You've got spring butterflies in your stomach, the sun shines brightly on your face, and the first ice cream cone of the year simply tastes heavenly. An infinite feeling of freedom! It's spring! At this time of year, we dream of exciting city trips and unforgettable events. Holidays and long weekends? Perfect! Pack your bag and let's go! Get a head start on spring with these beautiful destinations and upcoming events.
The magical blue forest in Belgium
Imagine walking through a forest where a carpet of blue surrounds you, just like in a fantasy world. That's exactly what you'll get if you visit Belgium's Hallerbos. Known as the Blue Forest (the photo below should suffice to understand why!), this very particular location in the country is visited by tourists from around the globe who plan their trip during the spring to experience this natural wonder up close. Only downside? It doesn't last forever! So book your trip in April or May to be able to catch the bluebells in all their glory. Stay in the centre of Brussels at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels and plan a day trip to the forest just outside of the city.
Jazz in the City - Jazz Festival in Basel
The rhythm of jazz sounds through Basel and gives the city new life. It's time for the Jazzfestival Basel! From April 26th to May 20th, experience a music festival at the highest international level. Great young talent, famous stars and high-caliber old masters - the jazz world meets in Basel. Choose your favorite concerts in exciting locations as the festival takes place in various locations around the city center. You'll be spoiled for choice and will be able to enjoy exceptional jazz duos of bass and cello, accordion and saxophone or the grand piano and violin. Experience a jazz dream at the elegant Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel, perfectly centrally located in the heart of the city. The most beautiful concert locations will be just a stone's throw away.
Theater magic - International May Festival in Wiesbaden
It's "show time" at the International May Festival in Wiesbaden, the city's cultural highlight of the year! For one month, the heart of the city beats in the Hessian State Theater, featuring baroque and modern opera, dance and drama, guest performances and gala evenings. Experience a special kind of theater buzz and see unique artists and ensembles from around the world in a beautiful neo-Baroque setting. After your intoxicating night of theater, stroll through the historic quarter and back home to your room at the Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, Wiesbaden. It is a beautifully restored former bathhouse from 1486 that combines the magic of the past with modernity in a stunning way.
Ice cream cones and cotton candy – the spring festival in Berlin
Merry laughter and an infinite feeling of freedom. Past the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Victory Column. Easy-going spring moods and days full of possibilities. Hello Berlin! Celebrate spring in the capital city from the end of March and throughout April. Whether a thrill ride on a roller coaster, competitive scooter races or goose bumps in the haunted house: the best funfair attractions await your visit at the Kurt-Schumacher-Damm. Atmospheric fireworks transform the Berlin night sky into a sea of colors. And hot beats provide for a musical mood in the colorful festival pavilion. Choose the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin as your base for a unique panoramic view of the most beautiful sights in the city. Take a walk around the block to Museum Island, to Alexanderplatz and the majestic boulevard "Unter den Linden."
Sechseläuten - The start of spring in Zurich
Lake Zurich shines in the spring sun and there is a festive mood in the air. All of Zurich is ready to party on April 8th. Take part in the "Sechseläuten" celebration, the spring highlight of the year. 3,500 guild members, 350 riders, 50 horse-drawn carts and 30 music corps travel through the streets of the city. It's time to say "bye, bye, winter!" The bells of the great cathedral ring out exactly at 6:00 am to signal the start of the spring season and the winter specter "Böögg" is burned on Sechseläutenplatz. The scent of freshly grilled sausage fills the air. "After-hour Böögg" and the biggest barbecue festival in Switzerland has begun. After a long day, enjoy some downtime at the stylish Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport.