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.

Hamburger Dom

Hamburg’s 684th Dom Festival Brings Millions to the North of 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.


The World's Largest Pumpkin Festival

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.

2011 Festival of Lights

Berlin Festival of Lights

Each fall the Festival of Lights turns Berlin into a sparkling metropolis as artistic illuminiations give city landmarks a new look.  

Oktoberfest waitress © picture-alliance/ dpa

Oktoberfest: What You Need to Know About the World's Largest Festival

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!

Harvesters with view of Albrechtsburg Castle © picture-alliance / ZB

Wine Festivals

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.

Rock am Ring

Summer Sounds: Rock and Pop Festivals in Germany

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.

Luthergedenkstätten in Wittenberg

The Luther Decade: On the Trail of Martin Luther

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.

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events