Every Friday evening in Brotterode, people get in the mood for the upcoming ski jumping weekend with the welcoming of the teams, the distribution of start numbers and a small party in the Werner Lesser Arena. This will also take place in 2024 despite adverse weather conditions. By the way, for the last time on the venerable Inselbergschanze.
Every year on Rose Monday, the market square in Bad Salzungen is transformed into a meeting place for now 8 carnival clubs with all the carnival fans in the city and a large number of guests who come to the spa town in February for this reason alone. And then there is a great celebration.
Every year, the “Thuringian Forest” business juniors look for students in southern Thuringia’s schools who can score particularly well in terms of business knowledge. And at the beginning of 2024, the best from 2023 were able to collect their awards as part of an awards event followed by a cinema enjoyment.
In Ilmenau people meet a few days before the actual women's carnival date, but with a record turnout of men's ballets from all over the region - much to the delight of the almost thousand women in front of the stage in the decorated festival hall.
Not only mulled wine and cookies await visitors to the Ilmenau Christmas market, but also a rich stage program and other entertainment for young and old.
It's actually not recommended to stay longer at each stand. Otherwise you won't be able to get to know the entire Ilmenau Christmas market in one evening. Angie still decides to have a chat at one or two stalls that either smell particularly tempting or seem particularly interesting for other reasons.
The Thuringian Forest regional association wants to further develop the Rennsteig region as a definite mountain bike destination and is building on the network with all the partners who can contribute to this and who will ultimately benefit from joint tourism marketing.
For the 10th time, industrial companies in the south of Thuringia show their production processes, their products together one evening a year and allow guided tours through the factory halls. Of course, to attract potential trainees or new specialists, but also to make yourself better known to people in the region.
On a smaller scale, but no less festive, the Chamber of Crafts brings together all of this year's graduates of their master's courses and, together with the Thuringian Minister of Economic Affairs, honors this important step that the mostly young people have "mastered" for their personal advancement as well as for the craft as a whole.