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Culture & Leisure

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 ×
"Nikolaustag," or St. Nicholas Day, is celebrated in Germany Dec. 6. Nikolaus will also visit the United Service Organizations Stuttgart Dec. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. Photo by Carola Meusel.

Happy Nikolaustag (St. Nicholas Day) in Germany

Nikolaustag is celebrated Dec. 6. Stop by the USO Stuttgart to meet him.

December 4, 2017 ×
The pickle ornament raises a number of origin questions, from the U.S. Civil War to French and German imports to America in the 1890s. Photo by John Reese, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Learning about German tree pickles and trashcan ‘beans’

Two small but interesting differences are pickles to decorate holiday trees and receiving a Beanstandung notice

November 16, 2017 ×
Families walk with lanterns across the pedestrian bridge on Panzer Kaserne to celebrate the German holiday, St. Martin’s Day, Nov. 10, 2016. (Photo by Kevin S. Abel, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs)

Stuttgart families to ‘Light up the Post’ for St. Martins Day

In Germany, lantern parades are a tradition, Nov. 11, to honor the patron saint of charity for Saint Martin’s Day.

November 2, 2017 ×
FMWR brings tour services back to Stuttgart

FMWR brings tour services back to Stuttgart

The MWR Tour Office is now open to help community members plan the perfect tour during their stay in the Stuttgart military community, whether it is a tour on a holiday or a personalized group tour.

October 30, 2017 ×
Autumn Recipe: Onion Cake ‘Zwiebelkuchen’

Autumn Recipe: Onion Cake ‘Zwiebelkuchen’

Bake an authentic Schwaebischer Zwiebelkuchen – a favorite in wine-growing regions of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

October 12, 2017 ×