If medieval castles or jazz festivals interest you, then southern Germany may be the vacation spot for you.
With the arrival of summer, these city streets, practically unchanged since Medieval and Renaissance times, become a setting for parades, jousting tournaments and festivals ranging from professional theatrical productions, concerts and sword-fights staged in Medieval castles to music and jazz festivals set in the open countryside.
Events, scheduled to take place from early June until mid-October; include the largest wine festival in Germany, the Baden Grand Prix Week of International Horse Racing, the second-oldest German film festival, fireworks displays and the second largest beer festival in the world.
For more information, brochures of special tour packages, and rates to Baden-Wurttemberg and the Black Forest, contact the German National Tourist Office online or at 212/661-7200.
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