Autor: Franziska Walther

Lucia Christmas Market

22th November – 22nd December 2021 The Lucia Christmas Market is located in the heart of vibrant Berlin, yet comfortably embedded in the romantic setting of a historic 19th century brewery – today’s creative location of the Kulturbrauerei. This Christmas market is dedicated to the Nordic countries. Lucia, the bringer of light in the dark winter time, gives warmth and security, lets dreams grow and gives hope to those who have worries. Originally from Sweden, she is now worshipped throughout Scandinavia and celebrated every year on December 13th. The Berlin Luciakör celebrates this day in the Nordic tradition with a parade through the courtyards accompanied by Swedish songs and then invites you to an Allsâng. In the afternoon, when Lucia opens its doors, families are more likely to go on a pre-Christmas expedition, plunge into times long past at a small knight’s castle and on a star ladder or whirl through the clear winter air in a nostalgic chain carousel. Incidentally, the little ones leave what is probably their most important letter of the year …

All of KW celebrates…

Königs Wusterhausen, 21 August 2021 The highlight of the anniversary year should be the big town festival on 5 September. Then the whole town will become a stage for an extensive programme and a pageant. The castle can be freely visited on this day – or the public can experience „Royal Passions“ in the costume tour with King Friedrich Wilhelm I (alias Mike Sprenger) and Queen Sophie Dorothea (Manuela Sprenger). The festival has been postponed until 2021. In a cooperation project between the palace and the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium Königs Wusterhausen, pupils „interpreted baroque table and dining culture in a modern way“. Their findings on table culture at the court of Frederick William I (1688-1740) will be presented in the palace rooms. In the palace garden, children can try out historical games under the guidance of a master of ceremonies and compete in hobby-horse races. At the same time as the palace anniversary, the Potsdamer Riesengarde „Lange Kerls“ e. V. historical society will celebrate its 30th anniversary with guard parades, drill exercises and a military-historical bivouac in …