Showing posts with label German Festivals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label German Festivals. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Love This Festival In Regensburg

Regensburg Dultfest.
I  was thinking  awhile ago how many times did I already visited this festival. The Regensburg Dultfest is one of the first big fairs in  Bavaria, Germany.  It is like a little Oktoberfest but more family-friendly. This is one of the many festival in Germany  where I visited most of the times.

One of the things I like when I go to festivals like this is to listen to their live band in a  so-called fest tent  or festival tent.  I already love to listen  to Bavarian folk songs. Maybe some of these musicians are using  yamaha standard trumpet mouthpiece. I always see  them  perform on stage using trumpets, guitars, piano, drums  and other kinds of music instruments.

I don't usually drink beer but I love going inside the beer tents to hear  the beating of the drums and the music played by the live bands. 

If you are visiting Germany take the chance to visit some of  its festival to experience German culture. I have here an image from the Regensburg Dultfest during our visit last  year.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Going to the World's Biggest Festival, the Oktoberfest

Don't you know that  Oktoberfest is the biggest festival in the  world? Yes, it is! It is visited by around 6 million of tourists  worldwide  and locals as well.  It is already a part of Bavarian tradition . There are a lot of  fun and entertainment you can experience there. Listening to the live bands inside the beer tents using TC Helicon music gadgets, carnival rides, tasting  local and international delicacies and many things that will truly entertain you.

the Ferris Wheel in Oktoberfest.
I already experienced many festivals in Germany. One of  my  favorite things to do is going  inside the beer tents and listen to the Bavarian music. If you are interested about their culture and tradition, you will find Bavarian music very interesting.

I am contented that I have been to the world's largest festival many times. Yes, I was there for the fourth time already. I want to visit it again this year.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fasching, Carnival Photos from Germany

Fasching, Karneval, carnival!  I believed you  know what these words mean. Other countries  celebrate the same festival almost the same way. I witnessed some of it in the towns of Bavaria, Germany.  I always love watching this festival and hope next time, I can already witness the big ones like in Cologne, Dusseldorf and Mainz.

Here are some of the carnival photos I took from last year's carnival parade.

A float during the Faschingszug or carnival parade in Hemau, Germany. © http://gemstarlightexpress.blogspot.com   
The group of the Liberty statue in Hemau's Carnival parade. © http://gemstarlightexpress.blogspot.com   
The vampire group of dracula. Are there really vampires?. © http://gemstarlightexpress.blogspot.com   

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fasching, Carnival in Hemau, Bavaria

I was quite lazy going out today because I am not feeling so well. There are a lot of Faschings or carnival parade going around in the nearby towns and villages like in Velburg, Lupburg, Nuremberg, Breitenbrunn, Painten, Toeging and many more. Most of the parades start at 2:00 p.m. I even told some friends that we are not going anywhere because of the cold weather besides I am not also feeling good.

these group of young people had fun dancing and singing during the carnival parade in Hemau today.

At around 1:00 p.m. when I was setting in front of my laptop, hubby knocked at my pc room and asked if I want to watch Fasching in Hemau. I thought he don't want to because he is also sick. I guess he was motivated when he saw the sun shining outside. To make the story short, we went to the Fasching to witness the carnival parade in Hemau.

Since we were almost late, there was no more available parking space near the town center and we parked our car around 500 meters from there. While on our way to the town center, there was this man ahead of us and was smoking a cigar. I am not sure if he was using a hoyo de monterrey cigar. It just came to my mind because it is a famous one.

I believed the celebration was again a success. There were a lot of groups who participated during the parade with different motives and colorful costumes. Various floats with colorful designs can also be seen. We had fun during that event. This is one thing I love about Germany. Germans love to party and to celebrate especially when it is a part of their culture and tradition.

most of the participants in this group were already drunk..at least they had fun also. see the beers they are holding in their hands?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Market Highlights in Bavaria, Germany

It is the time to slowly welcome the spirit of the holiday season. It is also the time to smell the aroma of Glühwein (hot mulled wine), to taste Christmas cookies like such as Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread), the delicious Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds) and the never- to- miss Bratwurst in any German Christkindlesmarkt or Christmas market.

There are a lot of interesting Christmas markets to visit and experience in Germany. I am sharing the ones which are worth- to- visit in the German state of Bavaria.


The Romantic Christmas Market in Augsburg

It's Christmas market is considered to be one of the oldest and most famous Christmas markets in Germany. It is held every year in its main square in front of its Renaissance Town Hall. It has more than 150 booths selling goods of many kinds. Don't miss the Augsburg Angels Play, where you can witness music-playing angels in the windows of the city-hall.

The market provides plenty to satisfy its guests and visitors. This year's Christmas market starts on November 21 to December 24.

The World's Famous Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

Germany's famous Christmas market is about to open. Every Friday before the first Advent Sunday, this impressive event will finally take place. Every year, a new Christmas Angel is chosen to open the market, reciting the solemn prologue from the gallery of the church of Our Lady.

There will be about 180 wooden stalls out of the 200 stalls at the Christmas market. For sure, you can find some souvenirs from any of the stalls in the market. From Nuremberg spicy gingerbread to bakery goods and sweets, Christmas decors and ornaments, toys as well arts and crafts products are among the few ones. To keep you warm while strolling around, taste its so-called Glühwein and pair it with the famous Nuremberg roast sausages.

These are some of the reasons why around 2 millions of visitors from Nuremberg and tourists from around the world always take a chance to visit this famous event.

the famous Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany. You can see the Church of Our Lady at the background. I always keep on visiting the Christmas market here. This is one of the images I took during my visit last 2008.

The Historical Würzburg Christmas Market

This year's celebration will take place from November 25 to December 23. The Christmas market in Würzburg is considered to be one of the enchanting and prettiest in Germany. It is held in the heart of its historic Old Town near the St. Mary's Chapel. Here you can find and discover authentic and locally made items like Christmas decors from glass to straw, pewter and pottery to wooden toys.

Don't miss to visit the Artist Christmas market held at the courtyard of the Town Hall every weekend. Concerts, plays and exhibition around the city gives you a more festive experience.

Christmas decors at a German Christmas market.

The Traditional Munich Christmas Market

This is one of the best times to go to Munich and stroll around Munich's traditional Christmas market. It opens every Friday before Advent Sunday at around 5:00pm every year. It is held in Marienplatz or St. Mary's Square, right in front of Munich's town hall. According to some sources, the Christmas Market dates back to the 14th century.

You can bring your children with you when visiting this market. Kids can play and do handicrafts free of charge at the 'Himmelswerkstatt'. If you want to see one of the largest Nativity scenes in the world, you can visit the Kripperlmarkt.

I believed some of you are still looking for affordable flights to Germany to witness these famous celebration. You can browse online of Europe's cheap airlines. The German wings, Air Berlin, Ryanair, Iberia, Tuifly, Easy Jet and Norwegian are among the few ones.

Have a safe and wonderful time in Germany!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Visit to Landshut, Germany

I am trying to remember the exact date when we visited Landshut. While browsing my images and looking for the date when it was taken, I found out that we visited this city last July 4, 2009. It was a wonderful trip we had because we were able to witness its famous festival called the Landshuter Hochzeit or Landshut Wedding. This festival only takes place every four years. It means that the next festival will take place on July 2013.

Landshut, a city in the state of Bavaria is located in the south-east of Germany, belonging to both Eastern and Southern Bavaria. It is situated on the banks of Isar River. This city is famous for its Gothic architecture located in its historic city center. Most of it were not destroyed during the World War II attacks.

I want to visit again the next Landshuter Hochzeit festival in 2013.

you can participants of the Landshut Wedding wearing Medieval costumes.

the Church of Saint Martin featuring the world's tallest brick tower.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cacti in Regensburger Dultfest

Dultfest is a festival in Regensburg held twice every year in this city. Maidult is celebrated every month of May and Herbsdult is sometime in September. One thing I love during the Herbsdult in Regensburg is that, you can see a lot of kiosks selling anything from clothing to food, kitchenwares, books, etcetera..

During our visit last 2009, there was this man that sells cacti. I want to buy some but we don't have a place anymore inside the house. Besides I already have some kinds of it.

the cacti for sale in Regensburger Dultfest. taken last September 2009.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Visit to the Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich

I believed most of you are very familiar about Oktoberfest known as the largest fair in the world. For others, Oktoberfest simply means Beerfest. It is usually a 16-day celebration held in Theresienwiese in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It usually starts during the last week of September and ends sometime on the first week of October and is celebrated every year. Oktoberfest has been a part of Bavarian culture since 200 years. It only started as a wedding festival of King Ludwig I of Bavaria.

Without further adieu, here are some images taken during our third visit last October 19, 2010.

one of the beer tents in Oktoberfest.
Sometimes and even most of the time, all beer tents are always full during the festival. You better reserve your seats if ever you really want to spend time inside a beer tent.
another beer tent in Oktoberfest.
That is the Paulaner beer tent in the background and someone is striking a pose too!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Love This Quote and The Image

"Instead of grumbling because
you don't get what you want,
be thankful you don't get
what you don't deserve."

-Our daily Bread

A ride at the German-American Volksfest in Hohenfels, Bavaria, Germany. This was taken during the celebration this year. I don't know what happened to me now that I can't exactly remember its name. I just saw one again today in Munich's Oktoberfest. love this image!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Yellow Flowers and the Horses

We just happened to pass-by this house as we went walking yesterday. I believed that these flowers are perennial ones and I want to have them in our garden also. I will see if I can find some of these this week when I will visit a garden center.

I also have a picture of the horses below. This was taken during a parade we witnessed yesterday. I guess that's all for now. It's time to go to bed. Have a wonderful week to all!

the horses during the 600th foundation anniversary parade in Velburg, Germany
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tulips and the 150th Fire Brigade Anniversary in Neumarkt

Hello everyone! Weekend is almost over in Europe again! I hope you are having a great one. I always try to have a wonderful weekend with my hubby. Despite of the busy schedule of my husband we still find time to be together and go out to see places and festivals to have fun. This weekend is another great one. Without further adieu, here are the photos for my favorite memes.

The first one was taken from our garden today. Some tulips are still alive until now but a lot were already gone. The second image was taken during the 150th Anniversary of Feuerwehr or Fire Brigade in Neumarkt, a district in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany. That was a great celebration with a very festive parade this afternoon. I guess that is all for now. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.
tulips from our garden. I took this photo today.

parade during the 150th Anniversary of Fire Brigade in Neumarkt.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

A little bit gray sky but the weather can't stop the people from celebrating the biggest festival in the world, the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. This photo was taken during our second visit to this fair last October 2009. This is a dream came true for me and I believed that I am lucky to witness it. Amazing German celebration!
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

WW: Danube River in Regensburg, bavaria

Have you seen the longest River in European Union? If not I would like to show part of it to you. Danube River is the second longest river in Europe next to Volga. It is called Donau in German. The one I have in the picture below was taken in Regensburg in the state of Bavaria, Germany. This was taken last September 2009 when we went to witness one of its festival called Herbstdult. You can even see the Ferris wheel in the picture and the tower of the famous landmark of Regensburg, the St. Stephen's Cathedral or the St. Stephansdom in German. Have fun watching the picture.


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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oktoberfest 2009 Updates

It seems that this blog was abandoned for some days! Sorry about that guys. The Author is always busy both offline and online plus the escapades that we always have. I also apologize if you always see in my blogs updates and photos about Oktoberfest. We were finally there yesterday. The day before was like a Black Friday for me because I did not had a good sleep. Or maybe because I was quite excited with our trip to Munich for the Oktoberfest. We arrived home safe early this morning at around 2:00 am. We both had a nice and not so good experience during our trip but over all I would say that it was wonderful! I wish to share more about it in a couple of days. I got here some photos from yesterday's Oktoberfest escapade! more updates and photos in my other blogs..Just browse my header guys! Have a great week ahead!
these are some of the beer tents in the Oktoberfest in Munich
striking a pose in front of the Hippodrom, one of the biggest beer tents in Oktoberfest!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oktoberfest 2009 Is Almost Here!

Nobody can stop the famous and biggest festival in the world! Oktoberfest in Munich is almost here! This year's celebration will start this coming Saturday September 19 and will last until October 4, 2009. This will be a lot of fun again! I'll see you there! Did you see some red and yellow colors here? This is also my Ruby Tuesday and Mellow Yellow entries for today, a photo taken from last year's Oktoberfest! Have a nice day to all!

Before I forgot, I am happy to announce that this blog is joining for the first Ruby Tuesday meme! I will for sure love this meme because it's one of the fave colors!


Feel free to visit Ruby Tuesday to see the beauty of red shared by the participants. Thanks to Mary for creating this beautiful meme! Happy Ruby Tuesday everyone!

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Monday, September 7, 2009

German American Festival in Hohenfels, Bavaria

Every year the US Army base in Hohenfels is inviting all German people to come and celebrate with them the so-called German American Volksfest. It is a kind of festival that is celebrated every month-end of April until the first week of May. Sometimes it last for a week but I think this year, it only last for five days. It is always a lot of fun visiting festivals like this! I love it! I also rode in that ferris wheel as we went there. This is my MYM post! take care everyone!


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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekend Escapades in Straubing, Germany


Good evening to all! I am still quite tired right now and my feet hurts because we had been walking the whole day in Straubing. It is a city in Bavaria, Germany which is around 100 km drive from our place. We don't go there to find for classroom furniture but we saw a lot of garden furniture at the Ostbayernschau which is still going on at Straubing.

There you can see a lot of different products from machines to house furniture, motorcycles, bathroom accessories, garden equipments and a lot more. The main thing why we drove there is to witness the second biggest festival in Bavaria which is the Gaeubodenfest. I will share more information especially in my Travel and Explore site. Have a great weekend to all! have fun viewing some photos here for today's escapades.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jura Volksfest Parade in Neumarkt, Bavaria

The festival is still going on until now! The Jura Volksfest is a festival in Neumarkt, a city in Bavaria, Germany. It is held every year in the month of August. I tried to be always present in the festival every year. Last Sunday was the first time we had witnessed the Parade. Finally I just read this morning from our daily newspaper that 103 group of participants took part during the parade. It was a great festival in the Upper Palatinate part of Bavaria. here are some photos from it!

one group that wear the Medieval costumes or dresses. you see what they carry in their hands?


guess what I was saying here?? Schnell!@&%*.. which means faster, click that camera quick!! before it's too late!

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