November Events Around Germany

Artist painting, musician playing instrument, comic books and Ferris wheel.
Artist painting, musician playing instrument, comic books and Ferris wheel.

November Events Around Germany

by Tamala Malerk
Stripes Europe

November is here and before you get consumed with holiday shopping, planning and all that comes with the end of the year, here are events for everyone, from those who want to keep warm indoors or to those who yearn to venture outside and enjoy the brisk, cool almost-winter air.


Jazzfest, Nov. 3 to 6, Berlin

In existence since 1964 and winner of the 2021 Europe Jazz Network Award for Adventurous Programming, Jazzfest includes the sounds of jazz icons and talented up-and-comers from a variety of genres.


Discovery Art Fair, Nov. 4 to 6, Frankfurt

This is an art fair for seasoned art lovers and novices alike. Revel in paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphic prints, photographs and mixed-media pieces and purchase your favorite works.


Japan Light Festival, Nov. 5 to 6, Dortmund

Enjoy all things Japan: matcha, mochi and ramen, to name only a few. Sing karaoke and enjoy sushi delights such as sushi donuts, sushi burgers and sushi burritos at the “longest running sushi bar in Europe.”


Leonhardifahrt, Nov. 7, Bad Tölz

Considered the most important holiday in the area, this pilgrimage leading through Marktstraße to Kalvarienberg has been around since 1855. Horses and horse-drawn carriages are lavishly and elegantly decorated.


KREATIV Autumn 2022, Nov. 17 to 20, Stuttgart

One of the largest DIY fairs in the area, this is the place to pick up everything from home decorations, yarn, doll-making materials, handicrafts and jewelry-making supplies. Also, learn new techniques at one of the daily workshops.


Tollwood Winter Festival, Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, Munich

Go catch a theater show and shop at the market (until Dec. 23rd) at this winter festival with over 200 stalls, where 90% of the shows and entertainment is free. The event ends with a New Year’s Eve fireworks show.


The Harlem Globetrotters, Nov. 24, Frankfurt

Watch these basketball players in action as they perform awe-inspiring tricks with all-new characters guaranteed to make you laugh out loud in the stands. Go to for more shows in different German cities.


Evanescence: Worlds Collide Tour, Nov. 25, Düsseldorf

Enjoy the sultry sound of Amy Lee’s voice as she brings you to life with the band performing some of their greatest hits such as “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.” Visit for more shows in different German cities.


Plan Ahead: German Comic Con: Winter Edition, Dec. 3 to 4, Dortmund

Cosplay as your favorite pop culture icon and completely nerd out at this comic convention filled with Hollywood celebrities, q-and-a sessions, photo opportunities and workshops. Stock up on all your favorite series’ collectibles and memorabilia.

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