Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Frances, 23, was writing good songs while still at school in rural England. In April, she’s in Germany promoting her debut album, Things I’ve Never Said, live in Cologne (22nd), Hamburg (27th) und Berlin (28th).
The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the world’s largest leisure complex. Guests at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort (photo), one of the giant amusement park’s 23 hotels, will encounter their favorite cartoon characters in active sports mode.
The historical documents that are preserved at the National Library of France in Paris include the Sun King’s collected bibles as well as popular advertising leaflets. The reading room beneath the ancient dome was recently modernized, but reverential silence still reigns.
So you think city breaks in the middle of summer are a dumb idea? They’re not – as long as you choose the right city.
The climate may be harsh and the temperatures may not rise much above 20° C, but Edinburgh draws multitudes of tourists in the summer – thanks in part to its great arts festival. The International Festival and the alternative Fringe take place this year from August 4 to 28.
Turning Night Into Day
Why go to bed if it doesn’t get dark? From early June until mid-July, St. Petersburg is enveloped in a velvety twilight all night long. All manner of cultural events take place during the famous “White Nights,” including concerts and opera and theater premieres, and nobody goes to bed until dawn.
Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, is perfect for a city break during the northern hemisphere’s summer months because its winters are so mild. Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, is also well worth a visit – and it’s only a ferry ride away across the Rio de la Plata river.