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Garden of Heavenly Peace in Frankfurt

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World Cultures

Garden of Heavenly Peace: A unique jewel of Chinese garden culture in the middle of Frankfurt If, in times like these, one doesn’t like to travel too far, it’s worth to take a look right on one’s doorstep. In the Chinese Garden within Bethmannpark in Frankfurt, one can comfortably enjoy Far East Culture and get enchanted by this wonderful garden world. The main gate guarded by two lions is the entrance to an Asian oasis […]

India Festival in Frankfurt

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India Festival in Frankfurt: India at a glance Frankfurt celebrates India at Rossmarkt. The Indian Consulate General in Frankfurt and the Friends of India Group presented this year’s India Festival with a lot of cultural performances on the 31st August in Frankfurt am Main. The motto of this year’s event was „Unity in diversity“. The open Air event was supported from India Tourism, the city of Frankfurt, Indian cultural associations and media partner Antenne Frankfurt […]

City trip Bucharest

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City trip Bucharest: A weekend in Paris of the East Beautiful old buildings from Jugendstil (art nouveau) to Bauhaus, sacral buildings from many epochs, besides buildings that survived the old communist system, buildings that look like old ancient temples, modern buildings – the architecture is influenced by many styles. It feels a little bit like being in Paris, in the Balkans and in the Orient. Starting in the morning with beautiful spring weather we stroll […]

Mantı: Turkish pasties

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Food  Drinks

Dinner with friends – how Mantı came from Mongolia through Turkey to Frankfurt A friend of mine had wished for Mantı from our friend Arzu when he last visited Frankfurt. Out of that came a great, funny and interesting evening with exciting conversation, new culinary delights and experiences. Mantı are small pasties filled with minced meat. They are served with a garlic-yoghurt sauce and topped with a butter and tomato/pepper sauce. Arzu explained to us that […]

Turkish Henna Night

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Habits  Customs  Traditions

Turkish Henna Night: An Ottoman hen night It’s a bit like in 1001 Arabian nights. Strolling across a red carpet, past golden oriental columns, I walk up a stairway to the hall. On the dance floor, beautiful Muslim women are dancing to Turkish/Arabic music with the dazzlingly beautiful bride-to-be in the middle. Behind the parquet, there are seating rows with women and mothers with children having lively conversation. There are only women attending the party. […]

Raksha Bandhan

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Intercultural Calendar

Raksha Bandhan: A ritual about the unique bonding between a brother and a sister Raksha Bandhan is a special hindu festival. The festival is celebrated by many Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. This is a beautiful tradition: The sister ties a rakhi, a ritually blessed bracelet, around the wrist of her brother confirming the connection her sisterly love and expressing her blessing. Afterwards she hands over sweets to her brother. Typically, traditional sweets are Ladoo, Rass Malai and Rasgulla. […]

Thai Park in Berlin

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Food  Drinks
Thai Park in Berlin

  Thailand Flair in the capital A culinary highlight for all Asian food and culture lovers is the authentic, lively Thai Park. Thai women prepare delicious Thai food under colorful umbrellas. Entering the Preußenpark is like drifting into another world. The air is filled with the aroma of traditional Thai dishes, fried vegetables,  Tom-Kha-Gai soup, Thai curry, fish or even locusts for the culinary courageous. Everything is freshly prepared on little hot plates in the […]

Carnival of cultures in Berlin

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Event / Music  Dance
Carneval of cultures in Berlin

Carnival of cultures: The whole world comes to Berlin as a guest This weekend the whole world met in Berlin letting us take part at a festival of different cultures and cuisine accompanied by music. The street parade, the highlight of the carnival of cultures, presented itself exquisitely colourful and extremely lively with participants from all over the world. Accompanied with bright sunshine, the parade ran through Kreuzberg with Brazilian samba, traditional Chinese lion dance, […]