Fortified towns diary

Fortified towns diary

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Exhibition Parallel views : The French and German airman during the 1st World War im Simserhof @ Simserhof
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – Aug 31 @ 16:00

The Air Force history department and the Moselle Archives department turn the clock back in time to give the public an idea of the daily routine carried out by airmen in the two opposing camps during the 1st World War.

The exhibition consists of a hundred or so photos from the Air Force image library and the Moselle Schweisthal Fund Archives.

It’s a vivid portrayal of the aviation pioneers.

Exhibition: bilingual French /German

Apr
24
Thu
2014
Conference “Aerial warfare around Bitche and Sarreguemines during the 1st World War” in Simserhof @ Simserhof
Apr 24 @ 17:30

German fighters versus British bombers 1917 – 1918

By Bernard ZINS, historian and member of the two historian societies of Kalhausen and Sarreguemines confluence.

May
1
Thu
2014
The Epic of the female knight, Citadel of Bitche @ Citadel of Bitche
May 1 @ 12:30 – May 31 @ 14:30

“The Epic of a female knight ” is a romantic inspirited show. Its stages an extraordinary equestrian tournament, which plays Alix, an outstanding female knight, challenges with grace and courage her also fearless female rivals.

From May 1st till August 31st, every week from Wednesday till Sunday

Spectacle from Wednesday till Friday at 2:30 PM

Spectacles on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM

May
2
Fri
2014
Frederick‘s Feasts in citadel of Bitche @ Citadel of Bitche
May 2 @ 17:00 – 21:00

On 2ndof May of the year 2014, Sir Frederick of Bitche invites you to his third Feasts. In the twilight of day, you will hear the evening bell ringing at the Citadel. The prince’s guards will wait for you to lead you to some timeless adventure. Between the walls of the castle, meetings and other probations will lead you until the immense tables of the famous medieval banquet. The cook will have concocted you in the hearth the favorite provisions of Frederick. To announce your participation, slide a letter to the attention of the ladies of the castle and dial 00.333.87.96.18.82 or write to citadelle.bitche@orange.fr

May
23
Fri
2014
Frederick‘s Feasts in citadel of Bitche @ Citadel of Bitche
May 23 @ 17:00 – 21:00

On 23rd of May of the year 2014, Sir Frederick of Bitche invites you to his third Feasts. In the twilight of day, you will hear the evening bell ringing at the Citadel. The prince’s guards will wait for you to lead you to some timeless adventure. Between the walls of the castle, meetings and other probations will lead you until the immense tables of the famous medieval banquet. The cook will have concocted you in the hearth the favorite provisions of Frederick. To announce your participation, slide a letter to the attention of the ladies of the castle and dial 00.333.87.96.18.82 or write to citadelle.bitche@orange.fr

Menu of the banquet

Hypocras
*
Entrée
Tourte vigneronne (veau/volaille)
Salade de panais et rutabaga
Fondue de poireaux
*
Plat
Estouffade de boeuf
Ecrasé de pois cassés et chips de lard
Mêlée de trois carottes au miel
*
Dessert
Tourte aux pommes et aux épices
Pain d’épices médiéval
Compotée de fraise et de rhubarbe
*
Sang-dragon, Infusion, Le noir

Jul
10
Thu
2014
Klassik am Park, Luxembourg @ Parc Municipal/Ed Klein, entrée avenue Marie-Thérèse
Jul 10 @ 10:30

In summer, this new series of concerts offers classical and chamber music
under the trees, in Ed. Klein municipal park, in Luxembourg’s city centre
and in front of the Villa Vauban. A pastoral atmosphere guaranteed.

10.7.2014, 12h30 Parc Municipal/Ed Klein, entrée avenue Marie-Thérèse
Ensemble PentaTon
Aniela Stoffels, flûte; Dominique Steiner, hautbois;
Ramon Imlig, cor; Philipp Hösli, basson;
Nicola Katz, clarinette

 

Jul
17
Thu
2014
Klassik am Park, Luxembourg @ Parc de la Villa Vauban
Jul 17 @ 10:30

In summer, this new series of concerts offers classical and chamber music
under the trees, in Ed. Klein municipal park, in Luxembourg’s city centre
and in front of the Villa Vauban. A pastoral atmosphere guaranteed.

17.7.2014, 12h30 Parc de la Villa Vauban
Choir of New College Oxford
Direction: Edward Higginbottom

Aug
21
Thu
2014
Klassik am Park, Luxemburg @ Parc de la Villa Vauban
Aug 21 @ 10:30

In summer, this new series of concerts offers classical and chamber music
under the trees, in Ed. Klein municipal park, in Luxembourg’s city centre
and in front of the Villa Vauban. A pastoral atmosphere guaranteed.

21.8.2014, 12h30 Parc de la Villa Vauban
Trio Aurora
Cindy Garofalo, clarinette; Malou Garofalo, clarinette;
Claude Schlim, euphonium

Sep
6
Sat
2014
Urban fun walk “Discover Luxembourg”, Luxembourg-City @ guillaume II square , Luxembourg ville
Sep 6 @ 11:00 – 20:00

DISCOVER LUXEMBOURG is an annual urban fun walk which is organized by G-Media, publisher of www.chronicle.lu, for the seventh year in succession and is supported by the City of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg City Tourist Office as part of the “Summer in the City 2014” program. This year, it will take place on Saturday 6 September 2014 in Luxembourg.

The principle of the event is for participants to enter a team on a discovery voyage around Luxembourg city while having fun and sampling its lush history, rich culture, delicious gastronomy, exciting technology. All teams will follow a series of clues to around 7 or 8 event stations at which they undergo entertaining “challenges” to win points. All teams will follow a series of clues to around 7 or 8 event stations at which they undergo entertaining “challenges” to win points. These challenges consist of tasty gastronomic samplings, intriguing cultural and historical puzzles, and active sporting elements, along with some stimulating brain-teasers. Main discovery themes are history, culture, gastronomy and technology. While the route and areas of Luxembourg-city presented during the event change every year, this year’s edition will focus on the old city and the fortress remains, which celebrate 20 years of being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, among others. The full route will takes up to four hours whereas the alternative family route is shorter. At the end, a prize-giving ceremony and an after-event party will reward the winning teams.

Teams: Between 50 and 100 teams of four people are expected to participate in the event that was won in 2013 by “The Carrotts”, in 2012 by “La Komanda”, in 2011 by “Walram”, in 2010 by “Kali”, in 2009 by “Coco” and in 2008 by “Villa Belair”. Teams will represent clubs & associations, companies/offices, tourists, and families/friends. In fact, anyone can enter. The only stipulation is that at least one member of the team is over 18 years of age, for security purposes. This will ensure that teenagers can participate, as well as families with children. As last year, there will be two courses in operation, a short course for families with young children, and a longer course for corporate, clubs & associations.

A number of team slots are also being kept for individuals and tourists who may register shortly before or at the day of the event.

As last year, the Family Route will be buggy-friendly, should families wish to bring toddlers and babies with them (under 5s can join a team as a non-contributing member). The Adult/ Corporate Route will be longer and more challenging, physically. Some challenges will test the strength and endurance of the participants…

All teams need to bring with them is strong walking shoes – the event is expected to take each team three to four hours to complete – and protection against the weather (sun hats, sun cream, umbrellas, ….). All teams are asked to turn up at least 20 minutes before their allotted start time which will be communicated to them by email, before 12:00 noon on Friday 5 September.

Information Pack: Before they start out on the courses, each team will be given an Information Pack, containing information from a number of Event Partners and Sponsors, as well as a city map and pens, as well as details of WiFi and certain Apps. Some of this information could be useful during the event when trying to solve clues…

Format: Starting from the Place Guillaume, participating teams will leave at 3-minute intervals on foot and will follow a series of clues to around 7 or 8 Event Stations, depending on the course chosen, and at which they will undergo entertaining “challenges” to win points. These challenges consist of tasty gastronomic samplings, intriguing cultural and historical puzzles, and active sporting elements – along with some stimulating brain-teasers. All will be fun with something for everyone! Please note that not all team members participate in all challenges and it is up to each team to nominate who represents the team in each challenge.

A maximum of 100 points is available at each Event Station. Each team will have four hours to complete the course which will take place across the city. No special physical training or knowledge about Luxembourg city is required. So teams just need to turn up on the day, and enjoy themselves! Please note that all information on the day will be in French, German & English.

After-Event Party: The event concludes with a prize-awarding ceremony at the Finish Station at around 19:00. Prizes will be awarded to around one third of the participating teams. Food & drink will be available for purchase during the accompanying musical entertainment. The location of the After-Event Party / Finish Station will be revealed during the event…

Timing:

12:30                           First Team starts

14:30                           Last Team starts

15:00                           First Team due back

16:00                           After-Event Party starts

18:30                           Last Team due back

19:00                           Prize-giving ceremony

20:00                           After-Event Party ends

Registration: Teams can register online until Thursday 4.9.2014 at www.discover-lux.lu.

Price: €60 for a team of 4 people, plus admin charge.

Individuals can register on Saturday 6 September from 11.a.m. at the Discover Luxembourg desk in front of the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, at Place Guillaume II. Price: 15€ per person.

Mar
15
Sun
2015
Exhibition The Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp KL NA 1941-1945, Simserhof @ Simserhof
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – Jun 28 @ 17:00

Introduction to the history of the only concentration camp in French, who was located in the annexed Alsace department.

Exhibition in French – Entrance free

Opening hours: until 30th June from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm

July/August: from Mondays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm

Apr
11
Sat
2015
The 18th Wine Fair of the Most Beautiful French Villages in Rodemack @ Rodemack's citadel
Apr 11 @ 14:00 – Apr 12 @ 18:00

The « Citadel of Rodemack » (Moselle) will host its « 18th Wine Fair of the Most Beautiful French Villages organized by the Communauté de Communes de Cattenom et Environs in partnership with the association of « les Plus Beaux Villages de France » (The Most Beautiful French Villages) and the township of Rodemack.

The event will take place in the majestic vaulted cellar of the Citadel Of Rodemack

The wine fair offers quality and conviviality with twenty winemakers from the Most Beautiful French Villages. They will propose their best wines for tasting and sale with over 100 different wines to discover: From Côtes du Rhône to Bourgogne, through Ratafia, Cabernet, Merlot and Crémant.

Musical entertainment and a gourmet market of local products in the park of the Citadel will bring conviviality to this major event.

Aug
5
Wed
2015
Urban fun walk “Discover Luxembourg”, Luxembourg @ Luxembourg City Tourist Office
Aug 5 @ 12:30 – 20:00

DISCOVER LUXEMBOURG is an annual urban fun walk, which is organized by G-Media, publisher of www.chronicle.lu, for the eigth year in succession and is supported by the City of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg City Tourist Office as part of the “Summer in the City 2015” program. This year, it will take place on Saturday 5 September 2015 in Luxembourg.

The principle of the event is for participants to enter a team on a discovery voyage around Luxembourg city while having fun and sampling its lush history, rich culture, delicious gastronomy, exciting technology. All teams will follow a series of clues to around 7 – 8 event stations at which they undergo entertaining “challenges” to win points. These challenges consist of tasty gastronomic samplings, intriguing cultural and historical puzzles, and active sporting elements, along with some stimulating brainteasers. Main discovery themes are history, culture, gastronomy and technology. While the route and areas of Luxembourg city presented during the event change every year, they always lead through the most beautiful historic districts of the capital city. The full route will takes up to four hours whereas the alternative family route is shorter. At the end, a prize-giving ceremony will reward the winning teams.

 

Who can participate?

Teams

Between 50 and 100 teams of four people are expected to participate. Teams will represent clubs & associations, companies/offices, tourists, and families/friends. In fact, anyone can enter. The only stipulation is that at least one member of the team is over 18 years of age, for security purposes. This will ensure that teenagers can participate, as well as families with children. As last year, there will be two courses in operation, a short course for families with young children, and a longer course for corporate, clubs & associations.

Individuals

A number of team slots are also being kept for individuals and tourists who may register shortly before or at the day of the event.

 

Routes

There will be two different routes, with the SHORT ROUTE at 6km and the LONG ROUTE at 10km. The Short Route will be buggy-friendly, should families wish to bring toddlers and babies with them (under 5s can join a team as a non-contributing member). The Long Route will be more challenging, physically. Some challenges will test the strength and endurance of the participants…

 

Information Pack

At the start, each team will be given an Information Pack, containing information, a city map as well as details of WiFi and certain Apps. Some of this information could be useful during the event when trying to solve clues…

 

Format

Starting from the Place Guillaume, participating teams will leave at 3-minute intervals on foot and will follow a series of clues to around 7 or 8 event stations, depending on the course chosen, and at which they will undergo entertaining “challenges” to win points. These challenges consist of tasty gastronomic samplings, intriguing cultural and historical puzzles, and active sporting elements – along with some stimulating brainteasers! Please note that not all team members participate in all challenges and it is up to each team to nominate who represents the team in each challenge. All teams need to bring with them is strong walking shoes – the route is expected to take each team three to four hours to complete – and protection against the weather (sun hats, sun cream, umbrellas).
A maximum of 100 points is available at each event station. Each team will have four hours to complete the route. No special physical training or knowledge about Luxembourg city is required. Please note that all information on the day will be in French, German & English.

All teams are asked to turn up at least 20 minutes before their allotted start time which will be communicated to them by email, before 12:00 noon on Friday 4 September.

Timing:

12:30                          First team starts

14:30                          Last team starts

15:30                          First team due back

18:30                          Last team due back

19:00                          Prize-giving ceremony

20:00                          END


Finish Station

The event concludes with a prize-awarding ceremony at the Finish Station at around 19:00. Prizes will be awarded to around one third of the participating teams. The location of the Finish Station will be revealed during the event…

 

Partners: Ville de Luxembourg ] Luxembourg City Tourist Office


Station Sponsors

The event provides a unique opportunity for corporate sponsors to showcase their brands, including both products and services.

 

Charity

The event is supporting a charity with offices locally. This year the charity supported will be OMEGA 90 that provides palliative care services. In previous years, it was the Schengen Peace Foundation/ World Peace Forum, Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner, SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde, Special Olympics Luxembourg, Alzheimer’s Association Luxembourg, Luxembourg Air Rescue and the Croix Rouge. In addition, the organisers are aware of a number of companies that are raising money in sponsorship for their own nominated charities.

 

Registration:
Teams can register online until Thursday 3.9.2015 at www.discover-lux.lu. Price: €60 for a team of 4 people, plus admin charge.

Individuals can register on Saturday 5 September from 11.a.m. at the Discover Luxembourg desk in front of the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, at Place Guillaume II. Price: 15€ per person.

 

Information: The organisers can be contacted by email: info@discover-lux.lu or by tel: 661-250007 (m) (EN, FR). The event logo is available for download from the CONTACT section on the event website (www.discover-lux.lu).

May
8
Sun
2016
Exhibition Luxembourg, a city on show @ City History Museum
May 8 @ 15:00 – May 15 @ 16:00

Discover how Luxembourg developed from a small medieval castle to the modern European capital it is today. The guided tour will take
you through one thousand years of history.

Sunday, May 8th at 3.00 pm

Sunday, May 15th at 3.00 pm

Langue : EN, durée : 1h00.

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Luxembourg, a city on show @ City history museum
Jul 10 @ 15:00

Discover how Luxembourg developed from a small medieval castle to the modern european Capital it is today. The guided tour will take you though one thousand years of history.

Langue : English – Durée : 1h00

 

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