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".

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023Rose-Bitzfeld Bar

Culinary Calendar Rose Bitzfeld

Throughout the year, the Rose Restaurant offers culinary delights that highlight the seasonal offerings. Take a look at the culinary calendar to find out more about the offers.

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023flug1

Flight demonstrations of the Greifenwarte at Guttenberg Castle

The Deutsche Greifenwarte is known for the spectacular flight displays with its eagles and vultures. The variety of free-flying large birds of prey used in the flight shows is almost unique in Germany. Usually huge birds with a wingspan of more than two meters, such as black vultures, griffon vultures and bearded vultures, but also their mighty colleagues, such as various species of white-tailed eagles and golden eagles can be marveled at in free flight in one and the same demonstration.

Flight demonstration during the season daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., in winter (November to February) on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m.
Duration of the flight demonstration: approx. 60 minutes
Duration for a tour of the Grifenwarte: approx. 30 - 60 minutes

Further information

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023Ahorntal Burg Rabenstein Renaissance-Saal  Rabenstein Castle - Renaissance Hall © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Renaissance Hall © Rabenstein Castle.

Culinary events at Rabenstein Castle

Rabenstein Castle offers a variety of culinary events throughout the year. Experience a fiery evening with a menu and fire show, enjoy romantic hours at a candlelight dinner or solve tricky riddles during the Murder Mystery Dinner.

Further information


01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
Start: 08:00 Uhr
End: 12:00 UhrBauernmarkt Stadt Langenzenn  Regional offers (c) Stadt Langenzenn
Regional offers (c) Stadt Langenzenn.

Farmer's market Langenzenn

Fresh produce and direct marketing are what make the Langenzen farmers' market so attractive. The return to regionally produced products, short distances, fresh goods and transparent production are in vogue. High value and quality as well as the preservation of the cultural landscape make conscious shopping in the region attractive.

 Dates 2023

  • 07.01. & 21.01.
  • 04.02. & 18.02.
  • 04.03. & 18.03.
  • 01.04. & 15.04.
  • 06.05. & 20.05.
  • 10.06.
  • 01.07. & 15.07.
  • 05.08. & 19.08.
  • 02.09. & 16.09.
  • 07.10. & 21.10.
  • 04.11. & 18.11.
  • 02.12. & 23.12.

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
Start: 17:30 Uhrcsm Sophienhoehle 1.Raum 32ac5ffc47  Rabenstein Castle - Sophia Cave - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Sophia Cave - © Rabenstein Castle.

Firey Evening - Firey Dishes, Fire Show & Burnt Punch

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

- Reception with aperitif in the forecourt of the castle
- Guided 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: 59,00 Euro per person Dates and booking

Dates and booking

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
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: 45,00 Euro per person

Dates & booking

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
Start: 19:00 UhrBurg Rabenstein Gruseldinner ©Burg Rabenstein  Rabenstein Castle - Spooky Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle
Rabenstein Castle - Spooky Dinner - © Rabenstein Castle.

Spooky Dinner

This dinner show retells "Dracula", one of the most famous horror stories ever.

Between the scenes, guests enjoy a delicious 4-course menu.

Price: 89.00 euros per person

Dates and booking

05.03.2023 - 17.12.2023Kloeppelmaschine  Bobbin lace machine (c) Klöppelmuseum Burg Abenberg
Bobbin lace machine (c) Klöppelmuseum Burg Abenberg.

Exhibition: "Painting with threads - variety of bobbin lace art"

The unique works of the artist Gabriele Grohmann can be seen in the bobbin lace museum at Abenberg Castle. The main focus is on her experimental approach to traditional handicrafts. In addition to the free textile objects, the exhibition shows her designs and bobbin lace objects for table decorations, fashion, bridal collars, christening gowns, pictures, jewelry and material experiments.

Further information

01.04.2023 - 07.01.2024Sinsheim TechnikMuseum Einhundert-Jahre-24h-vonLeMans  Technik Museum Sinsheim - View into the exhibition
Technik Museum Sinsheim - View into the exhibition.

The endurance race on the Sarthe celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023. To mark the occasion, the Technik Museum Sinsheim is staging this special exhibition, the third in total, in the purpose-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.

Further information

01.05.2023 - 31.12.2023rittermahl1  (c) Burg Guttenberg
(c) Burg Guttenberg.

Public feast of knights

Here the physical well-being is excellently provided for. Everyone is
armed with a dagger and can feast on plenty of roast meat and other
delicacies from the castle kitchen.

Further information and dates

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
17.05.2023 - 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

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.

Further Information

15.10.2023 - 28.07.2024

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

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

Further information

21.11.2023 - 22.12.2023Heilbronn 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.

New this year is the sustainable "Käthchen artificial ice rink" on Kiliansplatz against the backdrop of St Kilian's Church.

Further information

23.11.2023 - 17.12.2023Schwetzingen Weihnachtsmarkt ©StadtSchwetzingen-FotoTobiasSchwerdt  Schwetzingen - Electoral Christmas Market (Photo: Tobias Schwerdt)
Schwetzingen - Electoral Christmas Market (Photo: Tobias Schwerdt).

Electoral Christmas market

The atmospherically illuminated Court of Honour, the illuminated palace façade and the palace square form the unique backdrop for the "Electoral Christmas Market" in Schwetzingen.

From Thursday to Sunday, festively illuminated tents invite you to stroll around. Hobby artists and artisans present their lovingly crafted products. A wide range of winter specialities awaits visitors.

Throughout the Christmas market period, an exhibition by the Schwetzingen Art Association can be seen in the palace chapel in the cour d'honneur of the palace.

Opening times and further information

23.11.2023 - 10.12.2023Roth Christkindlesmarkt SalvatoreGiurdanella  Christmas Market © Stadt Roth, Foto: Salvatore Giurdanella
Christmas Market © Stadt Roth, Foto: Salvatore Giurdanella.

Christmas Market Roth

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

You can get all the information here

25.11.2023 - 10.12.2023KammertheaterKronach  Chamber Theater Days
Chamber Theater Days .

Chamber Theater Days Kronach

This year's Kronach ChamberTheatreDays in the historic town hall include "The God of Carnage" by Yasmin Reza, "Poison. A Marriage Story" by Lot Vekemans and the Janosch classic "Oh, How Beautiful is Panama" are on the programme.

Further information and programme (only in German)

25.11.2023 - 17.12.2023Kronach Festung-Rosenberg-im Winter ©AngeloMoshacke  Kronach - Rosenberg Fortress in winter © Angelo Moshacke
Kronach - Rosenberg Fortress in winter © Angelo Moshacke.

Christmas at the fortress

For the first time, the Kronach Christmas Market will be held at the Rosenberg Fortress in the central moat. Here visitors can enjoy delicacies from regional and national exhibitors and and purchase a gift or two.

Further information (only in German)

27.11.2023 - 28.12.2023Mannheim Maerchenwald-Sprechender-Baum c StadtmarketingMannheimGmbH  Mannheim Fairytale Forest - Talking Tree © Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH
Mannheim Fairytale Forest - Talking Tree © Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH.

Mannheim Fairytale Forest

In the middle of Mannheim city centre, Paradeplatz is transformed into a fairytale forest with lovingly designed fairytale houses and figures.

In addition to several sales huts, there are also two stages offering a varied programme for children, including a singing Father Christmas with his live reindeer at the weekends. Further information

27.11.2023 - 22.12.2023Heidelberg 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

27.11.2023 - 01.01.2024Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt Winterwaeldchen Kornmarkt Thorsten Assfalg  Heidelberg - winter woods on the christmas market © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Thorsten Assflag(c) Thorsten Assflag/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
Heidelberg - winter woods on the christmas market © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Thorsten Assflag(c) Thorsten Assflag/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.

Heidelberg Winter Woods

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

Further information

27.11.2023 - 23.12.2023Bayreuth-Christkindlesmarkt-c-Stefan-Doerfler  Bayreuth Christmas Market © Stefan Dörfler
Bayreuth Christmas Market © Stefan Dörfler.

Bayreuth Christmas Market

At the Christkindlesmarkt and along festively decorated streets and squares in Bayreuth's city centre, visitors can stroll to their heart's content in the Christmas atmosphere and marvel at the festive illumination of the over seven-kilometre-long chain of lights.

Further information

27.11.2023 - 07.01.2024
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrHeidelberg Weihnachtlicher Karlsplatz ©Heidelberg Marketing GmbFoto Tobias Schwerdt  Heidelberg - Ice Rink at the Karlsplatz © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Tobias Schwerdt
Heidelberg - Ice Rink at the Karlsplatz © Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Photo: Tobias Schwerdt.

Heidelberg Ice Rink at "Karlsplatz"

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

Further information

27.11.2023 - 06.01.2024
Start: 10:30 UhrBayreuth Weihnachtlicher-Marktplatz ©Ramona-Schirner  Bayreuth - Christmas marketplace © Ramona Schirner
Bayreuth - Christmas marketplace © Ramona Schirner.

Christmassy Bayreuth Tour

The Christmas city walk in German language takes you through the historic city centre to the New Palace with Palace Garden, to the Margravial Opera House and to Haus Wahnfried, among other places.

Meeting place: Tourist Information, Opernstraße 22
Duration:         approx. two hours
Dates:             27.11. to 23.12.2023 and 26.12.2023 to 06.01.2024, daily at 10.30 a.m.

Further information

27.11.2023 - 23.12.2023
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 21:00 UhrMannheim Weihnachtsmartk-Kapuzinerplanken ©StadtmarketingMannheimGmbh BenVanSkyhawk  Christmas market on the Capuchin Planks © Stadmarketing Mannheim GmbH, Ben van Skyhawk
Christmas market on the Capuchin Planks © Stadmarketing Mannheim GmbH, Ben van Skyhawk.

Christmas market on the Capuchin Planks

At the Christmas market on the Kapuzinerplanken - parallel to the popular "Planken" shopping mile - 30 exhibitors present traditional crafts, unusual works of art and original gift ideas in snow-white tents.

This special Christmas market also offers the finest culinary temptations. Further information

27.11.2023 - 23.12.2023
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 21:00 UhrMannheim Weihnachtsmarkt am Wasserturm ©MnnheimerWeihnachtsmarktGmbH  Christmas market at the water tower © Mannheimer Weihnachtsmarkt GmbH
Christmas market at the water tower © Mannheimer Weihnachtsmarkt GmbH .

Christmas market at the water tower

Mannheim's Christmas market at the water tower is one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in Germany. In the heart of the square city, you can stroll with family and friends through Hirtenpfad and Engelsgasse and enjoy the diverse offerings of the approximately 150 lovingly decorated huts around Mannheim's landmark. Further information (only in German)

28.11.2023 - 07.01.2024Bamberg Krippe-Geburt-Jesu Sammlung-Exner  Bamberg - Nativity scene
Bamberg - Nativity scene "Birth of Jesus" from the Exner Collection .

Cribs and crib paths

An incredible variety of nativity scenes can be admired throughout the city of Bamberg - large and small, historical and modern, Franconian or those from all over the world. All together they invite you to a contemplative stroll.

Special Christmas guided tours provide insights into traditions and history. For discovery tours on your own, the "Nativity map" is a helpful companion.

28.11.2023 - 23.12.2023Bamberg 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

30.11.2023 - 23.12.2023Ansbach 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

Lauf an der Pegnitz
30.11.2023 - 24.12.2023Weihnachtsmarkt ©Michaela Moritz   Lauf an der Pegnitz - Christmas Market
Lauf an der Pegnitz - Christmas Market.

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
30.11.2023 - 22.12.2023
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

01.12.2023 - 04.02.2024Schwetzingen Rokokotheater  Schwetzingen - palace theatre
Schwetzingen - palace theatre.

Baroque festival "Winter in Schwetzingen"

The Baroque Festival has been organised by the Heidelberg Theatre and Orchestra at the Schwetzingen Palace Theatre since 2006.

Every year, the focus is on the performance of a rediscovered baroque opera - this year "Nebucadneza" by Reinhard Keiser. The programme also includes vocal and instrumental concerts from the Baroque period.

Further information

01.12.2023 - 24.12.2023Nuernberg-Christkindlesmarkt Foto FlorianTrykowski  Christkindlesmarkt on the Main Market Square with Church of Our Lady
Christkindlesmarkt on the Main Market Square with Church of Our Lady.

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

01.12.2023 - 17.12.2023Oehringen Weihnachtsmarkt Marktplatz1 CR GrosseKreisstadtOehringen01  Christmas Marketplace
Christmas Marketplace.

Winter, Wonder, Christmas Glory - Christmas Market Öhringen

The Christmas market takes place on all four Advent weekends on the historic market square and in the castle courtyard right next door.

For children, there is once again the popular fairy tale trail through the old town with scenes from well-known fairy tales. In addition, there is a fairy tale wagon at the entrance to the castle courtyard where stories are told. The steam train will also be making its rounds and there will be a model railway exhibition in the Blue Hall of the town hall.

Further information (only in German)

01.12.2023 - 20.12.2023Mosbach Weihnachtsmarkt FotoThomasKottal  Mosbach - Christmas Market (Photo: Thomas Kottal)
Mosbach - Christmas Market (Photo: Thomas Kottal).

Mosbach Christmas Market

The town hall with its towering spire and a veritable parade of medieval half-timbered houses frame the Mosbach Christmas market.In front of this romantic backdrop, lovingly decorated huts and the scent of mulled wine, roasted almonds and gingerbread await visitors.

On Saturday, 9 December 2023 and 16 December 2023, Mosbach's specialist shops open their doors for the long shopping night.

Further information

Bad Wimpfen
01.12.2023 - 17.12.2023Bad Wimpfen Weihnachtsmarkt010  Bad Wimpfen - Old German Christmas Market
Bad Wimpfen - Old German Christmas Market.

Old German Christmas Market

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.

The Christmas market takes place on the first three Advent weekends:

- 01.12.-03.12.

- 08.12.-10.12.

- 15.12.-17.12.

Further information

01.12.2023 - 03.12.2024Bamberg Adventsmarkt-im-SandA  Bamberg - Advent Market in the Sand
Bamberg - Advent Market in the Sand.

Advent Market in the "Sand"

The small, atmospheric Advent market takes place around the medieval Elisabethenkirche church in Obere Sandstraße, in the oldest part of Bamberg.

Against this beautiful backdrop, around 30 exhibitors present their selected goods, from regional products to handicrafts.

Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.12.2023 - 23.12.2023Rothenburg Reiterlesmarkt1 ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger  Rothenburg o.d.T. - Christmas Market on the marketplace
Rothenburg o.d.T. - Christmas Market on the marketplace.

Old-Rothenburg Christmas Market

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

Further information

01.12.2023 - 23.12.2023Coburg Weihnachtsmarkt ©CoburgMarketing HenningRosenbusch  Coburg - Christmas Market © Coburg Marketing, Henning Rosenbusch
Coburg - Christmas Market © Coburg Marketing, Henning Rosenbusch.

Coburg Christmas Market

During Advent, Coburg's market square is transformed into a small, glowing city of stalls, a kind of pre-Christmas oasis.

Decorated wooden stalls, fireplaces, a historic children's carousel and the covered meeting place around the Prince Albert Monument attract many guests, especially in the evening. There are pre-Christmas delights to discover such as winter teas, sheepskin products, Christmas decorations, pottery or beeswax candles. Regional products are offered at most of the stalls.

Further information

01.12.2023 - 22.12.2023
Start: 19:00 UhrHirschhornLichter  Hirschhorn - View of the village with monastery church © Stadt Hirschhorn
Hirschhorn - View of the village with monastery church © Stadt Hirschhorn.

Hirschhorn Advent

In front of the Langbein Museum in Alleeweg, you are invited to a short intermezzo with the scent of mulled wine and Christmas spirit. There will be live music and Christmas carols to sing along to.

On 01 / 08 / 15 and 22 December at 7 pm in front of the Langbein Museum Hirschhorn.

Further information (only in German)

02.12.2023 - 07.01.2024Bamberg Krippe-Krippenmuseum  Bamberg - Cot in the Crib Museum
Bamberg - Cot in the Crib Museum.

23rd Christmas Exhibition in the Crib Museum

In this exhibition, the museum shows a wide variety of cots and nativity scenes. The exhibition ranges from the largest Bohemian glass cot in the world to testimonies of Bamberg cot art and numerous objects from all over the world. Further information

On Christmas Eve the exhibition is closed.

03.12.2023 - 23.12.2023Wolframs-Eschenbach Krippenweg  Wolframs-Eschenbach - Nativity Scene Trail
Wolframs-Eschenbach - Nativity Scene Trail.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Nativity Scene Trail in the Old Town

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

08.12.2023 - 10.12.2023Neckargemuend 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)

08.12.2023 - 10.12.2023Bamberg Kunstmarkt-im-historischen-museum  Bamberg -
Bamberg - "The art of giving" in the Historical Museum.

Under the motto "The Art of Giving", the Historical Museum presents both, an art exhibition and a sales fair with the highest standards of design and craftsmanship. Artists from all over Germany exhibit their contemporary works here and offer them for sale as exquisite gifts.

Further information

Kirchberg an der Jagst
09.12.2023 - 10.12.2023Kirchberg Weihnachtsmarkt01

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)

Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 19:00 UhrWeihnachtenMarktplatzHeldburgBjoernChilian  (c) Björn Chilian
(c) Björn Chilian.

Heldburg christmas market

On December 10, 2023, the traditional Christmas market will again take place on the market square in Heldburg from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Against the backdrop of the medieval town center with the late Gothic town church "Zu unserer lieben Frauen", the town hall and the listed town center, you can enjoy regional delicacies, marvel at traditional crafts, purchase Christmas decorations or look out for the last Christmas gifts.

Further information

16.12.2023 - 17.12.2023Bamberg Interkultureller-KunsthandwerkermarktA  Bamberg - Intercultural Crafts Christmas Market
Bamberg - Intercultural Crafts Christmas Market.

Intercultural Crafts Christmas Market

This Advent market takes place in the historic surroundings of the Oberer Stephansberg, in the Johanniskapelle chapel with its romantic outdoor area, in the neighbouring St. Johannes kindergarten and in the Stephanshof courtyard opposite.

On both days, the sophisticated arts and crafts on offer will be framed by a varied intercultural and child-friendly programme, including a live nativity scene. Exceptional childcare is offered for children. Further information

16.12.2023 - 17.12.2023Waldenburg-Weihnachtsmarktverschneit

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)

16.12.2023 - 17.12.2023Wolframs-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"

At the Christmas market of the associations there is a stall city in the churchyard in front of the Liebfrauenmünster as well as arts and crafts in the Bürgersaal. Christmas music and the living nativity set the mood for the festivities. More information

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)

Start: 16:00 UhrWolframs-Eschenbach Traditionelles Weihnachtskonzert001  Christmas Concert at the Liebfrauenmünster © Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach
Christmas Concert at the Liebfrauenmünster © Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Traditional Christmas Concert

Traditionally, on the 2nd day of Christmas, the Christmas concert takes place in the Liebrauenmünster. The choir and instrumental music play Christmas music from different eras, creating a festive atmosphere. Admission to the concert for the whole family is free. More information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
01.01.2024 - 31.12.2023

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.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
06.02.2024 - 07.02.2024

AvD Histo Monte

The vintage car rally in February.

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.

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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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15.03.2024 - 01.04.2024Nuernberg Ostermarkt Ausschnitt  Nuremberg - Easter Market © CTZ Nürnberg
Nuremberg - Easter Market © CTZ Nürnberg.

Easter Market

The Easter market, also called "Häferlesmarkt" on Nuremberg's main market square is the oldest market in the city. Household goods, textiles, articles for daily use and, of course, Easter articles are offered at around 100 stalls.

The market is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm. It is closed on Good Friday.

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29.03.2024 - 06.04.2024Bayreuth Osterfestival ©DanielHaeker  Bayreuth - Easter Festival (c) Daniel Haeker
Bayreuth - Easter Festival (c) Daniel Haeker.

Bayreuth Easter Festival

The Bayreuth Easter Festival offers top-class musical enjoyment from classical to jazz by the International Young Orchestra Academy. Proceeds will be donated to the International Young Orchestra Academy Cultural and Social Foundation, which contributes to the healing of chronically ill children and children with cancer.

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20.04.2024 - 27.06.2024MusicaBayreuth 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.

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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

In the Margravial Opera House, the New Museum, the New Palace and the Hermitage, guests can look forward to a varied program of music, dance, theater, themed tours, lectures, expert stations and an exciting program for children.

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


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

Admission is free.

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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 the occasion of the annual Open Monument Day, the Red Tower Action Day takes place, during which the tower and its forecourt are enlivened by historically dressed groups.

Admission is free.

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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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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

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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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.

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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.

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21.07.2024Abenberg Burganlage Daemmerung GK-20201

"Stilla" Festival Abenberg

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

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

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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.

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

Rothenburg Imperial City Festival

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

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

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


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

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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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