Germany

Leipzig, Germany: One Of The World’s Leading Cities For Music.

                                                                              Leipzig Opera House by Jim Weaver Leipzig is Germany’s “Music City” and for good reason.  At least five of the world’s greatest classical composers lived and worked here. —  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750), Felix Mendelssohn (1809 -1847), Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and his wife Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896), Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Edvard Grieg (1843-1907).  …

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Martin Luther’s Hometown Offers Tourists a Memorable Experience

by Jim Weaver It’s so important an anniversary that a single year of commemoration is not sufficient.  It’s the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation and during the decade ending in 2017 a series of events are being held to mark the anniversary. It may be helpful to know that Luther was nine years old …

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Cologne Christmas Markets Offer Enjoyment For The Entire Family

by Jim Weaver Many of the Christmas traditions we celebrate in America came from Germany, things like the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, and holiday decorations and food. The Christmas season is a very special time of the year in Germany.  Throughout the nation there are more than 2,400outdoor Christmas markets where residents and visitors shop …

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