Fabulous food fests in Germany

Fabulous food fests in Germany

by Karen Bradbury
Stripes Europe

As chances for a social life outside our own four walls continue to expand, we can rejoice over an ever-growing number of festivals gathered around an activity all ages can enjoy: feasting on tasty street foods, gourmet products or seasonal specialties. Here’s an overview of just some of the tempting food-centered fests and activities taking place in communities near U.S. bases in the weeks and months to come. As always, be sure to double-check dates in case of last-minute changes or cancellations due to COVID-19 regulations.


Weinheim: Street Food Tour, Schlosshöfe, April 16-18.

Heidelberg: Street Food Festival, Kirchheim Meßplatz, May 6-8.

Schwetzingen: Spargelsamstag, May 7 (city fest celebrating locally grown asparagus).


Bamberg: Food Truck Festival, Brose Arena, April 9-10.

Bayreuth: Food Truck Festival, Volksfestplatz, April 29-May 1.

Amberg: Food Truck Festival, May 27-29.

Nuremberg: Food Truck Festival, Volksfestplatz, June 16-19.

Regensburg: Food Truck Festival, Im Gewerbepark, June 25-26.

Weiden: Food Truck Festival, Festplatz, July 8-10.

Lindenberg: Käse- und Gourmetfest, Aug. 26-27 (features a “cheese mile”).


Wiesbaden: Schoppetag, Schlachthof, April 28-May 1.

Wiesbaden: Bier-Genuss Festival, Bierstadter Warte, May 26-29.

Idstein: Wein-Genuss Festival, Hexenturm, June 4-6.

Erbach: Erdbeerfest, June 17-20 (town festival dedicated to locally grown strawberries).


Cologne: Gourmet Festival, Schokoladenmuseum, June 24-26.


Oppenheim: Schlemmerwanderung, April 10 (vineyard hike with several stations serving food and drink).

Hassloch: Street Food Festival, Am Jahnplatz, May 6-8.

Zell: Street Food Festival, May 13-15.

Trier: Street Food Festival, Messepark, June 3-6.

Kaiserslautern: Street Food Festival, Fritz-Walter-Stadion, June 4-6.

Sankt Goar, Street Food Festival, Rheinanlegen, Aug. 5-7.

Meisenheim: Street Food Festival, Stadtpark, Aug. 13-14.

Bostalsee, Street Food Festival, Festwiese, Aug. 19-21.

Traben-Trarbach: Street Food Festival, Moselufer, Aug. 26-28.

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