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What is Fasching? Street parades, costumes, celebrations in Germany

What is Fasching? Street parades, costumes, celebrations in Germany

Fasching (carnival) is celebrated in Stuttgart in February with parades and festivals.

February 1, 2018 ×
“Fasnetsküchle,” or deep-fried yeast pastry, is traditionally served during the Swabian- Alemannic “Fasnet” in Baden-Württemberg. Photo by U. Kurz Tübingen.

German Recipe: Fasnetsküchle for Fasching

Don’t miss out on tasting or trying to bake at home, this local treat during Fasching.

January 25, 2018 ×
The traditional Mutschel was invented in the 13th century in Reutlingen. The yeast dough cake looks like an eight-pointed star with a raised center held together with a braided wreath. Photo courtesy of Stadt Reutlingen

“Mutschel Day” in Reutlingen

Indulge in a traditional “Mutschel” pastry, invented in the 13th century in Reutlingen.

January 11, 2018 ×
Where to learn German language in Stuttgart

Where to learn German language in Stuttgart

If start to panic when a German waiter or waitress approaches you, it may be time to consider taking a German language course.

January 11, 2018 ×
2018 activities from the City of Stuttgart

2018 activities from the City of Stuttgart

Throughout the year exciting festivals, interesting exhibitions or series of events take place in Stuttgart.

January 4, 2018 ×
Regional New Year’s customs for Baden-Württemberg

Regional New Year’s customs for Baden-Württemberg

Swabian customs range from charming to strange.

January 2, 2018 ×
Where to hit the slopes in Germany

Where to hit the slopes in Germany

Visit the many skiing venues in Baden-Württemberg.

December 21, 2017 ×
During the Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt, Stuttgart’s Town Hall transforms into an illuminated Advent calendar. The Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt is known as one of Europe’s oldest and largest Christmas markets and runs until Dec. 23. Photo courtesy of Regio Stuttgart Marketing-und Toursimus GmbH/Werner Dietrich.

Stuttgart Area Christmas Markets Guide 2017

Holiday Markets are an annual festivity in and around the Stuttgart area from cities to castles.

December 14, 2017 ×
When hiking along forest roads, watch out for German farmers driving tractors. Be sure to keep an eye out for them and ensure your children and pets are off the road when they drive by. Photo by Alberto Casetta

Make safety part of your forest hike in Germany

Germany is one of the most densely wooded countries in Europe with almost 44,015 square miles of forest.

December 13, 2017 ×
Experiencing New Year’s in downtown Stuttgart

Experiencing New Year’s in downtown Stuttgart

Tips to celebrating New Year’s Eve in downtown Stuttgart the right way.

December 7, 2017 ×