Easter Celebrations and Traditions in Germany

Easter is a major holiday in Germany as well as neighboring German-speaking countries. As the days are getting warmer and longer; one cannot help but realize yellow daffodils, crocuses and clay bunnies decorating households –even streets and shopping malls. Easter is not only an important religious holiday but also a family holiday and thus celebrated accordingly. It is mainly to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. After a cold and long winter, Easter heralds the coming of much-anticipated spring. There is a range of Easter customs and traditions that have spread to other parts of the world as well. Read this post to learn more all about Easter in Germany! Weiterlesen

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Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Contemporary Art

“Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg?” is a popular German saying to mock something that is exactly the opposite of what is traditionally considered to be “art”. But someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure: What looks like a painting done by a first-grader to some might cost millions of dollars and be exhibited at museums all over the globe. Contemporary art is in a tough position – many people make fun of it without ever bothering to take a closer look at what this umbrella term refers to. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t ditch it altogether and might want to consider visiting an exhibition this semester break: Weiterlesen

Schauinsland: A Must See Before the Summer Ends

Even though Freiburg shows a different beauty of itself every season, there are still more places to see before the summer ends. Today the one I will mention is the amazing Schauinsland. First of all it is hard to believe such a place exists so close to the city. It is always cooler up there when it is too hot to go around in the city so you can go there for some mountain breeze and great panoramic scenery. Weiterlesen

10 Books That are Set in Black Forest Region

If you can’t get enough of the nature’s beauty around here from your hikes, camping trips or casual walks how about READING books that are set around Freiburg and generally Black Forest?! As a literature student this sounds more than intriguing to me so I made a list for you! Read to your heart’s content, recommend it to your friends who are curious about what kind of place you live around.

Since Black Forest itself is a sublimely beautiful place that is subject to many legends and mysteries expect lots of Gothic fiction, Thriller and Adventure books in this list! If you have any recommendations please don’t forget to leave them on comments! Here we go Weiterlesen

The Japanese Garden at the Seepark

While Seepark itself is a delightful place in all seasons whether for a walk or a picnic, did you know that there is a Japanese Garden inside the Seepark? If you did not, well now you do! I have been there a couple of times in autumn and winter but since the weather has been so warm and pleasant I thought it was time to see the Japanese Garden in spring – hopefully all green and in full bloom. Weiterlesen