December events in Germany
Christmas Market on the Island of Frauenchiemsee
Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8
The Bavarian Alps and Herrenchiemsee Castle make a storybook backdrop for a Christmas market with carolers, mulled wine and a children’s program.
Dec. 7 in Wiesbaden
A smartly-dressed crowd mixes, mingles, sips sparkling wine and dances to the sounds of live pop and jazz music in the elegant setting of the Kurhaus.
Dec. 8 and 22 in Munich
It’s a scary Christmas at the Marienplatz when some 300 fur-clad, horned Alpine beasts race through the market, frightening shoppers in their wake.
Forest Christmas Market
Dec. 14 - 15 in Trippstadt
Handmade crafts, regional specialties, Alpine horn players and fire artists lend this market its unique flair. As darkness falls, torches light up the night.
Night of the Proms
Dec. 12 in Stuttgart
A classic orchestra backs up pop artists from the past few decades, creating an unforgettable night of music. The show visits 10 other cities in Germany.
Dec. 20 - Jan. 5 in Wiesbaden
Acrobats, trapeze artists, clowns, tigers, dogs and ponies are amongst the performers set to dazzle audiences in a heated tent set up at the Gibber Kerb.
Dec. 25 - 30 in Triberg
An icy waterfall illuminated by thousands of glittering lights is the centerpiece of this spectacle made up of concerts, shows and dazzling fireworks displays.
New Year’s Run
Dec. 31 in Trier
This Brazilian-inspired running event set to the sounds of samba drums attracts Germany’s top athletes and amateurs alike. Men run 8 km, the ladies 5 km.
Craft Beer Festival
Jan. 10-11 in Karlsruhe
Sip and sample the innovative and tasty creations of some two dozen of Germany’s most creative brewers, ideally accompanied by the hot and tasty street food available on site. Bottled beers to enjoy back home are also on sale. Tickets go for 8 euros.
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