Fairs and festivals in Germany
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Whether Cebit, IAA, Leipziger Buchmesse or ITB... annually a great number of fairs and festivals takes place in Germany.
Here you can find information on fairs and festivals which took place in the current year.
It’s a must: gamescom, the world’s biggest trade fair for computer games makes Cologne the centre of the gaming world from 15 to 19 August 2012. “Celebrate the games”: under this motto, the international games community and computer-game manufacturers are meeting for the gamescom 2012 in Cologne. The industry’s leading exhibition expects a new participation record with 600 companies from 40 countries.
What an incredible backdrop for a rock festival: the late industrial atmosphere of “Ferropolis” in Saxony-Anhalt with its colossal coal-mining excavators creates the stage for one of the greatest international music events each year in July. That’s when around 20,000 music and dance fans from home and abroad converge on the “city of iron” for the Melt Festival.
It is one of the world’s most successful programmes for cultural exchange: in 2012 UNESCO is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. That’s why people around the globe will be focusing this year on the significance of the convention for cultural cooperation.
UNESCO World Heritage
Blogs, social media and digital society: thousands of bloggers and Internet users are gathering at the “re:publica” conference in Berlin from May 2 to 4, 2012. The event, which is seen by Web 2.0 fans and experts in Germany as the most important forum, is offering a programme of around 200 hours with talks, workshops and panel discussions.
Technology meets progress: the focus at the Hannover Messe 2012, which is taking place under the motto “greentelligence” from April 23 to 27, is on “green” technologies. The world’s key technology event with eight flagship exhibitions and more than 230,000 visitors is regarded as the international showcase of numerous German industrial sectors and the world’s largest fair for capital goods.
Hanover Trade Fair
100,000 books, more than 2,000 publishers from 44 countries, many international writers and Europe’s largest reading festival: the Book Fair is opening its doors in Leipzig on March 15, 2012. The four-day fair is the first major book-trade meeting of the year and a forum for new springtime publications. During the fair the city is expecting around 160,000 visitors. Literature from Eastern Europe, for which the Leipzig Book Fair is a traditionally renowned showcase, will again be a key focus in 2012.
Leipzig Book Fair
Brazil’s profile as a booming hi-tech nation is clearly visible at the 26th CeBIT (March 6-10, 2012) in Hanover. The 2012 partner country of the leading international fair for information and communication technology (ICT) has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
In its ten-day run the 62nd Berlinale (February 9 to 19, 2012) sold more than 300,000 tickets and screened almost 400 films. The closing highlights of the international film festival were a day for the audience as well as the grand gala and award ceremony at the Berlinale Filmpalast which was attended by many international film stars. There were 18 films in this year’s competition for the Golden and Silver Bears.
She sports a conspicuous tooth gap, doesn’t like walking in high-heels and would thus seem rather unsuitable for an international career on the catwalk: nonetheless Lara Stone is one of the most sought-after models who is attracting many looks this week in Berlin. The 28-year-old blonde beauty from the Netherlands is the face of the tenth Berlin Fashion Week.