Editor's picks: April events in Germany

Editor's picks: April events in Germany

by Karen Bradbury
Stripes Europe

Tattoo Show Stuttgart
April 5-7, Stuttgart 

Thinking of getting inked? Head to the Kulturhaus Arena Stuttgart-Wangen, where tattoo artists, bands and grown-up style entertainment await. 

Wine at the Cathedral
April 13-14, Speyer 

In the shadow of the cathedral, six associations of German winemakers pour tasty red and white wines from the Pfalz. Saturday tickets cost 30 euros. 

Culinary Wine Hike
April 14, Oppenheim 

A four mile track through rolling vineyards offers sweeping views, stands with hot and cold treats and sampling of some fine red or white wines. 

Osterspektakel /Easter Middle Ages Market
April 20-22, Mainz-Kastel 

Encounter brave knights, pretty damsels, amusing jesters, and other colorful Middle-Ages characters at this festival. 

Stuttgart Spring Festival
April 20-May 12, Stuttgart 

The 81st edition of this fair offers thrilling rides, gourmet treats, wine, beer, live music and tents. 

Beer Day
April 23, Bamberg 

Beer day is celebrated nationwide, but nowhere more wholeheartedly than in UNESCO-listed Bamberg, home to nine breweries and 50 types of beer.

Spring Fest
April 26-May 12, Munich 

“Oktoberfest’s little sister” is pretty big in her own right, with two massive beer tents and over 100 rides and games. This party’s on at the Wiesn too. 

Asparagus Hike
April 28, Lampertheim 

A hike in which asparagus plays a starring role is one you don’t want to miss! 

Plan ahead

Port Anniversary
May 10-12, Hamburg 

This massive bash beside the Elbe highlights Hamburg’s maritime culture with over 200 events including sailing regattas, old time vessels, guided ship tours, rescue demos and shanty choir performances. Highlights include the Grand Arrival Parade, a huge fireworks show and the unique tugboat ballet. 


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