have you ever been to Dundee, Scotland? In the South of Italy, Matera? Or in Weimar? On the world stage, these cities play a minor role. However, in 2019, you are allowed to shimmer, because this year, celebrate special cultural or historical events.

Here, we introduce you to five places in Europe that are perfect for a short trip. And we will give you special tips that you should not miss during your Trip:

hob space, Weimar, Germany

Weimar, Germany

Why now?

100 years Bauhaus: Weimar, 2019 celebrates nothing less than the Revolution of the design. In the opening month of April, there will be Festivals, theater performances and concerts in honor of the Design and architecture school that was founded in 1919. One of the highlights of the opening of the new Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar. To see the world’s oldest Bauhaus-stock to be put, “the basic floor of Walter Gropius.” Specifically, the 13,000 objects, documents, and Design icons such as the famous Wagenfeld lamp.

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The Koriat Cake factory. Here, the Israeli Aviv Koriat conjures up heavenly cakes and tarts: Oriental Orange, almond cream-pear or Apple-walnut.

Good to know:

you don’t Want to visit the venerable Anna-Amalia-library, do not forget to register beforehand. Only a limited number of visitors allowed to enter per day, the magnificent Rococo reading room, for the protection of ancient books.

the Rhine ferry Basel

Basel, Switzerland

Why now?

The city on the Rhine celebrates 2019 the 1000. Birthday of your true character – desBasler Cathedral. Anyone who is interested in buildings for religious, will be much about the history of the Romanesque and Gothic-style house of God to learn. Also, the buried crypt of the 11th. Century to be re-opened. For fans of culture, Basel is anyway a good address: The city is proud of its many exhibition places, as a variety of art, were museums, a toy, a Cartoon, a paper Museum and the natural history Museum of Basel.

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A Rhine crossing with the Basel ferries. “Wilde Maa”, “Leu”, “Vogel Gryff” and “Ueli” run between the five river bridges – all without a Motor, but only by the force of the flow, a wire rope hanging.

Good to know:

Should you be during the Basel carnival in the city (11. March 2019) and the traditional “Morgestraich” experience: take pictures with flash! The colorful spectacle always begins on the Monday after ash Wednesday at 4 a.m., and achieves its effect through the strict dark – the city will turn off even the street lighting. Hundreds of lanterns Shine bright in the night, the musicians playing with drums and Piccolo flutes a March, while Thousands of spectators watch the parade of fasnacht cliques.

Matera’s old town

Matera, Italy

Why now?

The 60,000-inhabitant town in the South of Italy is – together with the Bulgarian Plovdiv – 2019 European capital of culture. More than 300 events are on the program, the promote by the will of the responsible sustainable tourism, and the Locals involved. Hundreds of Materani, for example, occur in the summer as extras in Dante’s “Divine Comedy” on a free light stage. (More about the cave city you can read here and here.)

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A night in the Casa Cava. Inside a tuff cave, the culture, organised by the centre for jazz concerts, guitars, Gigs, art exhibitions and readings.

Good to know:

Even if you are powerful of the Italian: Listen, you prefer to twice, if you talk with the Materani. The dialect is a single vowel-Swapping machine. From a i is almost always a u a can become a e or o so that a word like mamma will be spared and will mömm. Please also make sure that when you order a beer, that you get instead of a cool Blonde with a small dish of Butter served. Because of la birra Matera la bbùrr , which sounds like the string in bold in the Standard-Italian ( il burro) – and which is, in turn, in the dialect to u bbìrr .

the V & A Museum in Dundee

Dundee, Scotland

Why now?

Dundee has long been regarded as an industrial city in retirement. However, after the expiration is in the future: Since a few months, the fourth-largest city in Scotland, a spin-off of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The “International centre for Design” in the jagged concrete it could be magnets, one hopes, for the visit and the Transformation of Dundee’s advance. According to the travel magazine “National Geographic Traveler” is the former shipping and trading center one of the Top targets for 2019. The redesign of the Waterfront with the V&A have brought new Restaurants and Bars.

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eat A rainbow Bagel in the Flame Tree Café. The little place on Exchange Street offers a range of colorful Surprises – next to green Smoothies and a Beetroot Latte Macchiato.

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Good to know:

Scotland is its beautiful weather. But in Dundee is proud of the southern orientation of the city and the many hours of sunshine. As little rain as there is otherwise no other place in the country.

the Place de la Pucelle, Rouen,

Rouen, France

Why now?

At the 6. June 2019 marks the 75. The landing of the allies in Normandy during the Second world war. With events, exhibitions and fireworks in the Region celebrated the memory. In the Northern French port city of Rouen can stroll visitors between half-timbered houses and a Tartare de Boeuf in the Bistro on the Place du Vieux-Marché to eat.

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ahoy, Sailors! After six years of Pause, a boat parade along the Seine will be held in June 2019 and again, the “Armada Rouen” -. Hundreds of ships – most of them are tall ships – will have to turn in June, from the English channel in the river, and for ten days up to Rouen sail. Millions of spectators are expected at the quays.

Good to know:

In Rouen, is Flaubert, the highest bridge in the world: the Pont Gustave. Normally, the height is ten meters, in the open state, it is 55 meters. It is not only for engineers an interesting spectacle, if the road is simply lifted so high, to let a ship pass.

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