Madrid Pride Festival 1 – 10 July 2022


MADO – Madrid Orgullo – Madrid Pride Festival 2022

1 – 10 July 2022




Madrid Pride Festival



Madrid Pride Festival – Celebrating Love and Diversity

Madrid has become one of the world’s top LGBTQ+ destinations, and Madrid Pride is annually celebrated in the Chueca neighbourhood.

It is the biggest Pride Festival in Europe and one of the world’s largest, with over two million visitors.

People of all ages, genders, sexualities, races, and faiths celebrate love and diversity.

Madrid Pride Festival (MADO – Madrid Orgullo) 2022 will go on from Friday 1st July to Sunday 10th July.

Pride week is full of activities, cultural events, and entertainment.

Madrid Pride Parade 2022: Saturday 9th. of July

The main event is the huge parade, going on for many hours, between Atocha train station and Plaza de Colón.





Axel Hotel Madrid – Adults only


Axel gay hotel Madrid



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Stay in the centre of Madrid.

Axel Hotel Madrid – Adults only, is a great stylish hotel and a popular accommodation for the gay and LGTBQ people.

It’s at the same time very hetero-friendly and close to the centre and not far away from the train station.

Madrid will be very crowded during the Pride Festival, so it’s a good idea to book early in advance.

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Rheingau Wine Festival in Frankfurt, 31 August – 9 September 2022


Rheingau Wine Festival – outside the Old Opera in Frankfurt am Main

31 August – 9 September 2022



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About Rheingau Wine Festival

At the beginning of September, you should visit Frankfurt, Germany.

Rheingau vintners are presenting their fine wines in the area of Frankfurt’s pedestrian shopping zone.

Each year, there are more than six hundred wines and sparkling wines that you can taste on the spot – and they all are coming from the Rheingau region – offered at 30 wine stands.

And for making a complete experience, organisers will also offer refreshments at food stalls to complement the wines.

Rheingau Wine Festival will take place at Freßgass, Große Bockenheimer Straße/Opernplatz – and it’s a festival with a tradition of almost 40 years.

That long tradition turns the venue into the longest wine bar globally and annually attracts several thousand visitors.



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The Rheingau region

The Rheingau region runs west of Mainz, north of Rüdesheim and is considered one of the country’s most important wine-growing areas.

With around 3 thousand hectares of vineyards, the Rheingau region produced wines such as Riesling and Pinot Noir as far as Roman times.

So it’s not surprising that the area is so popular.

You are diving into the incredible journey of visiting small towns and villages along the Rhine; Monastery, the Germany Wine Academy, the historic winemaking town Rüdesheim and more.



Places to stay and hotel tips

Frankfurter Hof is a 19-century hotel situated just 5 minutes from the city’s Old Town and Opera.

Its restaurants offer Michelin star cuisine, and rooms are elegantly decorated, making an excellent mix of traditional and modern design.


frankfurt hof

This 5-star hotel has a Turkish bath and traditional barber’s shop, a spa with luxurious beauty treatments and a restaurant with delicious food.

It’s considered an excellent choice for travellers as it’s right next to the Willy-Brand Platz Station, while the city’s central station is just one stop away.

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Lollapalooza Music Festival in Berlin, 24 – 25 September 2022


Lollapalooza Berlin

24 – 25 September 2022



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Basic Information

When:  24 – 25 September 2022

Where: Olympiapark & Stadion, Berlin, Germany

Map: Olympiastadion & Olympiapark Berlin on Google Maps

Official website: lollapaloozade.com

Hotels: Overview of all hotels in Berlin

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About Lollapalooza Berlin

Lollapalooza is one of the most established festival brands.

Regularly sold out with 70,000+ music fans enjoying some of the world’s best concerts.

It also showcases art installations, a street fair and a children’s zone.

Lollapalooza is held in the Olympiastadion & Olympiapark Berlin



Festival Highlights

It’s rock in all its incarnations.

The ‘World of Lolla Berlin’ includes walk-in open-air galleries, artistry, acrobatics, street theatre, sustainability at Der Grüne Kiez (The Green Neighbourhood) and an adventure world for the little ones, Kidzapalooza.

Beer, wine, and food vendors make sure you have a lot to choose from so you don’t get hungry or thirsty.



Where to Stay

Berlin is full of good hotels and where you want to stay mostly depends on what you want to do and see in this great city.

Where ever you are, it’s easy to get to the Olympia stadium with the U or S Bahn.


Quentin Berlin Hotel am Kurfürstendamm

In the west end of the city and just 500 metres to the S-Bahn station Charlottenburg, you quickly connect to the Olympiastadion and the Lollapalooza Berlin festival.

Minutes from Berlin’s main shopping street and the Adenauerplatz Underground Station.

It offers a 24-hour reception, modern rooms (most with a private balcony), Italian marble washrooms, and a rain shower.

Proximity to other restaurants and bars.

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Food Festival Zurich, Switzerland, 8 – 18 September 2022


Food Festival Zurich, Switzerland

8 – 18 September 2022



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Food Festival Zurich

Food Festival Zurich

Whet your appetite with more than 150 events at this foodie paradise.

Connoisseurs and the food curious are welcome with dining and cooking action bursting out from all parts of this Swiss City.

Everything is proffered: from street food to regular dinner food to haute cuisine.

Take your pick of fooking courses, workshops or tasting sessions.

More than 50 restaurateurs will be on hand to tempt you with their delicious creations, while more than 40 food stalls will fill your brain with the latest in food information and also your tummy with regional specialities.



About Food Zurich

Food Zurich celebrates the unique foods of the surrounding region of Zurich and Switzerland.

The festival welcomes more than 60,000 visitors during its 11-days.

It features more than 400 culinary innovators, food producers, retailers and restaurateurs.

As well, organizers promise a slate of “wild cooks” and trends from around the globe.

On Sunday, a marquee event comes at the end at Zurich’s Engrosmarkt, the largest fish market in the country.

That’s when the festival serves up its Market and Brunch with coffee brewers and craft bakers offering their edible wares to be paired with brunch noshes from around the world.



Places to stay and Hotel Tips





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The Alexander, located in Zurich’s Old Town, is an excellent boutique-style hotel that’s central for exploration, shopping and museums.

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Getting Around in Zurich

Zurich has excellent local transportation that includes trains, trams, buses.

Tickets cover all modes of transport within the Zurich network.

Day passes, monthly passes and annual travelcards are available.

Night buses and trains run Friday and Saturday nights after hours.

Look it up:  ZVV,

The Zurich Card includes unlimited travel on all public transport, including discounts around the city and free entrance to most of Zurich’s museums.

Several other travels pass Half-Fare pass, Junior pass, GA pass, and day pass.

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Zurich Hauptbahnhof, the main train station, has a continuous train service connecting destinations throughout Switzerland and Europe and suburban S-Bahn trains covering the Zurich region.

Boats regularly depart from Bürkliplatz at the ZSG offices and take short and long trips around the lake.

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Blue Wave Festival with Blues, jazz and funk on Rugen Island

10 – 12 June 2022



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Blue Wave festival in Binz

The annual festival for blues and funk on Rugen takes place four days in June every year.

Blue Wave Festival is the largest music festival on Rugen and has a wide variety of jazz and blues artists.

This makes it one of the most popular events on this German island throughout the year.

Blue Wave attract a large audience in Binz, so if you want to experience the Blue Wave festival, it’s a hot tip to book your hotel well in advance.

It quickly becomes fully booked during this weekend.

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Cognac Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, France.

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About Cognac Blues Passions Festival

Set in the charming town that spawned the eau-de-vie, this friendly festival has existed since 1994 in the heart of the city’s public gardens.

cognac public garden

The 7-hectare gardens are a combination of the property of the hotel Otard de la Grange and the hotel Dupuy d’Angeac.

They are gorgeously designed by the landscape architect Edouard André.





More about the festival

Cognac Blues Passions is considered an ecologically sustainable festival, so volunteers spend the whole festival cleaning up and making sure the gardens remain pristine.

Waste is also sorted out in different bins while dry toilets are set up for your disposal.

The glasses at the festival are tracked with a small deposit.

You get your coin back any time you return the cup to the place you purchased your drink.



Cognac

Cognac city is situated on both sides of the Charente river and is a graceful, historical place with many old sites such as the Valois castle, the Saint-Jacques gateway and the Saint-Léger church.

There’s also the Château of Cognac, home to the company Otard Cognacs since 1795.

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Where to Stay – Hotel Tips

As Cognac is a small town, it has not so many hotels and accommodation options.

So if you do want to stay for a few nights, it’s worth making your reservation early.

If you prefer to stay in luxury, there is an excellent 4-star hotel set right in the centre of town.

The four-star rated Hotel Francois Premier has a natural continental feel.

It’s a 19th-century building and has an indoor pool and a wellness centre.

For a lower budget, you can check out Ibis Cognac and B&B Maison Gaudin

Château de L’Yeuse

2.5 km from Cognac centre, near the banks of the River Charente.

All guest rooms offer countryside views, and you can take advantage of the sauna, spa, outdoor swimming pool and Turkish bath.

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