September events around Germany

Fireworks with background blurred.
Fireworks with background blurred.

September events around Germany

by Tamala Malerk
Stripes Europe

Summer is winding down and so is the air temperature. The kids are back in school and settled into the new school year schedule and habits. Escape from the mundane routines this month with “Dubbeglasorden,” horses, Trekkies, antiques and more.


Horsica, Sept. 2 to 4, Kassel

Shop equestrian fashion, learn from lectures, see hundreds of different breeds of horses and watch, or even participate in, competitions. Stick around for an evening horse theater show.  


Kreativ Hamburg / Creative Hamburg, Sept. 2 to 4, Hamburg

Learn a new skill in the workshop and browse over 100 exhibitors for all your knitting, scrapbooking, sewing, embroidering, handicraft and jewelry-making needs.


Berlin Beer Week, Sept. 2 to 11, Berlin

Gear up for Oktoberfest with this 10-day celebration with “brews” cruises, BBQ and a tasting session featuring over 90 different beers from 45 breweries.


The International Literature Festival, Sept. 7 to 19, Berlin

Participate in a roundtable discussion with a Nobel prize winner or take part in a workshop at this event occurring in museums, theaters and concert halls across Berlin.


Dürkheim Sausage Market, Sept. 9 to 13 and Sept. 16 to 19, Bad Dürkheim

Participate in the “cult event” of the Monday literary morning pint, grab a new “Dubbeglasorden,” or special dimpled wine glass, for your wine glass collection and watch fireworks at this festival that has existed in some form for over 600 hundred years.


Destination: Star Trek Germany, Sept. 23 to 25, Dortmund

For all you Trekkies, have Scotty beam you up to the “official Star Trek event of Europe” for this three-day event filled with costumes, props and celebrity guest appearances.


Cannstatter Volksfest, Sept. 23 to Oct. 9, Stuttgart

Don your traditional Württemberg lederhosen and dirndl, jump on thrilling rides and take part in the opening ceremony, family days or traditional Sunday parade at this annual festival. This year you get an extra treat of the agricultural fair, which only occurs once every four years.


Antique and Flea Market, Sept. 25, Ottweiler

Pick up some knick-knacks, trinkets and antiques in this last antique and flea market of the season in Ottweiler. While you are there you can also visit the Saarland School Museum and grab something to eat at one of Ottweiler’s 21 restaurants and cafes.


Plan Ahead: Zwiebelmarkt / Onion Market, Oct. 7 to 9, Weimar

Who will be crowned “Onion Queen” this year? What does an onion cake taste like? Why do some people say “Zippelmarkt” rather than “Zweibelmarkt?” Find out the answers to these questions and more at the Weimar Onion Market.

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