Travel & Leisure


Flying bells, shooting eggs and other German Easter traditions

Flying bells, shooting eggs and other German Easter traditions

Easter in Germany is a time when many German festivals and markets come back to life. It is the end of the Lenten season – and the unofficial beginning of spring.

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Photo by Amy L. Bugala
Kinder Uberraschung chocolate eggs are popular treats year round; however, they are not allowed to be sent stateside.

Don’t be surprised: Kinder eggs not allowed in U.S.

Be advised: Those who ship Kinder Eggs or similar products can be fined.

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Take a hike – March

•  Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work?…

March 29, 2017 ×
Photo by Amy L. Bugala

Program aims to make tax-free shopping easier

The Wiesbaden Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently announced they will be bringing back a program to help shoppers identify retailers that accept the Value Added Tax form and offer assistance in English.

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Exchange program rewards military students’ achievements

Exchange program rewards military students’ achievements

For 17 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life.

March 29, 2017 ×
7 Day trips from Wiesbaden

7 Day trips from Wiesbaden

Itching to get out of town, but low on funds after the holidays?

March 29, 2017 ×
Helau! Wiesbaden and Mainz celebrate Fasching

Helau! Wiesbaden and Mainz celebrate Fasching

Swollen heads march down the parade route in Mainz during…

March 1, 2017 ×
Fasching fun: Annual celebration brings parades, fairs to Wiesbaden, Mainz

Fasching fun: Annual celebration brings parades, fairs to Wiesbaden, Mainz

It’s that time of year again! Germany is celebrating its “fifth season” — Fasching Season or Fastnacht Season!

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