Bremen is rich in historic buildings from the Weser Renaissance period, for instance. The statue of Roland and the town hall are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Bremen, The Quarter is the unpretentious name for the beautiful district located behind the Weser dyke, where a multifaceted museum and cultural scene, as well as quaint pubs, create a very special atmosphere. The Kunsthalle, the Gerhard Marcks House with its sculpture collection, the Bremen Theatre and the Old Bremen houses with their classical and art nouveau façades make the district a visual treat. The artisan studios, boutiques and shops are wonderful places to browse. More than 300 cafés, bistros, bars, iconic pubs and restaurants make up a diverse dining scene in Bremen.
Classical Music Delights In A Grand Backdrop
In the unique historical setting of Dresden, music plays the leading role during four weeks in May and June during the Dresden Music Festival, one of the most important classical music festivals in Europe. Orchestral concerts, chamber music and performances by celebrated soloists are part of the top-class programme every year. The music festival also offers early, new and world music as well as jazz and dance. The city’s tradition as a venue for great operas and ballets dates back to the Saxon Court. With more than 35 theatres, over 50 museums and as the home of renowned choirs and orchestras, Dresden is a world-class city of culture.
Grand Opera On Erfurt Cathedral Hill
Every year, during the Cathedral Steps Festival, Erfurt’s Old Town is transformed into a large open-air stage. Operas and musicals are performed on the 70 steps of the Cathedral Hill. The first notes of the overture sound in front of the cathedral and the Severi Church, and set the mood for an extraordinary evening. Performances against the historic backdrop have included not just classics such as Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s Tosca, and Verdi’s Troubadour, but also Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose which premiered here as a musical. The cathedral hill with its two churches dates back to the early Middle Ages and forms the heart of the Thuringian state capital.
The Weekly Market In Hamburg
Set in the north of Hamburg, above the Aussenalster lake, Eppendorf is known for its art nouveau architecture, chic shops, canals and parks. The Isemarkt here is an iconic institution for gourmets and connoisseurs. Flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables, fresh fish, delicious cheeses, teas and delicacies are stacked up on stalls by around 200 traders every Tuesday and Friday. Here you can buy regional and exotic delicacies, talk shop with the vendors or simply drink a coffee and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Every now and then, the poets of Hamburg even do the honours with live performances. This creates the flair that makes the Isemarkt unique among the 100 markets in the Hanseatic city.
Tegel Artpark In Berlin
Berlin is considered a mecca of urban art, and it’s hard to imagine the city without street art. The artworks in Berlin’s Tegel Artpark are particularly famous. Some of them tower up to 42 metres high, because the facades of skyscrapers form the canvas. The huge murals create a unique open-air collection of urban art. The Artpark murals are designed by well-known artists and street art stars such as Berlin pop art legend Jim Avignon and Australian Fintan Magee. The first one was created in 2015; now there are eight huge pictures emblazoned on the walls of high-rise buildings near Lake Tegel. Some have already been painted over, so a visit to the Artpark is always worthwhile.Also check out the famous East Side Gallery, a permanent open-air exhibition on the longest remaining piece of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Street Art Map takes you to eighteen other places with famous murals, including the Artpark.
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