Thursday, 02 January 2020 12:41


The new year has arrived and the winter routine is also starting again in Leipzig. New Year's Eve celebrations in Germany don't differ much from the Italian ones, apart from an interesting tradition that I got to notice. In Germany, to find out what the new year will bring, Bleigießen ("melting lead") is practiced.

It consists in melting a small spoon in a lead mold and as soon as the former becomes liquid, it is poured into cold water. The liquid will take on a strange shape that has a specific meaning: a star will bring luck in love or, for example, a boat is synonymous with travel.

The shapes obtained are not well recognizable, so at every attempt every friend and family indulges their imagination by trying to interpret what is hidden behind that strange figurine.


Young, motivated and eager to find out what Europe can offer them. Caterina, Nikola and Francesca are the 3 young students we selected for the #ErasmusPro, the new Erasmus designed to promote "long-term" vocational training experiences. Thanks to the APRO Training project "WAVES - Sail towards your future", Caterina, Nikola and Francesca are doing their #ErasmusPro in Lipsia for 6 months, from October 2019 to the beginning of April 2020. Each week, in turn, they will send us their impressions.

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