Discover Germany, Issue 39, June 2016

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Discover Germany | Culture | Culture Calendar

flag-wavers will come to Steffisburg to show off their skills. Furthermore, many culinary treats and the big parade on Sunday await visitors. Bacon Festival of Gailtal, Hermagor (4 – 5 June) A festival for meat lovers: for a whole weekend, visitors can buy the original bacon from the Carinthian Gailtal region and try delicious dishes like ‘Frigga’, a bacon and cheese omelette. Additionally, a guided tour in a bacon production site is offered and folk music, dances and children events round off the programme. ‘aufhOHRchen’ folk music festival, Lilienfeld (9 – 12 June) ‘aufhOHRchen’ committed itself to keeping the musical traditions of Lower Austria alive. The diverse programme catches the fancy of all ages, as there are school projects, choir contests, street music shows and much more. Tour de Suisse, various locations throughout Switzerland (11 – 19 June) Big cycling races do not only take place in France – also in Switzerland one can experience top-

class sport. Featuring flat and mountain stages, as well as professionals and hobby sportsmen, there is surely something for everyone and excitement is guaranteed. Art Basel (16 – 19 June) Since 1970, the Art Basel exhibition brings together the international art world in Switzerland. 20th and 21st century artworks from renowned artists and newcomers alike will be shown. The programme is divided into different sectors, like ‘Parcours’ which presents site-specific art in Basel’s neighbourhoods. Summer solstice, regions of Wachau and Nibelungengau (17 – 25 June) The burning of solstice fires is a more than 400-year-old tradition in the Danube region of Lower Austria. Thousands of lights floating on

Main image: Open air theatre in Schwäbisch Hall. © Freilichtspiele Schwäbisch Hall, Jürgen Weller Fotografie From top right: Film Festival Munich. © Bernhard Schmidt Tour de Suisse. © Tour de Suisse ‘aufhOHRchen’ folk music festival. © Volkskultur Niederösterreich,Helmut Lackinger Some gourmet trail participants. © Saastal Marketing AG Rock im Park. © Pfannmueller

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