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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 note: Not all event categories can be implemented as usual during this year. Please contact the event organisers directly for current measures, regulations and information before the start of the event. An overview of the generally applicable ordinances of the municipalities and districts can be found here.

 

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bamberg
01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021

Jewish life in Bamberg

Bamberg can look back on more than 1,000 years of Jewish-Christian coexistence. Jewish inhabitants have been documented in Bamberg since the foundation of the bishopric in 1007. There was already a significant Jewish community around 1200. This makes the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany. Numerous exhibitions and guided tours of the city will focus on the lives of Jews in Bamberg and the Bamberg region in the theme year 2021. All further information here

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

Spooky Dinner

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

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

€ 89 per person -  Further information

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

Murder Mystery Dinner

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

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

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

Wild Boar Barbecue Buffet

Wild boar from the skewer:

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

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

€ 36,60 per person

Dates & further information (onyl in German)

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

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

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

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

Dates and further information (only in German)

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

Firey Evening - Firey Dishes, Fire Show & Burnt Punch

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

€ 49 per person

Further information (only in German)

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

Dinner Meets Magic

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

P.S. Bring your own fork...

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

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

Whisky Dinner - Delights from Scotland

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

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

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

Further information (only in German)

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

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

Dates and further information

Haßmersheim-Neckarmühlbach
17.04.2021 - 10.12.2021

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

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

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

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

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

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
01.05.2021 - 05.08.2021Bayreuth Musica Bayreuth  Bayreuth - Musica Bayreuth
Bayreuth - Musica Bayreuth.

Musica Bayreuth

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

Further information

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

Exhibition: "Rothenburg on the Tauber - British Perspectives" - postpones to 2022

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

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

Haßmersheim-Neckarmühlbach
01.05.2021 - 03.12.2021

Cadolzburg
22.05.2021 - 12.12.2021

Concert Series of the J.G. Pisendel Society

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

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

Further information (only in German)

Heilbronn
03.06.2021 - 03.10.2021Heilbronn Weinpavillon ©RolandSchweizer  Heilbronn - Wine pavilion at the Neckar stage with Science Center Experimenta
Heilbronn - Wine pavilion at the Neckar stage with Science Center Experimenta.

The square on the Old Neckar near the Neckar Stage is one of the most beautiful in the heart of Heilbronn. Here you will find the wine pavilion of the Wein-Villa partners, where Heilbronn wines are served, culinary complemented by Swabian tapas.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 to 10 p.m. Further informaton (only in German)

Heilbronn
05.06.2021 - 17.10.2021
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 21:00 UhrHeilbronn Weinausschank-am-Wartberg  Heilbronn - View of the town from Wartberg
Heilbronn - View of the town from Wartberg.

Wine flair

Every Saturday and Sunday the wine bar on the Wartberg, Heilbronn's local mountain, opens its doors. With the Wengerthäusle (Wengert = vineyard, häusle = cottage) and its terrace in the middle of the vineyards, a small paradise has been created, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and surroundings for enjoying wine.

The 14 self-marketing wine growers of the Heilbronn Wine Villa serve wine in rotation. In addition, they serve lard bread and other small regional delicacies. Further information (only in German)

Lauf an der Pegnitz
10.06.2021 - 03.12.2021
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Mannheim
10.06.2021 - 03.10.2021

Kunsthalle Mannheim: James Ensor

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

Further Information

Schwetzingen
10.06.2021 - 06.08.2021

Music in the Park

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

Further information

Heidelberg
12.06.2021 - 01.08.2021Heidelberg-Schlossfestspiele DickerTurm  Heidelberg Castle Festival
Heidelberg Castle Festival.

Heidelberg Palace Festival

The Palace Festival belongs to the 15 top festivals of the metropolitan area Rhein-Neckar. It offers opera, operetta,
song nights, children's theatre, as well as concerts in the unique backdrop of the Heidelberg Castle.

Further information (only in German)

Cadolzburg
17.06.2021 - 31.07.2021

Coburg
18.06.2021 - 12.09.2021Coburg Kunstsammlungen Cranach-SaechsischerPrinz  Lucas Cranach the Elder, Saxon Prince on Horseback, 1506, Art Collections of the Veste Coburg, Inv.-No. I,45,111
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Saxon Prince on Horseback, 1506, Art Collections of the Veste Coburg, Inv.-No. I,45,111.

Exhibition: ""Lucas Cranach. Art for the Court"

The exhibition in Coburg Fortress shows an impressive selection of Cranach works, prints and paintings, from the holdings of the art collections of Veste Coburg. The spectrum ranges from representative portraits of the electors to religious and mythological scenes to fascinating tournament depictions. An extensive accompanying program - also for children - is offered. Further information

Langenzenn
18.06.2021 - 31.07.2021
Start: 20:30 Uhr

Hans-Sachs-Playgroup - "Der Brandner Kaspar"

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

Further information and tickets (only in German)

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

Toppler-Theatre – Season

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

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

Dates and tickets (only in German)

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

Summer Festival in the Historic Court Garden

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

Dates, tickest and further information (only in German)

Kronach
09.07.2021 - 14.08.2021Kronach RosenbergFestspiele Amphitryon ©FrankWunderratsch  Kronach - Rosenberg Festival
Kronach - Rosenberg Festival "Amphytrion" © Frank Wunderatsch.

Rosenberg Festival Kronach

The performances of the open-air theatre take place at the Rosenberg Fortress in the grandiose ambience of one of the largest medieval fortifications in Germany. 

The following plays are scheduled for 2021:

  • "Jedermann" by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
  • "Ladies Night" by Stephen Sinclair und Anthony McCarten
  • "Das Sams" by Paul Maar

 

Further information (only in German)

Kronach
11.07.2021 - 28.11.2021PlakatWelsch
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Bamberg
17.07.2021 - 14.08.2021
Start: 20:00 UhrBamberg Rosengarten Neue Residenz ©BAMBERG Tourismus Service SonjaKrebs ErichWeiss  Bamberg - Rose Garden of the New Residence Bamberg © BAMBERG TKS Sonja Krebs/ErichWeiß
Bamberg - Rose Garden of the New Residence Bamberg © BAMBERG TKS Sonja Krebs/ErichWeiß.

Rose Garden Serenades

The concert series in the rose garden of the New Residence Bamberg offers mild summmer evenings with chamber music for connoisseurs - Dates 2019: July 20th, August 3rd, August 17th, September 7th. Programme and tickets (only in German)

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

St. James' Market (Jakobimarkt)

Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie wird der Jakobimarkt, welcher vom 23. bis 26. Juli 2021 geplant war, nicht in gewohnter Form stattfinden können. Die Stadt Schwäbisch Hall arbeitet an einem alternativen Konzept. Mehr Informationen erhalten Sie hier

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

Ansbach Open

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Forchheim: Anna Festival in the beer garden forest

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

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

Further information

Ebern
24.07.2021 - 26.07.2021Ebern Altstadtfest ©Stadt Ebern Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern eV  Ebern - Old Town Festival - © City of Ebern, Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern e.V.
Ebern - Old Town Festival - © City of Ebern, Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern e.V..

Old Town Festival with Crafts Market

Old Town Festival with cabaret, crafts market and children's programme

Further information (only in German)

Bayreuth
25.07.2021 - 28.08.2021Bayreuth Festspiele ©Bayreuth-Marketing-und-Tourismus-GmbH
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Bayreuth Festival – Richard Wagner

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

Further information

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

Classic Open Air

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

Ebern
26.07.2021 - 01.08.2021

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

Bach Week Ansbach

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

Further information

Bamberg
30.07.2021 - 08.08.2021

Tucher Blues & Jazz Festival Bamberg

At the largest open-air festival of its kind in Germany you can feel the spirit of New Orleans in the streets of the city. Some of the best blues and jazz musicians from all over the world will be guests at the Bamberg World Heritage Site.

Further information (only in German)

Heilbronn
30.07.2021 - 01.08.2021

NeckarFestival Heilbronn - cancelled

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

Coburg
30.07.2021 - 08.08.2021

Traditional Marksmen's Festival at the Ketschenanger - cancelled

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

Further information (only in German)

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

45th Gathering of the Bards

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

Further information

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

Large Medieval Market

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

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

Further information (only in German)

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

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

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Beer Week Kulmbach - cancelled

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

Further information

 

Bayreuth
31.07.2021Bayreuth Sommernachtsfest1  Summernight Festival
Summernight Festival .

Summernight Festival at the Eremitage - cancelled

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

Further information

Heilbronn
31.07.2021 - 01.08.2021
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 19:00 Uhr

Arts and crafts market at the Bollwerksturm-Platz

Around 30 artisans will come to Heilbronn at the end of July. They will have their homemade treasures with them. Whether pottery or self-made garden furniture, whether floristry and flower arrangements or object art made of glass - people with a sense for beauty can look for new favourite pieces to their heart's content on this weekend. Admission is free. You can find more information here.

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

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Robber Hotzenplotz Festival - cancelled

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

No charges for participating. 

Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
07.08.2021
Start: 19:00 Uhr

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

Kronach
12.08.2021 - 22.08.2021Kronach Kronacher Freischiessen ©Thea Xynos01  Marksmen's Festival Kronach
Marksmen's Festival Kronach .

Marksmen's Festival Kronach

The "fifth season" of the year in the Franconian Forest - the eldest and largest folk festival of the region. The Kronach "Freischießen" is one of the eldest and at the same time liveliest traditions of the Franconian Forest.

Further information

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

Tauber Valley Open Air Festival - cancelled

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

Kulmbach
13.08.2021 - 15.08.2021

German and International Tin Figure Fair

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

Further information

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

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Wine Festival Rothenburg - cancelled

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

Further information (only in German)

Roth
22.08.2021carmen
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Swing Carmen, Swing! Concert in the series "Franconian Summer" in the courtyard of Ratibor Castle

The opera Carmen by Georges Bizet in a version for jazz trio and narrator Carmen - one of the best-known and most popular operas of all time with swinging melodies, a flighty heroine and a lovesick tenor - in a swinging, humorous and witty jazz version! From the overture to the dramatic finale, the musicians accompany Bizet's José and Carmen from picturesque Seville to the inhospitable rocky mountains of Andalusia and finally arrive punctually in front of the bullring.

Information and tickets are available here.

 

Coburg
25.08.2021 - 28.08.2021

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

Eberbach Cuckoo Market

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

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Summernight Festival at the "Ackeranlage"

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

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Historical Guild Market

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

Schwetzingen
01.09.2021 - 30.09.2021

exhibition gARTen

Exhibition of the Schwetzingen Artists' Initiative. You can find more information here

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

Market with French delights.

Further information (only in German)

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

"Dumplings Festival" at the Market Square - cancelled

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

Further information (only in German)

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

International Muzzleloader Shooting

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

Further information (only in german)

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

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

Further information (only in German)

Kronach
04.09.2021 - 05.09.2021Kronach Stadtfest ©Hauguth-Verlag  Kronach - Town Fair - © Hauguth-Publishers
Kronach - Town Fair - © Hauguth-Publishers.

Town Fair with Sunday Shopping

The action group Kronach presents Kronach's Town Fair with programme for children on Saturday and Sunday shopping.

Opening hours:

  • Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm - 6 pm

Further information (only in German)

Heidelberg
04.09.2021Heidelberg Schlossbeleuchtung CR HeidelbergMarketingGmbH2
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Heidelberg Castle Illumination with large fireworks

The legendary event attracts thousands of people - hardly another town offers such magical nights annually from June to September. Bengali beacons slowly cover the Heidelberg Castle in a mysterious red glow of fire.

You have the best sight at the castle illumination and the fireworks from the bank of the Neckar river. The boats of the "Weissen Flotte", Heidelberg's solar boat "Neckarsonne", as well as the Old Town and the castle, offer a pleasant view on the lighting spectacle.

On all castle illumination days there is an artisan market at the "Kornmarkt" with varied offers between 12 pm and 8 pm.

Further information

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

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

Further information

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

50th Wine Festival Heilbronn around the Town Hall - cancelled

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

Heilbronn
09.09.2021 - 19.09.2021

Since the Heilbronn wine village cannot take place in the usual way around the town hall this year, there will be a wine village selection with more than 140 individual events at about 30 venues - decentralized on wineries, in nature or in gastronomic establishments. The range of events extends from covered wagon rides through the vineyards, to winery hopping and extraordinary wine tastings. To the event overview (only in German)

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

Exhibition:"Tutanchamun - His Tomb and the Treasures"

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

Kronach
10.09.2021 - 12.09.2021Kronach Rosenmesse ©Stefanie Kober01
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Rose and Garden Fair

Just like every year rose and shrub dealers, herbwomen, onion and herb traders, substantial garderers, culturists and specialists from all Germany visit the romantic Upper Franconian little town.

Further information (only in German)

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

Mannheim Castle Festival of the University of Mannheim - cancelled

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Museum Night around the Court Garden - cancelled

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

Further information (only in German)

Langenzenn
11.09.2021

Old Town Festival

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Open Monument Day

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

Ebern
16.09.2021 - 20.09.2021Ebern Kirchweih Pilze ©Stadt Ebern Foto-Creativ-Kreis-Ebern eV001
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Parish Fair 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 (only in German)

Schwetzingen
17.09.2021 - 19.09.2021Schwetzingen WhiskySpring ©StaatlicheSchloesserUndGaertenBW
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"Whisky-Spring" - Whisky Fair in the Palace

More than 2,500 expected visitors and about 40 exhibitors turn Schwetzingen Palace into a Whiskey-Mekka in the wonderful ambience of the north wing. On approx. 1,000 sqm space in 5 halls many exhibitors from the past years come again and, of course, also new exhibitors.

Almost 1,000 different bottlings are offered at the stands of the exhibitors (chargable drams in 1 cl and 2 cl). Renowned importers, independent bottle fillers and traders from the region are present.

Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
18.09.2021 - 19.09.2021Forchheim Kunsthandwerkermarkt ©Stadt Forchheim  Forchheim - Arts and Crafts Fair - © Stadt Forchheim
Forchheim - Arts and Crafts Fair - © Stadt Forchheim.

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

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

Further information

Cadolzburg
18.09.2021

Wine Festival Cadolzburg

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Day of Friendship at the Unterwöhrd

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

Further information (only in german)

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

Festival with regional products.

Further information (only in German)

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

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

Further information

Lauf an der Pegnitz
25.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Parish Fair

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

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

Old Town Festival including a Historical Market

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

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

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

Oven-Festival in the Hohenlohe Open-Air Museum Wackershofen

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

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

Further information (only in german)

Cadolzburg
25.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Cadolzburg Autumn Market

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

Further information (only in German)

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

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

Further information (only in German)

Heilbronn
26.09.2021
Start: 13:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 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 language)

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

Pottery Market Heilbronn

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

Further information

Heidelberg
02.10.2021 - 13.11.2021

"Enjoy Jazz" Festival

The international festival for Jazz and others presents a top-class festival programm at old and new locations around Heidelberg and Mannheim.

Further information

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

Autumn Fair

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

Further information (only in german)

Ebermannstadt
07.10.2021 - 11.10.2021

Heiligenstadt: Autumn Parish Fair

Further information (only in German)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
09.10.2021 - 17.10.2021Rothenburg Herbstwanderwoche Foto
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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!

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

Further information (only in German)

Ebern
10.10.2021Ebern Oktobermarkt mit Apfelfest ©BUND Naturschutz Ebern001
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October Market with Apple Festival

with Sunday shopping. 

Further information (only in German)

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

Salt Day with Show Boiling and Guided Tours

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

Further information (only in german)

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

Culture by the pond

Schwetzingen
15.10.2021 - 31.10.2021

SWR Festival Schwetzingen - alternative date

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

Further information (only in German language)

Ansbach
16.10.2021

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

Eberbach Apple Day - Weekend with Sunday Shopping

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

Further information (only in German)

Schwetzingen
22.10.2021 - 24.10.2021

Jazz Days in Schwetzingen

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

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

All Saints' Day Market

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

Further information (only in German)

Neckargemünd
05.11.2021 - 09.11.2021

Driller's Market

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Rothenburg’s Fairy Tale MagicMagic Fairytale

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

Schwetzingen
06.11.2021 - 07.11.2021Schwetzingen Schloss Designmarkt-Handmade-Love SSG-PressebildB  Design Fair
Design Fair "Handmade Love".

Design Fair "Handmade Love"

In the 18th century summer residence for the Palatinate Electors, now venue for the Handmade Love event - Schwetzingen Palace offers a beautiful baroque scene for the design and handmade market. On about 1,000 sqm space the gallant halls like the Hunting Hall and the Mozart Hall turn into a motley activity. Further information

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

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

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

Further information

Ansbach
07.11.2021 - 15.11.2021

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

Literature Days

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

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Bayreuth Jazz-November

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

Further information

Heidelberg
11.11.2021 - 21.11.2021Heidelberg InternationalesFilmfestivalMannheimHeidelberg ©IFFFoto BenPakalski
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International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg

Exciting, promising and young - the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg is a stage for newcomers and introduces still unknown directors every year. Within the framework off the festival film lovers can look forward to 50 premieres. The whole year through a selection committee looks for exceptional works in the whole world, for which it now finally says: "Action!". Further information

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

Craftsmen Market

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

Heidelberg
18.11.2021 - 09.01.2022
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrHeidelberg Weihnachtlicher Karlsplatz ©Heidelberg Marketing GmbFoto Tobias Schwerdt  Heidelberg - Christmas on Ice
Heidelberg - Christmas on Ice.

Ice-Skating Rink at "Karlsplatz" - "Christmas on Ice"

Daily from 10 am to 10 pm one of the most beautiful open-air ice rinks in Germany is open at "Karlsplatz". Residents and guests glide over the ice in front of the romantic caslte backdrop with Christmas music. Further information

Heidelberg
22.11.2021 - 22.12.2021Heidelberg 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

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

Franconian Christmas Market Ansbach

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

Further information

Heilbronn
25.11.2021 - 22.12.2021Heilbronn Weihnachtsmarkt  Heilbronn - Käthchen Christmas Market
Heilbronn - Käthchen Christmas Market.

Christmas Market Heilbronn

The Christmas market is dedicated to the "Käthchen of Heilbronn" with Christmas "Käthchen products" such as Christmas stollen or mulled wine, "Käthchen Christmas decorations" and "Käthchen Christmas lighting". Further information

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

Christmasmagic Schwäbisch Hall

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

Further information (only in german)

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

Christmas Market

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

Further information

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

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

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

Öhringen
26.11.2021 - 12.12.2021Oehringen Weihnachtsmarkt Marktplatz1 CR GrosseKreisstadtOehringen01
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Christmas Market

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

Dates:

fridays to sundays


Admission free.

Further information (only in German)

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

Advent Market Kulmbach

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

Further information (only in German)

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

Christmas Market Eberbach

Eberbach's Christmas Market around the New Market.

Further information (only in German)

Ebermannstadt
26.11.2021 - 24.12.2021Forchheim Rathaus-als-Adventskalender001
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Forchheim: Christmas Market

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

Further information

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

Christmas Market Bad Wimpfen

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

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

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

Old-Rothenburg Christmas Market

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

Coburg
26.11.2021 - 23.11.2021Coburg Weihnachtsmarkt
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Christmas Market

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

Further information

Ansbach
27.11.2021

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

Advent Market with Handicrafts

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

Further information

Sinsheim
27.11.2021 - 28.11.2021Sinsheim Weihnachtsmarkt Stand
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Christmas Market Sinsheim

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

Further information

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

Christmas Market in Neckarsteinach

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

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

Further information (only in German)

 

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

Castle Christmas in Abenberg

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

Ebern
28.11.2021Ebern Weihnachtsmarkt ©Rainer MG001
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Christmas Market / Crib Exhibition

Market, Sunday shopping, music, crib exhibitions.

Further information (only in German)

Heidelberg
29.11.2021
Start: 18:00 Uhr

Pink Monday with pinKnight

The Christmas market in Heidelberg turns into a queer get-together of the region. Town hall, Herkules Fountain, Holy Ghost Church, Hotel zum Ritter St. Georg: For one evening the marketplace of Heidelberg completely shimmers in pink. Residents and guests meet with the queer community, to celebrate the Pink Monday together. They may look forward to an atmospheric illumination and an evening full of good-mood music, nice people and of "seeing and be seen".

At 8 pm the Pink Monday will be extended to a party night with open end with the pinKnight. Further information

Schwetzingen
01.12.2021 - 31.01.2021Schwetzingen Rokokotheater  Rococo Theatre Schwetzingen
Rococo Theatre Schwetzingen.

Baroque festival: Winter in Schwetzingen

The Baroque Festival is a renowned festival at the Schlosstheater Schwetzingen with opera performances and concerts from the Baroque period. This year it is dedicated to a portrait of the German Baroque opera, with the composer Georg Caspar Schürmann at its centre. His work "The faithful Alceste" will be performed among others. Further information (only in German)

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

Christmas Market "Christmas by the River"

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

Further information (only in German)

Kronach
03.12.2021 - 19.12.2021

Kronacher Christmas at the Rose Tower

Around the Rose Tower, on Marienplatz and in the moat, the smell of mulled wine, festively decorated huts and a varied supporting programme enchant the many visitors.

On all four Advent weekends Friday, Saturday and Sunday Further information

 

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

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

Ebermannstadt
05.12.2021

Heiligenstadt: Christmas Market

Christmas Market at the marketplace and in the pedestrian zone.

Further information (only in German)

Waldenburg
11.12.2021 - 13.12.2021Waldenburg-Weihnachtsmarktverschneit
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Christmas Market Waldenburg

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

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

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

Further information (only in German)

Langenzenn
12.12.2021
Start: 11:00 Uhr

Christmas Market

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

Further information (only in German)

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

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

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

New Year's Eve Festival - "Silvestival" ®

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

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.05.2022 - 31.10.2022

Exhibition: "An encounter with Rothenburg - art and artists between 1830 and 1960"

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

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

Mannheim
18.09.2022 - 26.02.2023

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums: "The Normans"

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