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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".


Mannheim
29.07.2023 - 30.06.2024MannheimREMDossi  (c) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
(c) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen.

Exhibition "Ugo Dossi: Signs and Wonders"

Ugo Dossi's large-scale and colorful tableaus, sculptures, projections, and virtual realities (VR) revolve around signs that point to the world as well as signify "world. In terms of content, the exhibition "Signs and Wonders" traces an arc from archetypal images from the collective memory of early advanced civilizations to a virtual future in the metaverse. In doing so, the works with their reduced symbolic and pictorial language create visual enigmas of particular beauty.

Many of the works are influenced by Dossi's fascination with ancient Egyptian art. The exhibition is thus also the perfect complement to a visit to our popular collection presentation Egypt - Land of Immortality, providing a contemporary perspective. A small selection of his works will also be on display alongside the ancient Egyptian originals at Museum Weltkulturen.

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Mannheim
10.09.2023 - 26.05.2024Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Kindertraeume Plakat ©rem-FotoRebeccaKind  Mannheim - Poster for the exhibition
Mannheim - Poster for the exhibition "Children's Dreams" © rem, photo Rebecca Kind.

Exhibition "Coburg Glass Award 2022"

The exhibition in the Zeughaus Museum of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen shows an extensive selection of historical doll's kitchens and shops from a high-calibre private collection. Special emphasis is placed on the period from the 1870s to the 1920s. Further information

There are hands-on stations for children and families in the exhibition and with the Actionbound-Ralley you can also explore life around 1900 with your mobile phone.

Mannheim
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.

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Bamberg
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)

Sinsheim
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.

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

Schwetzingen
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.

Bamberg
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

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Eberbach
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.

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Ahorntal
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.

Programme:
- 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

Ahorntal
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)

Eberbach
03.02.2024 - 02.11.2024webNachtwaechter
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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

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Ahorntal
09.02.2024 - 02.01.2025
Start: 18:00 UhrBurg Rabenstein Wildschwein-Grillbuffet ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet © Rabenstein Castle.

Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet

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

Coburg
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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Ahorntal
23.02.2024 - 25.04.2024
Start: 19:00 UhrBurgRabenstein Gruseldinner JacktheRipper  Rabenstein Castle - Spooky Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Spooky Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle.

Spooky Dinner

This dinner show is all about "Jack the Ripper", one of the most mysterious mass murderers ever. Can he be unmasked? Or will the truth never be revealed? Murderous fun

Price: 109.00 euros per person

Dates and booking

Cadolzburg
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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Bamberg
24.02.2024 - 14.05.2024Bamberg Dioezesanmuseum AusstellungKreuze Heinrichskreuz R5 20210813 FritzlarDom 00870ff6  Bamberg - Diocesan Museum:
Bamberg - Diocesan Museum: "Crosses" exhibition, Heinrichskreuz, Fritzlar (C) Catholic parish of St Peter, photo: Marcel Schawe.

Exhibition "Crosses. 1000 years after Henry II - Encounter of gemstone and chainsaw"

To mark the 1,000th anniversary of the death of the founder of the diocese, Emperor Henry II, the Diocesan Museum in Bamberg is dedicating an exhibition to the symbol of the cross. The highlight of the special exhibition is the Fritzlar Cross of Henry, which is now on display in Bamberg for the first time. The magnificent gem cross is richly decorated with sheet gold and precious stones and was once a symbol of power and faith. Together with other historical objects, it enters into a fascinating dialogue with cross symbols from contemporary art, where it is interpreted not only as a symbol of faith, but also as an object of existential questions. Works by Joseph Beuys, Hermann Bigelmayr and Sonja Toepfer thus open up new perspectives.

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Kronach
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)

Kronach
01.03.2024 - 29.06.2024Kronach Ausstellung-100-Jahre-Loewe Ausschnitt  Kronach - Anniversary exhibition 100 years of Loewe
Kronach - Anniversary exhibition 100 years of Loewe.

Prolonged - Exhibition: "Design & Innovation. 100 Years of Loewe - the Anniversary Exhibition".

Founded in 1923 in Berlin, the company Loewe, headquartered in Kronach, has developed into a globally active brand manufacturer and pacesetter in consumer electronics.

The exhibition in the Fürstenbau of the Rosenberg Fortress looks back on the highlights of 100 years of design and company history, including the development of the electric television (1931), the world's first cassette tape recorder (1950), the first portable television (1963) and the first television with Internet access (1997).

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Abenberg
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.

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Eberbach
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)

Bamberg
10.03.2024 - 21.04.2024Kunigunde-Plakat-Bild-e1705414593630  Bamberg - Children's theatre Chapeau Claque:
Bamberg - Children's theatre Chapeau Claque: "Kunigunde".

"Kunigunde" - children's theatre play for the theme year "1000th anniversary of the death of Emperor Henry II"

Hands-on history for everyone aged 5 and over: The renowned Bamberg children's and youth theatre Chapeau Claque presents its new play "Kunigunde" to coincide with the anniversary year "1000th anniversary of the death of Emperor Henry II". Young and old alike can experience the royal love story between Cunegonde and her Emperor Henry at first hand. Of course, there's also all sorts of gossip from the imperial family, as well as the fate of the common people 1000 years ago.

Dates:

    10.03.2024 / 3 p.m.
    17.03.2024 / 11 a.m.
    24/03/2024 / 11 am and 3 pm,
    14/04/2024 / 11 am and 3 pm
    21/04/2024 / 11 am and 3 pm


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Bamberg
15.03.2024 - 19.05.2024Bamberg Passionskrippen CR-BambergTourismus
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Bamberg Passionskrippen

Lenten or Passion Nativity scenes depict the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. The "Serious Nativity", as it is also often called, covers the church season from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday. In a narrower sense, the scenes are depicted from the Entry into Jerusalem, through the stages of the Passion, to the Resurrection and the Walk to Emmaus.

More information and exhibition locations (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
16.03.2024 - 24.04.2024Rothenburg Tulpen Burgtor  Castle Gate Rothenburg (c) Rothenbur Tourismus Service
Castle Gate Rothenburg (c) Rothenbur Tourismus Service.

Rothenburg Hiking Week

Twice a year, in spring and in autumn, the "Rothenburg Hiking Weeks" take place. The attractive, free hikes, the informal get-together of hiking enthusiasts from near and far, a rich cultural calendar and, last but not least, traditional Franconian hospitality come together to form a delightful and varied program that truly offers something for everyone.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
16.03.2024 - 30.04.2024Rothenburg Tourismus Service Burgtor Fruehling Pfitzinger  Castle gate (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Castle gate (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service.

Spring awakening Rothenburg

"Spring lets its blue ribbon flutter through the air again..."

Mörike's well-known verses become program in Rothenburg. You can expect colorfully decorated Easter fountains, the spring hiking week as well as the spring city atmosphere, culinary delicacies and lots of other Easter surprises.

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Coburg
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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Kulmbach
22.03.2024 - 16.06.2024Pop-Art goes Plassenburg
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Exhibition: "Pop Art goes Plassenburg"

From 22 March to 16 June, visitors will have the opportunity to view a unique private collection exhibition of Pop Art at Plassenburg Castle. The focus is on treasures of modern art. Over 80 works by renowned Pop Art artists from 70 years from the high-calibre collection Kohlrusch of GDK Unternehmensberatung Franken GmbH will be on display.

The exhibition can be visited during museum opening hours and at museum admission prices.

Abenberg
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.

Bamberg
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

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Ahorntal
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:

28.03.2024
12.04.2024
19.10.2024
16.11.2024
21.12.2024
05.01.2025

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

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Ebermannstadt
31.03.2024 - 25.04.2024Goessweinstein Osterbrunnen
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The tradition of decorating Easter fountains has its origins in Franconian Switzerland and is unique in Bavaria. It has been practised for more than a hundred years. An "average" Easter fountain here comprises around 80 metres of garland decorations and around 1,800 to 2,000 painted eggshells.

With around 11,000 eggs, the Easter fountain in Bieberbach near Egloffstein has made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the "largest Easter fountain in the world". Locations of the fountains and further information (only in German)

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

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Bayreuth
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)

Mosbach
06.04.2024 - 07.09.2024Mosbach Brotmarkt 2024
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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)

Bamberg
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

Ahorntal
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!

Ansbach
07.04.2024 - 21.04.2024

21st LeseLust Ansbach - Franconia reads!

LeseLust is a literary series in Ansbach which, since its inception in 2004, has set itself the task of putting Franconia's literary spectrum centre stage. It takes place every year in spring. The topics are always wide-ranging and show the impressive diversity of authors who were born in Franconia, live here or write about Franconia.

Between 7 and 21 April, five more applicants will present themselves for the August Graf von Platen Literature Prize, which will be awarded at LesArt in November 2024.

Look forward to a LeseLust festival that turns literature into an experience!

The detailed programme will be published in March 2024.

Bamberg
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

Coburg
19.04.2024 - 28.04.2024Coburg Fruehlingsfest-Kind-Zuckerwatte ©CoburgMarketing RainerBrabec  Coburg - Spring Festival © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec
Coburg - Spring Festival © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec .

The summer festival season in Coburg kicks off with the spring festival. The folk festival on the Ketschenanger, which can now look back on decades of tradition, offers plenty of fun for young and old with attractive rides, musical entertainment and a large selection of festival catering.

Further information (only in German)

Bamberg
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)

Kulmbach
19.04.2024 - 28.04.2024

Every year in April, the traditional folk festival is celebrated at Schwedensteg. It starts with a big opening firework display. Wednesday is always family day with half prices on all rides. The diverse and attractive shops and culinary specialities promise a varied and eventful Kulmbach Volksfest.

More information (only in German)

Bayreuth
19.04.2024
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 UhrBayreuth Wahnfried Wagner Museum ©BayreuthMarketing-und-TourismusGmbH  Richard Wagner Museum - Wahnfried House
Richard Wagner Museum - Wahnfried House.

International Museum Day

Free admission - The Richard Wagner Museum, the Jean Paul Museum and the Franz Liszt Museum invite you to discover the museum worlds around the composers Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt and the poet Jean Paul.

Further information (only in German)

Roth
20.04.2024 - 21.04.2024
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 Uhr

Leisure fair "All about wheels"

Northern Bavaria's largest car and two-wheeler show "Rund ums Rad" is a guest at the idyllic Roth Stadtgarten.

For two days, visitors from near and far will have the opportunity to find out all about the latest trends, this year's new vehicles and the wide range of products on offer from the accessories and tuning sector at the start of the season.

More information (only in German)

Langenzenn
21.04.2024

Regional market with hobby and artists' market

Feasting, strolling and savouring in a historic setting - that's what the regional market in Langenzenn invites you to do. Franconian delicacies are lined up here from the historic bakery across the market square to the romantic Rosenstraße. Shopping at the market means touching, tasting and enquiring. A cool beer or a well-tempered Franconian wine attracts you to take a break with freshly grilled and baked goods. Whether it's bread, sausage, cheese, eggs, fresh vegetables or something more flavoursome - there's something for every taste.

More information (only in German)

Langenzenn
21.04.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 Uhr

Regional Market

On the occasion of the regional market, Franconian delicacies line up in the historic old town of Langenzenn. Shopping at the market means touching, tasting and asking. A cool beer or a well-tempered Franconian wine invites you to take a break while enjoying freshly grilled and baked food. Whether bread, sausage, cheese, eggs, fresh vegetables or something in the high-proof direction - there is something for every taste.

Roth
26.04.2024 - 29.04.2024Fruehlingsfest
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Roth Spring Festival

A festival for the whole family with numerous rides, a colourful entertainment program and culinary delicacies

further information here

Kronach
26.04.2024 - 04.05.2024Kronacher Parkleuchten 2022 Fotowettbewerb Falk-Baetz-9-1024x683  (c) Falk Bätz
(c) Falk Bätz.

KRONACH leuchtet

Light fascinates! Architectural & event lighting form the magical backdrop for effectively placed world-class light art. A 2 km long light promenade, free concerts, culinary delights and up to 150,000 visitors put the city in a joyful state of emergency.

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Schwetzingen
26.04.2024 - 25.05.2024schwetzingen innen rokokotheater foto-ssg-tobias-schwerdt ssg-pressebild  Schwetzingen - Rococo theatre (Photo: SSG / Tobias Schwerdt - SSG press photo)
Schwetzingen - Rococo theatre (Photo: SSG / Tobias Schwerdt - SSG press photo).

SWR Festival Schwetzingen "Da capo"

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

The 2024 motto puts the spotlight on those who have inspired audiences with their skills and passionate dedication to music in recent years - the artists. For many of them, the Schwetzingen SWR Festival has become an artistic home because here they find what music needs: an inspiring venue, concentration and a knowledgeable audience.

Further information (only in German)

Heidelberg
26.04.2024 - 05.05.2024

Heidelberg "Stückemarkt" (Theaterplays)

For 10 days in spring, the Festival for new German-language drama has been presenting the avant-garde of theater since 1984: new plays are read and outstanding world premieres from German-speaking countries are invited to guest performances. Social discourses are initiated and aesthetic tendencies of our theater landscape are reflected.

For further information please click here

Kulmbach
27.04.2024 - 28.04.2024motorcycle
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Motorcycle star ride Kulmbach

Coming from different directions, motorcyclists will meet this weekend in Kulmbach. Information from the organizer can be found here.

Abenberg
28.04.2024 - 29.12.2024FB Burgmuseum2 detail
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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)

Bamberg
28.04.2024
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 UhrBamberg Gaertnerstadt-Gaertnerei05 GK-2020
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Day of the open nurseries

Discover a unique world in the centre of Bamberg: twelve nurseries open their doors for fascinating insights into the city of gardeners, which has existed since the Middle Ages and still characterises Bamberg's cityscape today with its wide, open spaces. Experience the magnificent world of flowers, savour Bamberg delicacies and learn about the latest trends directly from the experts. 

Admission is free.

More information (only in German)

Bamberg
01.05.2024

Church service at the Altenburg castle

Every year on 1 May, the Altenburgverein celebrates its traditional consecration service in the chapel in the gatehouse. Saint Bishop Otto had already consecrated a chapel at Altenburg Castle on 1 May 1124.

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Bamberg
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.

Bayreuth
02.05.2024 - 05.05.2024Bayreuth Maisels-Bier-Erlebnis-Welt-Biergarten-C BrauereiGebr.Maisel  (c) Brauerei Gebr. Maisel
(c) Brauerei Gebr. Maisel.

Maisel´s Beer Festival

Every year, the Maisel Brewery invites you to celebrate on the brewery premises.

Maisel's Weissbierfest is one of the largest as well as best-known festivals in the region and is now known far beyond the borders of Bayreuth. Traditionally, the four-day festival takes place on the weekend before Ascension Day on the grounds of the Maisel Brewery on Hindenburgstrasse in Bayreuth. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors from all over Germany and abroad are expected.

As usual, admission to the brewery festival is free.

Further information

Ansbach
03.05.2024 - 09.05.2024

Spring festival

The spring festival in May officially opens the "open-air event season" in Ansbach. A colourful programme is offered for five days, with musical highlights and the largest parade in the region. As always, numerous clubs, associations and interest groups take part in the event on a voluntary basis.

Bayreuth
03.05.2024 - 05.05.2024Bayreuth NeuesSchloss-im-Fruehling  Bayreuth - New Palace © Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH
Bayreuth - New Palace © Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH.

Residence Days Bayreuth

The 2024 celebrations will be held under the motto "Paradise on Earth" in the Margravial Opera House: World Heritage & Museum and in Bayreuth New Palace, with a family Sunday taking place in Fantaisie Palace and Park.
Guests can look forward to a varied programme of music, dance, theatre, themed tours, lectures, expert stations and exciting activities for children.

Further information

Bamberg
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

Schwetzingen
04.05.2024Schwetzingen Spargelgericht StadtSchwetzingen TobiasSchwerdt  Schwetzingen - Asparagus dish
Schwetzingen - Asparagus dish.

Asparagus Saturday Schwetzingen

Schwetzingen and its asparagus celebrate a lavish festival on "Asparagus Saturday" in keeping with a long-standing tradition, with the focus on enjoyment, culture, participation, shopping and get-togethers. Numerous stalls and the local gastronomy offer culinary delights.

Further information

Mosbach
04.05.2024
Start: 09:00 Uhr
End: 16:00 UhrMosbach Blumenmarkt ©StadtMosbach
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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.

Further information (only in German)

Stein b. Nürnberg
04.05.2024
Start: 18:00 Uhr
End: 23:00 UhrKulturfruehling Stein  Culture spring
Culture spring.

Culture Spring Stein

Jedes Jahr im Frühling lädt das Kulturamt der Stadt Stein zum traditionellen Stadtfest mit Kulturfrühling ein. Hier wird ein buntes Abendprogramm mit besonderen Bands, Solokünstlern und Entertainern angeboten. Wenn das Wetter passt, sind die Sitzplätze sehr rar. Der Kulturfrühling findet traditionell im Rahmen des Steiner Stadtfestes statt, das einen verkaufsoffenen Sonntag am nächsten Tag umfasst. Den Auftakt macht am Freitag Abend das erste Konzert der Open-Air-Reihe "Der Klappstuhl rockt". Der Samstagnachmittag steht dabei immer ganz im Zeichen der Familie, denn dann findet immer die mittlerweile schon bekannte Familien-Rallye statt.

For further information please click here

Bad Wimpfen
04.05.2024
Start: 19:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrIMG 8827  Long ArtNight
Long ArtNight.

LongArtNight

Pictures, bands and encounters: Wimpfen galleries, bands, artists, museums, churches and pubs provide visitors with a diverting and surprising art experience.

Admission is free.

Further information

Ansbach
05.05.2024
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 UhrAnsbach Orangerie-Oldtimer-Ausfahrt Foto-JanSeidel  Castle Road Classics
Castle Road Classics.

Castleroad Classics

Sinsheim
09.05.2024 - 13.05.2024Sinsheim Fohlenmarkt  Fohlenmarkt (c) Stadt Sinsheim
Fohlenmarkt (c) Stadt Sinsheim .

Folk Festival "Fohlenmarkt" Sinsheim

The foal market, the largest folk festival in Kraichgau, has had its traditional place on the fairground behind the Dr.-Sieber-Halle for decades and offers many attractions: The horse presentation on Thursday attracts numerous horse-loving spectators year after year with its mare presentation. On Saturday and Sunday, the market at the fairground invites visitors to stroll around. There is also an amusement park, Sunday shopping and a car exhibition.

You can find all further information here.

Öhringen
09.05.2024 - 12.05.2024Oehr Geniesserdorf23  Hohenlohe gourmet village © Stadt Öhringen
Hohenlohe gourmet village © Stadt Öhringen .

Hohenlohe gourmet village

Four days of enjoyment in Öhringen's Court Garden

The historic park between the castle and the court theatre will once again become an idyllic marketplace in the countryside. Attractive stalls invite you to stroll, marvel and enjoy from Thursday, 18 May to Sunday, 21 May.

In an enchanting ambience, around 80 stalls will combine regional products, creativity, enjoyment, culture and nature to create an atmospheric package.

Admission 5,- €, multi-day ticket 10,- €, children up to 14 years free of charge

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Eberbach
10.05.2024 - 12.05.2024Eberbach Fruehlingsfest ©Andreas Held  (c) Andreas Held
(c) Andreas Held.

43rd Eberbach Spring Festival

The town festival offers many activities for young and old and a rich selection of musical contributions from folk music to rock / pop / jazz on the various squares in the old town.

Further information

Ahorntal
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

Nürnberg
10.05.2024 - 11.05.2024Nuernberg Trempelmarkt ChristineDierenbach  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.

Further information

Cadolzburg
11.05.2024 - 12.05.2024

Old iron - armour fencing at Cadolzburg Castle

There will be practised with swords, daggers and murder axes in authentic medieval armour. Take a look over the shoulders of the armour fencers of the Schwertbund Nurmberg e. V. as they train.

Only during museum opening hours. Admission is free.

More information

Schwäbisch Hall
11.05.2024 - 12.05.2024Kaesemarkt Schw Hall FotoNicoKurth  (c) Nico Kurth
(c) Nico Kurth.

Cheese and delicacies market

In the special ambience of the open-air museum, against the magnificent backdrop of the historic buildings, the cheese market has its own distinctive atmosphere. Cheese dairies offer their specialties at many stalls. Artisan cheeses made from goat's, sheep's or cow's milk, a total of about 200 different varieties, are waiting to be tasted, enjoyed and taken home. The cheese assortment is complemented by other regional and international specialties such as fruit brandies, edible oils, horseradish, mustard, jams, pralines and chocolates, sausages and bacon, organically grown vegetables and more.

For more information click here

Coburg
12.05.2024Coburg Familientag-auf-der-Veste ©KunstsammlungenVesteCoburg  Veste Coburg - Beating the Mint Photo: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Veste Coburg - Beating the Mint Photo: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg.

Family Day at Ehrenburg Castle and Coburg Fortress

On International Museum Day, the Veste Coburg Art Collections and the Bavarian Palace Administration are organising a special day for families with children together with the Natural History Museum.

The programme takes place in the houses and courtyards. It ranges from historical crafts and the museum rally at Veste Coburg to hands-on stations at Ehrenburg Castle.

Programme and further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
15.05.2024
Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 21:00 UhrRothenburg Stadtansicht 01-09 2024  Rothenburg ob der Tauber - panoramic view of the city
Rothenburg ob der Tauber - panoramic view of the city.

750 years of the imperial city of Rothenburg: confirmation of the imperial city privilege

A large civic festival is held on the market square to mark the reaffirmation of the city's freedom privileges exactly 750 years ago to the day.

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Bamberg
16.05.2024 - 20.05.2024

Bamberg Wine Festival

The Bamberg Wine Festival returns to the Maxplatz! On the long Whitsun weekend, you can once again celebrate, chat, flirt, enjoy, dance and enjoy yourself in the centre of Bamberg. Our Franconian winegrowers have exquisite Franconian wines in their luggage. There is also plenty on offer for fans of culinary delights: delicacies that go perfectly with Franconian wine. The wine festival stage will once again play a colourful mix of sounds from all genres...

Bayreuth
17.05.2024 - 26.05.2024Volksfest Bayreuth  Folk Festival Bayreuth © Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH, Ochsenfoto
Folk Festival Bayreuth © Bayreuth Marketing und Tourismus GmbH, Ochsenfoto.

Folk Festival Bayreuth

The traditional event is one of the largest folk festivals in Franconia. In addition to a large selection of rides, children's attractions and amusements, there are also plenty of culinary delicacies.

Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
17.05.2024 - 20.05.2024Rothenburg Der Meistertrunk ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger
"The master drink" (c) Rothenburg Tourismus Service, W. Pfitzinger.

Historical festival play 1631 "The master drink"

Old and young know it - the story of the brave mayor Nusch, who saved the city from destruction with his legendary master drink. At Whitsun, this event is revived every year - in the streets of the city as well as in the camp life of the historical groups and in the theater production of the Historical Festival in the Kaisersaal. The highlight: the great army parade on Sunday.

For further information click here

Schwäbisch Hall
17.05.2024 - 20.05.2024Kuchen und Brunnenfest 426 FotoNicoKurth  Cake and fountain festival © Nico Kurth
Cake and fountain festival © Nico Kurth.

Cake and fountain festival Schwäbisch Hall

The historical festival of the Hall salt boilers is one of the most beautiful local festivals in the country and offers a colourful mixture of medieval customs and lots of music. There is a lot on offer on the pentecost weekend: the traditional boiling dances of the large and small boiling yard, torch dancing and salute shooting on the market square, medieval drinking and theatre scenes by the Haalunkel theatre group with medieval music by Haalgschrey, show boiling by the boiling servants at the Haal fountain and minting of commemorative medals on the Haal square, camp life and re-enactment of the mill fire with rescue of the miller's family on the Grasbödele and much more. In addition to the historical festival, guests can expect live music on the festival square.

The detailed programme of the cake and fountain festival is available here.


Kronach
18.05.2024 - 20.05.2024Kronach Crana Historica ©Jens Wessel Photography Historischer Verein Kronach ev  (c) Historischer Verein Kronach, Jens Wessel
(c) Historischer Verein Kronach, Jens Wessel.

A festival of history at Rosenberg Fortress in Kronach: Weapons show, field camp, battle turmoil and medieval market with jugglers and musicians.

More information here

Bad Wimpfen
18.05.2024 - 19.05.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 UhrFoto Aktionstag Roter Turm Wiese von oben
"Red Tower" Day.

Red Tower Day

On International Museum Day, Bad Wimpfen traditionally organises the Red Tower Action Day, during which the tower and its forecourt are brought to life with a medieval camp.
Admission to the permanent exhibition in the Red Tower is free on the occasion of the Red Tower Action Days. If you want, you can also climb the stairs to the top of the tower and look out over the Neckar valley and the old town of Bad Wimpfen.

Further information

Lauf an der Pegnitz
20.05.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 Uhr

German Mill Day at the Industrial Museum Lauf an der Pegnitz

The development of the town of Lauf has always been closely linked to the river Pegnitz via hydropower. Today, four of the 50 or so Lauf mill wheels are still on the grounds of the industrial museum. On German Mill Day, the time-honoured water wheel of the rye mill is set in motion and brings the mechanics of the three-storey building to life. This year, there is also a particularly exciting supporting programme and all kinds of culinary delights to discover - guided tours, a children's programme and coffee, cake and sunshine!

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Cadolzburg
21.05.2024 - 26.05.2024Cadolzburg Burg04 GK-2019
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Sword Art

The Living Swordsmanship fencing group camps in the Cadolzburg's neck moat and provides insights into historical sword fighting techniques.

Wolfgang Abart and his students are active daily from 10 am - 12 pm and from 3 pm - 5 pm in the courtyard of the Cadolzburg. Saturday and Sunday there will be demonstrations in historical garb at 3:30 p.m. each day.

The event is included in the museum admission.

Further information

Langenzenn
24.05.2024 - 28.05.2024
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 23:00 Uhrlangenzenn Kirchweih 2023  (c) Langenzenn
(c) Langenzenn.

Langenzenn Kermis

Where otherwise the traffic pulsates from Friday to Tuesday, rides, food stalls and lottery stalls are set up for the traditional Kirchweih. Here, everyone gets their money's worth!

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Ahorntal
26.05.2024
Start: 17:00 Uhr2024.05.26 TessRemy Schumacher1  Burg Rabenstein - Grammy-Preisträgerin Tess Remy Schumacher
Burg Rabenstein - Grammy-Preisträgerin Tess Remy Schumacher.

Grammy Award winner Tess Remy-Schumacher & David Forbat: "Cello & Piano"

Dr Tess Remy-Schumacher on cello, Grammy Award winner and professor at the University of Oklahoma, together with Dr David Forbat on grand piano, also a professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, U.S.A., will be giving a concert in a class of its own with compositions by Bach, Rachmaninov and Kitt Wakeley, among others. Kitt Wakeley is an American composer with whom Tess Remy-Schumacher works.

Their CD received a GRAMMY in the Classical category in 2023. Experience these two exceptional musicians up close in the magical ambience of the Rabenstein Castle State Hall!

Tip: Book the concert menu in the castle restaurant (7 pm) as well!

Tickets and information

 

Ebermannstadt
29.05.2024 - 02.06.2024Memmelsdorf SchlossSeehof KarhheinzBusch  Memmelsdorf - Seehof Castle (Photo: Karlheinz Busch)
Memmelsdorf - Seehof Castle (Photo: Karlheinz Busch).

Memmelsdorf: Spring at Seehof Castle

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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Nürnberg
29.05.2024 - 02.06.2024Nuernberg FraenkischesBierfest UweNiklas  Nuremberg - Franconian Beer Festival (c) Uwe Niklas
Nuremberg - Franconian Beer Festival (c) Uwe Niklas.

Franconian Beer Festival Nuremberg

In the moat of the Kaiserburg Nuremberg, the "longest beer garden in the world", 40 local breweries serve more than 100 beer specialties.

Further information

Ansbach
29.05.2024 - 02.06.2024Ansbach Altstadtfest ©StadtAnsbach  Ansbach - Old town Festival (c) City of Ansbach
Ansbach - Old town Festival (c) City of Ansbach.

Old Town Festival Ansbach

Traditional, much loved and lively. This is how the Alstadtfest has presented itself throughout the old town centre for decades. Days of music, food and drink, lots of variety. The meeting place for young and old!

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Ahorntal
30.05.2024 - 02.06.2024Mittelaltermarkt Burg Rabenstein Ritterkaempfe1  Rabenstein Castle - Medieval market
Rabenstein Castle - Medieval market.

Medieval market at Rabenstein Castle

The natural paradise of Rabenstein Castle in Franconian Switzerland invites you to the largest medieval market in northern Bavaria.

The program includes craftsmen, merchants, artists and jugglers, show fights, puppet theater for the little ones, music with "Viesematente" and a fire show in the evening.

Tickets and further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.06.2024 - 31.12.2024

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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Heidelberg
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 - 01.09.2024FreilichtspieleTreppe SisterAct Zwei c FreilichtspieleSchwaebischHall UfukArslanFotografi  Sister Act 2 (c) Freichlichtspiel Schwäbisch Hall, Ufuk Arslan Fotografie
Sister Act 2 (c) Freichlichtspiel Schwäbisch Hall, Ufuk Arslan Fotografie.

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)

 

Further information and program

Bayreuth
04.06.2024 - 16.06.2024

Bayreuth Summertime

In 2024, the popular Bayreuth Summertime event series will enter the next round. Organizers and clubs will once again put together a varied programme at many venues in the city and region. Among others, you can look forward to atmospheric evenings with Gankino Circus, Andreas Kümmert, Bananafishbones and Huebnotix.

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Schwetzingen
07.06.2024 - 07.07.2024Schwetzingen Ausstellung Mannsbilder  Schwetzingen -
Schwetzingen - "Modern portraits of men" exhibition.

300 years of Carl Theodor: "Modern portraits of men" exhibition

This year, Elector Carl Theodor would have celebrated his 300th birthday. He is regarded as a good regent who ruled the Palatinate and Bavaria for 50 years and stayed out of all wars. He was immortalised by his palaces, especially his summer residence in Schwetzingen. He was a friend of the muses and a great patron of the arts in the spirit of the Enlightenment and for this reason alone deserves to be honoured, which the Kunstverein Schwetzingen is striving to do with its exhibition.

What would, what could a Carl-Theodor look like today? This is the question that the Kunstverein poses and passes on to the artists of our time. How are men portrayed today who have to bear and represent responsibility, who want to show their power, their wealth, but also their social commitment, their scientific interests and their love of art and music?

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Nürnberg
07.06.2024 - 09.06.2024Nuernberg RockimPark CTZNuernberg  Nuremberg - Rock in the Park (Photo: CTZ Nuremberg)
Nuremberg - Rock in the Park (Photo: CTZ Nuremberg).

Rock in the Park

The park around Volksfestplatz, Zeppelinfeld and Dutzendteich is rocking. Party, enjoy life and don't think about tomorrow: at the "Rock im Park" festival, you'll be in an execptional state for three days.

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Coburg
08.06.2024 - 25.08.2023Coburg HUK-COBURG-open-air-sommer1 ©CoburgMarketing RainerBrabec  HUK-COBURG Open-Air Summer on the Schlossplatz © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec
HUK-COBURG Open-Air Summer on the Schlossplatz © Coburg Marketing, Rainer Brabec.

HUK-COBURG Open-Air Concerts

The "HUK-COBURG Open-Air Summer" series of events presents real musical highlights. World stars as well as artists yet to be discovered have already performed here. Music fans from all over Germany love this summer of concerts and appreciate the range of high-calibre performances. This year, it is taking place for the first time on the former Griesbach site in Cortendorf.

In 2024, Nena (16.06.), In EXtremo (13.06.), Bilderbuch (14.08.), Jan Delay (15.08.) and other artists* will be there. The second part of the open-air concerts will take place from 22 to 25 August 2024 - this time, as usual, in the dreamlike ambience of Coburg's Schlossplatz. The line-up includes Marius Müller-Westernhagen (23 August) and Pur (25 August).

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Heidelberg
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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Gundelsheim
14.06.2024 - 15.06.2024

The 4th Gundelsheim Wine Festival will take place this year at the town wall in Brunnenstraße under the motto "Weinflair Gundelsheim". Winey, talkative, cosy, warm and exuberant - that's what Gundelsheim will be like on these two days. Come along and enjoy the variety of regional wines and the matching culinary specialities.

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Schwetzingen
14.06.2024
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 20:15 UhrSchwetzingen Weinexkursion Stolleis  Schwetzingen - historical photo of the Stolleis winery
Schwetzingen - historical photo of the Stolleis winery.

Wine excursion to the Stolleis winery in Mußbach

A tribute to Elector Carl Theodor and our senses! The excursion leads to Mußbach to the Carl-Theodor-Hof, a historic winery now run by the Peter Stolleis family. It includes a short tour of Mußbach's historic town centre with the manor house, historic courtyard and white house. Then it's off to the winery, where a finely tuned wine tasting with snacks awaits you, accompanied by interesting facts about historical and modern viticulture and the secret of the Stolleis family's success. An all-round experience - an excursion for all the senses.

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Eberbach
15.06.2024 - 16.06.2024Eberbach Lebendiger Neckar 2017
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Living Neckar

Many attractions and live music around, on and by the Neckar invite you to linger. The Baden-Württemberg SUP championships will also take place.

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Kirchberg an der Jagst
15.06.2024books
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Bookmarket Kirchberg an der Jagst

Since 1999, a book market has been held in the old town of Kirchberg. About 60 antiquarian bookshops, semi-professional and amateur booksellers populate the market area in the alleys of the "Städtle" of Kirchberg and offer a varied range for friends of old and new books, graphics, photos, etc..

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Mosbach
15.06.2024
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 17:00 UhrMosbachspielt vonWebsite
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Mosbach plays

Mosbach becomes a playground for young and old. Numerous play stations throughout the town centre provide fun, exercise and a cheerful atmosphere.

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Abenberg
15.06.2024
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 24:00 UhrAbenberg Kloeppelfest Hiltl  (c) Hiltl
(c) Hiltl.

Abenberg City Festival

In the middle of the historic old town, between the Abenberg town gates, the Abenberg town festival is celebrated and transforms the town center into a cozy open-air venue.

The event offers culinary delights for everyone and invites you to join in with entertaining conversations. Musical entertainment is provided by a changing stage program and even the youngest guests won't get bored with the extensive program.

Those interested in culture will get their money's worth with a visit to the Lace Museum and a guided tour of the historic Abenberg Castle.

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Maroldsweisach
16.06.2024Maroldsweisach Blick-auf-Altenstein01 GK-2020
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Every year, the farmers' market in Maroldsweisach offers traditional market activities, regional goods, a children's programme, musical entertainment and culinary delights. A varied programme awaits young and old alike: the nostalgic children's carousel, a hitchhiking bulldog race and various demonstrations make the afternoon a special experience, and there are great prizes to be won in the raffle. The extensive range of goods and services on offer includes regional foodstuffs, handicrafts and much more. Food and drinks are also well catered for.

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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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Heidelberg
18.06.2024 - 26.06.2024

Heidelberger Frühling Liedfestival

Discover the song in all its diversity!

In a summery atmosphere, the Heidelberger Frühling Liedfestival immerses you in the Lied and all its diversity. The genre is creatively rethought and presented in a wide variety of experimental and unconventional formats. There are guest performances, but also numerous in-house productions by the Lied Centre such as the Lied.LABs.  In addition, the Lied Academy's year-round support programme under the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson will carry out its final work phase of the season during the festival - with public masterclasses in front of an audience and concerts by the current scholarship holders.

The programme for the Liedfestival 2024 will be published here on Friday, 16 February, with tickets going on sale on Monday, 19 February at 10 a.m.

Program and tickets

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.

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Heilbronn
20.06.2024 - 22.06.2024Heilbronn Lichterfest ©HeilbronnMarketingGmbH-JuergenHaeffner  Heilbronn - Festival of Lights on the Neckar River © Heilbronn Marketing GmbH - Jürgen Häffner
Heilbronn - Festival of Lights on the Neckar River © Heilbronn Marketing GmbH - Jürgen Häffner.

Heilbronn Festival of Lights on the Neckar River

With atmospheric illuminations, 360-degree laser shows that change daily, DJs on the Neckar, high-quality international street food and live music on several stages, Heilbronn invites you to a colorful round of events on the luss.

The venue is the Neckarmeile on the idyllic "Alter Neckar" in the heart of the city, the largest gastronomy mile on a river in southern Germany.

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Abenberg
21.06.2024 - 22.06.2024Abenberg Feuertanz-Festival1  (c) Stadt Abenberg
(c) Stadt Abenberg.

Fire Dance Festival at Abenberg Castle

Once a year, Abenberg immerses itself in the world of the Middle Ages: More festival-goers than inhabitants populate the historic town of Abenberg in Middle Franconia when the Medieval Rock Festival takes place at Abenberg Castle. Programme and further information

Schwetzingen
21.06.2024
Start: 16:00 UhrSchwetzingen Fetedelamusique
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Fête de la Musique

Born in France in 1982, the street music festival is now spreading throughout Europe. In the streets of almost 100 German cities, music is now celebrated on June 21 - without fees and with free admission!

Schwetzingen will also become a stage for amateur and professional musicians on the longest day of the year until sunset. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome - whether classical, pop, rock, jazz musicians or DJs.

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Neckargemünd
21.06.2024 - 13.07.2024
Start: 19:30 UhrNeckargemuend BurgbuehneDilsberg 2024  (c) Burgbühne Dilsberg e.V.
(c) Burgbühne Dilsberg e.V..

Dilsberg Castle Stage "Robin Hood"

Experience the castle stage in the year 1197, when the ensemble of Burgbühne Dilsberg e. V. transforms the historic open-air theatre into Sherwood Forest. In one of the oldest tales of good and evil, the heroic Robin Hood and his followers take on the merciless Sheriff of Nottingham. Action-packed battle scenes, extraordinary pyrotechnic effects and live music from the Burgbühnen band captivate audiences of all ages.

Performances on Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 7:30 pm:

June 21st/22nd 2024
June 28th/29th 2024
July 05th/06th 2024
July 12th/13th 2024

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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!
 
Dates:

06/23/2024

07/21 2024

09/08 2024

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Heidelberg
26.06.2024 - 30.06.2024Literaturstadt Heidelberg Tobias Schwerdt  Literature days © Tobias Schwerdt - Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
Literature days © Tobias Schwerdt - Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.

feeLit - Heidelberg International Literatur Festival / 30th anniversary

The literature festival invites stars of the literary scene to Heidelberg. Well-known authors and live podcast recordings can be heard on the University Square. The program, which goes on into the night, includes exclusive readings, exciting debates, concerts and plenty of time for exchange.

In 2024, the feeLit. international literature festival in Heidelberg celebrates its 30th anniversary. Special highlights and events beyond the specific period of the festival are therefore planned and will be announced in good time.

Tickets and further information

Schwetzingen
27.06.2024 - 07.07.202437schwetzingen garten aussen angloise foto-henrike-von-werder 2017 ssg-pressebild  Schwetzingen - Palace Park (Photo: Henrike von Werder / SSG-Pressebild)
Schwetzingen - Palace Park (Photo: Henrike von Werder / SSG-Pressebild).

Mannheim Summer in Schwetzingen Palace Gardens

The spirit of the festival between nature and culture: it is impressively immortalised in a palace complex like Schwetzingen. The main part of the Mannheim Summer will take place here in 2024 with its rich programme ranging from Mozart to the present day. Open-air concerts, performances, masked balls, international guest performances and the new production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" will set strong accents in the palace theatre and park.

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Nürnberg
27.06.2024 - 07.07.2024Nuernberg ION CTZNuernberg  Nuremberg - Music Festival ION (c) CTZ Nuremberg
Nuremberg - Music Festival ION (c) CTZ Nuremberg.

Music Festival ION - The International Festival of Sacred Music

For ten days, this international festival of sacred music offers moving concerts, encounters and enjoyment, musical flights of fancy and depth of content. Friends of sacred music are invited to organ, choir and symphony concerts.

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Bad Wimpfen
27.06.2024 - 02.07.2024Talmarkt Bad Wimpfen
"Tal" market .

"Tal" Market Bad Wimpfen

The Bad Wimpfen Valley Market is one of the oldest markets in Germany. It was once a church festival that developed into the Talmarkt. Six days of pure fun with a Ferris wheel, break-dancing and lottery stalls, amusement shops, games of skill, various children's rides, festival beer, fried sausages, candy floss, almonds... and everything that belongs to a festival for the whole family!

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Bayreuth
28.06.2024 - 29.06.2024Bayreuth SpardaBankKlassikOpenAir  (c) Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
(c) Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH.

Sparda Bank Classic Open Air

The city of Bayreuth and Sparda-Bank invite you to the Sparda-Bank Klassik Open Air in Bayreuth on the Stadtparkett (Maximilianstraße 34-62). Enjoy the music free of charge and in the open air.

The Stadtparkett will be set up with beer benches for the concert evenings. There is also a large area where you can make yourself comfortable on the seats you have brought with you.

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Abenberg
28.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

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 June 2024 / 8.30 pm
30 August 2024 / 8.30 pm

Meeting point is always at the castle gate.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
28.06.2024 - 03.07.2024

Rothenburg Summer Fair

The summer fair in Rothenburg ob der Tauber will take place from 28.6. to 03.7.2024 as usual in front of the Spitalviertel in car park P1 (address: Friedrich-Hörner-Weg).

On Friday evening (28 June) at 19:00, the Sommermess will be officially opened with the beer tapping by Lord Mayor Dr Markus Naser and the Beer Queen. Another highlight is the big parade organised by the Ansbach shooting district on Sunday afternoon with over 1000 participants. At 1.30 pm, the parade will make its way through the old town towards the festival site. On Tuesday, children and families can look forward to discounted prices on the rides and hands-on activities such as the Tornado high ride, the helicopter and the skipper. From the clubs, TSV Rothenburg will be present with a goal wall and the BRK will have a lottery booth. In addition to the culinary offerings in the Gruber marquee, there will be classic dishes such as Steckerlfisch. The Mucho Amor cocktail bar will be located in the Sterngarten, where vegan snacks will also be available.

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Lauf an der Pegnitz
28.06.2024 - 30.06.2024Altstadtfest c Stadt Lauf  Lauf an der Pegnitz - Old Town Festival © Stadt Lauf
Lauf an der Pegnitz - Old Town Festival © Stadt Lauf.

Old Town Festival

On the last weekend in June, Lauf's market square, the Spitalhof and the surrounding streets and alleys become a celebration mile.

Whether it's brass band music, rock, jazz and blues, the hobby and temple market, the city tours, a canoe race around Lauf's Kaiserburg or the special post office in the city archive - there's something for everyone here.

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Wolframs-Eschenbach
03.07.2024 - 06.07.2024
Start: 20:00 Uhr
End: 21:30 Uhr

Summer theatre "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

No challenge is too great for the Paris fire brigade! So our daredevil heroes swing themselves onto their turntable ladder and unleash an imaginative spectacle to set your hearts alight with this touching story.
After the successful plays "Winnetou" and "Die Nibelungen", the "theatre company" from Erfurt is once again making a guest appearance in the churchyard in front of the museum - this time with even more acrobatics!

For audiences aged 10 and over.

Advance ticket sales:

- Culture & Tourism Office, Tel. 09875/9755-32, - 31 or -0
- E-mail: info@wolframs-eschenbach.de
- Citizens' shop in the town hall
- or at the box office (1 hour before the start of the performance)

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Heilbronn
04.07.2024 - 06.07.2024

Classics Open Air Heilbronn

With free admission and under the open sky, orchestras and music groups from Heilbronn present themselves with a varied concert program.

Click here for more information

Öhringen
04.07.2024 - 08.07.2024Weinglaeser
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Winefestival

With its family atmosphere, the backdrop of the marketplace and castle courtyard, the varied music program and the tempting culinary offerings, the Hohenlohe Wine Village in Öhringen is a major crowd puller.

Around 200 wines and sparkling wines are available for tasting every year on the first weekend in July under the motto "Five days of pure enjoyment". At the opening ceremony, a celebrity is awarded the "Öhringer Weinschlüssel" (Öhringen Wine Key), the best Rieslings are awarded the Hohenlohe White Wine Prize, and the best Weindorf dishes in the "Ausgezeichnet regional" (Excellent Regional) gastronomic competition.

For more information, click here.

Coburg
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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Nürnberg
05.07.2024 - 07.07.2024Nuernberg Norisring DTM UweNiklas  Nuremberg - Norisring (c) DTM/Uwe Niklas
Nuremberg - Norisring (c) DTM/Uwe Niklas.

80. Int. ADAC Norisring Speedweekend

Das Norisring Rennen gehört zu den wichtigsten Veranstaltungen der Deutschen Tourenwagen Meisterschaft. Diese live mitzuerleben ist ein Muss für Motorsportfans.

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Heilbronn
05.07.2024 - 14.07.2024heilbronner-volksfest  (c) Heilbronn Marketing GmbH, Roland Schweizer
(c) Heilbronn Marketing GmbH, Roland Schweizer.

Folk Festival Heilbronn

With the comfortably furnished Göckelesmaier festival tent and a colorful stage program, the festival offers a mix of tradition, enjoyment and party. In the 3,000-person capacity festival tent, there are not only crispy grilled Göckele and freshly tapped Volksfest beer from Löwenbrauerei Hall, but also other culinary delights, such as burgers or vegetarian dishes.

Adrenaline junkies will be delighted. But even less daredevil visitors will get their money's worth, because with around 100 attractions, there is something for all ages.

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Bayreuth
05.07.2024 - 07.07.2024Bayreut BayreutherBuergerfest c BayreuthMarketing-undTourismusGmbVerenaHorn  Bayreut - Bayreuth Civic Festival © Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH/Verena Horn
Bayreut - Bayreuth Civic Festival © Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH/Verena Horn.

Bayreuth Civic Festival

Mit einer Vielzahl an unterschiedlichsten Ständen im kompletten Veranstaltungsgelände wird das Bürgerfest bereichert. An jeder Ecke findet man etwas anderes Spezielles. Handgefertigte Schmuckstücke, Gewürze und nicht zu vergessen die diversen Musikrichtungen, die aus den Gassen der Innenstadt schallen.

The Bayreuth city center is filled with life, joy and fun this weekend. A variety of different booths from the areas of crafts, art and culinary enriches the three-day civic festival. On 10 stages, live musical acts will get the masses dancing. The festival is rounded off with the artists' market on Sunday, where national artists present their works in an "open-air gallery".

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Kulmbach
05.07.2024 - 07.07.2024Altstadtfest Kulmbach  Old Town Festival (c) Stadt Kulmbach
Old Town Festival (c) Stadt Kulmbach.

Old Town Festival

Every year, Kulmbach's old town is transformed into a large dance and festival stage. With a varied entertainment program and culinary delights, an exuberant mood is guaranteed.

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Lauf an der Pegnitz
05.07.2024 - 09.07.2024Lauf Kunigundenfest ©Stadt Lauf Foto Anja Mueller  Lauf an der Pegnitz - Festival of
Lauf an der Pegnitz - Festival of "Kunigunde" © Stadt Lauf (Photo: Anja Müller).

Festival of "Kunigunde"

Every year on the first Sunday in July, the town of Lauf celebrates its traditional Kunigundenfest. The school youth and the Lauf clubs organize it with a procession and floats, musical performances and tranzdarbietungen at the Reigenplatz on the Kunigundenberg.

The Kichweih with its numerous attractions is every year a festive highlight in the life of the historic town, attracts numerous spectators and inspires visitors from near and far.

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Mosbach
06.07.2024
Start: 09:00 Uhr
End: 16:00 Uhrantikmarkt2  (c) Stadt Mosbach - Stadtmarketing
(c) Stadt Mosbach - Stadtmarketing.

Antique market

Immerse yourself in great-grandmother's times - treasures from the old days, antique furniture, little treasures and knick-knacks. Here you can browse to your heart's content.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
06.07.2024 - 07.07.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 Uhr

HandmadeART - Exclusive arts and crafts at the Green Market

Exclusive arts and crafts, design and sustainable products at the green market and church square in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Nürnberg
09.07.2024 - 14.07.2024Nuernberg Weinfest ©CTZNuernberg  Nuremberg - Wine Festival © CTZ Nuremberg
Nuremberg - Wine Festival © CTZ Nuremberg.

10th Nuremberg Wine Festival

On Jakobsplatz, Franconian vintners Ebert (Kammerforst), Behringer (Abtswind), Goger (Sand am Main) and Keller (Ramsthal) offer around 40 Franconian wines, complemented by a wide variety of regional and international delicacies as well as a colourful entertainment programme with daily live music.

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Heidelberg
11.07.2024 - 13.07.2024ADAC HeidelbergHistoric Tobias Schwerdt  © Tobias Schwerdt/Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
© Tobias Schwerdt/Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.

ADAC Heidelberg Historic

When memories of times long past come to mind, exuberance and a celebratory mood are in the air, and old and young alike stand at the side of the road with shining eyes, over 180 classic cars take on a reliability test of a special kind:

The ADAC Heidelberg Historic leads through Kraichgau, Odenwald, Bauland and Zabergäu, thrilling teams and spectators alike. A FIVA International Event and first choice for car lovers! Exclusive vehicles, charming landscapes, unique atmosphere - that's what the ADAC Heidelberg Historic has stood for for over a quarter of a century.

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Ansbach
11.07.2024 - 14.07.2024

Committed, idiosyncratic, genuine.

At the Ansbacher Bardentreffen, organised by the Kulturforum Ansbach e.V. in cooperation with the city of Ansbach, regional musicians and originals present a witty and thought-provoking, rousing and atmospheric programme against the unique backdrop of the Margravial Residence in the riding arena. The music festival thrives on spontaneous visitors, free admission and a relaxed atmosphere.

This year, as every year, the Bardentreffen will kick off on Friday evening in Eugens Weinstube, Pfarrstraße 35, right next to the riding arena. On Saturday and Sunday, the main stage in the riding arena and the beer garden will alternate.

Öhringen
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.

Kirchberg an der Jagst
12.07.2024 - 14.07.2024Kirchberg Hofgarten FotoStefanSorg  Kirchberg - Court Garden (Photo: Stefan Sorg)
Kirchberg - Court Garden (Photo: Stefan Sorg).

Court garden festival

In the baroque courtyard garden with orangery, Kirchberg invites you to the courtyard garden festival under large sun/rain umbrellas on three days in July. The festival begins on Friday evening with beer tasting, a brass band and a welcome. Saturday afternoon traditionally belongs to the younger guests from 2 p.m.: the children's afternoon attracts with a flea market and various attractions (e.g. bouncy castle, magician, circus); from 8 p.m. there is a colourful programme for adults. On Sunday, the programme includes an ecumenical church service and a tombola. The event concludes at 10.00 pm with a spectacular baroque firework display.

Further information (only in German)

Ansbach
12.07.2024 - 16.07.2024Ansbach-Kirchweih ©StadtAnsbach-JimAlbright  Folk festival (c) Stadt Ansbach, Jim Albright
Folk festival (c) Stadt Ansbach, Jim Albright .

Kirchweih Festival Ansbach

The Kirchweih offers entertainment for young and old with many rides and a varied programme of events. The Hofwiese is the venue for both the Spring Festival and the Kirchweih. The convivial hustle and bustle in the beer tent and a variety of rides attract young and old to the traditional festivals every year.

Further information

Mosbach
13.07.2024 - 14.09.2024MoSoProgrammheft2023
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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.

Further information

Stein b. Nürnberg
13.07.2024

Experience Faber-Castell Castle Park at a concert by the symphonic youth wind orchestra of the town of Stein.

Neckargemünd
13.07.2024Altstadtfest FotoStadtNeckargemuend  Neckargemünd - Old Town Festival (Photo: City of Neckargemünd)
Neckargemünd - Old Town Festival (Photo: City of Neckargemünd).

Old Town Festival Neckargemünd

Many offers and activities from the Neckargeünder clubs and institutions throughout the old town.

You can find more information here

Bad Wimpfen
13.07.2024 - 14.07.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 23:00 Uhrcsm 2019-07-21 Bad Wimpfen Montmartre  Montmartre handcraft market
Montmartre handcraft market.

Montmartre handcraft market

Many stalls invite you to look, marvel and buy. A French speciality market will be held on the market square.


Further information

Ebermannstadt
13.07.2024
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 at Egloffstein Castle

Here you can find some information.

Abenberg
13.07.2024
Start: 20:00 UhrKlosterserenade Abenberg  Abenberg - Monastery Serenade © Stadt Abenberg
Abenberg - Monastery Serenade © Stadt Abenberg.

Monastery Serenade Abenberg

The Klosterserenade is the cultural highlight of the Abenberg calendar of events every year. The classical concert takes place in the Stilla Church of the Marienburg Monastery in Abenberg.

Further information

Kulmbach
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

Coburg
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.

Further information

Ansbach
19.07.2024 - 21.07.2024Ansbach Ansbach Open ©Sven Zimmermann ok
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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.

Cadolzburg
20.07.2024 - 21.07.2024Cadolzburg Burg Zugang GK1-2019
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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.

Further information

Ebern
20.07.2024 - 22.07.2024Ebern Gaenseturm GK 2019
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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.

Further information

Coburg
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

Bamberg
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.

Further information and booking

Schwetzingen
20.07.2024
Start: 20:00 Uhr
End: 23:00 UhrSchwetzingen-Lichterfest SSG-Pressebild  Schwetzingen - Festival of Lights in the Castle Garden (SSG press photo)
Schwetzingen - Festival of Lights in the Castle Garden (SSG press photo).

Festival of lights in the palace garden Schwetzingen

At this large open-air garden festival, over 2,000 flame bowls, pylons and colourful lanterns illuminate Schwetzingen Palace Gardens. It forms the festive setting for an opera gala by the Mannheim National Theatre with orchestra and soloists. The crowning glory of the evening is the spectacular firework display at the Großer Weiher, a breathtaking synchronised firework display.

Advance booking and information (only in German)

Abenberg
21.07.2024Abenberg Burganlage Daemmerung GK-20201
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"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.

Further information

Bayreuth
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.

Further information

Nürnberg
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.

For more information click here.

Ebern
24.07.2024 - 30.07.2024Ebern SchlossEyrichshof02 GK 2019
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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.

Further information

Bayreuth
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.

Schedule and further information

 

Ebermannstadt
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.

More information (only in German)

Coburg
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.

Further information

Kulmbach
26.07.2024 - 04.08.2024Bier
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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.

Further information

Nürnberg
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.

Further information

Schwetzingen
26.07.2024
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.

More information and booking (only in German)

Neckarsteinach
27.07.2024
Start: 16:00 Uhr
End: 23:00 UhrNeckarsteinachTagdesGastes
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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.

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
27.07.2024
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.

Further information

Ansbach
28.07.2024 - 04.08.2024Ansbach Kaspar-Hauser-Feststpiele ok
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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.

Bayreuth
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!

Further information

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.

More information

Ahorntal
02.08.2024 - 04.08.2024Mittelaltermarkt Burg Rabenstein Lagergruppen 1kl  Rabenstein Castle - Medieval market
Rabenstein Castle - Medieval market.

Medieval market at Rabenstein Castle

Medieval market at Rabenstein Castle The natural paradise of Rabenstein Castle in Franconian Switzerland invites you to the largest medieval market in northern Bavaria.

The program includes craftsmen, merchants, artists and jugglers, show fights, puppet theater for the little ones, music with "Viesematente" and a fire show in the evening.

Tickets and further information

Schwetzingen
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)

Bamberg
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.

More information

Schwäbisch Hall
03.08.2024 - 04.08.2024
Start: 18:30 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrHoolgaaschfest Zwinger TM Thomas Heizmann SiederNutzungOk
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Nürnberg
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.

More information

Kronach
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

Further information

Roth
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

Bayreuth
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.

Further information

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.

Taubertal-Open-Air-Festival

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.

Kulmbach
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).

Abenberg
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").

Ebermannstadt
11.08.2024
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.

For more information click here

Cadolzburg
16.08.2024 - 17.08.2024Cadolzburg Burg04 GK-2019 2
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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
www.schloesser.bayern.de

Ticket sales: Online reservation a few weeks before the event at:
www.burg-cadolzburg.de

Heidelberg
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!

More information

Ebermannstadt
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.

More information

Ansbach
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.

Eberbach
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.

Further information

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.

Nürnberg
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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Heidelberg
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.

Further information

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.

Further information

Bad Wimpfen
24.08.20242019-09-20 Wimpfen Zunftmarkt jh  15   Future Market
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.

Further information

Coburg
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".

Further information

Schwetzingen
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.

Further information

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

Further information


01.09.2024
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.

Heilbronn
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.

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
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)

Neckargemünd
05.09.2024 - 07.09.2024NeckargemuendMarktplatz02GK2018
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French Market

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

Further information

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

Ebermannstadt
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)

Nürnberg
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.

Further information

Abenberg
07.09.2024 - 08.09.2024Abenberg Burganlage Daemmerung GK-2020 800x600  Abenberg - Castle complex at dusk
Abenberg - Castle complex at dusk.

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

Coburg
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. 

Further information

Mosbach
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)

Langenzenn
07.09.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrLangenzenn Heimatmuseum GK 2019
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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)

Bayreuth
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

Schwetzingen
08.09.2024
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.

 

Ebermannstadt
14.09.2024
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.

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

Schwetzingen
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.

Dates:
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)

Booking

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

"Stadt(ver)führungen"

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.

More information

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

Autumn.Music.Festival

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.

Further information

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

Schwetzingen
22.09.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 18:00 UhrSchwetzingen Mozartsonntag
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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)

Heilbronn
22.09.2024
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)

Cadolzburg
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.

Ansbach
28.09.2024Ansbach Gruene Nacht ok
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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.

Heidelberg
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)

Neckargemünd
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)

Heidelberg
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.

Further information

Heidelberg
02.10.2024 - 02.11.2024HeidelbergKornmarkt
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"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

Mosbach
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

Nürnberg
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.

More information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
12.10.2024 - 20.10.2024Rothenburg Herbstwanderwoche Foto
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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

Schwetzingen
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.

Cadolzburg
13.10.2024

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.

Sinsheim
13.10.2024
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

Schwetzingen
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
Nürnberg
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

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

Eberbach
20.10.2024
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

Coburg
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.

Schwetzingen
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.

Mosbach
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

Schwetzingen
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

Ansbach
03.11.2024 - 10.11.2024LesArt
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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)

Schwetzingen
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).

Dates:
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)

Mannheim
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.

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Bayreuth
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.

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Neckargemünd
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.

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Schwetzingen
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)

Dates:

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

Admission is free.

Ahorntal
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)

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)

Heidelberg
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

Heidelberg
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.

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Heidelberg
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.

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Ansbach
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

Bamberg
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

Schwetzingen
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

Nürnberg
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.

Gundelsheim
29.11.2024 - 01.12.2024Gundelsheim Weihnachtsmarkt 2024
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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.

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Kulmbach
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

Mosbach
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.

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Maroldsweisach
30.11.2024Maroldsweisach DippacherWeihnachtsmarkt
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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.

Abenberg
30.11.2024 - 01.12.2024Abenberg Burg-Weihnachtsmarkt ©Foto Hiltl 2018  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.

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Cadolzburg
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)

Schwetzingen
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?

Dates:

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.

Booking

Wolframs-Eschenbach
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.

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Colmberg
01.12.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr

Advent market Colmberg

Heidelberg
02.12.2024
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.

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Neckargemünd
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
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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)

Maroldsweisach
07.12.2024
Start: 15:00 Uhr
End: 21:00 UhrMaroldsweisach Weihnachtsmarkt
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Christmas Market Maroldsweisach

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

Cadolzburg
13.12.2024
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

Wolframs-Eschenbach
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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Langenzenn
15.12.2024
Start: 11:00 Uhr
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.

Further information (only in German)

Nürnberg
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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Ebern
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.

Further information (only in German)

Stein b. Nürnberg
26.09.2025SteinlangeNachtderKultur
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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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