIY: how to make an advent calendar?

What is the principle of the Advent calendar? Commercial Advent calendars are usually in the form of a cardboard sheet with 24 windows filled with chocolates. In the following article, we explain how to make an advent calendar yourself so you can personalize the gifts or even involve your child ...

16
Nov
2007

The Christmas market in Strasbourg: a magical event

Cinnamon and Advent cakes (the Bredle). A Christmas market in the purest tradition The first Christmas Markets were held in the 14th century in Germany and Alsace. In Strasbourg, the market was first held under the name of Marché de la Saint Nicolas. It was in 1570, that the 'Christkindel ...

21
Nov
2007

Bean collecting or fabophily: definition and history

o used as a voting token among the Greeks, the bean did not appear in the Kings' cake until the 15th century. The First porcelain bean was made in Germany in 1874 in the form of a bather. It wasn't until 1892 that fava beans took on other shapes, always representative of their time of manufactur ...

08
Jan
2008

Gothic architecture: presentation and characteristics

ourg, - Saint-Etienne of Metz, - Sainte-Cécile of Albi. - Saint-Jean of Lyon In Europe, we can also mention St. Peter's Cathedral in Cologne in Germany, the cathedrals of Burgos and Leon in Spain, Westminster Abbey in England and Antwerp Cathedral in Belgium. In Italy, Milan Cathedral has no ...

25
Mar
2008

Travel to the United States: what are the formalities?

ist or business stay of 90 days maximum. The 27 countries in question are: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Sloveni ...

22
July
2008

Saint Nicholas: history and traditions

n December 6 in northern and eastern France and in many European countries. Indeed, this tradition exists in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Romania and Croatia... While some traditions differ from region to region, this hol ...

17
Nov
2009

The Beer Festival or Oktoberfest in Munich

A traditional Bavarian party The fame of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is well established. For 16 days, the people of Munich and visitors from all over the world gather at the Theresienwiesen fairground to celebrate the event. While beer flows abundantly, accompanied by Bavarian specialti ...

16
Sep
2010

The Lille Christmas Market: A Cosmopolitan Market

ou will find a treasure trove of ideas to indulge yourself or treat your loved ones: - gourmet baskets and gift boxes - world crafts (Canada, Russia, Germany, Poland...) - Christmas decorations, nativity scenes, and figurines - games and toys - jewelry and other accessories Musical and luminous par ...

14
Dec
2015

Christmas lights: the Montbéliard Christmas market

Beautiful illuminations Every year from the end of November the city of Montbéliard is adorned with magnificent illuminations on the occasion of the well-named Christmas Lights! The emblematic monuments of the City of Princes such as the castle of the Dukes of Wurtemberg, the Halles or even the ...

17
Dec
2015

"The World Cutlery Meetings: a new event in Thiers"

et in Thiers for unprecedented encounters focused on cultural and economic exchanges. For this first edition, many countries have responded: Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, the United States, France, Italy, Japan, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Turkey. The program will include conferences de ...

12
May
2016

Côte d'Azur: the city of Nice becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

iviera, the city welcomed from the end of the 19th century some 150,000 residents each winter. These visitors arrived from the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary, then from all over Europe and America! The result of these multiple international influences was a superb architectur ...

28
July
2021

Chagall le passeur de lumière: an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou Metz

s work. Today, Marc Chagall's stained glass windows light up buildings, both religious and non-religious, in the Grand Est region but also in Nice, Germany, Israel, the United States, England and Switzerland. Did you know that you can admire stained glass windows by the great Russian painter a ...

16
Aug
2021