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Leipzig, Germany (ots)
- In addition to the Christmas market, the
world's largest free-standing Advent calendar (875 square metres) is
providing festive cheer in Leipzig. Since 1 December, one of the
three-dimensional windows, which measure 2 x 3 metres, have been
opening every day at 5.00 p.m. From 4.30 p.m., a cultural programme
full of surprises awaits spectators.
Set up for the first time in 1997 by the Leipzig Tourist Service
e.V. (LTS), the calendar remains the largest of its kind in the world
and has entered the Guinness Book of Records. Though LTS is already
receiving corresponding enquiries, it will be absolutely impossible
for other cities to produce a duplicate, since the calendar has been
registered at the German Patent Office.
As in previous years, the event has developed into a 'calendar
contest' over the past few days. Other cities are also competing to
own the largest Advent calendar.
However, these Advent calendars are like 'home calendars' and are
not free-standing or transportable. Innovators have turned the
windows of their town hall or other buildings into Advent calendars
in original ways.
In the Guinness Book of Records, there are three sections for
Advent calendars: 1.) the smallest Advent calendar (arsEdition
Publishing House); 2.) the largest home calendar (in Gengenbach); 3.)
the largest free-standing Advent calendar (in Leipzig). Therefore, a
'calendar contest' is not necessary, as the categories in the
Guinness Book of Records are different. Let's look forward to a
ots Originaltext: Leipzig Tourist Service e.V.
Leipzig Tourist Service e.V.,
D - 04109 Leipzig
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