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Seven events not to skip in Germany this November

  • November 01, 2016

1. The Berlin Jazzfest, November 1st – 6th

The hr-Bigband and Jim McNeely, who will be behaving during a festival. Photo: Dirk Ostermeier / Berliner Festspiele

“Now some-more than half a century old, a eventuality itself has turn something of a Grande Dame of a jazz festival scene,” pronounced a Daily Telegraph about last year’s Jazzfest. First hold in West Berlin in 1964, a festival is still going strong, and this year sees an extended chronicle from Nov 1st for 6 days.

The 53rd Jazzfest will take place in 4 venues opposite Berlin. It is formed during a Berliner Festspiele humanities centre, with other concerts during a Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a A-Trane jazz bar and during a Maison de France.

With some-more than 16 jazz ensembles and 5 twin combinations, a festival promises to be a good few days for jazz lovers. Tickets are now on sale.

2. Bad Tölz’s Leonhardifahrt, (southern Bavaria) Nov 6th – 8th

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The Leonhardifahrt is a eremite way in honour of Saint Leonhard of Noblac, a enthusiast saint of livestock, in a south Bavarian city of Bad Tölz.

Each year on Leonhard’s saint day – this year descending on Nov 7th – a way of way of beautifully ornate horses and carts gathers in a sauna area of city in a early morning hours before creation a event adult a mountain to Leonhard’s Chapel. The way is followed by a normal arrangement of whip enormous – a site to spy due to a ability and strength required.

The way is a good instance of normal eremite etiquette in Bavaria, and takes place with a scenic backdrop of a aged town.

3. Cologne’s Karneval, Nov 11th – Feb 28th 2017

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Starting during 11 mins past 11am on a 11th day of a 11th month, Karneval is steeped in story and extraordinary tradition. The categorical festivities featuring parades and charming costumes start adult before a commencement of Lent in Feb of subsequent year, though a celebration strictly kicks off in November. 

One of Karneval’s strangest etiquette is a Dreigestirn (the triumvirate): any year before a Karneval season, 3 people are selected as a Jungfrau, Prinz and Bauer (virgin, king and farmer), who are executive within a festivities. The pure is always portrayed by a male who is not authorised facial hair.

On Nov 11th, adult to 70,000 revellers will come together in Heumarkt Square in Cologne’s aged town. The block is remade into fair craziness, with normal bands regaling a throng compartment a evening. The Dreigestirn are also set to make an appearance.

Although central celebrations in a block finish in a early evening, don’t worry: bars around a city keep a merrymaking going into a early hours.

The fair deteriorate strictly ends with Ash Wednesday on Mar 1st subsequent year.

4. Christmas Garden Berlin, Nov 17th – Jan 1st

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“As a twilight falls, a sorcery begins” is a sign of a 2016 Christmas celebrations during a Berlin Botanical Gardens.

The uncover promises a fairytale landscape in that visitors ramble by one and a half kilometres of “breathtaking light shows, splendid dream forests and enchanting light figures” distant from a packaged crowds of Berlin’s Christmas markets. 

At a finish of a adventure, there is a accumulation of food stalls charity internal culinary specialties, as good as glow pits to accumulate round. For a some-more athletic, there is also a 300-metre squared ice rink. 

5. Würzburg Bach Days 2016, Nov 17th – 27th

The opening unison will take place in a Toscana Room in a Residenz in Würzburg. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The pleasing city of Würzburg in northern Bavaria is a ideal environment for a Bach Days, that are hold there each November. The festival showcases many of Bach’s best oratorios, harmony concertos, piano concertos and a strain night.

Although this festival is about celebrating a life and works of a German composer, it’s not exclusively Bach. Music by Mendelssohn, Reger, Beethoven, and others will also be achieved via a ten-day period. 

6. Munich’s Tollwood Winter Festival, Nov 23rd – Dec 31st

View of Tollwood Winter Festival 2015. Photo: Tollwood

“Cowboy boots instead of winter boots” is a sign for this year’s Tollwood winter festival hold in Munich’s Theresienwiese, a outrageous area where Oktoberfest is held.

Canadian contemporary playground organisation Cirque Éloize are bringing their uncover “Saloon” to Europe for a initial time: design upbeat piano music, overhanging saloon-doors, and overwhelming acrobatics, entertainment and dance.

The festival, that this year concentrates on “sustainable mobility”, will try to teach visitors about a advantages of carpooling, open ride and cycling – there will even be a bicycle bell unison with 1,000 bells distributed via a audience.

The festival includes stalls and food kiosks, and hundreds of artistic performances. Over 70 percent of a events are free, though tickets for a others can be bought online.

7. Christmas Markets, from late Nov onward

Christmas marketplace in Nuremberg. Photo: Gelinger / Pixabay

Also watch out for Germany’s Christmas markets, that will start to cocktail adult via a nation towards a finish of a month. Most start during a final week of November, though if we can’t wait, Düsseldorf Christmas market is one of a initial to open on Nov 17th.

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