Discover Germany, Issue 64, July 2018

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Ironman, Zurich. Photo: © Zurich Tourism

There are over 200 performances to look forward to – this truly is the superlative programme of operas with a fine selection of plays and concerts. This summer, Tobias Moretti will star in the festival’s flagship event: Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Everyman.

Botanical Night at Botanical Garden, Berlin (21 July) It is a truly magical night when the Botanical Garden invites guests to explore its grounds during a warm summer evening in July. A 16-kilometre-long path along various illuminated flower beds, and mystical creatures appearing here and there, make for an unforgettable, enchanted night.

Kölner Lichter (Cologne Lights), Cologne (21 July) This year it is the 18th edition of this well-loved, free firework spectacle. In sync with music, the fireworks illuminate the city’s skyline and attract thousands of viewers each year. Cologne 120  |  Issue 64  |  July 2018

Lights is Germany’s biggest firework festival with music synchronisation and never fails to amaze its onlookers.

Wiener Cabaret Festival, Vienna (23 - 28 July) Now in its eighth year, this five-day festival invites guests to laugh whilst watching top cabaret artists in the unique setting of the town hall’s Arkadenhof. Two different acts perform each night in front of approximately 1,200 attendees. It is always a night to remember.

Theatron Festival at Olympiapark, Munich (26 July – 19 August) The Theatron has a very special atmosphere right by the Olympic Lake, and every evening from 7pm, there are various concerts to enjoy – completely free of charge. Since the 1970s, this musical summer event stretching over a few weeks has established itself firmly in Munich.

Gauklerfestival, Feldkirch (27 – 28 July) Each year at the end of July, the town of Feldkirch turns into a big street party with magicians, musicians, acrobats and jugglers, all of whom bring a lot of life and laughter to the Montfort city. Entertainers from all over the world come to Feldkirch and showcase their talent.

Christopher Street Day Parade, Berlin (28 July) Thousands of people are expected to take part in this vibrant parade celebrating and demonstrating for the rights of LGBT people. Since its first run in 1979, this beautiful Berlin Pride has become the biggest of its kind in Germany’s capital.

Ironman, Zurich (29 July) Along Zurich’s picturesque lake and countryside, this sports event delivers its promise and is a great challenge for all the ironmen amongst us. It includes swimming, cycling and running, and it is certainly not for the faint hearted.