Sylvester - New Year's Eve in Germany

Frohes Neues Jahr! Happy New Year! よいおとしを!Buon anno! Feliz Año Nuevo! Bonne année ! Feliz Ano Novo!Maybe you have also heart or will hear Germans saying: „Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Rutsch“, which...

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Christmas in Germany - the actual days & traditions

Fröhliche Weihnachten! Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! メリクリスマス!Joyeux Noël! Feliz Natal! Buon Natale!  First be aware that the shops close on the 24th at noon (smaller ones) or in the afternoon, as the...

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Advent - time to bake Plätzchen

Plätzchen, Gutsle, Platzerl, Bredle, Brötle,  Läuble, - this is how they call cookies / biscuits in Germany around Christmas or some more specifically Stuttgart.

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Christmas Gardens at the Wilhelma

From 14 November 2019 to 6 January 2020 the Wilhelma will be illuminated - a fantastic winter walk in a dream setting in the Zoological-Botanical Garden!  Here an insight from our...

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Christmas Markets - Weihnachtsmärkte

What is so special about Christmas Markets in Germany that people come from all over the world to enjoy them? As a German I would say the relaxed and festive atmosphere....

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Adventskalender

An Advent calendar, a christian tradition since the 19th century, is used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas.

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Nikolaus

Nikolaus takes place on the 6th of December and kids are so excited! Nicholas of Myra was a Greek Christian bishop known for his miraculous acts and giving gifts secretly.

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