Austria’s Tyrol region is a prime destination during the winter months. An essential part is the après-ski, which has now put wintersports hub Kitzbühel near the top of the international jet set’s itinerary.
After seemingly endless delays, Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie concert hall is finally about to open. We also explore the ski slopes around Kitzbühel and meet a clown in the famous Cirque du Soleil.
An evening of après-ski activity in the holiday resort of Ischgl could end in a hefty fine - at least if you are caught still wearing ski boots as wearing these has been banned from 8 pm to 6 am.
The Tyrol region with the famous ski resort of Kitzbühel is one of Austria's top winter attractions. Visitors and locals can enjoy around 150 kilometers of ski slopes - as well as the legendary après-ski.
A Swedish satire was the big winner of the European film awards. In London, a coffee-beer hybrid is all the rage and pretty hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments from Lauscha.
The final of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition took place in Bonn last weekend. The event takes place every two years and pays tribute to the piano works of Beethoven, who was born in the city.
In the 19th century, a glassblower from Lauscha decided to use glass to make ornaments for the Christmas tree. They soon became a huge success around the world and are still made by hand in Lauscha today.
A Swedish satire was the big winner of the European film awards in Berlin last weekend. “The Square” had already won the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes film festival.
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