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 Schwetzingen - Winter Idyll in the Palace Garden
Schwetzingen - Winter Idyll in the Palace Garden.

"Winter in Schwetzingen" - For the eleventh time, a Baroque Festival in the rococo theatre of Schwetzingen Palace takes place under this motto until the 9th of February 2018. The main focus lies on the historically considerable, but until now fallen to oblivion epoch of the scuola napoletana. Theatre and orchestra from Heidelberg thereby continue the successful engagement with the masterpieces of the Neapolitan opera. Further information (only in German)

 Schwäbisch Hall - Hallia Venezia
Schwäbisch Hall - Hallia Venezia.

Hallia Venezia, a colourful, quiet festival for the sences, is the calm variety of carnival in Venice. Before the big carnival activities begin up and down the country, around 100 mask carriers in fanciful garments roam through the Old Town of Schwäbisch Hall on Sunday, the 4th of February 2018 starting from 12 pm, and present themselves to the audience on the marketplace and on many other places. Everyone, who has fun with the fascinating play of the masks, can take part with own creations. Further information (only in German)

 Kirchberg an der Jagst - Town Holiday
Kirchberg an der Jagst - Town Holiday.

Always on the fourth Saturday in February, a Town Holiday is celebrated in Kirchberg an der Jagst, complemented by the February Market, which goes until Sunday. On both days - 24th and 25th of Febrary 2018 - local craftsmen and all kinds of travelling folk and traders show their goods and their skills. Further there will be a fascinating cultural programme with minstrels, jugglers, comedians and a wizard. After dusk, fire, torches, candles and oil lamps plunge the market in a magical light. Further information (only in German)

 Horse Market in Öhringen
Horse Market in Öhringen.

On the 19th of February 2018, the 195th Horse Market in Öhringen with awarding horses and big flea market takes place. Always on the third Monday in February, thousands of visitors stream to "Öhringen's highest holiday", wich already takes place regularly since 1823, every year. The Horse Market in Öhringen as always begins with Sunday shopping on the 18th of February 2018. The shops in Öhringen are open from 1 pm until 6 pm. Further information (only in German)

 Heilbronn - Sausage-Stand at the Horse Market
Heilbronn - Sausage-Stand at the Horse Market.

The Horse Market in Heilbronn from the 24th until the 26th of February 20178 looks back on a over 200 years of tradition, and is one of the largest markets in Germany, which take place whithin the centres of a major city. There is a lively market atmosphere, when 350 traders offer their goods, from textiles, homewares, up to detergents. The market is rounded off by a pleasure ground. In the horse-riding facility at Trappensee, more than 200 gallant horses are expected for the public awarding. Further information (only in German)