Discover Germany | Special Theme | Christmas Time in Germany
sure to grant shopaholics fabulous good catches. Those who are more inclined towards the arts can expect a diverse programme from fine art galleries and exhibitions to theatre or vibrant concerts at unique settings. Classical or jazzy tunes, swing, pop or rock music? Bad Homburgs cultural calendar is bursting with musical events of all genres. Within ‘Bad Homburg’s summer’ special there is a magical highlight taking place each year. At the Klassiknacht in Weiß (White Night of Classic), people all clad in white, gather in the candle-lit Kurpark and celebrate the warm, mellow nights of summer with champagne, canapés, nibbles and classical music in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad. The highlights of 2017 In 2017, a couple of very special attractions are awaiting Bad Homburg’s visitors. Like every two years, international artists exhibit their artworks in the Kurpark and other open-air places from May to October. The Poesie & Literaturfestival (Festival for Poetry and Literature) invites the visitor to a variety of readings held by
some of the most prestigious players of the German theatre, film and writer’s scene. Christmas in Bad Homburg While the spa town is vibrant in the warm months from April until October, the rather chilly season lets you experience the cosy charm of winter in Bad Homburg. The pre-Christmas period starts at the beginning of November with the so-called Stadl, a rustic wooden chalet set up in front of the Kurhaus, where you may enjoy a hearty meal, pretzels as well as one (or two) pints of tasty beer. Test your skating or Bavarian curling skills in one of the regions’ most romantic ice rinks, which is set up right in the centre of the Kurpark between the impressive Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad and the Casino.
at home or enjoy the famous German Glühwein (mulled wine) in an enchanted Christmassy surrounding. A path of lights leads you from one attraction to the other. Feel the spirit of Christmas while wandering through the town of Bad Homburg. What an excellent backdrop for a perfect winter day out. If you would rather spend those crispy winter nights indoors, Bad Homburg invites you to a variety of literary readings, Christmasthemed concerts, ballet performances of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as performances of The Wizard of Oz or the celebration of an Irish Christmas. Can you think of a better way to celebrate the festive season? www.bad-homburg-tourismus.de/en
The traditionalists will be glad to hear of the Romantic Christmas market, which is located around Bad Homburg’s castle and the White Tower. At lovingly decorated, Christmas-themed stalls you may buy beautiful presents for your loved ones
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