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".

15.10.2023 - 28.07.2024Mannheim Ausstellung-Rom-lebt Dachdecker ©rem FotoRebeccaKind  Exhibition
Exhibition "Rome Lives" - Roofers © rem, photo Rebecca Kind.

Exhibition "Rome is alive! - With the mobile phone into Roman times"

It's not just at the Federal Horticultural Show that things are in bloom, but also in the "treasure chamber" of the Zeughaus Museum. A small but fine exhibition offers visitors a colorful rush of blossoms using selected objects from the museum's own collections as examples.

Further information

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024

1000th anniversary of the death of Emperor Henry II.

The influence of Emperor Henry II, whose death will be commemorated for the 1000th time in 2024, can still be felt in Bamberg today: he founded the diocese, donated the cathedral and endowed the city with great art treasures. The anniversary offers many opportunities to trace him and his time.

The focus of the anniversary will be on the Domberg with numerous exhibitions and events in the museums around Bamberg Cathedral. In addition, there will be a series of programmes and events in Bamberg in 2024 on this topic by artists from all genres.

The daily city tour "Fascination World Cultural Heritage" and the Bamberg Shadow Theatre, which brings Bamberg's most harrowing and most gratifying events to life in St Catherine's Chapel, will also show just how great Heinrich's influence was.

Further information (only in German)

01.01.2024 - 30.08.2024100Jahre24hvonLeMans 15  Sinsheim Museum of Technology -
Sinsheim Museum of Technology - "One hundred years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans" exhibition.

Exhibition "One hundred years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans"

24 hours of goosebumps, 24 hours of nerve-wracking excitement, 24 Hours of Le Mans - the endurance race on the Sarthe celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023. The Technik Museum Sinsheim is dedicating the special exhibition "One hundred years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans" to this special occasion until 30 August 2024 - the third exhibition in total in the specially built 3,000 m² Hall 3. Around 30 racing cars from the early days to the present day form the core of the exhibition, always changing - including a Porsche 919 from 2015, a Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 from 1926, a Ford GT 40 from 1966 and a Triumph TRS 1961.

More information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024Rothenburg Reichsstadtfesttage copyright RothenburgTourismusService  W-Pfitzinger 800x600

750th Anniversary "Reichsstadt" Rothenburg

Get ready for 2024 as Rothenburg ob der Tauber prepares a vast six-month celebration marking the 750th Anniversary of its exalted, elevated status as a “Reichsstadt” or Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire. All anniversary events are marked with the celebration year logo. Detailed information available at Rothenburg Tourismus Service or look here for highlight.

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024Schwetzingen Schlossgarten-Broderiebeet-und-Schloss02 GK-2018 800x600  Schwetzingen - Palace and Park with Broderie
Schwetzingen - Palace and Park with Broderie.

Carl Theodor Year

In 2024, Schwetzingen celebrates the 300th birthday of a great patron of science, research, art and music. Elector Carl Theodor (1724-1799) shaped the Palatinate court in the 18th century like no other.

Elector Carl Theodor brought the Lorraine architect Nicolas de Pigage (1723-1796) to the Electoral Palatinate in 1749. His task was to transform the former hunting lodge in Schwetzingen into a magnificent summer residence. Its original architecture has been preserved to this day. With the Roman moated castle, the temple of forest botany, the garden mosque and the temple of Mercury, Nicolas de Pigage set aesthetic accents in the English landscape garden. He also extended the French part of the garden with the New Orangery, the Natural Theatre with Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Minerva. Together with the palace, Schwetzingen developed into a total work of art that combined garden art with fine art.

The anniversary year will be officially opened on Sunday, 18 February at 10 a.m. with a memorial service in the palace church - two days after the 225th anniversary of his death. Numerous events will take place in autumn to mark the anniversary, including exhibitions, lectures and special guided tours.

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024

The fascination of world cultural heritage - the daily adventure tour

Bamberg is full of secrets and surprises. On the popular "Fascination World Heritage Site" city tour, you will hear stories and experience history - in the midst of narrow alleyways, on medieval squares and in front of unique buildings. The daily sightseeing tour is an unforgettable experience.

Dates and times
23 March to 31 December 2024: daily 10:30 am
All year round: daily at 2 pm

Further information and booking

07.01.2024 - 01.12.2024Eberbach Wanderer2 Foto StadtEberbach-AndreasHeld  Eberbach - Hikers (Photo: City of Eberbach/Andreas Held)
Eberbach - Hikers (Photo: City of Eberbach/Andreas Held).

Eberbach hikes

The town of Eberbach is offering a guided hike with hiking guide Dr Susanna Büchner once a month in 2024. Different route lengths between 3.5 and 6 hours are featured.

Information and booking

21.01.2024 - 01.01.2025csm Sophienhoehle 1.Raum 32ac5ffc47  Rabenstein Castle - Sophia Cave - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Sophia Cave - © Rabenstein Castle.

Firey Evening - Firey Dishes, Fire Show & Burnt Punch

On selected dates, culinary delights are combined with a visit to the Sophienhöhle (Sophia Cave) at Rabenstein Castle, where the very special programme "Sophie at night" awaits guests.

- Reception with mulled wine in the forecourt of the castle
- Torchlight hike to the Sophienhöhle cave
- Sophie at night" programme in the stalactite cave
- 3-course castle menu in the knights' halls of the castle

Price: 69,00 Euro per person Dates and booking

Dates and booking

27.01.2024 - 20.12.2024
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.

€ 109 per person

Further information, dates and booking (only in German)

03.02.2024 - 02.11.2024webNachtwaechter

Night watchman tours in Eberbach

In a illustrative and humorous way, the night watchman informs you about the past of Eberbach during this city walk. Accompany the night watchman on his tour through the romantic old town. Wearing a historical uniform with lantern and halberd, he will tell you the interesting history of the town and you will learn about the most beautiful sights of Eberbach. The walk through the nocturnal alleys, past the historic buildings of the picturesque town center, together with a "real" Eberbacher, is an unforgettable experience for everyone!

Dates 2024

  • 03/02/2024 / 7:00 pm
  • 06/04/2024 / 8:00 pm
  • 04/05/2024 / 9:00 pm
  • 01/06/2024 / 9:00 pm
  • 06/07/2024 / 9:00 pm
  • 03/08/2024 / 9:00 pm
  • 07/09/2024 / 8:00 pm
  • 02/11/2024 / 7:00 pm

Further information and booking(only in German)

09.02.2024 - 02.01.2025
Start: 18:00 UhrBurgRabenstein 2024.06 Wildschweingrillbuffet  Rabenstein Castle - Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet © Rabenstein Castle.

Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet

From January to May and from October to December, the popular wild boar barbecue buffet will once again be held regularly in the Knights' Halls at Rabenstein Castle in 2023. It includes:

  • 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

After the buffet, guests can round off the evening in the castle's cosy fireside lounge.

Price: 49,00 Euro per person

Dates & booking

23.02.2024 - 06.10.2024Coburg Veste Crispijn-de-Passe c KunstsammlungenVesteCoburg  Coburg - Crispijn de Passe:
Coburg - Crispijn de Passe: "Hearing" (from the series "The Five Senses").

Studio exhibition: "Composed for Cheerfulness" - The Coburg Court Kapellmeister Melchior Franck"

The new exhibition year begins in the STUDIO of the Veste Coburg on 23 February. Together with the Melchior Franck Circle, the Veste Coburg Art Collections will provide an insight into the life and work of the Coburg court music director Melchior Franck. In the service of Duke Johann Casimir, Franck developed into one of the most productive composers of the 17th century. With his drinking and social songs, love songs and his "Reuterliedlein", he had a decisive influence on German-language song culture.

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23.02.2024 - 21.03.2025
Start: 19:00 UhrCadolzburg Erkersaal 800x600  Cadolzburg - Oriel Hall
Cadolzburg - Oriel Hall.

Castle under tension - crime story reading with music

Where better to enjoy a gripping crime thriller than in the eerie ambience of an old castle?

On these dates, the picturesque Cadolzburg Castle opens its doors to all crime thriller fans. Authors from the region read from their latest works in the atmospheric oriel hall. Musical accompaniment is also provided - exciting and entertaining evenings with music and crime novels made in Franconia await.

In co-operation with ars vivdendi Verlag, Cadolzburg.

Dates 2024/25:

  • 15 November 2024 / 7 p.m.
  • 7 February 2025 / 7 p.m.
  • 21 March 2025 / 7 p.m.

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01.03.2024 - 31.10.20241515 bollwerke ausstellung bildrechte achim buehler 4  Exhibition
Exhibition "Fortresses - Franconia's Bulwarks" (c) Achim Bühler.

Exhibition "Fortresses - Franconia's Bulwarks"

Can you lift a cannonball? What is a casemate? And what was life like on a fortress, in everyday life and in war?

Visitors can find out all this and much more at the exhibition "Fortresses - Franconia's Bulwarks" at Rosenberg Fortress. In Kronach, the exciting history of Franconian fortresses will be experienced at the original site.

Further information (only in German)

03.03.2024 - 22.12.2024Abenberg KLoeppelmuseum 03 AlphaundOmega EntwurfEvaFialova FotoKorn  Modern Laces by Eva Fialova (c) Norbert Korn
Modern Laces by Eva Fialova (c) Norbert Korn.

Exhibition: Living for Lace

Special lace from the collection of Marianne Stang, a passionate lace connoisseur who shaped the fortunes of the Abenberg Lace Museum for many years until her death in October 2020, will be on display.

The names of the artists represented show the diversity of the modern collection: unique works by Leni Matthaei, Suse Bernuth, Eva Fialova, Maria Vankova and many more can be seen.

Further information

03.03.2024 - 15.09.2024
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 16:00 UhrEberbach TreidlerDenkmal AndreasHeld 1  Eberbach - town with forest (Photo: Stadt Eberbach/Andreas Held)
Eberbach - town with forest (Photo: Stadt Eberbach/Andreas Held).

Themed tours

Are you interested in the history of Eberbach? Numerous themed tours provide information on various aspects:

Old Eberbach 100 years ago - Geohistorical tour outside the old town centre
Easy tour for all age groups, dedicated to the old Eberbach in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Guided tour/excursion: Route of the sandstone quarries
The guided tour provides information about the formation of the coloured sandstone, its structure and many other details. The hike leads along the Neckar and phenomena along the way are shown, including flood marks, slope forms and block flows.

Life in the Middle Ages in the Staufer town of Eberbach
A walk around and through the historic town centre. The tour focuses on the buildings used for defence against enemies and to protect uninvited guests.

Geohistorical tour: Unknown Neckar
The tour offers a wide range of information about the Neckar: from the history of the river and valley to the "river reversal" to towage and rafts and much more.

On the trail of Eberbach's mineral water
As early as 1584, Georgius Marius reported on a mineral spring that was probably located on the sheep meadow. It was probably first discovered by animals in the meadow. This new themed tour of the town provides information about springs and wells as well as the use and risks of the fossilised mineral water from the Zechstein Sea, which is unique in Central Europe and is over 250 million years old.

Herb tour: "Wild companion"
Herbal guide Esther Reinmuth reports on the possible uses of the plants.

All dates, information and booking (only in German)

22.03.2024 - 03.11.2024Coburg Glasmuseum SonderausstellungTschechien  Coburg - European Museum of Modern Glass - Exhibition
Coburg - European Museum of Modern Glass - Exhibition "Through & Through".

Exhibition: "Through & Through - The 'Glass Design Studio' of the Tomáš Bata University in Zlín. Contemporary art from the Czech Republic"

A special exhibition by Petr Stanický's glass class at the Tomáš Bata University in Zlín with young glass art from the Czech Republic is on the programme at the European Museum of Modern Glass in 2024. Petr Stanický won the Alexander Tutsek Foundation Prize for Senior Artists at the Coburg Glass Award 2022. He is known for his sculptural objects made of glass and metal. Under his leadership, the Glass Design Studio has earned an outstanding reputation that extends far beyond the Czech Republic.

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24.03.2024 - 29.12.2024
Start: 13:30 UhrAbenberg Burg Ansicht-im-Jahr-2010 300x177  Abenberg - Abenberg Castle
Abenberg - Abenberg Castle.

Guided castle tours

Let yourself be guided through the castle and the museums! Abenberg Castle promises all kinds of surprises. The 1,000-year history of the imposing castle complex comes to life during an exciting castle tour with a stop at the historic tournament site.

The castle tours are offered regularly from March to October every Sunday of the month at 1.30 pm by the castle museum team. The meeting point is always at the castle gate.

26.03.2024 - 31.10.2024Bamberg Schlenkerla Logo Maerzen eckig  Bamberg - Schlenkerla brewery,
Bamberg - Schlenkerla brewery, "Märzen" logo.

A passion for barley juice

On a beer history tour of the town, you will learn interesting facts about Bamberg's beer history before paying an exclusive visit to the Schlenkerla brewery on Stephansberg. Here you will explore the brewery site with its own malt house and learn lots of interesting facts about the special production process of the famous smoked beer.

Dates and times
Every Tuesday and Thursday (except public holidays)
Start: 3 pm
Duration approx. 2 h

Information and booking

28.03.2024 - 05.01.2025
Start: 18:00 Uhr2024.04.12 Feuriger Abend  Rabenstein Castle - Fiery evening
Rabenstein Castle - Fiery evening .

Fiery evening - 4-course menu with fire show

Enjoy an evening that will appeal to all the senses. A "fiery" 4-course castle menu will be served in the knights' halls, a fire show lasting around a quarter of an hour will enchant you in the castle forecourt and, after dessert, the fire tongs punch in front of an open fire will provide cosy warmth and relaxation under the protection of the thick historic castle walls.

Dates 2024:


Price: 69.00 euros per person; with bed & breakfast: from 153 euros per person

To the booking

05.04.2024 - 18.10.2024
Start: 20:30 UhrAbenberg BurgGesamtansicht-bei-Nacht GK-2020 Detail

Evening tour: "On the road with the castle guard"

By the light of lanterns, guests experience the castle in a special atmosphere and enjoy an atmospheric walk around Abenberg Castle at night.

Dates 2024:

5 April 2024 / 8.30 pm
19 April 2024 / 8.30 pm
3 May 2024 / 8.30 pm
24 May 2024 / 8.30 pm
6 September 2024 / 8.30 pm
20 September 2024 / 8.30 pm
4 October 2024 / 8.30 pm
18 October 2024 / 8.30 pm

More information (only in German)

06.04.2024 - 01.08.2024MusicaBayreuth Konzert-Impressionen  Musica Bayreuth - Concert © Musica Bayreuth
Musica Bayreuth - Concert © Musica Bayreuth.

Music Festival "Musica Bayreuth"

The music festival, which has been in existence for decades, spans the spectrum from soloist concerts to chamber music, choral and orchestral concerts, song recitals and oratorios to operas, film music and musical cabaret. The World Cultural Heritage site of the Margravial Opera House always plays a central role as the performance venue.

Program and tickets (only in German)

06.04.2024 - 07.09.2024Mosbach Brotmarkt 2024

Mosbach market experience

With its magnificent half-timbered buildings, Mosbach's market square is probably one of the most beautiful in the whole of southern Germany. In addition to the regular weekly markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the monthly markets offer a particularly attractive opportunity to go on a shopping and discovery tour in the historic old town. With themed tours, music, gourmet treats and hands-on activities for the whole family, each event is an experience in its own way.

Arts and crafts market with French market
Saturday, 6 April / 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 7 April / 11 am - 6 pm
Numerous vendors present fine arts and crafts as well as traditional and historical handicrafts. A French market on the market terrace offers culinary specialities from the neighbouring country. Specialist shops in Mosbach open for business on Sunday.

Flower market
Saturday, 4 May / 9 am - 4 pm
It's green and blooming again in Mosbach! A colourful sea full of heralds of spring, perennials and rarities, creative flower arrangements, floral gift ideas and beautiful things for the home and garden await all visitors to the town centre.

Nature Park Market
Sunday, 9 June / 11 am - 6 pm
The Nature Park Market offers a wide variety of products: seasonal fruit and vegetables, cheese, sausages, jams, oils - and everything comes directly from producers in the Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park. Selected handcrafted goods such as ceramics, unique felt items and wooden decorations complete the extensive selection.

Mosbach plays
Saturday, 15 June / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mosbach becomes a playground for young and old. Numerous play stations throughout the town centre provide fun, exercise and cheerful interaction.

Antique market
Saturday, 6 July / 9 am - 4 pm
Special treasures from times gone by line the streets and alleyways of Mosbach's old town centre. Here you can browse to your heart's content and look for small historical treasures.

Herb market
Saturday, 3 August / 9 am - 4 pm
The wide variety of herbs, floristry and handicrafts as well as culinary delights turn a stroll through the market into a feast for all the senses.

Kurpfälzer Bread Market
Saturday, 7 September / 9 am - 4 pm
The aroma of freshly baked bread is unrivalled. The focus is on baked goods and breads in all possible variations and everything that tastes even better with or on bread.

Book market with book (flea) market on Sunday
Saturday, 7 September / 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 8 September / 11 am - 6 pm
The city will be the venue for bookbinders, printers, restorers and paper artists. The exhibitors will show what can be made from and with paper.

Palatinate Harvest Festival
Saturday, 5 October / 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday, 6 October / 11 am - 6 pm
On the first weekend in October, Mosbach is all about harvest thanksgiving, autumn and its cheerful red and orange colours. Mosbach's specialist shops open for business on Sunday.

Medieval and arts and crafts market
Saturday, 2 November / 11 am - 8 pm
Sunday, 3 November / 11 am - 5 pm
The arts and crafts market sets special accents in the historic old town centre. A romantic medieval market around the collegiate church offers a glimpse into a bygone era. The historical hustle and bustle tells of honourable crafts, proud guilds, medieval camp life and typical dishes.

Further information (only in German)

06.04.2024 - 26.10.2024
Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 Uhr

Bamberg as a film set

Bamberg is "great cinema". Film studios from all over the world have chosen the cathedral city as the backdrop for their productions in recent decades. The cinematic walk follows in the footsteps of the actors, directors and camera crews who stayed in the city for cult films such as "The Flying Classroom" (1973), the family hit "The Sams" (2001) or the Netflix series "The Empress" (2022). Immerse yourself in stories in front of and behind the camera, learn about the craft of filmmaking and experience Bamberg's transformation into a film-ready stage set.

Dates: every Saturday, from April to October
Registration required. Children up to the age of 18 can take part free of charge.

More information and registration

06.04.2024 - 26.10.2024
Start: 19:00 Uhr2024.04.06 DaVinciTod Rabenstein 1kl  Rabenstein Castle - Murder Mystery Dinner
Rabenstein Castle - Murder Mystery Dinner "Da Vinci Death".

An evening of the finest culinary theatre, an opportunity for you to put your talent as a criminologist to the test. Behind the closed doors of Mafia high society, the rumour mill is boiling. Luigi da Vinci, the head of the powerful da Vinci family, has been found murdered in a sealed room at the heart of his estate. The suspects? An illustrious quartet of professional killers.

Take your place in the family and use all your criminal (or criminal?) instincts in the entertaining hunt for the culprit! During a delicious 4-course meal, the actors from Greene Entertainment stage a murder story in the historic setting of Rabenstein Castle, blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality as well as between actors and audience.

An exciting evening for guessers!

12.04.2024 - 26.07.2024
Start: 18:00 Uhr
End: 19:00 UhrBamberg Fuehrung Buerstengeschaeft NicklesKilianSchumm  Bamberg - Bürsten-Nickles, owner Kilian Schumm
Bamberg - Bürsten-Nickles, owner Kilian Schumm.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Bamberg-based family business Bürsten Nickles, which has been in existence since 1907 and is now run by the 4th generation. Owner Kilian Schumm will personally guide you through every step of the brush and broom manufacturing process and share his expertise with you. You will find many other exciting themed tours in our repertoire. There is guaranteed to be something for everyone!

More information and registration

19.04.2024 - 25.10.2024Bamberg Gaertnerstadt-Gaertnerei04 GK-2020  Bamberg - City of Gardeners
Bamberg - City of Gardeners.

On this tour, you will gain an insight into a lesser-known part of Bamberg and learn about the character, traditions and customs of the 'city of gardeners'. Bamberg would not have become a World Heritage Site without the gardeners' area. The gardeners' area is characterised by its wide, open spaces hidden behind crouching street houses. In addition to a lot of history and traditions, there are also interesting facts to learn about today's inner-city vegetable growing.

Dates and times
every Friday from 14:30
Duration: approx. 1.5 h

Information and booking (only in German)

28.04.2024 - 29.12.2024FB Burgmuseum2 detail

In the new Abenberg Castle Museum, "1000 years of castle dreams" come to life in an interactive exhibition. The castle is full of secrets just waiting to be discovered. From 28 April 2024, family tours of the castle and the new castle museum will take place on the last Sunday of every month.

Dates 2024:

28 April 2024 / 3 p.m.
26 May 2024 / 3 p.m.
30 June 2024 / 3 p.m.
28 July 2024 / 3 p.m.
25 August 2024 / 3 p.m.
29 September 2024 / 3 p.m.
27 October 2024 / 3 p.m.
24 November 2024 / 3 pm
29 December / 3 p.m.

More information (only in German)

01.05.2024 - 30.09.2024

Sunday concerts "Classic in the cloister"

On selected Sundays from May to September, Bamberg offers its guests a moderated chamber concert with members of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra - Bavarian State Philharmonic. On Sundays from May to September, particularly beautiful and well-known music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods is performed by the renowned Bamberg String Quartet and guests in the cloister of the Carmelite Monastery.

04.05.2024 - 27.10.2024lichtundschatten2  Light and Shadow (c) Theater der Schatten
Light and Shadow (c) Theater der Schatten.

"Light and Shadow" - 1000 Years of Bamberg City History

In this "city tour sitting down", the narrators Norbert Götz and Frederic Heisig bring Bamberg's moving history to life once again through their shadow scenes and figures. The performance venue is the small Katharinenkapelle, the oldest room in the Alte Hofhaltung on Domplatz.

Further information and tickets

10.05.2024 - 04.10.2024Burg Rabenstein Gregorianika in der Sophienhoehle 800x600  Rabenstein Castle -
Rabenstein Castle - "Gregorian chants" cave concerts - Copyright: Rabenstein Castle.

A special musical experience in the candlelit Sophien Cave: these are the cave concerts at Rabenstein Castle. The stylistic spectrum ranges from Gregorian chant to drumfire, from blues to bossa nova and from folk to classical music. Always an experience!

Dates 2024:

10.05.2024: "KlangLichtSpiel" / Frank Wendeberg
07.06.2024: "A musical journey from Nämberch to New York" / Wulli and Sonja
21.06.2024: "Celtic Spirit & Songs" / Andy Lang
28.06.2024: "Gregorian chants" / The Gregorian Voices
12.07.2024: "Magic of tongues" / Frank Wendeberg & Susanne Goebel
19.07.2024: "From swing to bossa nova" / Munich Klezmer Trio
09.08.2024: "Gregorian chants" / The Gregorian Voices
16.08.2024: "Nyckelharpa Journey" / Thomas Roth & Frank Tischer
30.08.2024: "Legends from Upper Franconia" / Waldschrat
13.09.2024: "Good Times Tonight" / Albert Koch Trio
20.09.2024: "Gregorian chants" / The Gregorian Voices
04.10.2024: "Drum fireworks" / Scala Tympani

Tip: Start the evening with the concert menu in the castle restaurant.

Information and booking

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.06.2024 - 31.12.2025Rothenburg-odT Ausstellung-Waffen-einer-Reichsstadt

Exhibition: "The weapons of an imperial city"

To mark the 750th anniversary of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the special exhibition at the RothenburgMuseum vividly illustrates the confrontation between urban bourgeois and peasant and aristocratic weaponry.

At the time, "weapons" had to be understood in several senses: As an actual material weapon made of iron, but also in a figurative sense: as "weapons", so to speak, for asserting interests in the political, legal, economic and social spheres. In some cases, financial resources, legal titles and legal petitions could be more powerful than many a hand weapon.

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01.06.2024 - 15.08.2024Kronach-Rosenberg-Festspiele2024-Plakat  Kronach - Rosenberg Festival poster
Kronach - Rosenberg Festival poster.

Rosenberg Festival

Between June and August, the Rosenberg Festival offers open-air theatre in a class of its own. High above the rooftops of the half-timbered town of Kronach on the mighty and beautiful Rosenberg Fortress, one of the most important fortifications in Germany. In this dreamlike setting, the Rosenberg Festival presents straightforward and entertaining versions of plays from world literature, modern classics as well as adaptations of comedies and other material familiar from film and television. Children's plays and a varied supporting programme round off the festival summer. Let yourself be touched, carried away and enchanted when our festival ensemble brings dramatic, comedic, but also thoughtful and critical material to life before the imposing walls of Rosenberg Fortress.

Further information

01.06.2024 - 07.09.2024
Start: 22:15 Uhr
End: 23:00 UhrHeidelberger Schlossbeleuchtung Blick von Scheffelterrasse Tobias Schwerdt  View of
View of "Scheffelterrasse" (c) Tobias Schwerdt/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations

Bengal lights slowly bathe Heidelberg Castle in a mysterious red glow of fire. As if the ruin were burning for yet another time in its long history. Like the last time in 1689 and 1693, when the troops of the Sun King Louis XIV burned down the castle and the city, leaving behind the now world-famous ruins.

When the glowing castle slowly fades, the second part of the spectacle begins - the brilliant fireworks over the Neckar River. In 1613, Elector Frederick V had fireworks staged to greet his newly wedded wife Elizabeth Stuart in a manner befitting her rank. This fireworks display laid the foundation for the later light shows over Heidelberg's night sky.

Dates: 03 June / 08 July / 02 September 2022

Tip: The Nepomuk Terrace, the banks of the Neckar River and the Philosophenweg are the best locations to admire the castle illumination from 10:15 pm.

Schwäbisch Hall
02.06.2024 - 01.09.2024SchwaebischHall Freilichtspiele WieImHimmel 02  Schwäbisch Hall - Like in heaven (c) Freilichtspiel Schwäbisch Hall, Ufuk Arslan Photography
Schwäbisch Hall - Like in heaven (c) Freilichtspiel Schwäbisch Hall, Ufuk Arslan Photography.

Open Air Theatre Schwäbisch Hall

The open-air theatre on the steps of St. Michael's is an inseparable part of Schwäbisch Hall's identity. Artistic standards and entertainment go hand in hand here. Three productions on the Grand Staircase form the core of the festival. Further productions are shown in the "New Globe", a modern interpretation of the legendary London Globe Theatre from the time of William Shakespeare.

The programme includes the following plays:

ESELHUNDKATZEHAHN, premiere on 2 June 2024 (children's and family play, New Globe)

The Visit of the Old Lady, premiere on 14/06/2024 (Grand Staircase)

As if in heaven, revival on 20/06/2024 (Grand Staircase)

The most beautiful day in life, premiere on 21/06/2024 (New Globe)

The Imaginary Invalid, premiere on 06/07/2024 (New Globe)

Momo, revival on 20.07.2024 (New Globe)

Hairspray, premiere on 20/07/2024 (Grand Staircase)

All that is beautiful, revival on 07/08/2024 (New Globe)

David Bowie Asteroid 342843, from 19/08/2024 (New Globe)


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Schwäbisch Hall
03.06.2024 - 31.10.2025SchwaebischHall KunsthalleWuerth AusstellungDieDritteDimensionImBild SelfPortraitWithLens EdwinaOrr ©EdwinaOrr 1984  Kunsthalle Würth - Edwina Or
Kunsthalle Würth - Edwina Or "Self portrait wiht lens" © Edwina Or 1984 (Photo: Volker Naumann).

Exhibition "Imaging the Third Dimension. Holograms and optical illusions in the Würth Collection"

The largest coherent collection of holograms, assembled by Matthias Lauk (1947-2009), has now found its way into the Würth Collection. The exhibition in the Kunsthalle Würth includes works by all international holography pioneers since its invention in the 1960s. Works by Victor Vasarely, among others, symbolise the trend-setting movements of Op Art and kinetics in this era.

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08.06.2024 - 23.11.2024

‘Kids Day’ at the Sinsheim Museum of Technology

To give young museum fans an insight into the unique history of museums worldwide, there is a ‘Kids Day’ every month at the Technik Museen Sinsheim Speyer. In around four hours, the kids receive a child-friendly tour of the museum, are accompanied to lunch by an experienced member of staff and discover unimagined worlds in a documentary film in the IMAX cinema.

The Kids Day always takes place from 10 am to 2 pm. 15 children between the ages of six and twelve can take part.

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09.06.2024 - 28.07.2024Heidelberg Shakespear-inLove-SandraBezler-Viola-BenedictFellmer-Shakespeare ©SusanneReichardt  Heidelberg - Shakespear in Love - © Susanne Reichardt
Heidelberg - Shakespear in Love - © Susanne Reichardt.

Heidelberg Castle Festival (Theater)

Heidelberg's castle ruins are not only considered the most visited in Germany. It is also home to the venues of the Heidelberg Theater and Orchestra: the Castle Courtyard, the Thick Tower and the English Building. In summer, they form the backdrop for productions of all genres and festive concerts as part of the Heidelberg Castle Festival.

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15.06.2024 - 28.07.2024Langenzenn Klosterhofspiele   Langenzenn - Theater in the monastery courtyard
Langenzenn - Theater in the monastery courtyard.

Theater in the monastery courtyard of Langenzenn

Whether funny comedies or exciting dramas - for more than 30 years, the Klosterhofspiele Langenzenn have stood for high-quality amateur theatre under professional direction. The ensemble regularly brings dignified classics, sophisticated comedies and endearing children's theatre plays to the open-air stages in the atmospheric Klosterhof courtyard.

In 2024, "Pension Schöller" (a comedy by Wilhelm Jacoby and Carl Laufs from 1890) and "Sleeping Beauty" (for children aged 3 and over) are two sure-fire favourites on the programme.

Dates and tickets

15.06.2024 - 26.10.2024
Start: 19:00 UhrEgloffstein TheaterimBurghof  Egloffstein - Theatre in the castle courtyard (Photo: Fränkischer Theatersommer)
Egloffstein - Theatre in the castle courtyard (Photo: Fränkischer Theatersommer).

Franconian theatre summer

During the summer months, the Franconian Theatre Summer presents all open-air theatre fans with high-quality drama, special music and puppet theatre, exciting solo evenings, light and airy open-air chamber operas, children's and youth theatre plays, exciting crime stories and "culinary theatre" at around 70 selected venues in Upper Franconia and beyond. In addition to idyllic castles and palaces, the venues include galleries, museums, rustic country inns and market squares. These include numerous places that are part of the Castle Route, e.g. Aufseß (Oberaufsess Castle), Bamberg, Bayreuth, Ebermannstadt, Egloffstein (castle courtyard), Forchheim, Gößweinstein (theatre cave), Kulmbach, Rentweinsdorf, Waischenfeld (Waischenfeld Castle). 

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
17.06.2024 - 23.07.2024Rothenburg Ambassadors-of-Music 2024  Rothenburgf ob der Tauber - Ambassadors of Music
Rothenburgf ob der Tauber - Ambassadors of Music.

"Ambassadors of Music"

Free concerts by the Ambassadors of Music on the market square and in the churches of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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18.06.2024 - 15.09.2024Abenberg Kindheit  (c) Burgmuseum Abenberg
(c) Burgmuseum Abenberg.

Exhibition: "Do you remember? Childhood and youth in Franconia"

The traveling exhibition "Do you remember? Childhood and Youth in Franconia", which was created by the Bezirksheimatpflege of the district of Middle Franconia, will make a stop at the Abenberg Castle Museum from June 18 to September 15.

Two years ago, all people in Middle Franconia were asked to share memories of their childhood and youth for the exhibition. The results were numerous texts, stories, photos and objects. The result is a show well worth seeing, which gives visitors a very personal insight into everyday life in days gone by.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
19.06.2024 - 31.08.2024Rothenburg Toppler Theater ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger  Toppler Theater (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger
Toppler Theater (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger.

"Toppler Theater" Season

Under the slogan "small but nice", the open-air theater located in the north courtyard of the Imperial City Museum has become an integral part of the city's cultural life and delights visitors with a varied and entertaining program during the theater season.

For more information click here

21.06.2024 - 27.07.2024
Start: 19:30 UhrLangenzenn Hans-Sachs-Spielgruppe 3MaennerimSchnee  Kulturhof Langenzenn - A (Franconian) Midsummer Night's Dream
Kulturhof Langenzenn - A (Franconian) Midsummer Night's Dream.

Hans Sachs Playgroup Langenzenn "Three Men in the Snow"

The Hans Sachs theatre group in Langenzenn is known far beyond the region for its idealism, inventiveness and commitment. Every summer, it performs well-known plays translated into Franconian at the Kulturhof.

In 2024, "Three Men in the Snow", based on the novel of the same name by Erich Kästner, is on the programme, directed by Gabriele Küffner.

Dates and tickets

Schwäbisch Hall
23.06.2024 - 08.09.2024Schausieden FotoNicoKurth  Show boiling (c) Stadt Schwäbisch Hall, Nico Kurth
Show boiling (c) Stadt Schwäbisch Hall, Nico Kurth.

Show boiling in the boiling hut "Siedehütte"

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can watch the boilers at the Haalbrunnen at the Haalplatz behind the Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum. Admission is free!


07/21 2024

09/08 2024

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28.06.2024 - 30.08.2024Abenberg Burganlage Daemmerung GK-2020  Abenberg - Castle complex at twilight
Abenberg - Castle complex at twilight.

Round tour "Legends and myths from Abenberg and around the castle"

Immerse yourself in the world of legends and myths that surround the imposing castle complex and are passed down from generation to generation in the small town of Abenberg on this guided tour.

Dates 2024:

28 June 2024 / 8.30 pm
19 July 2024 / 8.30 pm
30 August 2024 / 8.30 pm

Meeting point is always at the castle gate.

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30.06.2024 - 13.10.2024BayreuthKunstmuseum Foto waltergatti spaggiari ©VGBILDKunst Bonn2024 EstateofGeorgeGrosz Princeton NewJersey 2024

Exhibition: "Goya | Grosz - Dream and Reality"

The Bayreuth Art Museum is showing a major international exhibition until 13 October 2024. "Goya | Grosz - Dream and Reality" focuses on the artists Francisco de Goya and George Grosz. Their works each deal with the social and human upheavals of their time: Goya captured the atrocities of Napoleon's rule and the Spanish War of Independence in paintings, drawings and prints. George Grosz, on the other hand, shows the grimaces of the national-fascist realities of 20th century Germany. The exhibition presents paintings, drawings and prints by both artists from their creative phases in Europe and the USA. The show has been organised in collaboration with international partners and lenders from France, Italy and Germany.

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05.07.2024 - 06.10.2024Coburg Veste Ausstellung Gold-und-Damszenerstahl  Coburg -
Coburg - "Gold and Damascus steel" exhibition.

Exhibition: "Gold and Damascus Steel. Blades from the Ottoman Empire"

The major summer exhibition takes visitors on a journey to the mysterious Ottoman Empire. The show "Gold and Damascus steel. Blades from the Ottoman Empire" presents highly luxurious edged weapons from private German collections. In the Ottoman Empire, these prestigious blades were an important part of the courtly costume; from the 16th century onwards, they were also coveted collector's items in Western Europe.

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11.07.2024 - 29.09.2024Bamberg-Dom-Faeden-Maier  Bamberg - Room installation in the cathedral by Elke Maier
Bamberg - Room installation in the cathedral by Elke Maier.

MEMORIA. In the light - room installation in Bamberg Cathedral

Thousands of the finest threads illuminate Bamberg Cathedral in a new light in the 1000th anniversary year of Emperor Henry II's death: The artistic thread installation by Elke Maier stretches down from the vault in the east choir and above the emperor's tomb, reflecting and focussing the light. New perspectives are offered time and again.

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11.07.2024 - 28.07.2024Oehringen Hofgarten  Hofgarten Öhringen
Hofgarten Öhringen.

Summer Festival IN THE HOFGARTEN Öhringen

Comedy, music, readings and much more in the beautiful ambience of the Hofgarten.

For more information click here.

13.07.2024 - 14.09.2024MoSoProgrammheft2023

Mosbach Summer

The open-air event series Mosbacher Sommer has become an integral part of cultural life in Mosbach and the region. Since 1986, the summer of culture has opened in July and ends in early September. The summer guarantees a varied cultural program for all ages: Cabaret, art exhibitions, the open air cinema, theater for young and old and diverse music from classical to rock to folk music.

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16.07.2024 - 21.07.2024Kulmbach Plassenburg Open-Air1  Kulmbach - Plassenburg Open Air
Kulmbach - Plassenburg Open Air.

"Plassenburg" Open-Air 2024

Numerous nationally and internationally renowned artists perform in front of the fantastic Kulmbach Plassenburg backdrop.

Further information and tickets

18.07.2024 - 22.07.2024Coburg Schlossplatzfest-mit-Blick-auf-Veste ©CoburgMarketing RainerBrabec  Coburg - Schlossplatz festival with a view of the ortress © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec
Coburg - Schlossplatz festival with a view of the ortress © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec.

Schlossplatz Festival

The Schlossplatzfest takes place in a historical setting between the Landestheater, Palais Edinburgh and Ehrenburg Castle. Traditionally, the Coburg Schlossplatzfest is a party where a wide variety of specialties are offered in gastro tents. Gastronomes serve Franconian wines or a delicious local beer.

Visitors are entertained on the music stage with top bands and on the show stage with live acts, artists and regional artists.

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18.07.2024 - 04.11.2024Bamberg Gaertner Haecker Museum  Bamberg - Gardeners' and Horticulturalists' Museum
Bamberg - Gardeners' and Horticulturalists' Museum.

A new cabinet exhibition at the Bamberg Gardeners' and Horticulturalists' Museum sheds light on the history of Bamberg's art gardeners. At the centre of the show "Roses, Primroses, Carnations" is the apprentice diary of Hans Schauer, who learnt the gardener's trade from 1936 to 1938. The diary tells of everyday life during training, the weather conditions, the plants grown and their distribution. A visit to the cabinet exhibition can be combined with the themed tour "Erlebnis Gärtnerstadt", which provides an insight into tradition and customs. The tour also includes a visit to the Niedermaier organic nursery and the gardener and horticulturist museum, including the variety garden.

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19.07.2024 - 21.07.2024Ansbach Ansbach Open ©Sven Zimmermann ok

Ansbach Open

The Ansbach Open is back - this year there will once again be a festival atmosphere on campus when high-calibre guests visit Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. Among them are cabaret artist Martina Schwarzmann and Lena with special guest Leony. The duo of Eurovision Song Contest winner and viral songwriter will round off the festival as headliners on Sunday.

20.07.2024 - 11.08.2024Roth Schlosshofspiele ChristinaSchattner

Schlosshofspiele Roth

With classical productions, the Schlosshofspiele Roth offers the audience summer theater in a historical ambience again this year.

The annual performance of well-known plays on the Schlosshof stage has become one of the cultural highlights of the summer in Roth.

More info here

Bad Wimpfen
20.07.2024 - 04.08.2024BadWimpfen  Bad Wimpfen total view
Bad Wimpfen total view.

Stauferpfalz Festspiele Bad Wimpfen e.V.

This year, the Stauferpfalz Festspiele Bad Wimpfen e.V. association invites you to the social comedy “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde.

The association has set itself the goal of offering high-quality community theater and portraying the lives of the citizens of Wimpfen in different eras. Significant events in Wimpfen's history are to be brought back to life.

However, the Stauferpfalz-Festspielverein is not only known for its open-air plays. Numerous dedicated actors also come together outside of the open-air season to enjoy rehearsing humorous sketches and one-act plays.

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20.07.2024 - 21.07.2024Cadolzburg Burg Zugang GK1-2019

Handmade - medieval techniques and materials around the castle everyday life

"Knowing how" was already valid in the late Middle Ages: How were ropes made and how could they be joined? What was hygiene like and what did it take to make soap? In addition, there will be braiding and cooking, and a broom maker will also demonstrate his art. This and much more will be demonstrated and explained to visitors by the Deberndorf Cultural Association.

Admission is free.

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20.07.2024 - 22.07.2024Ebern Gaenseturm GK 2019

Old Town Festival Ebern

Year after year, the Ebern Old Town Festival attracts countless visitors to the old town of Ebern. The diverse program with live bands, artists' market, children's entertainment exerts enormous attraction.

The artists' market delights the culturally interested, while the kids enjoy the play areas, the children's flea market and the puppet theater. The seats at the morning pint and lunch on Sunday and Monday are also in great demand.

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20.07.2024 - 21.07.2024Coburg Veste Zeitreise2024 Plakat  Time travel at Veste Coburg © Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Time travel at Veste Coburg © Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg.

Time travel at Veste Coburg

During this impressive historical experience for the whole family, visitors go back in time to the 15th and 17th centuries. Historical craftsmen, knights and lansquenets are guests at the Veste, and demonstrations with cannons, military fireworks and the drill of the lansquenets bring history to life. Further information

20.07.2024 - 10.08.2024
Start: 19:00 UhrBamberg Rosengarten-NeueResidenz ©BambergTourismusService SonjaKrebs-ErichWeiss  Bamberg - Rose Garden New Residence (Photo: Bamberg Tourismus Service/Sonja Krebs, Erich Weiss)
Bamberg - Rose Garden New Residence (Photo: Bamberg Tourismus Service/Sonja Krebs, Erich Weiss).

Rose garden serenades

In front of the baroque Rose Garden, the newly renovated courtyard of the New Residence offers the perfect setting for special musical enjoyment. On four evenings in July and August, renowned ensembles come together for a festival of classical chamber music in Bamberg.

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21.07.2024Abenberg Stilla-Brunnen GK-2020  Abenberg - Stilla Fountain
Abenberg - Stilla Fountain.

"Stilla" Festival Abenberg

Every year in July, the Stillafest takes place, a religious pilgrimage festival in honor of Blessed Stilla, the patron saint of Abenberg.

In 1132, the then Countess Stilla had St. Peter's Church built south of Abenberg Castle, where she found her final resting place after her death. Soon after her death, her veneration began. From the year 1480 pilgrimages to the grave of the blessed Stilla are known.

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21.07.2024P1050051 4zu3  ADAC Wagnerstadt Historic - Classic car in front of the Festspielhaus (Photo: AC Bayreuth/Michael Hillebrand)
ADAC Wagnerstadt Historic - Classic car in front of the Festspielhaus (Photo: AC Bayreuth/Michael Hillebrand).

ADAC Wagnerstadt Historic 2024

The event combines the ADAC Wagnerstadt Historic Tour with the Wagnerstadt Historic Meeting for vintage and classic cars. Vehicles with first registration up to 1994 and a maximum total weight of 3.5 tonnes can take part. The maximum number of participants is 140 vehicles. Binding registration required by 30 June 2024.

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21.07.2024 - 03.08.2024Nuernberg KlassikOpenAir CTZNuernberg  Nuremberg - Classik Open Air (c) CTZ Nürnberg
Nuremberg - Classik Open Air (c) CTZ Nürnberg.

Classics Open Air Nuremberg - Europe's greenest concert hall

A feast for the senses is celebrated at the free open-air concerts of Nuremberg's two great orchestras in the Luitpoldhain. The Nuremberg State Philharmonic and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra will perform a wide range of classical music, from opera and operetta to ballet and musicals. There will also be the opportunity to picnic together in the park.

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24.07.2024 - 30.07.2024Ebern SchlossEyrichshof02 GK 2019

Rösler Open Air Festival Eyrichshof Castle

The castle, with its magnificent scenery, is a popular summer venue for renowned artists. This summer, too, special concert experiences await you - among others, musical directions such as rock, pop and singer/songwriter will be offered.

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25.07.2024 - 28.08.2024Bayreuth Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus Auffahrt ©BayreuthMarketing-und-TourismusGmbH-Kratzer  Bayreuth - Festival Theatre © Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH, Meike Kratzer
Bayreuth - Festival Theatre © Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH, Meike Kratzer.

Bayreuth Festival

The Richard Wagner Festival has made Bayreuth internationally famous. Since 1876, the festival has been held, with interruptions, in the Festspielhaus on the Grüner Hügel, which was created especially for this purpose. Thanks to the architectural design of the auditorium, the acoustics here are unparalleled anywhere in the world, and each year they captivate visitors from all over the world.

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25.07.2024 - 28.07.2024Memmelsdorf MusiksommerSchlossSeehof SonjaKrebs  The Bamberg String Quartet, to be heard at the Schloss Seehof Music Summer (Photo: Sonja Krebs)
The Bamberg String Quartet, to be heard at the Schloss Seehof Music Summer (Photo: Sonja Krebs).

The festival in the baroque orangery of Seehof Castle has long been one of the region's outstanding events. Members of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra - Bavarian State Philharmonic, the Bamberg String Quartet and high-calibre guests perform this popular concert series in the orangery of Seehof Palace near Bamberg (municipality of Memmelsdorf). This orangery was designed by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann and built in 1729 by Heinrich Dientzenhofer. Music lovers appreciate the room as an outstanding concert hall. However, it is not only the sound that touches the soul, but also the sight. The baroque ambience enhances the pleasure of listening to the music, making it an experience that stimulates all the senses.

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26.07.2024 - 04.08.2024Coburg Vogelschiessen-von-oben ©CoburgMarketing RainerBrabec  Fair
Fair "Coburger Vogelschießen" © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec.

Fair "Coburger Vogelschießen"

Traditionally, the festival, which takes place every year at the end of July on the Coburger Anger, begins with the entry of the shooting society into the festival tent. On the opening evening, there is a large brilliant fireworks display. On the following Sunday, the Coburger Schützengesellschaft parades through the city center and collects its flag from the city hall, which is returned a week later.

The Coburger Vogelschießen is the oldest and largest folk festival in the city on the Vest.

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26.07.2024 - 04.08.2024Bier

Kulmbach Beer Week

The largest and most classic beer festival in northern Bavaria is held annually in Kulmbach. True fans of the Kulmbach Beer Week count the days backwards until the next tapping, and that immediately after the last day of the festival. It is something very special to visit this traditional beer festival, to experience the atmosphere in and around the legendary Bierstadl and to enjoy the specially brewed delicious festival beers as well as the wonderful wheat beer. A tradition for over 3,000 years.

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26.07.2024 - 28.07.2024Nuernberg Bardentreffen BernyMeyer  Nuremberg - Gathering of the Bards (c) Berny Meyer
Nuremberg - Gathering of the Bards (c) Berny Meyer.

Gathering of the Bards Nuremberg

At Germany's largest free and outdoor festival, Nuremberg's old town becomes an open-air stage for world music. Blues, folk, soul and pop meet here, performed by 70 bands, including world stars as well as newcomers.

For more information, click here.

Schwäbisch Hall
26.07.2024 - 29.07.2024Jakobimarkt Schwaebisch Hall FotoNicoKurth  (c) Stadt Schwäbisch Hall, Nico Kurth
(c) Stadt Schwäbisch Hall, Nico Kurth .

"Jakobi" Market Schwäbisch Hall

For over 800 years, the Jakobimarkt has been held in Schwäbisch Hall at the end of July. It is one of the oldest markets in the region and offers many attractions: Amusement park, Krämermarkt as well as an open Sunday.

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Start: 19:30 UhrSchwetzingen Konzert In-Carl-Theodors-Garten  Schwetzingen - Concert at the Minerva Temple in the palace park
Schwetzingen - Concert at the Minerva Temple in the palace park.

In Carl Theodor's Garden - Mozart's most beautiful arias open-air at the Minerva Temple

"You don't often find such an idyllic spot of muses framed by almost electorally dense greenery, even in the extensive Schwetzingen Palace Gardens." ("Klingende Mozartkugeln", Schwetzinger Zeitung, 17.7.23). This refers to the Minerva Temple, where the Nerida Quartet performed excerpts from Mozart's "Gärtnerin aus Liebe" last year, delighting not only a large audience but apparently also the critics. In the year of the 300th anniversary of the birth of our Elector Carl Theodor, the Mozart Society is happy to revive the combination of Minerva and the Nereids. This year, the quartet led by violinist Saskia Niehl will be presenting Mozart's most beautiful arias and inviting a very special guest: Nikolaus Friedrich will lend his voice to the arias with his clarinet. The works for strings and clarinet will be arranged by Benjamin Helmer.

Advance ticket sales start at the end of April.
In case of bad weather, the event will take place in the Mozartsaal.

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Start: 16:00 Uhr
End: 23:00 UhrNeckarsteinachTagdesGastes

Day of the Guest

The "Day of the Guest" takes place as usual on the last Saturday in July. This day is the highlight in the series of numerous Neckarsteinach festivals. As always, thousands of guests visit the town of four castles. Neckarsteinach shows off its sunniest side with its beautiful landscape around the four castles, the colourful boats on the Neckar and the festival grounds on the banks of the Neckar.
side. As usual, many clubs and societies invite you to enjoy music and entertainment as well as a wide range of food and drink on the banks of the Neckar. From 10 p.m. onwards, you can experience the four-castle illumination and the much-admired brilliant fireworks display from the Neckarlauer - a visitor magnet year after year. Afterwards, the party continues at the clubs' stands until the early hours of the morning.

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Start: 17:00 UhrBayreuth BayreutherSommernachtsfest c MeikeKratzer  Bayreuth - Summer Night Festival Bayreuth  © Meike Kratzer
Bayreuth - Summer Night Festival Bayreuth © Meike Kratzer.

Summer Night Festival Bayreuth

Around 250 years ago, the margraves invited their subjects to a cheerful festival in the former hermitage. Today, the summer festival attracts thousands of visitors to the romantic park. Surrounded by culinary delights, musical acts and illuminations, you will experience a breathtaking atmosphere.

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28.07.2024 - 04.08.2024Ansbach Kaspar-Hauser-Feststpiele ok

Kaspar Hauser Festival

Since 1998, the town of Ansbach has organised the Kaspar Hauser Festival every two years. In lectures, writing walks, dance theatre and much more, the people of Ansbach try to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Findlelkind. His life and death have raised questions for around 200 years, above all the mystery of his origins and the alleged attempt on Hauser's life in Ansbach.

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01.08.2024 - 05.08.2024Bayreuth WeinfestBayreuth c BayreuthMarketing-undTourismusGmbH  Bayreuth - Wine Festival © Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
Bayreuth - Wine Festival © Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH.

Bayreuth Wine Festival

During the festival season, when the whole world looks to Bayreuth, the town invites its guests on a journey through the Franconian winegrowing regions.
Enjoy a potpourri of around 40 different fine wines on Bayreuth's market square. Discover the wide variety of grape varieties and test the different quality levels that the Franconian winegrowers have in their portfolio.
Of course, in addition to the delicious Franconian wines, there will also be plenty of culinary delights. A wide variety of regional and international delicacies are on offer, which go perfectly with Franconian wine. Relax and unwind with a delicious glass of Franconian wine!

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
02.08.2024 - 04.08.2024

750 years of the imperial city of Rothenburg: "History, pop and dance"

A three-day open-air event with a varied programme to mark the 750th anniversary will take place on the market square against the backdrop of Rothenburg's imposing town hall.

2 August 2024: 750 years of the town's history as an entertaining live performance with the well-known actor and author of historical novels Markus Grimm. On the big stage: history you can touch,
accompanied by music and multimedia.

3 August 2024: "One Night with ABBA" concert experience with all the greatest hits from "Waterloo" to "Mamma Mia". If the ABBA fans come to the concert in their 70s look, the party will be perfect.

4 August 2024: The world as a guest in Rothenburg - international music & dance festival around the market square. This is globalisation with a cuddle factor.

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02.08.2024 - 04.08.2024Burg Rabenstein Mittelaltermarkt Ritter 17 2  Rabenstein Castle - Medieval market
Rabenstein Castle - Medieval market.

Medieval market at Rabenstein Castle

Go on an exciting journey back in time to the Middle Ages at the largest medieval market in northern Bavaria at Rabenstein Castle! On offer is an extensive programme of action artists, medieval field battles and show fights, puppet theatre for children and fire shows in the evening. Historical groups from all over Germany set up camp against the backdrop of the 800-year-old castle, while craftsmen and traders provide an insight into long-extinct professions of the Middle Ages.

Tickets and further information

02.08.2024 - 10.08.2024

Music in the Park - Schwetzingen Palace Garaden

The open-air concert series "Music in the Park" puts the Schwetzingen Palace Garden in vibration. Over the course of seven days, musical top-class performers cast a spell over their fans.

Information and booking (only in German)

02.08.2024 - 11.08.2024

Blues and Jazz Festival

When the New Orleans feeling awakens, some of the best blues and jazz musicians from all over the world will once again be guests at the Bamberg World Heritage Site on the Maxplatz, on the Böhmerwiese and in the participating district communities in August 2024.

The Sparda-Bank Blues & Jazz Festival Bamberg is the largest admission-free open-air blues and jazz festival in Europe. In addition to international stars, regional bands also have the opportunity to present themselves to a wide audience at the music festival.

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Schwäbisch Hall
Start: 18:30 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrHoolgaaschfest Zwinger TM Thomas Heizmann SiederNutzungOk

One of the most legendary figures in Hall's history is the Hoolgaascht (Haalgeist, guardian of the salt spring). The festival that the Große Siedershof celebrates on the first Saturday of August on the Zwinger next to the Langenfeld Gate and the Pechnasen Tower is named after him. As always, the Sieders will contribute to the entertainment with a number of performances. The focus of the festival is on a cosy get-together. Colourful lights, torchlight and conviviality are what make this festival so attractive. Admission is free.

All further information can be found here (only in German).

04.08.2024Nuernberg StarsLuitpoldhain BernyMeyer  Nuremberg - Stars in the Luitpoldhain (c) Berny Meyer
Nuremberg - Stars in the Luitpoldhain (c) Berny Meyer.

Stars in the Luitpoldhain

Every two years, Nuremberg drummer Wolfgang Haffner invites friends and companions to the Luitpoldhain - all internationally renowned musicians from the worlds of jazz, rock and pop. Together with tens of thousands of people, they celebrate a gigantic open-air concert.

Haffner has played with many international music greats over the last 30 years, including Pat Metheny, Hildegard Knef, Xavier Naidoo, Jan Garbarek, Die Fantastischen Vier, Till Brönner, Cassandra Wilson, Chaka Khan, Thomas Quasthoff, Klaus Doldinger, Nils Landgren, Mezzoforte and Helge Schneider.

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07.08.2024 - 29.08.2024Heilbronn Faehrlebuehne Kultur am Fluss 2023 mb 0287  Heilbronn - Culture on the river on the ferry stage
Heilbronn - Culture on the river on the ferry stage.

Culture on the river

Summer, sun, water and culture - a perfect combination for balmy summer evenings. In Heilbronn, you can enjoy it at ‘Kultur am Fluss’ on the so-called Fährlebühne: Every Wednesday and Thursday, the former ferryboat provides a stage for well-known comedians, humourists and diverse bands - probably one of the most beautiful venues in Heilbronn's Neckarbogen.

08.08.2024 - 18.08.2024Kronach Kronacher Freischiessen ©Thea Xynos   (c) Stadt Kronach, Thea Xynos
(c) Stadt Kronach, Thea Xynos.

Free Shooting Festival Kronach

Traditional Schützenfest on the Schützenplatz in Kronach

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09.08.2024 - 13.08.2024Roth Kirchweih SalvatoreGiurdanella  Folk Festival (c) Stadt Roth
Folk Festival (c) Stadt Roth.

Folk Festival Roth

The Rother Traditionsfest welcomes guests with an entertaining programme, fun and games with numerous rides, processions and much more...

You can find more information here

09.08.2024 - 15.08.2024

Bayreuth Summertime - Seebühnenfestival

The Seebühnenfestival is coming to Wilhelminenaue again in 2024! Created during the pandemic, the summer concert series on the former state garden show grounds has now developed into one of the largest music festivals in the region. In addition to comedian Olaf Schubert and the cross-border Herbert Pixner Project, Bayreuth can look forward to the high-flyers Kaffkiez, perennial favorites Culcha Candela, the indie institution Kettcar and the old masters of the Spider Murphy Gang and Münchener Freiheit from August 9 to 15.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
09.08.2024 - 11.08.2024c Sebastian Goess MG Stadt  Taubertal Open Air Festival (c) Sebastian Goeß
Taubertal Open Air Festival (c) Sebastian Goeß.


Rock in front of a medieval backdrop - down in the Tauber Valley thousands of listeners, up above the illuminated city wall of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Together, this creates an atmosphere that could not be more beautiful. The Eiswiese below the city as a concert venue has already become cult.

For more information, click here.

09.08.2024 - 11.08.2024Zinnfiguren  Medieval pewter figures
Medieval pewter figures.

German and International Pewter Figurine Fair

Pewter figure lovers from all over the world can meet every two years at the collectors' fair in Kulmbach and give free rein to their passion.

You can find all further information here (only in German).

11.08.2024Burgmuseum3 Detail02  Abenberg - Castle Museum
Abenberg - Castle Museum.

Children's museum day at Abenberg Castle

At Abenberg Castle, the Children's Museum Day is all about tournaments, knights and festivals at the castle! Creative museum fun is on offer at many great creative and hands-on stations. As a highlight, the little guests can once again look forward to the puppet theatre "Unhold" (="Fiend").

Start: 14:00 Uhr

Venetian festival in the Egloffstein spa garden

At the Venetian Festival in Egloffstein, the spa garden is transformed into the lagoon city of Venice. There is coffee and delicious cakes, freshly baked pizza, an ice cream parlour, stirred and shaken cocktails, tiramisu, polenta and much more.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
14.08.2024 - 18.08.2024RothenburgWeindorf  Wine festival Rothenburg (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Wine festival Rothenburg (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service.

Wine Festival Rothenburg

The Rothenburg Wine Village invites you on a culinary voyage of discovery. Popular as well as rather rare grape varieties are served around the Green Market and on the church square, in front of the venerable towers of St. Jakob. At the stands, dishes matching the wine served will be served, and a colorful program will provide varied entertainment.

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16.08.2024 - 17.08.2024Cadolzburg Burg04 GK-2019 2

Burg-Lichtspiele - Surprise cinema under the open sky

Whether it's a medieval cult comedy, castle adventure or knightly nonsense - you'll be surprised which film delicacy awaits you in the courtyard of Cadolzburg Castle. This much we can reveal: To kick things off on Friday, a turbulent comedy - in keeping with the annual theme of "Celebrating Festivals" - shows what can get out of hand when preparing for a wedding. On Saturday, a classic film with a top-class cast will send you on a search for the Holy Grail in the middle of New York.

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Admission free; reservations required (limited number of participants)
Age rating: Friday from 12 years on, Saturday from 16 years on
Drinks and snacks will be sold on site. In case of bad weather, we will move to the New Castle of the Cadolzburg.

Organizer: Bavarian Palace Department, Tel. 089 17908-0

Ticket sales: Online reservation a few weeks before the event at:

16.08.2024 - 18.08.2024

Go on a culinary journey around the world at the Street Food & Music Festival!

You can expect international street food creations with a variety of enchanting flavours. Each food truck is a master of its art and promises unique flavour experiences - always freshly prepared, of course. There is also a varied selection of drinks: Whether refreshing soft drinks, cool beer, exotic cocktails, selected wines or fine gins - there's something for everyone.

You can also look forward to musical highlights, interactive hands-on activities and special offers for children, making the festival an experience for the whole family.
There will also be a varied music programme with exciting live acts, DJs who will make the festival grounds vibrate with their beats and musical highlights that are guaranteed to surprise you!

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16.08.2024 - 18.08.2024Memmelsdorf SchlossSeehof KarlheinzBusch  Memmelsdorf - Seehof Castle (Photo: Karlheinz Busch)
Memmelsdorf - Seehof Castle (Photo: Karlheinz Busch).

Memmelsdorf: Summer of Music Schloss Seehof - Midsummer Concerts

The festival in the baroque orangery of Seehof Castle has long been one of the region's outstanding events. Members of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra - Bavarian State Philharmonic, the Bamberg String Quartet and high-calibre guests perform this popular concert series in the orangery of Seehof Palace near Bamberg (municipality of Memmelsdorf). This orangery was designed by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann and built in 1729 by Heinrich Dientzenhofer. Music lovers appreciate the room as an outstanding concert hall. However, it is not only the sound that touches the soul, but also the sight. The baroque ambience enhances the pleasure of listening to the music, making it an experience that stimulates all the senses.

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22.08.2024 - 25.08.2024

Ansbach Wine Festival

Franconian winegrowers present themselves and their products on Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz. To make tasting the wines even more enjoyable, the festival is sweetened with a varied musical programme.

23.08.2024 - 27.08.2024Eberbach Kuckucksmarkt ©Andreas Held  (c) Andreas Held
(c) Andreas Held.

Cuckoo Market Eberbach

The big folk festival in the Neckar valley. With its many showmen and traders, it will attract visitors from near and far.

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Stein b. Nürnberg
23.08.2024 - 26.08.2024

"Church Fair" Folk Festival

Experience the colourful hustle and bustle on the fairground at Kristall Palm Beach during the Steiner Kirchweih.

23.08.2024 - 08.09.2024Nuernberg VolksfestNuernberg JanaKiesser CTZNuernberg 01  Nuremberg - Autumn Festival (Photo: CTZ Nuremberg/Jana Kieser)
Nuremberg - Autumn Festival (Photo: CTZ Nuremberg/Jana Kieser).

Autumn Festival

The Nuremberg Public Festival takes place twice a year: in spring and autumn. As the second largest folk festival in Bavaria and one of the 10 largest folk festivals in Germany, the Nuremberg Folk Festival is a family festival. Numerous stalls, rollercoasters, food stalls and a large concert stage in the marquee invite you to enjoy folklore and more. Fun for the whole family - and multiple award-winning as Germany's cleanest, safest and most innovative folk festival.

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24.08.2024 - 25.08.2024Sommer am Fluss Tobias Schwerdt  Sommer at the river (c) Tobias Schwerdt/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
Sommer at the river (c) Tobias Schwerdt/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.

Summer at the river Heidelberg

Every year in August, the event "Summer on the River" takes place. On two days, the federal road B37 between the Old Bridge and the Neckar River below the City Hall becomes a promenade.

Visitors can expect, among other things, two stages with live music at the Alte Brücke and at the Heuscheuer (Marstall), a children's program and a gastronomic offer.

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Schwäbisch Hall
24.08.2024Schwaebisch Hall Sommernachtsfest ©TM Ufuk Arslan 2024  Schwäbisch Hall - Summer Night Festival (Foto: Tourismus Marketing Schwäbisch Hall/Ufuk Arslan)
Schwäbisch Hall - Summer Night Festival (Foto: Tourismus Marketing Schwäbisch Hall/Ufuk Arslan).

Summer Night Festival Schwäbisch Hall

The city park along the Kocher River is transformed into an enchanting sea of lights: 25,000 cups of light in imaginative ornaments, 2,500 colorful lanterns in the old trees and light installations ensure an unforgettable evening.

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Bad Wimpfen
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Future Market .

Guild Market Bad Wimpfen

Every year on the last weekend in August, around 60 craftsmen from near and far show their handicraft techniques and work throughout the Staufer Palatinate complex, from the Blue Tower to the Red Tower. They include basket weavers, smiths, wood turners, dyers, spinners, weavers, potters and many more. Food and drink, music and medieval dances, Staufer guards and activities for children will provide atmospheric entertainment at the market.

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30.08.2024 - 01.09.2024Coburg Kloessmarkt-Besucher ©CoburgMarketing RainerBrabec  Dumpling market © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec
Dumpling market © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec.

Coburg "Dumpling Market"

The people of Coburg love their dumplings so much that a market festival was created especially for them. Once a year, at the end of August or beginning of September, the Coburg dumpling market takes place. There, visitors can taste the traditional dish "Rutscher".

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31.08.2024 - 01.09.2024Schwetzingen Oldtimer Gala1 CR Stadtinfo  Palace Gardens Schwetzingen - „International Concours d’Elegance“
Palace Gardens Schwetzingen - „International Concours d’Elegance“ .

20th Classic-Gala Schwetzingen - International Concours d‘Elegance

For the 20th time, the Schwetzingen Palace Gardens will become the most elegant open-air museum in automobile history. At the exclusive historic car gala "International Concours d'Elegance", 160 selected classic vehicles of various types from more than 100 years will be on display.

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31.08.2024 - 01.09.2024Cadolzburg Burg-mit-Burggarten GK-2019 2

Castle revival

On the grounds of the outer castle you will experience demonstrations of medieval crafts and fighting techniques with the renowned group "Nürnberger Aufgebot 1474".

Admission to the outer castle (including demonstrations) is free.

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Start: 11:00 Uhr

Family Day Cadolzburg

Puzzle your way through Cadolzburg Castle with a discovery arch and have your photo taken with Elector Friedrich and his wife Elisabeth. Your strength is in demand in the "Hau den Kurfürst" game and as a medieval construction worker in the pedal crane. There is also a workshop for children, family tours and a raffle. On the grounds of the outer castle, the "Nürnberger Aufgebot 1474" association will be demonstrating medieval crafts and fighting techniques on the weekend of 31 August/1 September.

All activities in the main castle are included in the admission price. Admission is free for children and young people up to the age of 18. Admission to the outer castle, including demonstrations of crafts and fighting techniques, is free.

05.09.2024 - 14.09.2024Heilbronn Weindorf Musik01  Heilbronn - Wine Festival Heilbronn around the Town Hall
Heilbronn - Wine Festival Heilbronn around the Town Hall.

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.

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05.09.2024 - 15.09.2024Bayreuth MarkgraeflichesOpernhaus aussen GK2019  UNESCO- World Heritage Margravial Operahouse
UNESCO- World Heritage Margravial Operahouse.

Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival

The festival, which always takes place in September, offers events this year at the UNESO World Heritage Site Margravial Opera House, the Orangery of the Hermitage, the Castle Church, the Order Church of St. Georgen and Colmdorf Castle.

Further information (only in German)

05.09.2024 - 07.09.2024NeckargemuendMarktplatz02GK2018

French Market

French traders offer delicacies from the different regions of our neighbouring country in Menzerpark.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
06.09.2024 - 08.09.2024Rothenburg Reichsstadtfesttage c RothenburgTourismusService Pfitzinger  Imperial City Festival (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger
Imperial City Festival (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger.

Rothenburg Imperial City Festival

The Imperial City Festival is one of the highlights of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The entire history of the town comes to life - brought to life by about a thousand participants. Already on Friday evening there is a big torchlight procession of the history groups to the market place.

New in 2024: For the first time, “Freie Reichsstädter zu Rothenburg ob der Tauber e.V.” will re-enact a historical battle on the ice meadow in the Taubertal on early Sunday afternoon under the direction of Christoph Korwitz.

For more information click here

06.09.2024 - 08.09.2024Memmelsdorf MusiksommerSchlossSeehof SonjaKrebs 1  The Bamberg String Quartet, to be heard at the Schloss Seehof Music Summer (Photo: Sonja Krebs)
The Bamberg String Quartet, to be heard at the Schloss Seehof Music Summer (Photo: Sonja Krebs).

Memmelsdorf: Summer of Music Schloss Seehof - Autumn Concerts

The festival in the baroque orangery of Seehof Castle has long been one of the region's outstanding events. Members of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra - Bavarian State Philharmonic, the Bamberg String Quartet and high-calibre guests perform this popular concert series in the orangery of Seehof Palace near Bamberg (municipality of Memmelsdorf). This orangery was designed by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann and built in 1729 by Heinrich Dientzenhofer. Music lovers appreciate the room as an outstanding concert hall. However, it is not only the sound that touches the soul, but also the sight. The baroque ambience enhances the pleasure of listening to the music, making it an experience that stimulates all the senses.

More information (only in German)

06.09.2024 - 07.09.2024Nuernberg Trempelmarkt ChristineDierenbach 01  Nuremberg - Flea Market © Christine Dierenbach
Nuremberg - Flea Market © Christine Dierenbach.

Nürnberger Trempelmarkt (Nuremberg Flea Market) - Germany's largest city centre flea market

At the market, which runs through the entire old town of Nuremberg, up to 4,000 vendors - private sellers as well as professional traders - offer their wares.

The market offers a very special atmosphere on Friday evening, when visitors can stroll through the illuminated flea market until midnight.

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07.09.2024 - 08.09.2024Abenberg Burg-bei-Vollmond Foto-Karl-HeinzHiltl  Abenberg - Castle at full moon (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl)
Abenberg - Castle at full moon (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl).

4th "Long Night of (Hi)Stories" storytelling festival

Stories enchant the night when renowned storytellers invite you to stroll and listen at the fourth storytelling festival at Abenberg Castle. The nocturnal walk leads from the castle into the historic old town of Abenberg. The storytellers will take listeners on a journey into the fascinating realm of story(s) at several stations. The storytelling festival ends with goodnight stories.

Organizer: Abenberg Castle Museums

07.09.2024Coburg Museumsnacht-Veste-Innenhof ©CoburgMarketing Rainer-Brabec  Coburg - Museum Night © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec
Coburg - Museum Night © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec.

18th Coburg Museum Night "Your Night"

It is officially considered the most beautiful night in Coburg: During the Coburg Museum Night, the Hofgarten, the Veste Coburg and the Schlossplatz shine in imaginative illuminations and light pictures.

Exhibitions take place and visitors can take a look at palaces, castles and museums. Several bands, ensembles and soloists round off the program musically. 

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07.09.2024 - 08.09.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 Uhr

Bookmakers' market with book (flea) market

The city becomes a showcase for bookbinders, printers, restorers and paper artists. The exhibitors show what can be made from and with paper.

Further information (only in German)

Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrLangenzenn Heimatmuseum GK 2019

Old Town Festival Langenzenn

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)

08.09.2024Bayreuth imHofgarten ©BayreuthMarketingundTourismusGmbH  Hofgarten Bayreuth (c) Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH
Hofgarten Bayreuth (c) Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH.

Open Monument Day in Bayreuth

Bayreuth is also participating in the nationwide campaign day " Open Monument Day" with free activities, guided tours and walking tours.

Further information

Schwäbisch Hall

15th Hohenlohe castles and palaces tour

This classic car rally with a maximum of 100 vehicles looks back on over 30 years of tradition. The sporty rally takes place every two years (alternating with the Hohenloher Genießerfahrt in odd-numbered years). With a touristic and a more sporty variant, there is something for everyone. Of course, the culinary delights must not be neglected either. That's why the ride includes a coffee stop at Kirchberg Castle and at the German Automobile Museum in Langenburg Castle. The start and finish is the historic market square in Schwäbisch Hall, which is one of the most beautiful in southern Germany.

More information (only in German)

Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 UhrAltstadtfest StadtRoth  (c) Stadt Roth
(c) Stadt Roth.

Roth - Old Town Festival

When the entire city center in Roth is closed to car traffic, there is once again something to celebrate: the Old Town Festival.

In addition to the traditional program items, such as the popular "Rock im Schlossgraben" on the lawn in front of the youth center and the children's jumble sale in the idyllic courtyard of Ratibor Castle, young and old can look forward to a colorful and entertaining program again this year.

You can find all further information here

Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 UhrSchwetzingen Orgelspaziergang2024  Schwetzingen - Organ walk
Schwetzingen - Organ walk .

Organ walk on the Open Monument Day

Since 2016, Schwetzingen's churches and the palace chapel have been playing their organs on "Open Monument Day". The diversity of the respective instruments can be experienced in short concerts. This year, the organists will focus on the time of Carl Theodor.

The organ walk takes place in cooperation with the town of Schwetzingen, the Protestant and Catholic churches, the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg and the HOF | MUSIC | CITY research centre.

Free tickets available from 1 July 2024 at the tourist information office.


Start: 18:00 UhrEgloffstein BurgEgloffstein-mit-KircheSt.Bartholomaeus02 GK-2021  Egloffstein - Egloffstein Castle with St Bartholomew's Church
Egloffstein - Egloffstein Castle with St Bartholomew's Church.

Concert in the castle church Egloffstein

Here you can find some information.

15.09.2024Ebern Kirchweih Pilze ©Stadt Ebern Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern eV001

Parish fair and fungus days Ebern

Ebern's parish fair offers an amusement park, a parish fair market, Sunday shopping and an interesting framework programme. Enjoy carousels and excitement at the caravan site. Ebern's mushroom days also take place at the parish fair market.

Further information

15.09.2024 - 28.09.2024
Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 16:30 UhrSchwetzingen Paradies-der-Tonkuenstler  Schwetzingen -
Schwetzingen - "Musicians" motif benches.

Guided tour: A paradise for sound artists

The festival town of Schwetzingen can look back on a long musical tradition. The tour reveals a journey through time into the musical life of the music-loving Elector Carl Theodor. It touches on the places where the outstanding musicians worked and lived and provides explanations about the special features and musical-historical significance of the Elector Palatine court music.

15.09.2024, 3 p.m.
28.09.2024, 3 p.m.

Speaker: Dr Rüdiger Thomsen-Fürst (Research Centre HOF | MUSIC | CITY)
Starting point: St Pankratius Church forecourt (opposite the tourist information centre)


20.09.2024 - 22.09.2024Nuernberg Stadtverfuehrungen CTZNuernberg  Nuremberg - Stadt(ver)führungen (c) CTZ Nürnberg
Nuremberg - Stadt(ver)führungen (c) CTZ Nürnberg.


1 weekend, over 1000 routes - Germany's largest guided tour marathon invites you to get to know Nuremberg and its neighbouring city of Fürth from new perspectives.

Well-known personalities, artists, institutions, non-profit organisations, professional city guides as well as people with special interests give the audience insights into unknown places and subject areas and examine historical, current, exciting and entertaining aspects of the respective annual motto. The theme offers points of reference to the Reformation, but also to historical, architectural, social, technical and cultural topics. Culinary offerings and tours for children are also on the programme.

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Bad Wimpfen
21.09.2024 - 22.09.2024BadWimpfen RoterTurmNacht  (c) Bad Wimpfen
(c) Bad Wimpfen.


The "Herbst.Musik.Genuss" event will take place for the second time in the historic town center of Bad Wimpfen. Visitors can once again look forward to a colorful musical program, autumnal food offerings, the best entertainment and autumnal decorations.

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Lauf an der Pegnitz
21.09.2024 - 22.09.2024Lauf Haemmernkirchweih ©StadtLauf  Lauf an der Pegnitz - Hämmernkirchweih © Stadt Lauf
Lauf an der Pegnitz - Hämmernkirchweih © Stadt Lauf.

Parish Fair

At the traditional Hämmernkirchweih, the TSV Lauf music department revives a piece of Lauf's town history: The "sooty ones", who as workers in the Lauf hammer mills of the time manufactured tools of all kinds, weapons as well as iron bars and rails, formed a defence force that had to defend the town, the castle and the works on the river in the event of war. And as custom would have it, they renew their oath every fourth Sunday in September and swear allegiance to the town guardian.

On the weekend of the festival, guests can also look forward to a colourful supporting programme with lots of music, a trempel market organised by the district youth ring, demonstrations in Reichel's grinding mill and an ecumenical church service in the open air. The parish fair ends with the hammer run, in which (among others) school teams and company teams take part.

Further information

Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 UhrSchwetzingen Mozartsonntag

Mozart Sunday - Sunday open for business

Immerse yourself in a musical and shopping experience at the open Mozart Sunday! From 1pm to 6pm, you have the opportunity to stroll through the shops and be inspired by the wide range of products on offer. Start your day with a live jazz morning pint from 11 am to 2 pm and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Park for free in the city centre and experience the flair of times gone by as the electoral court strolls through the streets. Look forward to an enjoyable Sunday full of music, shopping and historical ambience!

More information (only in German)

Start: 12:00 Uhr
End: 20:00 UhrHeilbronn Weinlesefest  Heilbronn - Start of the grape harvest on the Wartberg hill
Heilbronn - Start of the grape harvest on the Wartberg hill.

Heilbronn Grape Harvest Festival

With a magnificent view over the vineyards and the city, Heilbronn celebrates the start of the grape harvest on the wine terraces below the Wartberg high-altitude restaurant.

Further information (only in German)

28.09.2024 - 29.09.2024

Blow after blow

While the autumn market is underway in the outer bailey, the core castle of Cadolzburg is all about crafts this weekend. Thomas Hürner and his team will be presenting the art of blacksmithing on Saturday and Sunday, and you can forge your own nails or make your own medallion!
On Sunday, there will also be an insight into the work of stonemason Veit Kaiser. Here, too, you can try your hand at hammer and chisel and learn interesting facts about this craft technique.

The event is included in museum admission. Registration is not required.

28.09.2024Ansbach Gruene Nacht ok

Green Night

Every two years, Ansbach's sights shine in green light. The special atmosphere is further enhanced by "green" activities and demonstrations, turning the late summer evening into a true spectacle. With live music, numerous stalls and green delicacies from Ansbach's restaurants, the night promises a great atmosphere.

28.09.2024Heidelberg Heidelberger-Herbst ©HeidelbergMarketing FotoTobiasSchwerdt  Old Town Festival
Old Town Festival "Heidelberg Autumn".

Old Town Festival "Heidelberg Autumn"

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.

Further information

Schwäbisch Hall
28.09.2024 - 29.09.2024Backofenfest FotoNicoKurth  Oven festival in the Hohenlohe open-air museum (c) Nico Kurth
Oven festival in the Hohenlohe open-air museum (c) 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)

29.09.2024Herbstmarkt FotoStadtNeckargemuend  Neckargemünd - Autumn market (Photo: City of Neckargemünd)
Neckargemünd - Autumn market (Photo: City of Neckargemünd).

Autumn Market

A small, but fine market with a wide range of autumn-themed products.

Further information (only in German)

02.10.2024 - 13.10.2024Heidelberg Weindorf ©TobiasSchwerdt HeidelbergMarketingGmbH  Heidelberg Wine Festival © Tobias Schwerdt
Heidelberg Wine Festival © Tobias Schwerdt.

Heidelberg Wine Village

The Heidelberg Wine Festival offers the ideal opportunity to get to know Heidelberg's culinary delights in addition to the city's sights. In the heart of the old town on Karlsplatz and the castle, enjoy a choice selection of wines and the varied regional cuisine with musical accompaniment. Immerse yourself in the unique flair of history, tradition and romance in a convivial atmosphere.

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02.10.2024 - 02.11.2024HeidelbergKornmarkt

"Enjoy Jazz" Festival

Whenever the nights get longer, ENJOY JAZZ, the international festival for "jazz and other things", brings exciting new music to Mannheim and Heidelberg. The secret of its success: it is a lively festival that celebrates the joy of enjoying music. The top-class festival programme constantly explores the boundaries of the genre and has made ENJOY JAZZ one of the most important jazz festivals in the world.

Further information

05.10.2024 - 06.10.2024Mosbach kuerbismarkt  (c) Stadt Mosbach - Stadtmarketing
(c) Stadt Mosbach - Stadtmarketing.

Kurpfälzer harvest festival

On the first weekend in October, Mosbach is all about Thanksgiving, autumn and its cheerful red and orange hues. For two days, the town centre becomes an autumnal experience for all the senses. A colourful programme for the whole family provides entertainment and variety. Historical craft demonstrations, pumpkin carving and a photography exhibition are just some of the things that can be experienced over the two days.

Further information and program

Schwäbisch Hall
05.10.2024 - 06.10.2024HallerHerbst TM CR Baranieckil01  Atumn Festival Schwäbisch Hall (c) Stadt Schwäbisch Hall
Atumn Festival Schwäbisch Hall (c) Stadt Schwäbisch Hall.

Autumn Fair

Autumn begins in Schwäbisch Hall with a big festival in the city centre and in the commercial centres: at the Haller Herbst you can look forward to a varied weekend with a wide range of shopping offers, culinary delights and a programme of events for the whole family.
Opening hours Autumn Festival on Haalplatz:

Further information

09.10.2024 - 12.10.2024Nuernberg NuernbergPop2023 CTZNuernberg  Nuremberg - Nuremberg Pop Festival (c) CTZ Nuremberg
Nuremberg - Nuremberg Pop Festival (c) CTZ Nuremberg.

Nuremberg Pop Festival

The Nürnberg Pop Festival is southern Germany's largest club and showcase festival. Concerts take place as part of the festival at various cultural venues such as churches, museums, clothing shops, record shops, on rooftops, public squares and, of course, in clubs and cultural centres. This is where the music world and music fans come together to exchange ideas and quench their thirst for good humour and musical enjoyment. The accompanying Pop Conference offers a wide range of panel discussions, lectures and workshops on all aspects of the music industry and culture.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
12.10.2024 - 20.10.2024Rothenburg Herbstwanderwoche Foto

Rothenburg 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!

Further information

12.10.2024 - 04.11.2024
Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 16:30 UhrScChwetzingen Fuehrung Kurfuerstentour  Schwetzingen - View from the roof of the palace
Schwetzingen - View from the roof of the palace.

Elector's tour

Schwetzingen Palace still characterises the cityscape today. The summer residence still determines the structure of the town centre. The tour stops at several buildings from the court period and illustrates life in the summer residence as well as the impact of the "Electoral Court" economic factor on the market town of Schwetzingen.

On Monday, 4 November 2024, the Elector's name day, the tour ends in the municipal exhibition "CabinetT 1724 - 2024 / Electoral Museum Room" in the Karl-Wörn-Haus.

12.10.2024 - 12.12.2024
Start: 17:00 UhrHeilbronn LangeNachtderKultur 03 Foto JuergenHaeffner Detail  Heilbronn - Long Night of Culture (Photo: Jürgen Häfner)
Heilbronn - Long Night of Culture (Photo: Jürgen Häfner).

Long Night of Culture

Every two years, the ‘Long Night of Culture’ offers a colourful and diverse cultural programme for all age groups in Heilbronn's city centre. With free admission, Heilbronn institutions and cultural players present a diverse programme at various locations. Admission its free.

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Hohenzollern Day under the motto "Feasting and mining"

Colourful activities, special guided tours, an open family workshop and information about the Hohenzollern rule in Cadolzburg.
Bird of prey demonstrations by the Schreyer falconry from Unterschleißheim will take place in the outer bailey at 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.

The Castle Experience Museum is open until 6 pm on Hohenzollern Day. Participation in the special guided tours costs 3 euros per person (+ admission); all other offers are included in the admission price. Admission to the outer bailey, including bird of prey demonstrations, is free.

Start: 11:00 UhrSinsheim SinsheimerHerbst 2024  Sinsheim Autumn Market (c) Stadt Sinsheim
Sinsheim Autumn Market (c) Stadt Sinsheim.

Sinsheim Autumn Market

Traditionally, the Wirtschaftsforum Sinsheim e.V. invites you to the Sinsheim Autumn on the second Sunday in October.

Then the city centre becomes a market mile with a comprehensive range of pumpkins, cheese, sausages, spices, fruit, vegetables, wines, sparkling wine and non-alcoholic drinks, but also textiles and basketry. Autumn market visitors can enjoy traditional onion tart and new wine, tarte flambée, a variety of pizza baguettes and other delicacies. A car show on Burgplatz, an art mile in the avenue and the open Sunday round off the varied programme.

Further information

17.10.2024 - 19.10.2024Schwetzingen Tagung Facetten-eines-Kurfuersten  Schwetzingen - Palace Park
Schwetzingen - Palace Park.

Carl Theodor 3.0 - Facets of an elector

In Schwetzingen, the former summer capital of the Electoral Palatinate, a symposium will take place from 17-19 October 2024 to mark the 300th birthday of Elector Carl Theodor von Pfalz-Bayern in the south circle of the palace. Renowned academics and young researchers will give interesting lectures in a historical setting. The topics range from music and a school for the blind to Carl Theodor and the dinosaurs. The conference is open to all interested parties and participation is free of charge.

A co-operation between the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg, the City of Schwetzingen and Kiel University.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
18.10.2024 - 27.10.2024
18.10.2024 - 27.10.2024Nuernberg NUEJAZZ CTZNuernberg  Nuremberg - NUEJAZZ-Festival © CTZ Nuremberg
Nuremberg - NUEJAZZ-Festival © CTZ Nuremberg.

NUEJAZZ Festival

The festival presents the cross-genre richness of jazz. Artists from rock, pop, electro, hip-hop and others are in the program, as well as artists dedicated to the traditional varieties of jazz.

Further information

20.10.2024 - 21.10.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 UhrWeinsberg Weinwandern-mit-Panoramablick Foto-StadtWeinsberg

3rd Weinsberg wine hike

This wine hike combines convivial wine tasting in the fresh air, exercise that is manageable for all ages, and views over picturesque wine landscapes. Participants can design their tour to suit their individual needs. There is a choice of circular routes ranging from two to six kilometers in length. Signs along the way provide information about wine and vines.

Selected wines and sparkling wines from the Weinsberg wineries, coffee and cake, hearty dishes and delicacies invite you to taste them. Further information

Start: 12:30 Uhr
End: 17:30 UhrEberbach Apfeltag ©Eberbacher Werbegemeinschaft01  Historical juice press (c) Stadt Eberbach
Historical juice press (c) Stadt Eberbach .

Eberbach Apple Day

The traditional Apple Day in Eberbach takes place every year on the 3rd Sunday in October. The Apple Day weekend begins on Saturday with the children's afternoon around Lindenplatz. The unique games are always centred around apples. On Sunday, the shops in Eberbach will be open from 12:30-17:30. On both days, visitors can expect a variety of apple-related offers and musical treats from live bands.

Further information

01.11.2024 - 31.05.2025

Research project: "Prima Klima - The museum is becoming more environmentally friendly"

From November 2024, a research project that combines environmental protection with traditional museum work will be presented in the STUDIO of the Veste Coburg art collections. This is because saturated salt solutions can be used to air-condition museum display cases sustainably and cost-effectively.

01.11.2024 - 04.11.2024Schwetzingen Illumination  Schwetzingen - festively illuminated palace
Schwetzingen - festively illuminated palace.

300 years of Elector Carl Theodor: Illumination of the castle

Illumination of the city façade; the palace tells the life story of Elector Carl Theodor.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.11.2024 - 23.11.2024Rothenburg Maerchenzauber ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger1  Rothenburg’s Fairy Tale Magic
Rothenburg’s Fairy Tale Magic.

Rothenburg fairy tale magic with fairy tale forest

The Fairy Tale Magic offers a diverse program around the theme of fairy tales and legends, which is aimed at both children and adults. And what better place than Rothenburg's romantic Old Town to make many a fairy tale come true....

For more information, click here.

02.11.2024 - 03.11.2024MM Mosbach  Medieval market (c) Stadt Mosbach
Medieval market (c) Stadt Mosbach .

Medieval and arts and crafts market

The arts and crafts market in the historic old town sets special accents. A romantic medieval market around the collegiate church offers a glimpse into a bygone era. The historical hustle and bustle around the collegiate church tells of honourable crafts, proud guilds, medieval camp life and typical dishes.

You can get all further information here

02.11.2024 - 06.01.2025
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 UhrSchwetzingen Ausstellung Cabinett1724-2024  Schwetzingen - Portrait of Elector Carl Theodor
Schwetzingen - Portrait of Elector Carl Theodor.

300 years of Carl Theodor: Exhibition: "CabinetT 1724-2024 | Kurfürstliche Museumsstube"

For the cabinet exhibition "CabinetT 1724 - 2024 / Kurfürstliche Museumsstube", the Karl-Wörn-Haus is once again opening its doors to honour Elector Carl Theodor on the occasion of his 300th birthday. Within the exhibition, the biography of the Elector, his life and work, is told by means of selected exhibits. Many of these exhibits are new acquisitions and rediscoveries from recent years that have never been shown before. The major highlight: the history of the electoral summer residence of Schwetzingen and its electors is brought to life with a new multimedia installation!

Open: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

03.11.2024 - 10.11.2024LesArt

28. LesArt Ansbach

The LesArt Festival of the Margravial City of Ansbach is an event for passionate book lovers. Its special charm lies in the encounter with contemporary authors lies its special charm.

Further information

Lauf an der Pegnitz
03.11.2024 - 10.11.2024Lauf LesArt ©StadtbuechereiLauf  Lauf Literature Days (Photo: Lauf public library)
Lauf Literature Days (Photo: Lauf public library).

Lauf Literature Days

For one week between the beginning and middle of November, renowned German-language authors from Germany and abroad, many of whom have won prestigious prizes, will be presenting their latest works, looking forward to an interested audience and promising unique literary encounters.

Further information (only in German)

03.11.2024 - 17.11.2024
Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 16:30 UhrSchwetzingen KurfuerstlicheKaffeetafel  Schwetzingen - Coffee in the Kurfürstenstube
Schwetzingen - Coffee in the Kurfürstenstube.

Electoral coffee parlour in the Kurfürstenstube

Coffee, tea and chocolate were a luxury at the electoral court. Learn interesting facts about these culinary delights on a short tour of the city. Finally, savour these delicacies in the Elector's parlour, just like at court. Including coffee (a cup of coffee and a piece of cake).

03.11.2024, 3 p.m.
17.12.2024, 3 p.m.

Starting point: St Pankratius Church forecourt (opposite the tourist information centre)
Can also be booked for groups on request.

Booking (only in German)

07.11.2024 - 17.11.202420211111 CinemMA OPN PublikumimdunklenKinosaal SebastianWeindel  Mannheim - International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Photo: Sebastian Weindel)
Mannheim - International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Photo: Sebastian Weindel).

International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFFMH)

The International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFFMH) discovers and promotes young film artists from all over the world. The festival is a unique platform for cultural, political and social dialogue through the art of film. And it has been doing so since 1952, making the IFFMH the most traditional film festival in Germany after the Berlinale.

The programme brings together the most promising talents, the most daring innovators and a new look at the history of cinema every year. And last but not least, there is an extensive programme for children.

More information

07.11.2024 - 10.11.2024Bayreuth Jazz-November  Jazz-November (c) Stadt Bayreuth
Jazz-November (c) Stadt Bayreuth.

Bayreuth Jazz November

 With the Jazz-November, a top-class music festival takes place every year, which makes the gray month shine!

In addition to international greats, newcomers and musical insider tips get the opportunity to present themselves to the audience.

Further information

08.11.2024 - 12.11.2024Neckargemuend Bohrermarkt  (c) Stadt Neckargemünd
(c) Stadt Neckargemünd.

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)

Lauf an der Pegnitz
09.11.2024 - 17.11.2024Lauf Industriemuseum-Dampfmaschine Foto Helmut Meyer zu Capellen  Steam engine in the Industrial Museum Lauf (Photo: Helmut Meyer zu Capellen)
Steam engine in the Industrial Museum Lauf (Photo: Helmut Meyer zu Capellen).

Steammodel Days Lauf

On the former factory site of the industrial museum, steam enthusiasts and tinkerers from all over the German-speaking world show historical and self-built models in operation. A unique exhibition in Bavaria with numerous demonstrations and hands-on activities for children.

Further information

15.11.2024 - 02.01.2025
Start: 17:00 Uhr
End: 18:30 Uhr

Guided tour in dialogue: CabinetT 1724-2024 | Electoral Preciosic Cabinet

A dialogue-based guided tour through the exhibition in the Karl-Wörn-Haus, Museum of the City of Schwetzingen

Speakers: Dr Barbara Gilsdorf (Head of Cultural Affairs, City of Schwetzingen), Joachim Kresin (Head of Schwetzingen City Archive), Lars Maurer (Head of Schwetzingen City Museum)


15.11.2024, 5 p.m.
06.12.2024, 5 p.m.
02.01.2025, 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

15.11.2024 - 16.11.2024
Start: 18:00 UhrBurgRabenstein WhiskyDinner  Rabenstein Castle - Whisky dinner with Jürgen Stark © Burg Rabenstein
Rabenstein Castle - Whisky dinner with Jürgen Stark © Burg Rabenstein.

Where else could you experience and enjoy the flavorful diversity of a Scotch whisky better than in a stylish castle ambience? Jürgen Stark, a long-standing member of the oldest and largest whisky club in Germany and owner of the Whisky Lounge in Heroldsberg, takes you into the world of Scotch whisky in an exclusive setting.

Accompanied by an exquisite 5-course castle menu, you will receive lots of information about the production of Scotch whiskies in the various regions in the magnificently decorated Armory Hall and have the opportunity to taste rarer and older whiskies in different bottlings and flavors of the respective latitudes according to the motto of the evening "Rare & Old". A highlight for all the senses!

Price: from 109 euros per person, limited number of participants.

Dates and booking (only in German)

21.11.2024 - 08.12.2024Roth Christkindlesmarkt SalvatoreGiurdanella  Christmas Market © Stadt Roth, Foto: Salvatore Giurdanella
Christmas Market © Stadt Roth, Foto: Salvatore Giurdanella.

Christmas Market Roth

The smell of mulled wine, Christmas music and a festive atmosphere: from Thursday to Sunday, numerous associations and organisations from Rother present themselves in lovingly decorated stalls. Of course, a visit from the Rother Christkind is not to be missed!

You can get all the information here

Stein b. Nürnberg
22.11.2024 - 31.12.2024
Start: 16:30 Uhr
End: 21:00 Uhr

Winterwonderland - the magical zoo of lights

The Winter Wonderland offers over 120 life-size animals and other impressive light objects around Faber-Castell Castle. Within five months, the attractions were created by hand by stage builders using over 500,000 LED lights. Experience the largest light zoo in Germany!

Open daily (except 24 and 25 December)

25.11.2024 - 22.12.2024Heidelberg weihnachtlicherUniverstitaetsplatz CR HeidelbergMarketingGmbFoto-TobiasSchwerdt  Heidelberg Christmas Market - University Square
Heidelberg Christmas Market - University Square.

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Every year, at 5.00 pm, on the last Wednesday in November, the Christ child solemny opens the Christmas Market at the marketplace.

Over 140 stands at Heidelberg's large and small places, offer an endless variety of what makes the season so special. 

Further information

25.11.2024 - 01.01.2025Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt Winterwaeldchen Kornmarkt Thorsten Assfalg  Heidelberg - winter woods on the christmas market © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Thorsten Assflag(c) Thorsten Assflag/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
Heidelberg - winter woods on the christmas market © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Thorsten Assflag(c) Thorsten Assflag/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.

Heidelberg Winter Woods

At the Heidelberg Winterwäldchen on Kornmarkt, illuminated fir trees and pagoda tents enchant visitors. The event continues beyond Christmas until New Year's Day; the stalls are closed on Christmas Eve.

Further information

25.11.2024 - 06.01.2025
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrHeidelberg Weihnachtlicher Karlsplatz ©Heidelberg Marketing GmbFoto Tobias Schwerdt  Heidelberg - Ice Rink at the Karlsplatz © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Tobias Schwerdt
Heidelberg - Ice Rink at the Karlsplatz © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Tobias Schwerdt.

Heidelberg Ice Rink at "Karlsplatz"

One of the most beautiful open-air ice rinks in Germany is set up on Karlsplatz in Heidelberg's Old Town. With Christmas music playing, locals and guests glide across the ice against the romantic backdrop of the world-famous castle.

Further information

28.11.2024 - 23.12.2024Ansbach Weihnachtsmarkt 001   Ansbach - Christmas Market on Martin Luther Square
Ansbach - Christmas Market on Martin Luther Square.

Ansbach Christmas Market

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

28.11.2024 - 23.12.2024Bamberg Weihnachtsmarkt-Maximiliansplatz ©BambergTourismusService SonjaKrebs LZV  Bamberg - Christmas Market on the Maximiliansplatz © Sonja Krebs
Bamberg - Christmas Market on the Maximiliansplatz © Sonja Krebs.

Bamberg Christmas Market

At Christmas time, Maximiliansplatz in Bamberg's pedestrian zone is transformed into a pre-Christmas festive square. In the middle of the old town with its illuminated and decorated stores and streets, there is the smell of roast sausage and roasted almonds, mulled wine and gingerbread. Toys, glass baubles and fine handicrafts can also be found as practical things for the Christmas season.

Further information

28.11.2024 - 30.11.2024Schwetzingen KurfuerstlicherWeihnachtsmarkt  Schwetzingen - Electoral Christmas Market
Schwetzingen - Electoral Christmas Market.

Electoral Christmas Market

The Electoral Christmas Market is known far beyond the region for its atmospheric ambience. In the 2024 theme year, Prince-Elector Carl Theodor will of course open his Christmas market "in person". Over 40 artisans will be exhibiting their Christmas wares in the festively illuminated cour d'honneur of the palace. A wide range of food and drink awaits visitors on the palace square.

More information (only in German)

Lauf an der Pegnitz
28.11.2024 - 24.12.2024Lauf Weihnachtsmarkt Foto-MarcusFuchs  Lauf an der Pegnitz - Christmas Market (Photo: Marcus Fuchs)
Lauf an der Pegnitz - Christmas Market (Photo: Marcus Fuchs).

Lauf Christmas Market

The atmospherically decorated stall city is set up around the lovingly designed nativity scene on the Upper Market Square. The accompanying programme includes performances for young and old, including a visit by Nuremberg's Christ Child, guided tours of the historic rock cellars and an Advent raffle.

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
28.11.2024 - 22.12.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 20:00 UhrSchwaebischHall Blick-ueber-die-weihnachtliche-Altstadt Foto NicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall - View over the Christmassy Old Town (Photo: Nico Kurth)
Schwäbisch Hall - View over the Christmassy Old Town (Photo: Nico Kurth).

Christmasmagic in Schwäbisch Hall

One of the most beautiful market squares in southern Germany and St. Michael's Church with its imposing flight of steps form the historical backdrop for Schwäbisch Hall's Christmas market. Lovingly decorated huts, many different types of mulled wine, Christmas treats and handicrafts delight visitors.

The supporting programme includes activities for children, Christmas music performances and public themed city tours.

Program and further information

29.11.2024 - 24.12.2024Nuernberg Christkindlesmarkt SteffenOliverRiese  Nuremberg - Christkindlesmarkt on the Main Market Square with Church of Our Lady(c) Steffen Oliver Riese
Nuremberg - Christkindlesmarkt on the Main Market Square with Church of Our Lady(c) Steffen Oliver Riese.

Christmas Market Nuremberg

At one of Germany's oldest Christmas markets, traditional goods such as handmade Christmas decorations and culinary delicacies are still on sale in 180 wooden stalls on the main market square.

A Christmas town especially for children is set up on Hans-Sachs-Platz. The market of Nuremberg's 14 twin towns brings international flair to the Christkindlesmarkt. Nuremberg's churches and museums invite you to Christmas concerts, guided tours and exhibitions with a colourful programme.

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

Further information

Stein b. Nürnberg
29.11.2024 - 01.12.2024

Christmas Market Stein

Experience the magic of the stalls and Christmas flair on Mecklenburger Platz.

29.11.2024 - 01.12.2024Gundelsheim Weihnachtsmarkt 2024

Christmas Market

The Gundelsheim Christmas market traditionally opens its doors on the first weekend of Advent under the motto "Enjoyment, culture and old town flair". The romantic old town is bathed in festive lights, you can buy handmade items at the market stalls, regional food and drink will delight your senses and a diverse cultural programme awaits you. The special flair of the Gundelsheim Christmas market is enhanced by the extraordinary atmosphere in the old town and the accompanying cultural programme.

More information

29.11.2024 - 01.12.2024Kulmbach-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

29.11.2024 - 22.12.2024Mosbach Weihnachtsmarkt FotoThomasKottal  Mosbach - Christmas Market (Photo: Thomas Kottal)
Mosbach - Christmas Market (Photo: Thomas Kottal).

Mosbach Christmas Market

Starlights in the trees and in the pedestrian zone herald the most beautiful time of the year. Mosbach's picturesque old town centre smells of aniseed, gingerbread and mulled wine, oranges, candles and fir branches. Lovingly decorated huts and stalls are set up around the large festively decorated Christmas tree, framed by the town hall with its towering spire and a veritable parade of medieval half-timbered houses. There are arts and crafts, creative and culinary
culinary delights, music and lots of romantic Mosbach flair.

On Saturday, 14 December 2024 and 21 December 2024, Mosbach's specialist shops open their doors for the long shopping night.

Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
29.11.2024 - 23.12.2024Rothenburg 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

At the end of the year, the city for romantics presents itself from its most beautiful side. Embedded in the picturesque scenery between the town hall and St. Jakob, the Reiterlesmarkt is considered one of the most charming Christmas markets in Germany.

Further information

30.11.2024Maroldsweisach DippacherWeihnachtsmarkt

Christmas Market at Dippach Castle Ruins

The romantic Christmas market in the historic walls of the Dippach castle ruins has become a real insider tip in recent years.

30.11.2024 - 01.12.2024Abenberg Burg-Weihnachtsmarkt ©KarlheinzHiltl  Abenberg - Castle Christmas Market (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl)
Abenberg - Castle Christmas Market (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl).

Castle Christmas 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

30.11.2024 - 01.12.2024
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 19:00 UhrCadolzburg Adventsmarkt  Cadolzburg - Advent Market
Cadolzburg - Advent Market.

Advent Market with Handicrafts

The romantic Advent market tkes place 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.

From 4.15 pm, visitors can stroll through the illuminated inner courtyard of Cadolzburg Castle free of charge. The adventure museum opens on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3.15 p.m.), admission ticket required.

Further information (only in German)

30.11.2024 - 21.12.2024
Start: 17:00 Uhr
End: 18:30 UhrSchwetzingen Fuehrung KurfuerstlicheWeihnachtsbraeuche  Schwetzingen - Advent at the palace
Schwetzingen - Advent at the palace.

Guided tour: Electoral Christmas traditions

Embark on a pre-Christmas city tour in the footsteps of the electoral court. What was there back then? Where do Christmas traditions come from? And how do we still celebrate them today?


Sat, 30.11.2024 / 5 p.m.
Sat, 07.12.2024 / 5 pm
Sat, 14 Dec 2024 / 5 p.m.
Sat, 21 Dec 2024 / 27 pm

The guided tours can also be booked individually for groups on request.


01.12.2024 - 22.12.2024Wolframs-Eschenbach Krippenweg  Wolframs-Eschenbach - Nativity Scene Trail
Wolframs-Eschenbach - Nativity Scene Trail.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Nativity Scene Trail in the Old Town

The Nativity Trail winds its way through the entire old town to the historic city gates. Numerous stores and private individuals display lovingly designed and illuminated nativity scenes in their windows.

More information

Start: 11:00 Uhr

Advent market Colmberg

Start: 18:00 UhrHeidelberg PinkMonday-Marktplatz-GrossesFass ©SteffenSchmid  Pink Monday in Heidelberg - Market Place with Big barrel © Steffen Schmid
Pink Monday in Heidelberg - Market Place with Big barrel © Steffen Schmid.

Pink Monday on the Market Square

At this cult Christmas market event, Heidelberg's market square shines completely in pink for one evening. Residents and guests meet with the queer community to celebrate together.

The Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) opens its doors in the evening and, out of solidarity and as a sign of tolerance, shines in bright pink not only on the outside but also on the inside. Admission is free.

Further information

06.12.2024 - 08.12.2024Neckargemuend Weihnachtsmarkt-BYTE-XXL  Neckargemünd - Christmas market at Neckarlauer
Neckargemünd - Christmas market at Neckarlauer.

Christmas Market

Atmospheric Christmas market in the historic old town, with an attractive supporting programme, arts and crafts, culinary delights and Advent sounds.

Further information (only in German)

Kirchberg an der Jagst
07.12.2024 - 08.12.2024Kirchberg Weihnachtsmarkt01

Christmas Market Kirchberg

The Kirchberg Christmas market is one of the oldest and most atmospheric in Hohenlohe. Every year on the 2nd weekend in Advent, it fills the "little town" of Kirchberg - within the town walls, in the castle courtyard and on the streets - with the atmosphere of Advent. Against the backdrop of Kirchberg Castle, around 70 market stalls offer goods and treats. The supporting programme includes performances by brass bands and choral societies and an Advent concert in the Protestant town church. And on Saturday, St Nicholas and the Christ Child will even drop by!

Open on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Further information (only in German)

Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 21:00 UhrMaroldsweisach Weihnachtsmarkt

Christmas Market Maroldsweisach

A small, romantic Christmas market around the church gets visitors in the mood for the holiday.

Start: 19:00 Uhr

Trombone quartet OPUS 4

The quartet of trombonists from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra was founded in 1994. The ensemble's extensive repertoire includes wind music from five centuries. In addition to original compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the programme also includes arranged works as well as premieres and first performances of compositions written especially for this ensemble.

Like the Berliner Philharmoniker, the trombonists play on German instruments (Kruspe trombones), giving the trombone section a typical, homogeneous, soft sound that is clearly different from the "Americanised" brass sections of today's orchestras. Since October 2012, the ensemble has had a complete set of baroque trombones from the Jürgen Voigt company in Markneukirchen (on loan). Numerous concerts in Germany and Europe bear witness to the activity of the trombone quartet.

More information about the ensemble / the event

14.12.2024 - 15.12.2024Wolframs-Eschenbach SternlesmarktA  Wolframs-Eschenbach - Visit of Santa Claus © Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach
Wolframs-Eschenbach - Visit of Santa Claus © Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Christmas Market "Sternlesmarkt"

Let yourself be enchanted by our stall city in the churchyard in front of the Liebfrauenmünster and the craftsmanship in the Bürgersaal at the Christmas market of the associations. Advent melodies and small concerts as well as the living nativity scene will get you in the mood for Christmas!

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End: 18:00 UhrLangenzenn Weihnachtsmarkt  Langenzenn - Christmas Market
Langenzenn - Christmas Market.

Christmas Market Langenzenn

The Old Town 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 programme frames the market. Besides that the numerous light chains a magical atmosphere in the historical backdrop.

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25.04.2025 - 26.04.2025blaue nacht nuernberg foto florian trykowski  Blue Night Nuremberg (c) Florian Trykowski
Blue Night Nuremberg (c) Florian Trykowski.

The Blue Night in Nuremberg

Nuremberg and its institutions for art and culture, museums, churches and clubs invite you to the Blue Night® with light installations, music and performances.

The Blue Night takes place at various locations throughout the Old Town, which is completely bathed in blue light.

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21.06.2025 - 22.06.2025Ebern Mittelaltermarkt ©Stadt Ebern Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern eV  Ebern - Medieval Market - © Stadt Ebern, Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern e.V.
Ebern - Medieval Market - © Stadt Ebern, Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern e.V..

Medieval Market Ebern

Medieval life and colour with craft, camp life, programme for children, dance, music and fire show.

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Stein b. Nürnberg

Long night of culture

On this evening, a unique atmosphere enchants the city, merchants open their doors with exclusive offers until 11 pm and many cultural program points show the diversity of Stein.

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