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Normally numerous festivals and events take place along the Castle Road over the years. Due to the COVID 19 crisis, many of them had to be cancelled this year. Nevertheless, it is still possible to attend some events if the rules of distance and hygiene are observed. Newly designed formats are marked with "NEW".

You can obtain up-to-date information from the respective companies and organisers as well as on the following websites:

A huge number of events invite you to the Castle Road throughout the year. They awaken long-gone times, continue ancient traditions and fill historical places with life. Our calendar of events lists them - from "Master's Draught" (historical theatre) up to castle concerts, from knight tournaments to christmas markets - and shows you when it is especially worthwhile to "target" the Castle Road.

Please select among the listed options below:
For Example: month "July" in "Nürnberg" und category "concerts".


Abenberg
10.07.0202 - 10.07.2021
Start: 20:00 UhrAbenberg Klosterserenade Foto Hiltl  Abenberg - Monastery Serenade in the Stilla Church (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl)
Abenberg - Monastery Serenade in the Stilla Church (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl).

Monastery Serenade

This concert in the Stillakirche has been the traditional opening of the Stillafest in honour of the Abenberg patron saint Stilla since 1971 - 2020 with the Telemann Orchestra Nuremberg.

Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021Rothenburg-als-Landschaftsgarten
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Rothenburg as Landscaped Garden - Theme Years 2019-2021

Within the framework of three thematic years, the topography of Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be visualized as a city and landscape image. With special exhibitions in the Medieval Crime Museum and the RothenburgMuseum, as well as various garden projects displaying hidden garden treasures and contemporary interpretations of the picturesque Rothenburg. Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
20.04.2019 - 31.12.2021Rothenburg Walter-John
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"On the Way from Picturesque Rothenburg Views to Modernity - Walter John's Path to Abstraction"

Walter John (1910 - 1974), a painter strongly influenced by French modernism, lived and worked in Rothenburg ob der Tauber since the 1960s. The special exhibition at Galerie John traces his path from figuration to abstraction. Further information (only in German language)

Schwäbisch Hall
30.09.2019 - 07.03.2021SchwaebischHall KunsthalleWuerth JohannesVetter  Picture: Johannes Vetter, The Storm, 2012, oil on canvas, 190 x 220 cm, Würth Collection, Inv. 17804
Picture: Johannes Vetter, The Storm, 2012, oil on canvas, 190 x 220 cm, Würth Collection, Inv. 17804.

Exhibition: "Up for more. News from the Würth Collection on art since 1960"

In the exhibition, the Kunsthalle Würth presents a selection of its new acquisitions of the past ten years. Among the works of around 70 artists are highlights by old masters such as Jörg Immendorf and Alex Katz, but also by contemporary Americans such as John Baldessari, Julian Schnabel and many more. Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
07.03.2020 - 31.12.2021Rothenburg Plakat A2 Pittoresk
"Pittoresk" - theme years 2019 to 2021 in Rothenburg o.d.T..

Exhibition "Pittoresk! Self-Portrait - External Image - Re-Appropriation"

The exhibition at the RothenburgMuseum shows views of the city from the 18th century, Biedermeier and Romanticism and documents the transition to photography. The juxtaposition of self-image and the image of the other, of art and kitsch is supplemented by contemporary views of the city in photography, painting, social media and film. Further information

Mannheim
15.03.2020 - 31.01.2021Mannheim rem Yesterday-Tomorrow
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Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum: Exhibition "Marc-Erwin Babej: Yesterday – Tomorrow"

In his works, the German-American photo artist Marc Erwin Babej takes up the complex pictorial language of ancient Egypt and updates it in photorealistic media. Further information (only in German language)

 

Heldburg
30.05.2020 - 25.04.2021Heldburg Ausstellung-Redewendungen-des-Mittelalters DirektorinAdinaRoesch FotoBjoernChilian
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"Loaded or pounced on the dog? Proverbs of the Middle Ages?"

The expression is, "someone's loaded" or "got the dog"? Often these terms, which are still used today, have their origins in the Middle Ages. The exhibition in the German Castle Museum on the Veste Heldburg explains where such and other idioms of everyday language come from. The focus is on selected examples which refer to the Veste Heldburg or the exhibits of the German Castle Museum. Further Information (only in German language)

Cadolzburg
30.05.2020 - 28.02.2021

Exhibition: "Message in a bottle from the past"

The exhibition in the special exhibition room of the Cadolzburg offers an encounter with recent Cadolzburg history. Further information

Cadolzburg
28.07.2020 - 28.02.2021Cadolzburg AusstellungHolz
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Special exhibition: "More than stone. Wood in medieval castle construction"

Even though the mighty walls were made of stone, wood was the most commonly used building material when building a castle. A varied tour leads to preserved wooden remains, intact originals or reconstructed objects and building elements inside and outside the Cadolzburg. The visitor learns about the important role played by wood as a building material. Further Information (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
19.09.2020 - 31.12.2021Rothenburg Pittoreskes-Taubertal  Rothenburg ob der Tauber - view of the Tauber valley
Rothenburg ob der Tauber - view of the Tauber valley.

Exhibition: "Rothenburg in London - Rothenburg's influence on the garden city movement"

As early as 1906 Rothenburg served as a model for the conception and construction of the garden city of Hampstead near London. Here, decent living conditions were to be created as a reaction to the undignified living conditions of workers in the cities at the time of industrialisation.

The special exhibition in the refectory of the RothenburgMuseum shows for the first time Rothenburg's role as an architectural model for the planning of the garden city Hampstead Suburb as well as for the garden city Hellerau near Dresden. Further information

Mannheim
13.11.2020 - 06.06.2021

Kunsthalle Mannheim: Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer, one of the most famous German artists of the post-war period, deals in his works with German history, Judaism and the culture of remembrance.

Further Information

Mannheim
23.01.2021 - 01.03.2021
Start: 18:00 Uhr

Winter Lights 2020

The Luisenpark turns of the lights again in a large scale end of January! When plants, paths and treetops are atmospherically illuminated, it is Winter-Lights-Time!

Further information (only in German)

Ahorntal
05.02.2021 - 10.12.2021
Start: 19:00 UhrBurg Rabenstein Gruseldinner ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Spooky Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Spooky Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle.

Spooky Dinner

Experience, how funny being given the creeps can be in an enjoyable way! At the spooky dinner you are a part of it, are involved or enjoy the happening from the viewer's perspective. Between the scenes the kitchen monsters serve you a delicious 4-course menu.

"Dracula": Feb. 5th, Nov. 6th 2021
"Jack the Ripper": Mar. 19th, Oct. 31st, Nov. 26th 2021
"Ein Biss für 2": Apr. 11th & 16th, May 12th 2021
"Geisterjäger John Sinclair": Apr. 10th, Dec. 10th 2021

€ 89 per person -  Further information

Ahorntal
06.02.2021 - 28.12.2021
Start: 19:00 UhrBurg Rabenstein Murder Mystery Dinner ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Murder Mystery Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Murder Mystery Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle.

Murder Mystery Dinner

An evening with finest culinary theatre and the opportunity for you, to prove your talent as a criminologist. Take part in a manhunt! During an exquisite 4-course menu the actors of Greene Entertainment stage a murder story in the historic ambience of the castle, where the borders between fiction and truth are blured just like the lines between actors and audience.

€ 84 per person -  Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
07.02.2021
Start: 12:00 UhrSchwaebisch Hall Hallia-Venezia ©TM Hans Kumpf  Schwäbisch Hall - Hallia Venezia
Schwäbisch Hall - Hallia Venezia.

Hallia Venezia - The Schwäbisch Hall Kind of Carnival

Hallia Venezia is the calm carnival version from the Italian town at the lagoon. Before the wild carnival activities begin, about 100 mask wearers roam the streets of the Old Town and present themselves to the audience on the marketplace, the stairs of St. Michael and in many other places in imaginative designed costumes - a colorful and quiet festival for all senses.

Further information (only in german)

Ahorntal
12.02.2021 - 29.12.2021
Start: 18:00 UhrBurg Rabenstein Wildschwein-Grillbuffet ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet - © Rabenstein Castle.

Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet

Wild boar from the skewer:

  • Fresh crusty bread with herb butter and crackling lard
  • Colourful salad selection from the buffet
  • Cream soup with potatoes and leek
  • Wild boar from the skewer with dark beer sauce, potato dumplings & Bavarian cabbage
  • Assorted desserts

Let the evening find its end in the comfortable fireplace room of the castle!

€ 36,60 per person

Dates & further information (onyl in German)

Ahorntal
13.02.2021 - 26.12.2021Burg Rabenstein Hoehlenevent - Sophie at night ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Cave Event
Rabenstein Castle - Cave Event "Sophie at night" & castle menu - © Rabenstein Castle.

Cave-Event: "Sophie at night" & Castle Menu

After the welcoming with a fruity aperitif the group goes from the forecourt of Rabenstein Castle to Sophie's Cave. There the special programme "Sophie at night" waits for the visitors. The cave is fascinatingly illuminated. Surrounded by wonderful music, the guests can calmly enjoy the magical impressions of inside the cave. If you are interested, the cave guide gives you competent explanations - also to the skeleton of the cave bear that is displayed in a glass cabinet and belongs to the completest skeletons of cave bears.

Following the way leads back to the castle, where a delicate 3-course castle-menu is served in the Knight's Halls. The varied evening finds its ending in front of the open fire in the fireplace room of the castle. A rare experience for all nature lovers - locals and tourists equally!

Dates and further information (only in German)

Hirschhorn
16.02.2021
Start: 20:00 UhrHirschhorn Feuerrad-Rollen  Hirschhorn - Feuerradrollen
Hirschhorn - Feuerradrollen.

"Feuerradrollen"

Fire wheel rolling in Hirschhorn-Langenthal starting at 8 p.m. at the former cardboard factory Meyer.

Further information

Mannheim
19.02.2021 - 07.03.2021

"read.listen" – festival of literature

The festival of literature in the Old Firehouse presents a demanding selection of German contemporary literature. In cooperation with the city library of Mannheim, a programme for children and adolescents is offered. Further information (only in German)

Heilbronn
20.02.2021 - 22.02.2021Heilbronn Pferdemarkt Schuhputzer  Heilbronn - Horse Market
Heilbronn - Horse Market.

Horse Market Heilbronn - only online

The visitors expect around 350 traders and exhibitors at the traditional first large market with a fair in the heart of the city centre. The quick-witted and articulate market criers are entertaining, and parallel to the horse market, the awarding of horses and ponies as well as riding presentations of the Riding Club Heilbronn take place in the riding facility near the Trappensee lake.

Further information

Kirchberg an der Jagst
27.02.2021 - 28.02.2021Kirchberg Stadtfeiertag ©Hartmut Volk Kirchberg  Kirchberg - City Holiday / February Market
Kirchberg - City Holiday / February Market.

City Holiday / February Market

During the historical February Market, the hands of time are turned back in Kirchberg: Craftsmen and salesmen show their goods and their skills and demonstrate in front of the visitors how an item for the daily use comes out of a raw material. Minstrels, jugglers, fire artists and comedians take care of a great entertainment. Prize-giving ceremonies for cattle and must at the Frankenplatz, as well as a great fire spectacle on the big market stage also take place.

Further information (only in German)

Ahorntal
27.02.2021 - 19.12.2021
Start: 18:00 UhrBurg Rabenstein Feuriger Abend ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Firey Evening - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Firey Evening - © Rabenstein Castle.

Firey Evening - Firey Dishes, Fire Show & Burnt Punch

Enjoy an evening that will reach out to all senses at Rabenstein Castle. In the Knight's Halls a firey 4-course menu is served, a fire show enchants in the forecourt of the castle, and after the dessert, a burnt punch provides pleasant warmth and relaxation. The evening in front of open fire brings the nice ending of the event.

€ 49 per person

Further information (only in German)

Mannheim
05.03.2021 - 04.07.2021

Kunsthalle Mannheim: James Ensor

In 2021 the Kunsthalle Mannheim offers a special exhibition of the Belgian painter and draughtsman James Ensor. With his expressionist paintings, which also have something grotesque and fantastic about them, he held up a mirror to society at the time.

Further Information

Ahorntal
05.03.2021 - 27.11.2021
Start: 19:00 UhrBurg Rabenstein Dinner Meets Magic mit Danny Ocean ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Dinner Meets Magic with Danny Ocean - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Dinner Meets Magic with Danny Ocean - © Rabenstein Castle.

Dinner Meets Magic

With the mentalist and magician Danny Ocean you will experience a magical evening with psychological refinement, magical fascination & culinary highlights. Let yourself be enchanted at a fine 4-course menu into a world of which you wouldn't even dream of. Things will happen, that do not seem to be able to be explained with laws of nature.

P.S. Bring your own fork...

€ 84 per person -  Further information (only in German)

Eberbach
12.03.2021 - 14.03.2021

Food Days Eberbach

The Streetfood-Tour, which is well known throughout Germany, is a guest on the Neuer Markt and on Bahnhofstraße Ost in Eberbach. Renowned chefs and hobby caterers present culinary delights in their huts and food trucks.

Further information

Ahorntal
12.03.2021 - 20.11.2021Burg Rabenstein Whisky-Dinner ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Whisky Tasting - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Whisky Tasting - © Rabenstein Castle.

Whisky Dinner - Delights from Scotland

Where else could you enjoy the tasteful versatility of a scoth whisky better than in the classy castle ambience?

To the exquisite more course castle-menu there is a lot of information about the production of the scotch whisky and the opportunity to taste the different bottlings and flavours.

from € 89 per person - dates:  Mar. 12th, Nov. 19th, Nov. 20th, 2021

Further information (only in German)

Eberbach
12.03.2021 - 14.03.2021Eberbacher Ostermarkt ©Hubert Richter  Eberbach - Easter Market - © Hubert Richter
Eberbach - Easter Market - © Hubert Richter.

Easter Market in Eberbach with Sunday Shopping

Colourfully painted eggs in many varieties, woodworks, chocolate, paper decoration, fabric works, jewellry, painting, dolls and a large number of other creative activities are represented on the market. Everybody who is interested in handicraft will have a good time and discover new things. The exhibitors are happy to advise the guests and let them take part at their experience.

Further information (only in German)

Eberbach
13.03.2021 - 11.04.2021Eberbach Baerlauchtage ©Andreas Held  Eberbach - Wild Garlic Days © Andreas Held
Eberbach - Wild Garlic Days © Andreas Held.

Wild Garlic Days

Already for years the focus is not only culinarily on the leek plant. Who wants to deal with this prominently smelling plant, will find plenty of chances to do so in the course of the Wild Garlic Days in Eberbach by the Neckar river and the Forest of Odes.

Further information (only in German)

Ahorntal
13.03.2021 - 12.12.2021Burg Rabenstein Burgkonzert Pohl und Pohl ©Burg Rabenstein
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Castle Concerts

Celtic sounds, piano concerts, opera arias, swing and blues or jazz - throughout the year, various concerts delight visitors to Rabenstein Castle.

Dates and further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
20.03.2021 - 28.03.2021Rothenburg Wanderwochen ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Respondek  Rothenburg - Hiking Week - © Rothenburg Tourism Service, Respondek
Rothenburg - Hiking Week - © Rothenburg Tourism Service, Respondek.

Springtime Hiking Week

Every year in springtime and autumn the hiking weeks in Rothenburg offer you active recovery in the midst of nature - from guided hiking tours up to a varied programme that really offers something for everyone. Each hike stands under an interesting topic and is accompanied by an experienced leader and commented with a lot of inside knowledge. By the way: the hikes are all free of charge!

Going out to have something to eat somewhere together provides the ideal place for meeting new hiking friends from near and far.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
24.03.2021 - 28.03.2021

15th International JazzArtFestival

Jazz musicians from all over the world will come to Schwäbisch Hall. 

Further information and tickets

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
27.03.2021 - 30.04.2021Rothenburg Fruehlingserwachen ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger  Rothenburg - Spring Awakening © Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger
Rothenburg - Spring Awakening © Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger.

Spring Awakening in Rothenburg

In Rothenburg, numerous traditional spring customs have survived, for example richly ornamenting and decorating the number of fountains and turning them into easter fountains. In an entertaining way, culinary walks and guided theme tours convey stories and things worth knowing about the most beautiful time of year.

A town festival with many special offers, culinary delicacies and show programme at the marketplace, round off the Spring Awakening.

Further information

Bayreuth
02.04.2021 - 09.05.2021Bayreuth Osterfestival  Bayreuth - Easter Festival
Bayreuth - Easter Festival.

Bayreuth Easter Festival

The Easter Festival offers top-class concerts of the International Young Orchestra Academy (IJOA) from classical music to jazz. The IJOA is an international selection orchestra with around 110 musicians from over 30 nations. The proceeds are donated to the International Young Orchestra Academy, which contributes to the healing of chronically ill and cancer-stricken children. 

Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
03.04.2021 - 07.04.2021Heiligenstadt Osterbrunnen Foto TZFraenkischeSchweiz-Tyrkowski  Heiligenstadt - Easter Well (Foto: TZ Fränkische Schweiz/Tyrkowski)
Heiligenstadt - Easter Well (Foto: TZ Fränkische Schweiz/Tyrkowski).

Heiligenstadt: Easter Market with Farmer Market

At the farmer's and Easter market in Heiligenstadt visitors can look forward to performances on the marketplace, a wide range of regional specialities, flowers, decoration items and much more.

Further information (only in German)

Sinsheim
17.04.2021 - 18.04.2021Sinsheim Burg Steinsberg  Sinsheim - Steinsberg Castle
Sinsheim - Steinsberg Castle.

Middle Ages Festival at Steinsberg Castle

The visitors will be taken to a long gone time in April at Steinsberg Castle: the Middle Ages. Who passes the gate to the terrain of the castle will find themselves in a different world from one second to the other. Then, the air is impregnated by smoke and soot of the fires. Dull drumming, the chinking of swords and the distant sounds of the minstrels come through to one's ear.

Opening hours: Saturday: 12.00 pm - 10.00 pm and Sunday: 10.00 - 6.00 pm
Entry: 5 EUR / 3 EUR reduced and medievally costumed / children under 16 free.

Further information

Mannheim
18.04.2021 - 13.02.2022Mannheim Rem EISZEIT Hoehlenloewe ©MarcSteinmetz  Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums Mannheim - Cave Lion
Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums Mannheim - Cave Lion.

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums: Exhibition "Ice Age Safari"

Exhibition in the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim about life during the last ice age between 35.000 and 15.000 years before our time. More than 100 animal reconstructions, skeletons, plant preparations and interactive stations await visitors of all ages. Further information

Nürnberg
23.04.2021 - 24.04.2021Nuernberg Blaue Nacht ©Albert Goesswein  Nuremberg - Blue Night® - © Albert Gößwein
Nuremberg - Blue Night® - © Albert Gößwein.

Blue Night®: Long Night of Art and Culture - cancelled

Nuremberg's long night of art and culture attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year in may under different main topics into the city centre, numerous installations and art projects lure into the museums, yards and oldtown streets. After sunset, light installations and projections immerse the city in blue light.

Further Information

Ansbach
23.04.2021 - 30.04.2021

Schwäbisch Hall
24.04.2021 - 25.04.2021Haller Fruehling FotoNicoKurth  Spring in Schwäbisch Hall (Photograph: Nico Kurth)
Spring in Schwäbisch Hall (Photograph: Nico Kurth).

Spring in Schwäbisch Hall

Visitors can look forward to a varied weekend full of fun, culinary delights and colorful entertainment for the whole family. Further information (only in German)

Kulmbach
24.04.2021 - 25.04.2021Kulmbach Motorradsternfahrt  Kulmbach - Biker Event
Kulmbach - Biker Event.

Motorbike Tour

Every year Kulmbach becomes the Mecca of all bikers for two days. Thousands of visitors experience a great programme on this event-weekend: The MEGA-BIKER-PARTY on Saturday, on Sunday the rally with kilometer long motorbike corso through the city and following stunt-show and much more on the event ground of the brewery of Kulmbach.

Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
24.04.2021 - 25.04.2021Forchheim Bierkellereroeffnung  Forchheim - Opening of the Beer Garden Season
Forchheim - Opening of the Beer Garden Season.

Forchheim: Opening of the Beer Garden Season

Forchheim's beer garden landlords warmly invite you to the beer garden opening in Forchheim. With a coloured framework programme and also with musical entertainment and further interesting actions Forchheim starts off into the new open-air season together with its citizens. The rock cellars, which were made to cool the beer, are then officially opened.

Further information (only in German)

Langenzenn
25.04.2021

Regional Market

Feasting, strolling and enjoyment in historical ambience in the historic Old Town around the historic monastery. Short ways, fresh goods, transparent production. Value and quality, individuality, direct contact and reliance.

A cool beer or a well tempered Franconian wine invite for a break while eating fresh grilled or baked food.

At the same time a artisan, hobby and craftmen's market takes place in the monastery area (cloister and monastery courtyard) as well as at the Martin-Luther-Square.

Further information (only in German)

Eberbach
25.04.2021
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 UhrEberbach Naturparkmarkt Naturpark Neckartal-Odenwald ©quercus Buero fuer Wald und Umwelt  Eberbach - Nature Park Market - © quercus, office for forest and environment
Eberbach - Nature Park Market - © quercus, office for forest and environment.

Nature Park Market Eberbach

Regional producers from all parts of the Nature Park Neckartal-Odenwald come to Eberbach with their products. Healthy, flavourful food from the region, hand-made products and activities to take part in, let a stroll through the Nature Park Market become a special experience of the homelike region.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
30.04.2021

Village Festival in May

Traditionally every year on the market square in Schwäbisch Hall. With a big maypole, comfortable seat opportunities, music, good mood and tasty food.

Schwetzingen
30.04.2021 - 29.05.2021

SWR Festival Schwetzingen

The 68th Schwetzingen SWR Festival presents a varied programme with numerous internationally renowned artists in the rococo theatre and in the historical rooms of the castle.

Further information (only in German language)

Bayreuth
01.05.2021 - 02.05.2021

"Wilhelmine inside" - Residence Days Bayreuth

Under the motto "Appearance and Being" the New Palace and the Margravial Opera House take a look behind the scenes of the baroque Bayreuth.

Further information (only in German language)

Neckarbischofsheim
01.05.2021 - 11.10.2021Neckarbischofsheim Krebsbachtalbahn Helmhof
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Rides with the Krebsbachtalbahn - a historic train

Every Sunday, public holiday, and every third Wednesday of the month.

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
01.05.2021 - 09.07.2021Bayreuth Musica Bayreuth  Bayreuth - Musica Bayreuth
Bayreuth - Musica Bayreuth.

Musica Bayreuth

The series of events offers an exciting programme in historic premises. The spectrum of Musica goes from the Baroque up until today's music, from chamber music up to table music of the Rennaissance.

Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.05.2021 - 31.10.2021Rothenburg Gemaelde Arthur-WasseC RothenburgMuseum  Arthur Wasse, Landscape of gardens and houses in the Klingengasse, oil on canvas, ca. 1910 (RothenburgMuseum)
Arthur Wasse, Landscape of gardens and houses in the Klingengasse, oil on canvas, ca. 1910 (RothenburgMuseum).

Exhibition: "Rothenburg on the Tauber - British Perspectives"

For over one hundred and fifty years Rothenburg ob der Tauber has been considered a jewel of the German past. Artists, among them important English and Scottish painters such as Elias Bancroft, James Douglas, Arthur Wasse, immortalized the town in romantic pictures.

For the special exhibition in the Medieval Criminal Museum, many of these works will return to their place of origin. Further information 

Ansbach
07.05.2021 - 11.05.2021Ansbach Fruehlingsfest  Ansbach - Spring Festival
Ansbach - Spring Festival.

Spring Festival

Folk festival at the "Hofwiese" fairground with all kinds of opportunities for amusement and live music in the beer tent.

Further information (only in German)

Nürnberg
07.05.2021 - 08.05.2021Nuernberg Trempelmarkt ©CTZ1  Flea Market
Flea Market "Trempelmarkt" - © CTZ Nuremberg.

Flea Market "Trempelmarkt": Germany's largest flea market

Twice a year the "Trempelmarkt" takes place in Nuremberg: A huge flea market, which does not only have a drawing power to collectors.

Dates:
May 7th-8th & September 10th-11th

Further information

Schwäbisch Hall
08.05.2021 - 09.05.2021Kaesemarkt FotoNicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall - Cheese Market © Nico Kurth
Schwäbisch Hall - Cheese Market © Nico Kurth.

Southern German Cheese Market

Over 40 small cheese dairies from Germany and abroad, which still make their products in manual tradition, present over 200 cheese specialties in the Hohenlohe open-air museum in Wackershofen.

Further information (only in german)

Bad Wimpfen
08.05.2021
Start: 19:00 Uhr
End: 24:00 UhrBad Wimpfen KunstNacht  Bad Wimpfen - Long Night of the Arts
Bad Wimpfen - Long Night of the Arts.

Long Night of the Arts

Exhibitions, artistic events, music, theatre and readings fill the Old Town, which is illuminated in an imaginative way on this evening. Under the motto "City of 1000 chairs", chairs placed in front of the house invite you to linger and chat.
Admission to the museums on this evening is free of charge. Further information

Schwäbisch Hall
12.05.2021

Children's festival

With different activities for children like roll conveyor, trampoline and tree climbing. Further information

Öhringen
13.05.2021 - 16.05.2021Oehringen Hohenloher Geniesserdorf  Öhringen - Connoisseurs Market
Öhringen - Connoisseurs Market.

Hohenlohe Connoisseurs Market around the Palace

Garden and history, kitchen and culture, wine and wellness - discover, experience and enjoy Hohenlohe. A sensual-enjoyable pleasure, that will delight you. The festival takes place in noble ambience around the palace an in the idyllic courtyard garden every two years. Regional exhibitors present products of high quality for garden, palate, lifestyle and wellbeing there. Further information (only in German)

Sinsheim
13.05.2021 - 16.05.2021Sinsheim Fohlenmarkt Umzug01
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Foal Market

Five day-long fair, which will delight young and old. With stunning fireworks, the large market and a promising amusement park, as well as the parade during Sunday shopping, the flea market lives up to its reputation to be the largest fair in the Kraichgau area.

Further information (only in German)

Eberbach
14.05.2021 - 16.05.2021Eberbach Fruehlingsfest ©Andreas Held1  Eberbach - Spring Festival - © Andreas Held
Eberbach - Spring Festival - © Andreas Held.

Old Town Festival - "Spring Festival Eberbach"

On the weekend after Ascension Day the traditional Old Town Festival attracts numerous visitors to Eberbach. It offers many activities for big and small and a rich range of musical contributions from folk music up to rock / pop / jazz at the different places of the Old Town.

Numerous showmen and association-stands give the festival a very own flair, which invites you to stay. The varied programme items focus on all age groups, from clownery and fun for children, to the open-air music events in the evening.

Further information (only in German)

Bad Wimpfen
16.05.2021

Wolframs-Eschenbach
16.05.2021
Start: 14:00 UhrWolframs-Eschenbach Internationaler Museumstag Kinderfuehrung  Wolframs-Eschenbach - International Museum Day
Wolframs-Eschenbach - International Museum Day.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: International Museum Day

"Network museums: new ways, new visitors" - guided tours in the museum "Wolfram von Eschenbach".

Further information (only in German)

Heilbronn
21.05.2021 - 22.05.2021

ADAC Vintage Car Rally "Württemberg Historic"

The ADAC's vintage car drive with its approximately 100 vehicles looks back on a long tradition. In 2021 it will take its participants to the northern part of Württemberg in 2021. From the centre in Heilbronn, the route heads towards Hohenlohe in the footsteps of the world market leaders. On 22 May 2021 the vehicles can be admired from around 5 pm on the Heilbronn market square, the destination of their exit.

Further information and registration (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
21.05.2021 - 24.05.2021Kuchen und Brunnenfest richtigesBild FotoNicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall - Salt Simmerers © Nico Kurth
Schwäbisch Hall - Salt Simmerers © Nico Kurth.

Cake and Fountain Festival

Traditional festival of the salt makers of Schwäbisch Hall. Today the Cake and Fountain Festival, with more than 500 actors and helpers, is one of the nicest hometown festivals in the country and offers a colourful mix of medieval tradition and music. Besides the historic festival there is a motley amusement park on the Haalplatz. The beer garden "Unterwöhrd" is open every day during the festival.

Further information (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
21.05.2021 - 24.05.2021Rothenburg Der Meistertrunk ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger   Rothenburg o.d.T. - Festival 1631
Rothenburg o.d.T. - Festival 1631 "The Master Draught" - © RTS, W. Pfitzinger.

Historic Festival 1631 "The Master Draught"

"The Master Draught" with it's annual historical festival play is one of the most popular historical folk plays in Germany. Every year, thousands of visitors are fascinated by the historical festival play, which picks up the happenings in Rothenburg during the Thirty Years' War.

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
21.05.2021 - 31.05.2021Bayreuth Bayreuther Volksfest ©Harbach  Bayreuth - Fun Fair - © C. Harbach
Bayreuth - Fun Fair - © C. Harbach.

Fun Fair Bayreuth

Annually over Pentecost one of the greatest fairs in Franconia with over 50 showman stands, huge marquees, and entertaining framework programme take place on eleven days in Bayreuth.

Further information

Cadolzburg
22.05.2021 - 12.12.2021

Concert Series of the J.G. Pisendel Society

The concerts of the concert series of the J.G. Pisendel-Society "Music in the Castle" take place in the extraordinary ambience of the "New Palace" of Cadolzburg. Here, beneath the massive roof truss, between the mighty sandstone walls, a concert becomes a very special experience.

Advance ticket sales: Town hall Markt Cadolzburg, phone: 0049 (0) 9103 / 509-27

Further information (only in German)

Langenzenn
28.05.2021 - 01.06.2021

Parish Fair

When the most beautiful season of the year begins, then it's time, the Parish Fair of Langenzenn is coming. The city of Langenzenn closes the main through-road, to give the traditional parish fair eight days after Pentecost room.

Further information (only in German)

Ansbach
01.06.2021 - 30.06.2021

Ansbach
02.06.2021 - 06.06.2021Ansbach Altstadtfest  Ansbach - Old Town Festival
Ansbach - Old Town Festival .

Old Town Festival Ansbach

Five days form the historical buildings, picturesque alleys and cosy courtyards in the old town of Ansbach, the unique backdrop for a true festival mile.

Traditionally, many Ansbach clubs participate with catering and stage programs. Small visitors can expect a special programme and the legendary Kindeflohmarkt flea market. On Sunday afternoon the tourism exchange "Fernweh ganz nah" offers tips for excursions and short trips in the near and far surroundings.

Further information (only in German)

Ahorntal
03.06.2021 - 06.06.2021Burg Rabenstein Mittelaltermarkt  Burg Rabenstein - Medieval Market - © Burg Rabenstein Event GmbH
Burg Rabenstein - Medieval Market - © Burg Rabenstein Event GmbH.

Large Medieval Market

At Rabenstein Castle you join an exciting time travel back into the Middle Ages at the largest and most popular medieval markets of northern Bavaria.

A comprehensive programme with performance artists, medieval battles and exhibition fights, puppet theater for children and fire shows in the evenings are offered. Historic groups from all over Germany camp in front of the scenery of the 800 year-old castle; craftsmen and traders provide insights into extinct professions of the Middle Ages.

Further information (only in German)

Cadolzburg
04.06.2021 - 07.06.2021

Kirchweih Cadolzburg

Showmen, food stands and rides will keep you in a good mood. There will also be music and dancing in the marquee.

Further information (only in German)

Schwetzingen
10.06.2021 - 06.08.2021

Music in the Park

The palace garden of Schwetzingen is a wonderful backdrop for the festival "Musik im Park". Again, at the open-air concert series great artists from the most differents music genres perform.

Further information

Langenzenn
11.06.2021 - 24.07.2021

Monastery Courtyard Festival - "Arsen und Spitzenhäubchen" / "Die kleine Hexe"

 

Theatre in a unique setting in the inner courtyard of the Langenzenn monastery. For over 35 years, classical and modern plays for young and old have been performed here year after year.

Plays 2021:

  • "Arsen und Spitzenhäubchen"
  • "Die kleine Hexe"

Further information and tickets (only in German)

Nürnberg
11.06.2021 - 13.06.2021Nuernberg Rock im Park  Nueremberg - Rock im Park
Nueremberg - Rock im Park.

"Rock im Parkt" - Rock Music Festival

"Rock im Park" is a metal, rock, indie, pop, hip hop and electronic festival. About 60,000 fans are expected. Rock am Ring is the sister festival of Rock im Park, that takes place on the same weekend with identical line up at the Nürburgring.

Further information

Ebermannstadt
12.06.2021 - 13.06.2021Forchheim Kunsthandwerkermarkt ©Stadt Forchheim  Forchheim - Arts and Crafts Fair - © Stadt Forchheim
Forchheim - Arts and Crafts Fair - © Stadt Forchheim.

Forchheim: Arts and Crafts Fair around the Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz)

Under the motto "exceptionally - excellent" the artisan market takes place in and around the historic imperial palace in Forchheim. About 100 exhibitors from the whole federal territory and the European foreign countries present their works from the most different sparts of arts and crafts. With traditional jazz morning drink on Sunday.

Further information

Bad Wimpfen
12.06.2021 - 13.06.2021Bad Wimpfen Reichsstadtfest  Bad Wimpfen - Imperial City Festival
Bad Wimpfen - Imperial City Festival.

Imperial City Festival

At the Imperial City Festival the reformation in the Imperial City comes to life with scenic presentations, music and hands-on activities in the listed Old Town of Wimpfen.

Further information

Abenberg
12.06.2021Abenberg-Stadtfest  Abenberg - Town festival
Abenberg - Town festival.

Town festival

For the fourth time, the town festival will be celebrated in the historic old town between the two Abenberg town gates. It is organised by local restaurateurs, clubs and institutions.

Further information (only in German)

Cadolzburg
17.06.2021 - 31.07.2021

Langenzenn
18.06.2021 - 31.07.2021
Start: 20:30 Uhr

Hans-Sachs-Playgroup - "Der Brandner Kaspar"

The Hans-Sachs-Playgroup, which is known far beyond the borders of the region due to its successful theatre performances, shows the play "Der Brandner Kaspar". Venue for the performance is the inner court of the town hall.

Further information and tickets (only in German)

Eberbach
19.06.2021 - 20.06.2021Eberbach Lebendiger Neckar 2017  Eberbach - Living Neckar
Eberbach - Living Neckar.

Campaign Day "Lively Neckar" - Eberbach

Always on the 3rd Sunday in June the common action day "Living Neckar" takes place. The cities of Mannheim, Ilvesheim, Edingen-Neckarhausen, Ladenburg, Heidelberg, Neckargemünd, Neckarsteinach, Hirschhorn and Eberbach invite you to experience the Neckar in its entirety as a natural beauty and habitat for animals and plants, but also as a recreational area for people in the region. Along the route, a variety of events, demonstrations and interactive activities are offered.

Further information

Kirchberg an der Jagst
19.06.2021
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 UhrKirchberg Buechermarkt ©Hartmut Volk Kirchberg  Kirchberg - Book Market - © Hartmut Volk Kirchberg
Kirchberg - Book Market - © Hartmut Volk Kirchberg.

Book Market Kirchberg

The book market in Kirchberg exists since 1999. About 80 retailers take part. Everywhere on the market and in the alleys are booths with books, graphics and photographs. Friends of old and new books can take their time to look around. The book market is rounded off with a colourful programme with readings, exhibitions and artists "all about the book".

Further information (only in German)

Hirschhorn
20.06.2021

Action Day "Living Neckar" - Hirschhorn

Always on the 3rd Sunday in June the common action day "Living Neckar" takes place. The cities of Mannheim, Ilvesheim, Edingen-Neckarhausen, Ladenburg, Heidelberg, Neckargemünd, Neckarsteinach, Hirschhorn and Eberbach invite you to experience the Neckar in its entirety as a natural beauty and habitat for animals and plants, but also as a recreational area for people in the region. Along the route, a variety of events, demonstrations and interactive activities are offered.

Further information

Neckargemünd
20.06.2021Neckargemuend Lebendiger Neckar ©Andreas Held  Neckargemünd - The Living Neckar - © Andreas Held
Neckargemünd - The Living Neckar - © Andreas Held.

Action day "The Living Neckar" - Neckargemünd

Always on the 3rd Sunday in June the common action day "Living Neckar" takes place. The cities of Mannheim, Ilvesheim, Edingen-Neckarhausen, Ladenburg, Heidelberg, Neckargemünd, Neckarsteinach, Hirschhorn and Eberbach invite you to experience the Neckar in its entirety as a natural beauty and habitat for animals and plants, but also as a recreational area for people in the region. Along the route, a variety of events, demonstrations and interactive activities are offered.

Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
23.06.2021 - 28.08.2021Rothenburg Toppler Theater ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger  Rothenburg - Toppler-Theatre © Rothenburg Tourism Service W. Pfitzinger
Rothenburg - Toppler-Theatre © Rothenburg Tourism Service W. Pfitzinger.

Toppler-Theatre – Season

"Small but nice" is the motto of this unique summer-stage in the Northern court of the former Dominican Abbey and present Imperial City Museum.

The plays of the season will be announced soon on the website.

Dates and tickets (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
24.06.2021 - 27.06.2021

Forchheim Culinary Festival

On the gourmet mile in the inner courtyard of the Kaiserpfalz, delicacies from Forchheim and the region are on offer, including wine, schnapps, juices and venison from the surrounding forests. In the evening, the Restaurant Zum Alten Zollhaus in cooperation with the Vinothek Scharfenberg offers a 4-course menu made from regional ingredients.

Further information

Bad Wimpfen
24.06.2021 - 29.06.2021Bad Wimpfen Talmarkt 01  Bad Wimpfen - Traditional Fair
Bad Wimpfen - Traditional Fair.

1056th Traditional Fair

Always around Peter and Paul on 29 June, Bad Wimpfen in the valley is home to the Talmarkt, one of the oldest events of its kind in Germany. In addition to the amusement park, the Krämermarkt with its around 130 stands is the big attraction. Further information (only in German)

Lauf an der Pegnitz
25.06.2021 - 27.06.2021Lauf Altstadtfest ©Stadt Lauf  Lauf - Old Town Festival © City of Lauf
Lauf - Old Town Festival © City of Lauf.

Old Town Festival

Every year on the last weekend of June the marketplace of Lauf, the hospital courtyard and the surrounding streets and alleys turn into a party mile.

Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
25.06.2021 - 28.06.2021

Heiligenstadt: Summer Parish Fair

Summer Parish Fair with amusement park.

Further information (only in German)

Neckarsteinach
26.06.2021 - 27.06.2021

Little Book Fair in the Neckar river valley

The Little Book Fair in the community centre "Zum Schwanen" should offer the publishers of the region, especially smaller and medium-sized publishing companies, a platform, where they can present themselves, popularize and sell their products, but also to get in contact with booksellers, customers and authors.

Further information (only in German)

Öhringen
01.07.2021 - 05.07.2021Oehringen Hohenloher Weindorf   Wine Festival
Wine Festival.

Wine Festival Hohenlohe

Wine dresser's cooperatives and self-marketers present their programme of wine and champagne. Together with the varied food supply the visit to the wine festival in Öhringen becomes an experience of slurping and feasting. Again this year, the diverse musical programme will ensure an atmosphere which invites to stay and have fun.

Further information (only in German)

Lauf an der Pegnitz
02.07.2021 - 06.07.2021Lauf Kunigundenfest ©Stadt Lauf - Foto Anja Mueller
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Festival of Kunigunde

Celebration in honor of Lauf's patron saint Empress Kunigunde who, played by a student, rides with her entourage through the city high up to the mountain which is named after her. With a colourful programme right by the Kunigunde mountain.

Further Information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
02.07.2021 - 04.07.2021Forchheim Afrika-Kulturtage  Forchheim - Africa Culture Days
Forchheim - Africa Culture Days.

Forchheim: Africa Culture Days around the Imperial Palace

Excotic, bright and various the Africa Cultural Days present themselves! The successful festival in the picturesque ambience of the imperial palace brings art, music and dance from Africa to Upper Franconia for three days.

Further information (only in German)

Ansbach
02.07.2021 - 06.07.2021Ansbach Rokoko Festspiele  Ansbach - Rokoko Festival in the courtyard
Ansbach - Rokoko Festival in the courtyard.

Ansbach Rokoko Festival

With the Rococo Festival in front of the backdrop of the orangery in the courtyard Ansbach the "Town of the Franconian Rococo" preserves its great margravial inheritance. Courtly drive, gallantry and a trace of powder and perfume lend the festive happening on the tracks of the Hohenzollern its exceptional character and let the Rococo Festival become a unique experience.

Further information

Kulmbach
02.07.2021 - 04.07.2021Kulmbach Altstadtfest  Kulmbach - Old Town Festival
Kulmbach - Old Town Festival.

Old Town Festival

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
02.07.2021 - 04.07.2021Bayreuth Buergerfest ©Bayreuth Marketing Tourismus GmbH  Bayreuth - Citizen Festival Bayreuth - © Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
Bayreuth - Citizen Festival Bayreuth - © Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH.

Citizen Festival Bayreuth

The Bürgerfest takes place annually on the first weekend in the historic center of Bayreuth in July. Together with Bayreuths Fun Fair (Volksfest), it is the highlight of the fair season.

Further information

Hirschhorn
04.07.2021
Start: 10:00 Uhr

Bee Festival

Always when the sun has exceeded the summery turing circle and the days slowly start to become shorter again, namely on the first Sunday in July, the bee-keepers celebrate their traditional "Bee Festival" in the Brombach Forest.

Further information

Öhringen
08.07.2021 - 31.07.2021Oehringen Hofgarten Weiher ©Landesgartenschau-Oehringen 2016  Öhringen - Weiher im Hofgarten © Landesgartenschau Oehringen 2016
Öhringen - Weiher im Hofgarten © Landesgartenschau Oehringen 2016.

Summer Festival in the Historic Court Garden

The summer festival in the magnificent Öhringer Hofgarten features bands, artists from the fields of comedy and music, readings, children's theatre and a "picnic in white". Thursday to Saturday.

Dates, tickest and further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
09.07.2021 - 10.07.2021

Coburg
09.07.2021 - 11.07.2021Coburg SambaTaenzerin ©StadtCoburg-FotoM.Selzer  Coburg - Samba Dancer © StadtCoburg, Foto: M.Selzer
Coburg - Samba Dancer © StadtCoburg, Foto: M.Selzer.

28th International Samba-Festival

3,000 sambistas from ten nations present samba-specialties for every taste. The visitors expect to see spirited dancers in colourful costumes, imaginative shows, Brazilian street-samba and a varied framework programme. The highlight of the festival is the colourful samba parade through the alleys and streets of Coburg.

Further information

Ansbach
09.07.2021 - 13.07.2021Ansbach Kirchweih  Ansbach - Parish Fair
Ansbach - Parish Fair.

Parish Fair Ansbach

Parish Fair with large procession offers entertainment for young and old like parish fair shooting, children's afternoon, face painting for children, live music, beer garden morning drink "Frühschoppen" and, finally, a brilliant fireworks display.

Further information

Wolframs-Eschenbach
10.07.2021 - 11.07.2021Wolframs-Eschenbach Oldietown   Wolframs-Eschenbach - Oldie Town Festival
Wolframs-Eschenbach - Oldie Town Festival.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Oldie Town Festival

The wheel of time is turned back on this weekend at the fair ground in the city centre: Oldtimers in the historic Old Town together with music of numerous oldie and rock'n'roll bands on 7 stages, nostalgia market and nostalgia exhibition. The cuisine is adapted to the time of the 50's and 60's, and also the traditional Franconian cuisine is offered. Stalls and visitors present themselves in the style of this time.

Further information (only in German)

Coburg
15.07.2021 - 19.07.2021Coburg Schlossplatzfest ©Stadt Coburg M Selzer   Coburg - Open Air Gourmet Party - © M. Selzer, Stadt Coburg
Coburg - Open Air Gourmet Party - © M. Selzer, Stadt Coburg.

Open Air Gourmet-Party at the Palace Square

The palace square of Coburg is the backdrop for the "Greates Gourmet-Party of Northern Bavaria". Between state theatre and Ehrenburg Palace, a great culinary offer, numerous show highlights and also a successful music mix ensure a great atmosphere. 

Further information (only in German)

Kirchberg an der Jagst
16.07.2021 - 18.07.2021

Courtyard Garden Festival

In the baroque courtyard garden with orangery the Courtyard Garden Festival takes place annually on the 3rd weekend of July on the occasion of the opening of the rebuilt baroque courtyard garden in 1988. With beer tasting, marching band, children's afternoon with flea market and different attractions (e.g. bouncy castle, magicians, circus).

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
16.07.2021 - 18.07.2021

15th Africa-Carribean-Festival

The colourful festival annually offers a varied programme about Africa and the Carribean with concerts, movies, workshops and an interesting programm especially for children.

Further information (only in German)

Waldenburg
16.07.2021 - 18.07.2021

Hill Festival with Triathlon

Hohenlohe Mountain Festival and Waldenburg "FÖRCH-Triathlon". Big sports festival with an entertaining musical programme.

Further information

Cadolzburg
17.07.2021

Milk House Festival

Festival with music and hospitality in the moat between the old milk house and the castle bridge.

Further information (only in German)

Bad Wimpfen
17.07.2021 - 18.07.2021Bad Wimpfen Montmartre 01  Bad Wimpfen - Montmartre
Bad Wimpfen - Montmartre.

Montmartre

In the winding alleys of the old town, professional and leisure artists from the region display their works. The French ambience is rounded off by a French market on the market square. Admission is free. Further information

Langenzenn
18.07.2021
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 Uhr

Flea Market with Sunday Shopping

Since 2012 the flea market, which is popular far beyond the city borders of Langenzenn, takes place in the historical and redesigned Old Town of Langenzenn around the monastery.

Like every year more than 100 private traders offer their used goods. With the large and various supply many bargains wait for the visitors.

In the frame of the Sunday shopping Langenzenn also offers the opportunity to stroll through the stores.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
23.07.2021 - 26.07.2021Jakobimarkt FotoNicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall - St. James' Market (Photograph: Nico Kurth)
Schwäbisch Hall - St. James' Market (Photograph: Nico Kurth).

St. James' Market (Jakobimarkt)

For 800 years the St. James market, one of the oldest markets of the region, has taken place on St. James' Day. Today it is a lively, four-day-long festival for the whole family: the town presents itself from its most appealing side: tradition meets future! St. James Market offers many attractions: an amusement park, flea market, morning pint in the beer garden and a motto party in the festival tent.

Further information (only in german)

Ansbach
23.07.2021 - 25.07.2021Ansbach Ansbach Open ©Sven Zimmermann   Ansbach - Ansbach Open - © Sven Zimmermann
Ansbach - Ansbach Open - © Sven Zimmermann.

Ansbach Open

Top-class musicians are coming to the margravial city for the Ansbach Open 2021. A high-carat programme and a colourful mix are waiting for the visitors in the fancy ambience of the riding arena of Ansbach.

Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
23.07.2021 - 02.08.2021
Start: 13:00 Uhr
End: 23:30 UhrForchheim Annafest ©Stadt Forchheim  Forchheim - Anna Festival - © City of Forchheim
Forchheim - Anna Festival - © City of Forchheim.

Forchheim: Anna Festival in the beer garden forest

The festival takes place in the shady oak forest at over 20 beer gardens. With about 30,000 seats, the Kellerwald offers enough space for everyone.

You can enjoy cool beer from 17 different breweries. Also, you can enjoy Franconian as well as international specialties. Numerous funfair rides offer fun for young and old - accompanied by entertaining music.

Further information

Bayreuth
25.07.2021 - 02.08.2021Bayreuth Festspiele ©Bayreuth-Marketing-und-Tourismus-GmbH
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Bayreuth Festival – Richard Wagner

The internationally well-known festival takes place annually in the Festival Theatre in Bayreuth with varying repertoire and 30 performances in front of 2,000 viewers.

Further information

Nürnberg
25.07.2021 - 01.08.2021Nuernberg Klassik Open Air ©Uwe Niklas1  Nuremberg - Classic Open Air - © Uwe Niklas
Nuremberg - Classic Open Air - © Uwe Niklas.

Classic Open Air

Every year in summer - this year on July 25 and August 1, - Nuremberg's Luitpoldhain is transformed into Europe's greenest concert hall. The city's two major orchestras, the Nuremberg State Philharmonic and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, give three free open-air concerts. The audience meets for a relaxed picnic with sparklers and fireworks at the "Woodstock of classical music". Further information

Ansbach
30.07.2021 - 08.08.2021Ansbach Bachwoche  Ansbach - Bach Week
Ansbach - Bach Week.

Bach Week Ansbach

Every two years concert halls and churches fill up in Ansbach and festive glamour falls onto the margravial city for ten days. The most important musical event in Ansbach, which can already look back at an almost 70-year long tradition, is dedicated to the most protruding composer of musical history: Johann Sebastian Bach. Works from his feather, compositions of contemporaries and also from other epochs can be heard during the Bach Week in the baroque halls of the city, in the impressive large stateroom of the residence, in the orangery and in the large churches St. Gumbertus and St. John.

Further information

Heilbronn
30.07.2021 - 01.08.2021

NeckarFestival Heilbronn

As the successor to the traditional Neckar Festival, the Old Neckar is being revived. On three stages a colourful programme is presented on water and land. Further Information

Coburg
30.07.2021 - 08.08.2021

Traditional Marksmen's Festival at the Ketschenanger

One of the oldest funfairs in Bavaria at the Ketschenanger, festive highlight is the traditional marksman pullout through the Old Town of Coburg with chapels and marksmen parties from near and far.

Further information (only in German)

Nürnberg
30.07.2021 - 01.08.2021Nuernberg Bardentreffen ©Uwe Niklas1  Nuremberg - Gathering of the Bards - © Uwe Niklas
Nuremberg - Gathering of the Bards - © Uwe Niklas.

45th Gathering of the Bards

During the bard's meeting Nuremberg's city centre turns into a large music theatre. International artists play on small and intimate venues and also on large stages.

Further information

Ahorntal
30.07.2021 - 01.08.2021Burg Rabenstein Mittelaltermarkt  Burg Rabenstein - Medieval Market © Burg Rabenstein Event GmbH
Burg Rabenstein - Medieval Market © Burg Rabenstein Event GmbH.

Large Medieval Market

At Rabenstein Castle you join an exciting time travel back into the Middle Ages at the largest and most popular medieval markets of northern Bavaria.

A comprehensive programme with performance artists, medieval battles and exhibition fights, puppet theater for children and fire shows in the evenings are offered. Historic groups from all over Germany camp in front of the scenery of the 800 years old castle, craftsmen and traders provide insights into extinct professions of the Middle Ages.

Further information (only in German)

Neckarsteinach
31.07.2021Neckarsteinach Tag des Gastes1  Neckarsteinach - Guest's Day
Neckarsteinach - Guest's Day.

Guest's Day - Summer Festival with Four Castle Illumination and Fireworks in the Evening

To the biggest Fair of the "Four-Castle-Town" ("Vierburgenstadt") with brilliant fireworks, you are invited by many clubs with music and entertainment as well as a versatile offer of food and drinks. The "Four-Castle-Town" shows itself with its lovely landscape around the four castles, the colourful boats on the Neckar river and the festival grounds at the Neckar riverside from its best side on this day again. Starting 10.00 pm you then can experience the "Four-Castle-Illumination" and then the brilliant fireworks.

Further information (only in German)

Kulmbach
31.07.2021 - 08.08.2021Kulmbach Bierstadl  Kulmbach - Beer Week
Kulmbach - Beer Week.

Beer Week Kulmbach

In the "Capital of Beer", the Kulmbacher Beer Week concentrates entirely on the main theme, the enjoyment of beer, and gets by completely without rides and other "tam-tam".

Further information

 

Bayreuth
31.07.2021Bayreuth Sommernachtsfest1  Summernight Festival
Summernight Festival .

Summernight Festival at the Eremitage

One of the most romantic celebrations of Franconia, which turns the wide park into a huge festive meadow every year. The visitors can stroll between the four stages and gain from the manifold musical supply. Great fireworks  light up Bayreuth's night sky.

Further information

Wolframs-Eschenbach
01.08.2021Wolframs-Eschenbach RaeuberHotzenplotz-Fest   Wolframs-Eschenbach - Robber Hotzenplotz Festival
Wolframs-Eschenbach - Robber Hotzenplotz Festival.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Robber Hotzenplotz Festival

Lots of fun with Robber Hotzenplotz, Constable Dimpflmoser, Sorcerer Zwackelmann and the other characters of the famous children's book at the original film locations of the popular movie in Wolframs-Eschenbach, including capturing the robber.

No charges for participating. 

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
07.08.2021
Start: 19:00 Uhr

The Hoolgaascht, the Haal spirit, is one of the most legendary figures in Hall's history. The festival, which the Große Siedershof has been celebrating since 1984 during the summer holidays, is named after him. Further information (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
13.08.2021 - 15.08.2021Rothenburg Taubertal Open Air ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger  Rothenburg - Tauber Valley Open Air Festival © Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger
Rothenburg - Tauber Valley Open Air Festival © Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger.

Tauber Valley Open Air Festival

For 25 years the "Taubertal Festival" has taken place every year on the Eiswiese in the Rothenburg district of Detwang. During the concerts with a view of the picturesque old town, the concerts in the anniversary year include "Biffy Clyro", "Annenmaykantereit", "SDP" and "Fettes Brot". Further information

Kulmbach
13.08.2021 - 15.08.2021

German and International Tin Figure Fair

Lovers and collectors of tin figures of all kinds from all over the world meet in Kulmbach for the "German and International Pewter Figure Exchange". The Kulmbach Pewter Figure Exchange lives up to its worldwide reputation with a very large and varied range of products: from flat figures to fully plastic pewter figures, from accessories to showcases and specialist literature, everything is offered here that makes the collector's heart beat faster!

Further information

Wolframs-Eschenbach
13.08.2021 - 16.08.2021Wolframs-Eschenbach Kirchweih001
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Wolframs-Eschenbach: Parish Fair

Traditional Parish Fair with setting up a tree, beer-tapping and coloured programme with showmen.

Further information (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
18.08.2021 - 22.08.2021Rothenburg Weindorf CR RTS Foto.W.Pfitzinger  Wine Festival © Rothenburg Tourism Service, W. Pfitzinger
Wine Festival © Rothenburg Tourism Service, W. Pfitzinger.

Wine Festival Rothenburg

The Rothenburg wine festival on the "Grüner Mark"t and "Kirchplatz". Rothenburg's restaurateurs offer regional specialities with wines from well-known Franconian wine villages such as Volkach, Markelsheim and Sommerhausen. Also included is the Glocke Winery, Rothenburg's traditional winegrower, who relies on its own wines.

Further information (only in German)

Coburg
25.08.2021 - 28.08.2021

Eberbach
27.08.2021 - 31.08.2021Eberbach Kuckucksmarkt ©Andreas Held1  Eberbach - Cuckoo Market - © Andreas Held
Eberbach - Cuckoo Market - © Andreas Held.

Eberbach Cuckoo Market

Every year the Cuckoo Market takes place in Eberbach from Friday to Tuesday around the last Sunday in August with a family-afternoon on Friday, catering, fairground rides, game stations and, of course, musical entertainment programme.

On Monday starting at 2.30 pm the stadium in the "Au" will become colourful and loud: the children's party attracts the little one's to take part at the playing stations and to win a prize.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
28.08.2021SchwaebischHall Sommernachtsfest ©NicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall - summer night party (Photograph: Nico Kurth)
Schwäbisch Hall - summer night party (Photograph: Nico Kurth).

Summernight Festival at the "Ackeranlage"

At the end of summer Schwäbisch Hall celebrates the night of the nights. The elongated city park along the Kocher is transformed into a breathtaking sea of lights by 25,000 beakers of light in imaginative ornaments and 2,000 colourful lanterns in the old trees.

Live bands, the Siedersfackeltanz and various light installations are part of the very special supporting programme of the Summer Night Festival.

Further information (only in German)

Bad Wimpfen
28.08.2021 - 29.08.2021Bad Wimpfen Zunftmarkt mittelalterliche Musik011  Bad Wimpfen - Historical Guild Market
Bad Wimpfen - Historical Guild Market.

Historical Guild Market

Every year on the last weekend in August, medieval handicraft moves to the "Burgviertel" in Bad Wimpfen. Numerous craftsmen, like makers of lamps, paintbrushes and rakes, robe tailors, glass blowers, calligraphers, instrument builders are to be admired. Beside jugglers, minstrels and dancers, also knights and guards strengthen the feeling of the medieval goings-on. Further information

Neckargemünd
02.09.2021 - 04.09.2021Neckargemuend Franzoesischer Gourmetmarkt ©Stadtverwaltung Neckargemuend.01
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French Gourmet Market

Market with French delights.

Further information (only in German)

Coburg
03.09.2021 - 05.09.2021Coburg Kloessmarkt ©TMC01
"Dumplings Festival" at the Market Square.

"Dumplings Festival" at the Market Square

The "Dumplings Festival" (Klößmarkt) in the heart of Coburg offers a rich selection of tasty specialties from Coburg - sprinkled with a colourful music programme of folklore, jazz, oldies and blues.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
03.09.2021 - 05.09.2021Schwaebisch Hall Vorderladerschiessen.01  Schwäbisch Hall - International Muzzleloader Shooting
Schwäbisch Hall - International Muzzleloader Shooting.

International Muzzleloader Shooting

Pulverdampf und Wildwestromantik amidst Hohenlohe - Over the years the muzzle-loading shooting in Schwäbisch Hall has developed into a multinational event with participants from France, Switzerland, the Netherlands - and of course from the USA. In the meantime it has become one of the largest of its kind in Europe, hosted by the Schützengilde Schwäbisch Hall.

Further information (only in german)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
03.09.2021 - 05.09.2021Rothenburg ReichsstadtfesttageRothenburgTourismusService W.Pfitzinger.01
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Imperial City Festival Rothenburg

The Imperial City Festival in September is one of the highlights of the annual events in Rothenburg ob der Tauber: The whole town history opens up and reminds of a time between 1274 and 1802, when Rothenburg was still an Imperial City.

Further information (only in German)

Schwetzingen
04.09.2021 - 05.09.2021Schwetzingen Oldtimer Gala CR Stadtinfo
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Classic vintage car show – 16th International Concours d' Elégance Automobile

The international Concours d'Elégance Automobile - CLASSIC-GALA SCHWETZINGEN annually presents over 180 exquisite international and classical automobiles in the unique baroque garden of Schwetzingen Palace and is established beyond the country borders as a leading exhibition event.

Further information

Heilbronn
09.09.2021 - 19.09.2021Heilbronn Weindorf Musik01  Heilbronn - Wine Festival Heilbronn around the Town Hall
Heilbronn - Wine Festival Heilbronn around the Town Hall.

50th Wine Festival Heilbronn around the Town Hall

Wine connoisseurs from all over the world meet to taste the fine wines. A number of cooperatives, wineries and wine cellars offer over 300 different wines in 0.1 litre glasses. Furthermore, an exclusive joint stand of different producers offer sparkling wine and secco. Entertainers amuse you in the evening hours.

Further information

Mannheim
10.09.2021 - 27.02.2022Mannheim rem tutanchamun  Mannheim - Exhibition in the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums
Mannheim - Exhibition in the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums.

Exhibition:"Tutanchamun - His Tomb and the Treasures"

After five years of a successful US tour, the exhibition will be on display at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Museums Zeughaus and will thus be shown in Germany again for the first time. Visitors experience an excavation story full of excitement and adventure Further information

Mannheim
11.09.2021Mannheim Schlossfest-der-Universitaet   Mannheim Castle Festival of the University of Mannheim
Mannheim Castle Festival of the University of Mannheim.

Mannheim Castle Festival of the University of Mannheim

A colourful mixture of art, concerts, science and partying takes place in Mannheim's baroque palace, which also houses the University of Mannheim, and invites you to rediscover or rediscover the palace. Scientists will provide exciting insights into their work as early as 3 p.m. before the concert programme begins at 6 p.m..

Further information (only in German)

Coburg
11.09.2021Coburg Coburger Museumsnacht1 ©Albert Hoechstaedter  Coburg - Museum Night © Albert Hoechstaedter
Coburg - Museum Night © Albert Hoechstaedter.

Museum Night around the Court Garden

Numerous castles, palaces, churches and museums around the Hofgarten attract night owls during the "Night of Contrasts".

Further information (only in German)

Langenzenn
11.09.2021

Old Town Festival

The whole Old Town of Langenzenn is one single promenade. There is music on two different stages. Street musicians move through the town. Whether young or old, there's something for everyone.

Further information (only in German)

Wolframs-Eschenbach
12.09.2021
Start: 14:00 UhrWolframs-Eschenbach Tag des offenen Denkmals  Wolframs-Eschenbach - Open Monument Day
Wolframs-Eschenbach - Open Monument Day.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Open Monument Day

Topic: "Discover, what connects us" - guided tour - meeting place: Statue of Wolfram near the Old Town Hall Further information (only in German)

Cadolzburg
18.09.2021

Wine Festival Cadolzburg

At the cosy wine festival in front of the gates of Cadolzburg Castle you can enjoy Franconian wines and treats.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
19.09.2021Schwaebisch Hall Freundschaftstag ©TM Eva Maria Kraiss.01  Schwäbisch Hall - Day of Freindship
Schwäbisch Hall - Day of Freindship.

Day of Friendship at the Unterwöhrd

At the end of the summer, the Friendship Day, organised by the city and the associations of foreign citizens, has been taking place for over 25 years. Under the motto "colourful, peaceful and cosmopolitan", it is a highlight of the event programme every year. Colourful folk performances and culinary delicacies round off the Friendship Day.

Further information (only in german)

Neckargemünd
19.09.2021
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 UhrNeckargemuend Naturparkmarkt.01
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Regional Market

Festival with regional products.

Further information (only in German)

Schwetzingen
24.09.2021 - 10.10.2021Schwetzingen Mozartfest-Foto-Andreas-Moosbrugger
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Mozart Festival Schwetzingen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has visited Schwetzingen three times. Today, every year, on three consecutive weekends in September and October, the beautiful venues of the Rokokotheater and the round halls of the palace are all about the composer from Salzburg and his contemporaries. In "Rokokotheatre" and "Zirkelsäle" of Schwetzingen palace.

Further information

Lauf an der Pegnitz
25.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Parish Fair

At the traditional Hämmernkirchweih, the music department of TSV Lauf revives a piece of Lauf city history. further information

Heidelberg
25.09.2021 - 26.09.2021Heidelberg Heidelberger-Herbst ©HeidelbergMarketing FotoTobiasSchwerdt  Old Town Festival
Old Town Festival.

Old Town Festival including a Historical Market

The multi-faceted city festival includes an arts and crafts market along the main street, the popular flea market in the small alleys of the old town and on the banks of the Neckar, as well as stalls selling regional specialties.

On almost all public places musical maintenance of most diverse kind is offered. current announcements approximately around the Heidelberger autumn: www.facebook.com/heidelbergerherbst (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
25.09.2021 - 26.09.2021Backofenfest FotoNicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall - Oven festival in the Hohenlohe open-air museum (Photograph: Nico Kurth)
Schwäbisch Hall - Oven festival in the Hohenlohe open-air museum (Photograph: Nico Kurth).

Oven-Festival in the Hohenlohe Open-Air Museum Wackershofen

When smoke comes out of the chimneys over the museum and it smells like fresh bread in all corners, every visitor knows why this festival bears its name. In the historic baking ovens of the museum buildings, the most different variations of regional specialties are being baked by busy helpers. But there is more than just salty and sweet cake and fresh bread. There are also barbecued and cooked specialties.

The baking oven celebration is also a shopkeeper's market of the special kind, on which much is to be bought or experienced: A broad pallet of regional products, craftsmen present their work, young animals are prämiert, music is played, jugglers and Trachtentanzgruppen appear and please their public.

Further information (only in german)

Cadolzburg
25.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Cadolzburg Autumn Market

Market on the historical market square and in the forecourt of the Cadolzburg Castle.

Further information (only in German)

Wolframs-Eschenbach
26.09.2021Wolframs-Eschenbach Herbstmarkt-mit-Maedchen001
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Wolframs-Eschenbach: Autumn Market

Market activity in the entire Old Town with all sorts of booths and a museum campaign. 

Further information (only in German)

Heilbronn
01.10.2021 - 03.10.2021Heilbronn Hafenmarkt Toepfermarkt01  Heilbronn - Pottery Market
Heilbronn - Pottery Market.

Pottery Market Heilbronn

About 40 potters from all over Germany offer a diverse range of handmade items made out of clay and ceramic in the most different forms and variations - for the first time at the place at Bollwerk Tower. Some potters show how they make their products at the stand.

Further information

Schwäbisch Hall
02.10.2021 - 03.10.2021HallerHerbst TM CR Baranieckil01  Atumn Festival in Schwäbisch Hall
Atumn Festival in Schwäbisch Hall.

Autumn Fair

With this big festival in the city centre, which includes an open Sunday from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m., Schwäbisch Hall heralds the beginning of autumn.  

Further information (only in german)

Ebermannstadt
07.10.2021 - 11.10.2021

Heiligenstadt: Autumn Parish Fair

Further information (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
09.10.2021 - 17.10.2021Rothenburg Herbstwanderwoche Foto
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Autumn Hiking Week

Every year in springtime and autumn the hiking weeks in Rothenburg offer you active recovery in the midst of nature - from guided hiking tours up to a varied programme that really offers something for everyone. Each hike stands under an interesting topic and is accompanied by an experienced leader and commented with a lot of inside knowledge. By the way: the hikes are all free of charge!

Going out to have something to eat somewhere together offers the ideal place for meeting new hiking friends from near and far.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
10.10.2021VA Schwaebisch Hall Schausieden ©TM Nicole Hirsch-B  Schwäbisch Hall - Salt Day - © TM Nicole Hirsch-B.
Schwäbisch Hall - Salt Day - © TM Nicole Hirsch-B..

Salt Day with Show Boiling and Guided Tours

Experience on site how real salt, the "white gold of the Middle Ages", is made from genuine Haller brine in a replica of a boiling pan with lots of smoke and fire. The boiling knights will produce real salt from Haller brine during the show boiling at the Haalbrunnen on the Haalplatz. Entrance is free.

Further information (only in german)

Langenzenn
10.10.2021
Start: 13:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 Uhr

Culture by the pond

Ansbach
16.10.2021

Eberbach
17.10.2021Eberbach Apfeltag ©Eberbacher Werbegemeinschaft01  Eberbach Apple Day - historical juice press
Eberbach Apple Day - historical juice press.

Eberbach Apple Day - Weekend with Sunday Shopping

The traditional Apple Day in Eberbach annually takes place on the third Sunday in October with Sunday shopping. The Apple Day Weekend begins on Saturday with the Children's Afternoon around the Lindenplatz. There are many lovely unique games, all regarding the apple. 

Further information (only in German)

Schwetzingen
22.10.2021 - 24.10.2021

Jazz Days in Schwetzingen

Jazzdays with concert in the Rococo Theatre and Jazz-Mile in Schwetzingen (Jazz in bars and pubs). Further information

Neckarsteinach
01.11.2021Neckarsteinach Allerheiligen1  Neckarsteinach - All Saint's Day Market
Neckarsteinach - All Saint's Day Market.

All Saints' Day Market

Neckarsteinach shops and different dealers offer a rich selection of speciaties on the square across from the Town Hall and in the Kirchenstraße.

Further information (only in German)

Neckargemünd
05.11.2021 - 09.11.2021

Driller's Market

Colourful funfair rides, atmosphere and good mood in the festival tent - as always the Driller's Market in Neckargemünd is being longingly awaited. It is the last festival in the festival-cycle in the region. Hearty to rock-like music and a varied programme provide for the best funfair-mood of young and old.

Further information (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
05.11.2021 - 20.11.2021Rothenburg Maerchenzauber ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger1  Rothenburg’s Fairy Tale Magic
Rothenburg’s Fairy Tale Magic.

Rothenburg’s Fairy Tale MagicMagic Fairytale

Every year at the beginning of November, Rothenburg's old town becomes a romantic backdrop for guided tours, theatre, concerts, readings and other events related to fairy tales. Further information

Bayreuth
06.11.2021 - 20.11.2021VBayreuth Sangeslust-Mitmachkonzert ©GMK  Bayreuth -
Bayreuth - "Sangeslust" sing along concert.

"Love of song" - The Sparkassen A Cappella-Event

The festival of extra class offers A Capella to touch, participate and experience with international vocal artists.

Further information

Ansbach
07.11.2021 - 15.11.2021

Lauf an der Pegnitz
08.11.2021 - 14.11.2021Lauf Literaturtage ©Stadtbuecherei Lauf  Literature Days in Lauf
Literature Days in Lauf.

Literature Days

Well-known authors from German-speaking countries turn the city by the Pegnitz river into a very special place on the literary map every year in November, introduce themselves and their publications on the lecture stage, present news from the world of books, tell true and fictitious stories, answer questions and sign favourite books.

Also, some literary discoveries wait for the young book lovers at the lectures for children and school classes.

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
11.11.2021 - 14.11.2021Bayreuth Jazz-November  Bayreuth - Jazz-November
Bayreuth - Jazz-November.

Bayreuth Jazz-November

Meanwhile a nice tradition: Every year, in November jazz moves to Bayreuth. The Jazz Forum then brings exclusive musicians on the stage. Whether it´s Billy Cobhan, Joachim Kühn, Jasper van’t Hof, Adam Nussbaum, or Victor Bailey – the Jazz November brings them all to Bayreuth.

Further information

Eberbach
13.11.2021 - 14.11.2021
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 Uhr

Craftsmen Market

The handicraft market under the direction of the Lions Club presents around 60 exhibitors under the motto "Tradition and New". Further Information

Ansbach
25.11.2021 - 24.12.2021Ansbach Weihnachtsmarkt 001   Ansbach - Christmas Market on Martin Luther Square
Ansbach - Christmas Market on Martin Luther Square.

Franconian Christmas Market Ansbach

Baroque facades and the two large churches form the atmospheric and distinctive backdrop for the Christmas market on Montgelas-Platz and Martin-Luther-Platz in the middle of the old town. The old town and its centuries-old traditions in a modern form. 

Further information

Schwäbisch Hall
25.11.2021 - 22.12.2021HallerWeihnacht FotoNicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall -Christmas market on the market place (Photograph: Nico Kurth)
Schwäbisch Hall -Christmas market on the market place (Photograph: Nico Kurth).

Christmasmagic Schwäbisch Hall

One of the most beautiful marketplaces in Southern Germany, the town hall and the church St. Michael sparkle warm colours and spread a festive atmosphere in the medieval town. Tenderly decorated shacks, different sorts of mulled wine, Christmas candy, arts and crafts and smart gift ideas inspire visitors from near and far.

Further information (only in german)

Lauf an der Pegnitz
25.11.2021 - 24.12.2021Weihnachtsmarkt ©Michaela Moritz   Christmas Market
Christmas Market.

Christmas Market

Atmospheric decorated stall town around the lovingly designed crib on the upper marketplace with stage programme for young and old, inter alia with a visit of the Christ Child of Nuremberg, guided tours through the historical rock cellars and Advent prize draw.

Further information

Coburg
26.11.2021 - 23.12.2021Coburg Weihnachtsmarkt
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Christmas Market

The small stall town is located at Coburg's picturesque marketplace. Craftsmen show their skills like in a sort of workshop. Around the market and through the city you can go on horse carriage rides.

Further information

Nürnberg
26.11.2021 - 24.12.2021Nuernberg Christkindlesmarkt ©Uwe Niklas
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Christmas Market Nuremberg

Experience Christmas from it's brightest side and discover the popular Christmas Market in Nuremberg! Dive in to the unmistakable atmosphere of the festively decorated old town and enjoy entertaining hours.

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun: 10 am to 9 pm, Christmas Eve: 10 am to 2 pm. Further information

Öhringen
26.11.2021 - 12.12.2021Oehringen Weihnachtsmarkt Marktplatz1 CR GrosseKreisstadtOehringen01
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Christmas Market

Christmas market with stream train for children on the marketplace, Christmas exhibition and many other attractions.

Dates:

fridays to sundays


Admission free.

Further information (only in German)

Kulmbach
26.11.2021 - 28.11.2021Kulmbach-Adventsmarkt001  Kulmbach - Advent Market
Kulmbach - Advent Market.

Advent Market Kulmbach

In addition to the "magical hustle and bustle" in the old town of Kulmbach, there is an arts and crafts market in the rooms of the castle estate in Waaggasse and the Advent market of the Diakonie at the "Alte Villa".

Further information (only in German)

Eberbach
26.11.2021 - 28.11.2021Eberbach Weihnachtsmarkt ©Orgateam Weihnachtsmarkt  Eberbach - Christmas Market © Orgateam Christmas Market
Eberbach - Christmas Market © Orgateam Christmas Market.

Christmas Market Eberbach

Eberbach's Christmas Market around the New Market.

Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
26.11.2021 - 24.12.2021Forchheim Rathaus-als-Adventskalender001
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Forchheim: Christmas Market & "The most beautiful Advent Calendar of the World"

During the pre-Christmas period, the city hall becomes "the most beautiful Advent Calendar of the world". Every day an angel appears to open a new window of the calendar at 6.30 pm.

Further information

Bad Wimpfen
26.11.2021 - 12.12.2021Bad Wimpfen Weihnachtsmarkt010  Bad Wimpfen - Old German Christmas Market
Bad Wimpfen - Old German Christmas Market.

Christmas Market Bad Wimpfen

The Wimpfener Kaiserpfalz forms the background for one of the most traditional Christmas markets in Germany. Its beginnings date back to 1487, when Emperor Friedrich III granted the city the privilege of holding a market before Christmas, the Katharinenmarkt.

In the narrow alleys of the old town, about 120 stalls offer handicraft, high-quality goods for the upcoming festival. Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
26.11.2021 - 23.12.2021Rothenburg Reiterlesmarkt1 ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger  Rothenburg o.d.T. - Christmas Market on the marketplace
Rothenburg o.d.T. - Christmas Market on the marketplace.

Old-Rothenburg Christmas Market

Since the 15th century a Christmas market has been held in Rothenburg during the Advent season, which is called the "Reiterlesmarkt" here - dating back to a mythical figure. Even after 500 years of tradition, little has changed in the historical origin of the market. Further information

Coburg
26.11.2021 - 23.11.2021Coburg Weihnachtsmarkt
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Christmas Market

The small stall town is located at Coburg's picturesque marketplace. Craftsmen show their skills like in a sort of workshop. Around the market and through the city you can go on horse carriage rides.

Further information

Ansbach
27.11.2021

Cadolzburg
27.11.2021 - 28.11.2021Cadolzburg Adventsmarkt  Cadolzburg - Advent Market
Cadolzburg - Advent Market.

Advent Market with Handicrafts

Romantic Advent market in the historical town centre of Cadolzburg, supplemented by an artisan market in the atmospheric backdrop of the outer castle courtyard of the Hohenzollern Fortress Cadolzburg.

Further information

Sinsheim
27.11.2021 - 28.11.2021Sinsheim Weihnachtsmarkt Stand
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Christmas Market Sinsheim

Christmas magic at the Kirchplatz - Christmas shopping in the city centre until 8.00 pm. Every year it smells like fir trees, Christmas cookies, mulled wine, cinnamon and cloves around the evangelic town church and in the streets of Sinsheim during the first advent weekend.

Further information

Neckarsteinach
27.11.2021 - 28.11.2021Neckarsteinach Weihnachtsmarkt1  Neckarsteinach - Christmas Market
Neckarsteinach - Christmas Market.

Christmas Market in Neckarsteinach

All around the community centre "Zum Schwanden" and in the Neckarstraße. A variety of Christmas gift ideas and culinary delights from near and far will be offered.

Opening hours: Saturday from 3 pm until 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am until 7 pm

Further information (only in German)

 

Abenberg
27.11.2021 - 28.11.2021Abenberg Burg-Weihnachtsmarkt ©Foto Hiltl 2018  Abenberg - Castle Christmas Market (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl)
Abenberg - Castle Christmas Market (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl).

Castle Christmas in Abenberg

The Christmas market takes place around the thousand-year-old Abenberg Castle, whose silhouette framed by lights is visible far into the country. The highlight of the supporting programme is the annual visit of the Original Nuremberg Christmas Child. Further information (only in German)

Neckargemünd
03.12.2021 - 05.12.2021Neckargemuend Weihnachten-am-Fluss  Neckargemünd - Christmas market at Neckarlauer
Neckargemünd - Christmas market at Neckarlauer.

Christmas Market "Christmas by the River"

Christmas market on the Neckar River. With an attractive supporting programme, handicraft and culinary offers and music. Special attraction is the ship "Europa" of the white fleet which stays temporarily at the dock.

Further information (only in German)

Kirchberg an der Jagst
04.12.2021 - 05.12.2021Kirchberg Weihnachtsmarkt01
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Christmas Market Kirchberg

Each year on the 2nd Advent weekend the Christmas Market in the old town of Kirchberg takes place - within the town walls, in the palace courtyard and on the streets. In front of the backdrop of Kirchberg Palace about 90 market stands and offer goods and delicacies. Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
05.12.2021

Heiligenstadt: Christmas Market

Christmas Market at the marketplace and in the pedestrian zone.

Further information (only in German)

Waldenburg
11.12.2021 - 13.12.2021Waldenburg-Weihnachtsmarktverschneit
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Christmas Market Waldenburg

The charming Old Town is the setting for the romantic Christmas market with over 40 lovingly decorated market stands. Friends from the partner town Sierck-les-Bains/France and from the towns Waldenburg/Switzerland and Waldenburg/Saxony please the visitors with regional delicacies. In the town hall the basket maker and the coupler present their skills and their handcrafted works. Further information (only in German)

Wolframs-Eschenbach
11.12.2021 - 12.12.2021Wolframs-Eschenbach Sternlesmarkt001
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Wolframs-Eschenbach: Christmas Market "Sternlesmarkt"

Stall town in the churchyard in front of the Liebfrauenmünster (cathedral) and art and handicraft in the community center. Since 1995 it has been the Christmas market with a special cultural programme, like a living manger, carriage rides, gospel choir, guided tours through the church and the museum, Santa Clause, a fire brigade for children, book market and Christmassy baroque fireworks on Saturday.

Further information (only in German)

Langenzenn
12.12.2021
Start: 11:00 Uhr

Christmas Market

The entire Old Town of Langenzenn smells like roasted almonds, gingerbread and mulled wine in all variations. Small, festively decorated and illuminated stalls line the streets. A reflective and pre-Christmassy framework programme provides a pleasant stay. Besides that the numerous light chains around the marketplace create a magical atmosphere. In front of the historical backdrop you will be able to snugly stroll across the market.

Further information (only in German)

Wolframs-Eschenbach
26.12.2021Wolframs-Eschenbach Traditionelles Weihnachtskonzert001
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Wolframs-Eschenbach: Traditional Christmas Concert

Christmas music from different eras. Further information (only in German)

Nürnberg
31.12.2021
Start: 20:30 Uhr
End: 02:00 Uhr

New Year's Eve Festival - "Silvestival" ®

Every two years, the Silvestival condenses ten to fifteen venues within walking distance of each other into a cultural voyage of discovery through Nuremberg's Old Town. As a firework of culture, the festival playfully combines chamber music and world music, cabaret and music theatre, circus spirit and sparkling jazz. Further information

Mannheim
18.09.2022 - 26.02.2023

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums: "The Normans"

For the first time in the German-speaking world, this comprehensive cultural-historical exhibition is devoted to the fascinating history of the Normans. Further information (only in German)