The Leipzig Bach Museum is located in the former dwelling house of Bach’s friend, the rich manufacturer Georg Heinrich Bose, next to the former school Thomasschule where Bach lived and taught. The special exhibition on the occasion of the Reformation anniversary illustrates the Protestant Thomas cantorate and the importance of Martin Luther’s achievements for the composers. A special role comes to the original handwritings from the famous year of the chorale cantatas 1724/25 and a Luther bible with a handwritten notice of possession by Bach.
Tallinnan keskiaikaisella raatihuoneentorilla on yksi Euroopan kauneimmista joulutoreista. Tori on tulvillaan viehättäviä myyntikojuja, joissa on tarjolla mielenkiintoisia ruokia ja juomia. Joulupukki ja porot odottavat sinua ja lapsilla on mahdollisuus poniratsastukseen. Torin esiintymislavalla on monipuolinen musiikki- ja tanssipitoinen kulttuuriohjelma.
Ready to embrace Christmas in all its jolly, brightly-coloured glory? For a mega dose of festive London spirit, you can’t get much better than a stroll through Winter Wonderland 2017 in Hyde Park. It’s an epic celebration of all that is Christmas. You’ll find winter markets, festive fairground rides, ice skating, warming winter food, grottos and of course plenty of glühwein.
New attractions for 2017 include the Magical Ice Kingdom Deep Sea Adventure, which is home to ace ice and snow sculptures, an alpine-style village with karaoke huts for festive sing-a-longs and Cinderella on Ice. Family favourites making a return include Zippos Christmas Circus, The Sooty Christmas Show and the giant observation wheel offering great views over Winter Wonderland.
With a large part of the center of Brussels that is car-free, the Brussels Christmas market expands from the Grand Place until Place St. Catherine, also including the Vismarkt, de streets around the Beurs and the Muntplein. It has an ice-skating rink, a ferris wheel, a light show, a huge Christmas tree and, of course, the Christmas market with over 200 stands.
All year round, Maastricht is a wonderful city with just that atmosphere that bon-vivants love, but around Christmas, the city takes on that extra spellbinding edge. Under the moniker of “Magical Maastricht”, the city goes into full Christmas mode, so visit the Christmas market, go skating on the ice rink on Vrijthof square and see the sea of lights from the top of the Ferris wheel.
KING'S DAY 27.4. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS t.co/LFTQ8fmbce
ZYTHOS BIERFESTIVAL 22-23. 2017, Brabanthal Leuven, Belgia t.co/1bKLVzdSOH