Fasching in Germany, known as carnival is a festivity that occurs before Lent season. It is not only celebrated in Germany but also in other parts of the globe. For example the famous carnival in Rio de Janiero or the Rio Carnival, is considered to be one of the biggest shows on earth. The the festival attracts millions of tourists, both Brazilians and foreigners who come from everywhere to participate and enjoy the great show.
Fasching or Carnival in Hemau last 2012.
In Germany, carnival week begins on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday with parades being held during the weekend and finishes on Ash Wednesday, with the main festivities occurring around Rosenmontag (Rose Monday). This time is also called the “Fifth Season.” Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in certain cities. (more…)
There are many festivals you can experience in Germany. Whatever time and season it is of the year, festivities are all year round. I miss this interesting festival known as Tillyfest. It is celebrated annually in Breitenbrunn every month of September. My last visit in Tillyfest was in 2010. I should be going there last year but it was a conflict with my other appointment.
Musicians playing drums and trumpets at the Tillyfest in Breitenbrunn. This is a municipality in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany.
This is so far the biggest festival in this town. It is visited by locals and tourists. Americans who live and work in the US Army Training Area in Hohenfels are also visiting it. Tillyfest is actually a historic festival in commemoration of Johann Tserclaes von Tilly during the Thirty Years’ War in 1618-1648. (more…)
It is carnival time! I wish I am in Rio de Janiero now to witness its famous Rio Carnival. It is quite a long way from Europe and this time it is just not possible. I am hoping I can visit it one day. This world’s famous carnaval or carnival is held every year before Lent. It is visited by millions of people from all corners of the world. This year’s carnival in Rio de Janiero will take place from February 28 to March 4, 2014.
Fasching or Carnival in Hemau, a town in Bavaria.
Although I have not witness the Rio Carnival yet, I am happy that I already witnessed such festivities in Europe like the Fasching in Germany. (more…)
This is very interesting to know that the travel industry has provided millions of jobs to people not only in the United States but in the whole world as well. The tourism business is growing from year to year. Whether a traveler is going for business trips, leisure or recreation, it is good to know that he or she is contributing to the economy of a country by means of providing jobs to people especially in the tourism industry.
As a traveler, I truly found the facts and figures enumerated in the infographic below very interesting. Traveling has been my passion and I believed it made me a better person understanding many aspects of life thru the experiences I had from my travels. (more…)
After St. Petersburg, our destination the next day was Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It was our fifth day of cruising the Baltic Sea, called by Germans as Baltikum or Ostsee. The Baltic Sea is a mediterranean sea located between Central and Northern Europe.
The Promenade at South Harbor in Helsinki. You can find a lot of tourists in this are especially during summer season. There were also kiosks and stands selling different foods and products. Taken during our cruise last summer 2013.
Helsinki was founded in 1550, the “Daughter of the Baltic” has been the Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia along the lines of a miniature St. Petersburg. (more…)
It was a wonderful winter trip in Leipzig! The weather was not so cold and the sun was shining. From our hotel in Schwarzheide, it took us over two hours to reach the city of Leipzig. It was a bus trip and buses usually have limited speed in German autobahn or highway. If I am not mistaken, bus drivers are only allowed up to 100 km/h. If you are driving your own car, it is quite faster because you can drive faster on the highway.
Leipzig is a historic trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. It is the second largest city in the German federal state of Saxony. It is also the industrial center of the region and a major cultural center, offering interesting sights, shopping possibilities and lively nightlife. (more…)
I haven’t been to the famous Fasching or carnivals in Germany like in Mainz, Cologne and Düsseldorf but I have been to some Fasching parades in Bavaria. This is one of the celebrations I love to witness in this region.
One of the places where I experienced a Fasching or carnival parade is in Hemau. This is town in the district of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany. Hemau is a historic town. The area around Hemau was settled in pre-Roman times. Of archeological interest are the remains of two Celtic settlements (Keltenschanzen) in the nearby villages of Laufenthal and Thonlohe. (more…)
I am trying to remember some trips I did last 2013. I have a lot to share visiting 23 European countries last year but my time is always limited. I am such a very busy person and never gets bored when I am at home. 2013 was so far the most-travelled year I experienced in my life. I might not be able to do it again this year but for sure, I will be travelling again soon.
Buildings and shops near the Town Hall of Maribor.
Maribor is one of the cities I visited in Europe last spring 2013. It is the second largest city in Slovenia. It is located near the Slovenian border with Austria, beside the Drava River. We had a limited time during our visit but I made the most of it seeing some of its sights. (more…)
I sometimes go to this town to visit some friends. Sometimes, I also tank my car here. The town of Velburg is located in the Oberpfalz or Upper Palatinate part in Bavaria, Germany.
The Town Hall of Velburg during a nice winter weather last week.
It is a historic town which origin goes back in 1153. One of the sights you can see in this town is the impressive is the historic town square with its Neo-Gothic-style town hall and the colorful houses. (more…)
Happy new year 2014 once again! I hope I can share more travel experiences this year. I will try my best to be more diligent so that I can continue to get you posted with my previous travels. I have a lot to share but sometimes, time is just limited.
Let me continue with my topic here. I believed you already know about Germany’s city with the most shopping arcades. It is stated in my post title and yes, it is Leipzig. This historic city is located in the federal state of Saxony, Germany, around 150 kilometres (93 miles) south of Berlin. (more…)