Spring traditions: Great getaways to enjoy

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Colorfully painted eggs and the first lattes on sidewalk cafés. Exuberant spring festivals and good moods all around. The days are getting longer and the radiant spring sun makes you want more from life. Makes you want to be outside more and be active! So it’s perfect that the most beautiful time of the year is made even more special with plenty of holidays and long weekends.

How about a May Day city hop or an extended weekend trip over Easter? Discover the most beautiful spring customs and holiday traditions across Germany with Radisson Blu. Spring, here we come!

 

Cheerful and colorful Easter festivals

The festivities start as early as mid-April. Easter is right around the corner. Did you know that Easter Sunday is always on the first Sunday after the first spring full moon? Because of the lunar phases, the date is different every year. And the best of all: from Good Friday to Easter Monday, we enjoy four days off in a row without having to take a single vacation day. It’s great! Celebrate the most important Christian holiday in a different way: big and small Easter fires light up the beach of the Elbe river. 1001 lights all the way to Blankenese. Easter fire lights tour and a magical view of the Hamburg city panorama. Check into the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg for more unforgettable views. Enjoy Hamburg from a bird’s eye view in the stylish “High End” wine bar on the 26th floor. Wonderful wines and an elegant feel-good ambiance on the top of the world.

Blankenese - Hamburg

 

Old traditions rediscovered

Sometimes eggs even learn how to fly: whether during the Easter egg toss on Bavarian meadows or Easter egg bowling in East Frisia. Easter egg pushing is a popular custom around Berlin. During the happy festive event, colorful Easter eggs dart down steep slopes to be caught at the bottom by excited children. And the Easter procession in Brandenburg promises a feast for the eyes. Men dressed in tailcoats and top hats on beautifully decorated horses ride from church to church and celebrate the resurrection of Christ. For social gatherings or sporty competitions in the great outdoors, your stylish holiday home away from home is at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin. Perfectly located in the heart of the city and with a unique panoramic view of the most beautiful sights of Berlin. Here we go!

 

Dance on the fire

Easter is hardly over before the next holiday is already knocking at the door. All over Germany it’s time to “dance into May.” As one of the most popular festive days, May 1st is celebrated with cheerful parties and festive celebrations. Whether in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin or Frankfurt – this night is not for sleeping. And if you prefer it a bit scary, the evil spirits of winter are driven out during Walpurgis Night. Walpurgis Night is probably best known on the Brocken peak in the Harz mountains or on the Hexenbruch above Würzburg. How about a trip to Frankfurt this year? Large Walpurgis fires are lit and people celebrate in a medieval festive atmosphere on the Ronneburg, one of the most beautiful mountain castles in Germany. Whoever is brave enough to jump over the blaze can make a wish. Those who want to seal eternal fidelity jump over the fire hand in hand with their partner. After an exciting journey into the past, enjoy your modern cozy bed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt with a unique view of the Frankfurt skyline. It’s perfect for dreaming. And it is THE perfect start to your May holidays city tour through the pulsing Main river metropolis.

 

“Everything is new in May”

So goes the well-known spring folk song by Hermann Adam von Kamp. And what was true in 1818 is still true to this day. Nature is in full bloom and we love to join in! Thanks to “International Workers’ Day,” on May 1 we enjoy a colorful holiday and a wonderful spring festival. It’s perfect for easy-going excursions into the spring sun and in the shade of cheerfully decorated maypoles. How about a refreshing trip to the sea? Celebrate with a big spring festival at the Rostock Zoo and stroll, cycle or float along the Warnow River to Warnemünde. Slender birch trunks line up in front of house facades and fences. Setting up small May birch trees is a romantic tradition in many regions of Germany where young men bring their girlfriends and crushes the so-called “Maying.” Often adorned with wooden hearts and colorful crepe, the small May trees are little messengers of love. And to complete your enjoyable May holiday trip, return to your stylish May holiday home at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rostock. An atmospheric evening cocktail on the hot spot of the panoramic deck and a candlelight dinner with a view of the illuminated old town. “Love is in the air, everywhere I look around…”

May Pole

 

Your holiday-filled spring with Radisson Blu

In the mood for more? Experience your unique holiday-filled spring in Germany’s most beautiful cities with Radisson Blu. Perfectly centrally located, our Radisson Blu hotels are your starting point for discovery trips through pulsing cities and beautiful natural landscapes. A weekend of pampering over Mother’s Day or an exciting excursion weekend on Ascension Day? Easter, May Day or Pentecost? Plenty of time for enjoyment. Plan your unique short spring trips now and your unforgettable holiday-filled spring with Radisson Blu. One click and you’re already there: www.radissonblu.com

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