Festivals & Events
Germany is home to the world's most famous festival - Oktoberfest - but Munich's annual bash is just the beginning. Whether you are interested in African music, avant garde dance, Wagnerian opera or just great food and drink in a festive atmosphere, there is always something going on in Germany.
Millions of people are expected to visit the 684th Hamburger Dom - the oldest and largest funfair of its kind in northern Germany, with origins lying in the 1300s.
Each fall, hundreds of thousands of pumpkins are displayed in the gardens of a palace in Ludwigsburg. This year, the city has brought in 500 species of pumpkins weighing 150 tons for its annual Pumpkin Festival.
World's Largest Pumpkin Festival
Each fall the Festival of Lights turns Berlin into a sparkling metropolis as artistic illuminiations give city landmarks a new look.
Festival of Lights
It's back: the highly-anticipated Oktoberfest opens up on Saturday, September 17. More than 6 million people will once again race to the world’s largest fair to celebrate Bavarian beer and culture. So throw on your Lederhosen and get ready for the Wiesn! Prost!
Over 1,000 wine festivals take place in Germany's 13 wine regions each summer and fall, offering visitors a chance to sit back and sip the fruits of the countryside.
Forty years after Woodstock, Germans are gripped by festival fever, and thousands of fans from all over the world are flocking to Germany to attend the more than 800 open-air events and spend a whole weekend partying to good music.
Rock and Pop Festivals
The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversay of the "big bang" of the Reformation, Luther's legendary posting of his theses on the church door in Wittenberg.
The Luther Decade