Fasching, Fastnacht, Karneval?
The real Mainzer celebrates Fastnacht. He can also come to terms with Fasching. Karneval does not work at all.
The people from Mainz call Helau! And they are out and about in disguise from Weiberfastnacht (Thrusday) to Ash Wednesday. If you don't like to put on make-up or wear a costume, you can at least wear a scarf in the carnival colors of red, white, blue, yellow around your neck.
At the latest from Weiberfastnacht, the city is in a state of emergency. Fastnacht songs are played backwards and forwards in every pub.
On Rosenmontag you look for the best place to watch the big parade. The city center is largely cordoned off, as the wagons move through the city center.
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What’s in a wine name? It all depends on where the wine and grapes are from.
How many times have you stared at the label on a bottle of wine and thought: Why can’t I understand anything I’m reading? You are not alone! Every country has its own set of rules and regulations, and then some regions have their own rules, too, making it ever-more complicated. Basically, wines are labeled in one of three ways: by grape variety; by the region; or a made-up name. In Germany, for example, most wine labels include the grape variety, while in Bordeaux the majority of wines are named by region. Luckily, we’re going to break it all down for you right here!Read more
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