Monday June 17, 2013
The setting of this music festival, which features classic, pop, jazz, and electronic music, is impressive: The concerts take place in the former smelting works in Duisburg, where blast furnaces, gas tanks, kettles, pipes, and chimneys create a unique backdrop for concerts, light shows, and visual projections.
- When: June 21-23, 2013
- Where: Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Traveling to Germany in June? This month, Germany's summer festival season is in full swing, and you can catch some of the best German events and festivals. Many festivities will be outdoors, so you can fully enjoy Germany's warm June weather. This month kicks off with a Germany's largest open-air music festival: More than 150,000 rock music fans gather each summer at the race track of the Nuerburg Ring to get up and get down at "Rock am Ring". The star-studded lineup of international rock bands keeps the fans dancing for all three days.
When: June 7 - June 9, 2013
Where: Nuerburg Ring
Saturday May 25, 2013
Whether this is your first visit or you are a seasoned traveler to Hamburg, a guided tour can offer interesting insights into the city's history and culture, either by foot, bus, bike, or even Segway.
But of course, the best way to experience Hamburg is by boat. Hamburg is a harbor city - its port, which was founded in the 12th century and is almost as old as the city itself, is the largest one in Germany and the second busiest in Europe. A cruise around the harbor is a unique way to see one of the world's largest working harbors. Tour company Abrich offers one or two hour boat tours that take you up and close to gigantic container ships, ship yards and state-of-the art terminals; you'll also experience the sprawling Hafencity development and the historic warehouse district. There is also a romantic twilight tour past Hamburg's illuminated bridges, warehouses, and docks.
For more info, check out our Guide to Recommended Guided Tours in Hamburg.
Saturday May 18, 2013
Berlin is home to the Schwules Museum, the world's first Gay Museum, which opened in 1985 in the district of Kreuzberg. On May 18th, the museum re-open in its new premises in a former printing house, covering more than 1,600 square meters on three floors.
Besides its permanent exhibition "Self-Awareness and Endurance: 200 Years of Gay History", which explores the history of gay Berlin, from its wild times during the Golden 20s, the persecution of the Nazi regime, to the present day, the museum will also host various special exhibitions. The unique library of the museum holds around 10,0000 books on homosexuality, and the archive is filled with a collection of films, photographs, costumes, art works, and periodicals dating back to 1896.
New address of the Schwules Museum:
Opening Hours: Wed-Mon 2p.m. - 6p.m.; Sat 2p.m. - 7p.m.