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Germany's Palmbuschen for Palm Sunday
Palm Bouquets are a ancient German Easter tradition. Good Luck charms kept until Ash Wednesday next year or added to Easter Sunday Easter Fires, the colorful bunches of twigs, herbs and flowers are decorated, carried in Palm Sunday processions then blessed in church. With DIY instructions.
Germany's Prehistoric Solar Observatory
Solstice was celebrated as an important seasonal midpoint by the pre-history agricultural civilization which created Germany's Goseck Circle. And from Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to Midsummer and Litha, festivities of many faiths and cultures are still held near winter and summer solstices.
Germany's Radioactive Wild Boar
Radio active wild boars in Baden Wurttemburg and Bavaria, together with an overall population boom within wild boar families, thanks to the Chernobyl meltdown of 1986 there is another side to some of the residents of Germany's beautiful forests.
Germany's Romantic Road
It is a spectacular journey that passes through stunning scenery and historic medieval towns into a world from the past. Germany’s "Romantische Strasse", the Romantic Road, showcasing southern German culture from food and wine to art and architecture.
Germany's Ruhr Valley - The Ruhr Metropolis
Germany's rejuvenated Ruhr Valley has an industrial history that reaches back 750 years, and a revitalized metropolis of 53 towns and cities which has been a "European Capital of Culture". A tribute honoring the way the entire region emphasizes European cultures, and the links connecting them.
Germany's Stork Theme Route
The German Stork Route, which crosses many other scenic and historic tourist routes in the north and east of Germany, comes to life towards the end of March, and until September spectacular, large and often bulky, stork's nests are filled with breeding pairs and their young.
Storks are amongst Germany's favorite wildlife, the subject of many myths and superstitions, and when they return to their German nests, after spending the winter in Africa, it's a clear signal spring can not be far away. Although it still might be cold and even snow covered in places.
Germany's Tree Lined 'Avenues Route'
It began over 250 years ago as trees planted to help travelers find their way, Germany's Avenues Route, the tree lined Deutsche Alleenstrasse. A journey through nature and history down shaded tunnels formed by ancient trees, witnesses to travelers from oxen carts to the present day.
Germany's Unique Theme Routes
Ever since the Romans swept in with their Asparagus, Chestnuts and Baths, the German speaking lands have been a playground not only a battlefield, and the "Theme Routes" which crisscross the country show its amazing legacy from both nature and history.
Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens
With each season's arrival it's "makeover time" for Germany's window boxes. From spring bulbs and flowers throughout the year, colorful plant and flower filled containers are everywhere, from door stoops and window ledges in narrow shaded streets to trailing down from apartment block balconies.
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