Discover Germany, Issue 82, January 2020

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International Dolomitenlauf Lienz. Photo: © LRC Lienzer Dolomiten

Culture Calendar It’s finally 2020 and a brand-new year lies ahead of us. We now show you how to start the new year in style. Enjoy a New Year’s concert, watch some contemporary dance or kickstart those new year’s resolutions with a marathon across Berlin. January has a lot to offer, and there’s certainly the right event for everyone. New Year’s Concert, Vienna (1 January) New Year’s Day means it’s time for the undisputed highlight of the famous Wiener Philharmoniker. Works by Strauß take centre stage during this concert, which is broadcasted live in 90 different countries and one of the most popular ones in all of Austria. Tickets are only available through a lottery, but even if you don’t get one, it’s wonderful to watch the live broadcast.

Touch the Mountains, Interlaken (1 January) This free open-air event in Switzerland’s Interlaken is certainly one of the best starts


to the new year. A fabulous line-up of bands awaits guests across the city and celebrations last up until the wee hours of the morning.

Four Hills Tournament, Bischofshofen (5 – 6 January) This tournament is a real gem for winter sports fans. Each year around 25,000 ski enthusiasts come to cheer on the world’s champions during the final of the prestigious Four Hill Tournament taking place in Bischofshofen. Wrap up warm and enjoy this premium sports event.

New Year’s Marathon, Berlin (1 January) New Year’s resolutions typically involve some form of exercise, so Berlin’s 4k New Year’s Marathon might well be the right way to kickstart your new habit. Each year, around 3,500 people take part and run across Berlin. There are no races or competitions, this marathon is all about participating. You don’t have to register: instead, simply show up on the day and you’re good to go.

TrendSet Munich 5 – 7 January) Interiors, inspiration and lifestyle: The TrendSet fair in Munich has it all. On an impressive 100,000 square metres, around 2,500 brands and collections will be on display. Each year, approximately 35,000 buyers, top decision-makers and design enthusiasts explore the upcoming trends and get a headstart on the season. TrendSet takes place twice a year, and is open to the public, as well. Issue 82  |  January 2020  |  135