Europe Traveler's event picks for March 24-25
By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: March 19, 2018
PBFest- Prague Beer Fest
OD KOTVA, 5. Patro, nám. Republiky. 656/8, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Dates: March 23-24
The wares of about 30 Czech brewers await sampling up on the fifth floor of the centrally located Kotva department store. Food, including meat from the grill, is available on site.
Admission: Single-day tickets cost 150 Czech Koruna, about $7.25. Tasting tokens go for 20 Koruna each.
Lakrids Festival/ Liquorice Festival
Weber Grill Academy, Damfærgevej 10 (pakhus 12), 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
Dates: March 24-25 (12:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
It’s a treat people tend to either love or hate, but in Denmark, its fans are many. The Liquorice Festival offers visitors a range of treats to sample, including chocolates, cakes, coffee, spices, beer, and other unique products.
Admission: Book tickets on line in advance by choosing a two hour time-slot for a visit; tickets are 250 Danish Krone, or about $41.25.
Historische Ostermarkt/ Historical Easter Market
Burg Ronneburg, Auf der Burg, 63549 Ronneburg, Germany
Dates: March 24-25 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Jesters, damsels, knights and other characters create the appropriate Middle Ages backdrop for this celebration of spring. Children can paint eggs, encounter lambs and bunnies, ride a donkey or cheer on other children taking part in their own knight’s tournament. The castle is located about 30 miles northeast of Frankfurt.
Admission: museum entry costs 6.50 euros adults, 6 euros for youth ages 14 and over, and 5.50 euros for children ages five and over; family cards for families with two or more children go for 20 euros.
Messe Stuttgart, Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
Dates: March 22-25
What bills itself as the world's biggest trade fair of its kind offers a wealth of classic autos, motorcycles and commercial vehicles, along with a giant automobile market. Famous automobile and technology museums present exhibits from their own collections. Highlights of this year’s edition include shows focusing on Italian motorcycles, BMW's M1 model, Lithuanian entrepreneur Saulius Karosas’ private collection of vehicles, art from the Museum Art & Cars and agricultural vehicles of past decades.
Admission: Adult entry at the gate costs 20 euros; ages 6-15 pay 15 euros. Entry after 4 p.m. costs 10 euros.
Downtown area, 66424, Homburg, Germany
Dates: March 24-25
About 100 artisans from Germany, France and the Benelux present a range of ceramic crafts, from sturdy objects for the garden to elegant and tastefully painted works of art. On Sunday, many of the downtown stores will be open 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Movies That Matter
Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui, The Hague, Netherlands
Dates: March 23-31
The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague, seat of the U.N.’s International Court of Justice, is a fitting venue for a movie festival that strives to raise awareness and stir debate about human rights, sustainability and the fight against injustice. In addition to the screening of some 70 films, the program includes discussions, debates, talk shows, Q&A sessions and other activities.
Admission: Single film screenings are 10.50 euros; other events priced separately.
Open Tower Day
Date: March 24 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Visitors can experience panoramic views of the city from some 20 vantage points, from modern towers to centuries-old church steeples. Advance registration is essential to gain access to some of the landmarks, including the Westertor, Oudekerkstor and the Posthoornkerk.
PULS 5, Giessereihalle 18, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland
Dates: March 21-28 (4 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; noon-6 p.m. Sun.)
More than 2,000 wines from 20 countries and some of world’s best-known wine growing areas await sampling in trendy modern surroundings. Wines on hand include both top-class rarities with prices to match and more everyday wines, alongside the new wines of 2017.
Admission: Entry costs 25 Swiss Francs ($26.25) and is limited to those 18 and older. The price includes a catalogue.