Events throughout Germany this September
Through Sept. 3, Abensberg
Nürnberger Volksfest/ Nuremberg Volksfest
Through Sept. 9, Nuremberg
Regensburger Herbstdult/ Regensburg Autumn Dult (Volksfest)
Through Sept. 9, Regensburg
Trempelmarkt/ Flea Market
Sept. 7-8, Nuremberg (4 p.m.-midnight Sept. 7; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 8)
Reichsstadt-Festtage/ Imperial City Festival
Sept. 7-9, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Hundreds of town residents clad in fashions of the day re-enact key points in the history of the town. Highlights include a torchlight procession on Friday evening, fireworks on Saturday evening, and a knight’s tournament and shows for children on Sunday.
Burggrabenfest/ Castle Moat Festival
Sept. 7-9, Nuremberg
It’s back in time to the Middle Ages with a program of jesters, acrobats and other traveling entertainers, a falconry show and brave knights battling it out in swordfights or on horseback.
STRAMU - Internationales Festival für Straßenmusik und Straßenkunst/ STRAMU- International Festival for Street Music and Street Arts
Sept. 7-9, Würzburg
Sept. 8-9, Ludwigstraße, Munich
Flohmarkt/ Flea Market
Sept. 15-16, Volksfestplatz, Bayreuth
Almabtrieb der Rinder/ Descent of the Cattle from the Alpine Pastures
Sept. 16, Mittenwald
Strassen.Kunst.Festival/ Street Art Festival
Sept. 21-23, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Performers from 13 countries show off their brands of street entertainment along the Ludwigstraße. Latin-American music and dance brings the event to its finale.
Sept. 22-Oct. 7, Munich
Michaelis-Kirchweih/ Michaelis Church Fair (Market and Fair)
Sept. 29-Oct. 14, Fürth
KMC & THE PFALZ
Altstadtfest/Old Town Festival
Sept. 7-8, Speyer
Duerkheimer Wurstmarkt/ Bad Durkheim Sausage Market (Wine Fest)
Sept. 7-11 and Sept. 14-17, Bad Duerkheim
The world’s biggest wine festival offers a ride-packed midway, games of chance, market stalls, festival tents with live music, elegant dining in white tents and stands serving locally made wines.
Herbstmarkt mit Weindorf/ Autumn Market and Wine Village
Sept. 8-17, Alter Meßplatz, Landau
Weinwanderweg Fest/ Wine Hike Fest
Sept. 15, wine and culinary treats on a 13.7 km stretch between Bad Sobernheim and Weiler
Kulinarische Weinwanderung/ Culinary Wine Hike
Sept. 15-16, Rodenbach
Idar-Obersteiner Treppenlauf/ Idar-Oberstein Staircase Run
Sept. 16, Marktplatz, Oberstein, Idar-Oberstein
PfalzTrail im Leiningerland/ Palatinate Trail in the Leiningerland
Sept. 29, Carlsberg-Hertlingshausen
A steep trail leading through shady valleys, sunny forests and narrow gorges tests the endurance of even the fittest of walkers and distance runners. Participants can choose between distances of 8.8, 16.8, 32.7 or 85.6 kilometers
Mainzer Weinmarkt/ Mainz Wine Market (Wine Fest)
Through Sept. 2, Volkspark, Mainz
Rheingauer Weinmarkt/ Rheingau Wine Market (Wine Fest)
Through Sept. 7, Freßgass, Frankfurt
Sept. 1-2, Mainvorland, Rüsselsheim
This event inspired by the highland gatherings of Scotland offers heavy sport competitions for teams and individuals, a piping competition, sheep-herding demos, pony rides, live music and a Celtic market.
Frankfurter Dippemess/ Frankfurt Dippemess (Volksfest)
Sept. 7-16, Festplatz am Ratsweg, Frankfurt
Aktion Pink — Race for Survival
Sept. 23, Mainufer, Frankfurt am Main
Participation in this 5 km race along the banks of the Main River supports breast cancer research.
Stadtfest und Herbstmarkt/ City Fest and Autumn Market
Sept. 27-30, Wiesbaden
STUTTGART AND REGION
Bierbörse/ Beer Market
Through Sept. 2, Karlsruhe
Through Sept. 9, Pforzheim
This wine festival takes its name from Ferdinand Oechsle, inventor of a scale for measuring the ripeness of a grape to determine its optimal harvest time. The festival is known for its lovingly decorated wine stands, Swabian culinary specialties and wines made exclusively for consumption here.
Stuttgarter Weindorf/ Stuttgart Wine Village
Through Sept. 9, Stuttgart, Market Square
Herbstflohmarkt/ Autumn Flea Market
Sept. 16, Marktplatz, Karlsplatz and Schillerplatz, Stuttgart
Sept. 28-Oct. 14, Cannstatter Wasen, Stuttgart
Ludwigsburger Antikmeile/ Ludwigsburg Antique Mile (Antiques Market)
Sept. 29-30, Marktplatz, Ludwigsburg
REST OF GERMANY
Through Sept. 2, Festplatz, Worms
Weinfest der Mittelmosel/ Middle Mosel Wine Festival
Through Sept. 3, Bernkastel-Kues
Schlossbeleuchtung/ Castle Illuminations (light show and fireworks)
Sept. 1, Heidelberg
Europamarkt Kunsthandwerk Design/ European Art and Design Market
Sept. 1-2, Muensterplatz and surroundings, Aachen
Rhine in Flames
Sept. 8, Oberwesel and Sept. 15, St. Goar/St. Goarshausen
Sept. 19-22, Hamburg
A broad spectrum of both emerging and established artists play at what’s billed as Europe's largest club festival. In addition to some 600 concerts, the program includes events related to fine art, film and literature.
German Wine Harvest Festival
Oct. 2-15, Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Neustadt celebrates its version of Thanksgiving with a festival replete with amusement rides and the wines and culinary specialties of the Palatinate. The “wine village” in the heart of town offers the fizzy new wine known as Federweißer and live music. The largest winemaker’s parade in all Germany takes place on Oct. 14. A fireworks display set to music closes festivities on Oct. 15.
Dec. 4-9, Tübingen
Germany’s biggest festival dedicated to chocolate celebrates cocoa-based treats with a program including chocolate-themed art, exhibitions, cooking classes, workshops and more. At the market place, over 100 chocolatiers and manufacturers sell their tasty treats just in time for the coming holidays. Children have the chance to make their very own candy bar and a label to go with it. At night, the half-timbered facades of the buildings of the Old Town are brought to life through illuminations.
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