Festivals & Events

November in Bern – A Feast for all the Senses

The city of Bern (Berne), Switzerland’s capital city, is so full of culture, scenery, history and charm, any time of year. But if you happen to be heading there near the end of November, you’re in for a real treat! Onion Market Festival The Onion Market (Zibelemärit) is an annual folk event that takes place the fourth Monday in November. …

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Autumn in South Tyrol: A Time to Walk, Taste and Experience

South Tyrol is a heralded walkers’ destination any time of year. But it’s an extra special experience during the autumn when the air is refreshingly crisp and the foliage takes on an attractive golden hue. It’s the time of Törggelen, a centuries-old festival that celebrates the region’s bountiful harvests and warm hospitality. It takes place from late September or early …

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Can You Guess? Which European city is one of the best Christmas destinations in the world?

In 2010, CNN GO ranked this city among the world’s top 10 Christmas destinations and NEWSMAX classed it among the top five places to spend yuletide. Last year, Sympatico.ca Travel included the city among its top five places for a traditional Christmas experience and over the years, Travel + Leisure magazine has, at least three times, recommended visiting this city …

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Fire, Folk & Fare – Bavarian Alps Upcoming Events

There are numerous festivals and activities that take place all year round throughout Bavaria. And if you’ve read our previous blog posts on the region’s history, culture and attractions, you will have an even deeper understanding of the significance or lure of these top events. Here’s a sneak peak of just some of the happenings taking place in the Bavarian …

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Salzburger Land Celebrates the Harvest

Salzburger Land’s annual Harvest Festival has been in full swing since the end of August and continues through to October 27, 2013. Throughout the two-month Austrian autumn festivities, over 70 villages and towns (including the city of Salzburg) host more than 2,000 events and activities! In traditional style, celebrations highlight the local farmers’ bounty through homemade feasts, music, dance, parades, …

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