No matter when you visit Germany, there will always be something exciting happening – an automobile fair, firework displays, sailing event, wine & beer festival, etc.
Motorcycle Fair – End of January
If you love motor sports, speed to one of the largest motorcycle fairs in Germany. In Leipzig, enthusiasts can discover the latest bikes and gear from all over the world and watch some great performances on two wheels.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Rhine in Flames- May
During this festival, the stunning landscape of the Rhine valley is illuminated by firework displays, and thousands of Bengal fires bathe river, banks, and medieval castles in magic colors.
You can watch this spectacle along the Rhine promenade in Bonn – or get real close and board one of the illuminated Rhine ships that parade down the river that night.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Kiel's Sailing Week- June
“Kiel Week” is the largest sailing event in the world, attracting 5,000 sailors, 2,000 ships, and more than three million visitors every year.
The event dates back to 1882 and offers hundreds of regattas, historic ship parades, and a cultural program that transforms the city center of Kiel into the largest summer festival stage in Northern Europe.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Rheingau Wine Festival- end August until first week of September
Over 600 wines from vintners of the Rheingau region are poured at the Frankfurt wine festival; celebrated in the heart of Frankfurt, the fair takes place adjacent to the “Fressgasse”, a street which is famous for its gourmet restaurants and international cafes.
Don’t leave without trying a glass of Riesling, the signature wine of the Rheingau region.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Berlin Marathon- September
The Berlin Marathon, one of the top five international marathon races, attracts more than 40000 runners from over 90 countries. Spanning 10 Berlin districts, the marathon ends at the national symbol of Germany, the Brandenburg Gate.
Visitors will be entertained with over 70 street concerts, performances, and international food and drink.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Wine Festival Stuttgart – end August until first week of September
Wine enthusiasts can raise their glass in the city of Stuttgart, which hosts one of the largest and best wine festivals in Germany. Located in the Neckar wine region, Stuttgart is proud to have a 1000-year old viniculture.
It’s wine festival attracts more than a million wine connoisseurs, who can sample Swabian specialties and try 250 regional wines, including Trollinger, Riesling, Kerner, Müller-Thurgau.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Stuttgart Beer Festival - Cannstatter Wasen- September/October
The Cannstatter Wasen, as this festival is called in German, started as an autumn fair in 1818 and quickly became one of the leading beer festivals in Germany, second only to Oktoberfest in Munich.
Celebrate autumn with Swabian food, beer and wine, and bring the family for Oompah bands, parades, roller coasters, and the world’s largest mobile Ferris wheel.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Oktoberfest in Munich – September/October
Oktoberfest in Bavaria is the highlight of Germany’s festival calendar: Every September and October, visitors from around the world mingle with locals to celebrate Bavarian culture and cuisine and to have a good time with German beer, music, parades, concerts, and fun rides.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
ChocolART Festival in Tübingen - December
If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the largest chocolate festival in Germany, which is celebrated in Tübingen, a traditional university town in the southwest of Germany.
Visit the open-air market in the Old Town, which offers chocolate delicacies from around the world, and indulge in mouthwatering activities like chocolate-making classes, chocolate massages, tasting sessions, and chocolate art exhibitions.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Christmas Markets - last weekend of November until Christmas Eve
Christmas markets in Germany are a wonderful part of the holiday tradition and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Almost every German city celebrates the season with a least one Christmas market (Berlin is home to 60 different Christmas markets!). German Christmas fairs start on the last weekend of November and usually last until Christmas Day.Plan my Germany Vacation Now