Interesting events in Germany 2017 - 2018

There are many interesting events held in Germany during the year. You will find information about the most interesting and the most popular events, which take place in some cities in Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Munich).

Carnivals in Germany

Every year in many cities Germany held carnivals. This is a significant event for the locals. During Carnival season (Karneval or Fasching) organized colorful festivals, street parades and costume balls. Officially preparation for the carnival begins on November 11. In fact, carnival celebrations held 40 days before Easter until the beginning of Lent.
The celebration begins with the "Carnival of Women" on Thursday (Weiberfastnacht). On this day, the Lady can kiss any man. Culmination of the festival is the carnival parade on Monday (Rosenmontag). On city streets in carnival costumes will be bands, dancers, townspeople. The next day is celebrated mostly by children. On Wednesday (Aschermittwoch) festival ends. The best and most colorful carnivals will be held in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Munich.

When the carnival will be held this year?

Days of the carnival:

  • 2017: February 23, Thursday (Weiberfastnacht), February 26, Sunday (Karnevalssonntag), February 27 Monday (Rosenmontag), March 1 Wednesday (Aschermittwoch).
  • 2018: February 8, Thursday (Weiberfastnacht), February 11, Sunday (Karnevalssonntag), February 12, Monday (Rosenmontag), Wednesday 14 March (Aschermittwoch).
  • 2019: February 28, Thursday (Weiberfastnacht), March 3, Sunday (Karnevalssonntag), 04 March, Monday (Rosenmontag), 06 March Wednesday (Aschermittwoch).

Berlin Fashion Week

Dates: 04 - 07 July 2017.

Fashion week in Berlin take place twice a year, in winter and summer. A lot of events are held at this time in Berlin at different venues in the city. Fashion experts, buyers, visitors and media representatives arrive jn Berlin from various countries. Summer Fashion Week will be held 04 - July 6, 2017.
Some of the places: STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Str 4-6, Berlin.), Berlin ExpoCenter (ExpoCenter City, Jafféstraße, Berlin), the space at the Brandenburg Gate.
Check the latest information on the event website: www.fashion-week-berlin.com.

Landshut's wedding

Dates: June 30 - July 23, 2017.

Landshuter Hochzeit is a historical festival, held every four years in Landshut, Bavaria (Germany). The festival reproduces the life of a medieval city. A large number of history lovers come to the city to participate in the festival. The most colorful events of the festival are held on weekends.

Fashion show "Bread and Butte"

Dates: September 01 - 03, 2017.

Bread and Butte exhibition is held since 2001. In 2016, it was changed format of the event. The event is intended for the general public. The latest fashion trends will be presented at the exhibition ground: street fashion, sportswear and footwear, Casual style.
Venue: Arena Berlin in Treptow district, Eichenstraße 4, Berlin.
For more latest and correct information please visit the event website
www.breadandbutter.com

Pyronale fireworks championship

Dates: September 01 - 02, 2017.

Pyronale fireworks championship is held in Berlin. At the festival, fireworks experts from around the world will show their skills.

Venue: Maifeld, next to the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Address: Olympischer Platz, Berlin.

IFA Berlin - Consumer Electronics Fair

Dates: September 01 - 06, 2017.

At the “IFA Berlin” consumer electronics show in Berlin will show new electronics items, multimedia, cameras, phones and computers. The exhibition will be attended by all the leading manufacturers of electronics.
IFA is open from 10 to 18. In 2013 the exhibition was visited by 240,000 people.
Venue: Exhibition Centre Messe Berlin GmbH at, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Germany.
For more latest and correct information please visit the event website: IFA Berlin- Consumer Electronics Fair.

"Heritage Day" in Berlin

Dates: September 10, 2017.

It is possible to visit the historical monuments, which are normally closed to access for ordinary people on this day. It is often also called the "Day of Open Monuments". This event is held in September in many European cities.
Homepage: www.tag-des-offenen-denkmals.de

Frankfurt Motor Show

Dates: September 14 - 24, 2017.

International exhibition vehicles "Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung". Motor Show in Hannover (Frankfurt) is one of the largest automobile shows in Europe (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, IAA). Exhibition of commercial vehicles is held even-numbered years in Hanover and cars exhibition is held on the odd years in Frankfurt (also motorcycles are presented). Some of the themes of the exhibition: cars, spare parts, oil, service, overalls. September 23 and 24 are press days.
The exhibition center in Frankfurt. Address: Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main.
Exhibition Center in Hanover: Fairgrounds of Deutsche Messe, Hermesallee, Hannover.

"Berlin Vital Fall 2016" exhibition

Dates: 22 - 24 September, 2017.

"BERLIN VITAL" exhibition is held for sports and a healthy lifestyle fans. The exhibition is held as a side event of BERLIN MARATHON. Goods, clothes, shoes, accessories for sports will presented on the exhibition. There will be also a lot of information for fans of a healthy lifestyle.

Address: Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, Berlin.
Check the latest information on the event website.

Berlin Marathon

Date: September 24, 2017.

The famous Berlin Marathon (BMW Berlin Marathon) is one of the most popular events among running fans. Up to 40,000 runners take part in this great event. Not everyone can stand the 42 kilometer distance. The route is laid on the most beautiful streets of Berlin. During the marathon will be also live music.
Number of people willing to take part in the marathon usually exceeds the number of possible participants (pre-registration is required, the number of participants is limited.) You can also watch the athletes as a spectator.
Start and finish at the Brandenburg Gate, between the Brandenburg Gate and triumphal columns (Siegessäule), the street Straße des 17. Juni).
Check the latest information on the event website: www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com

Munich Beer Festival

Dates: September 16 - October 03, 2017.

It is the most famous beer festival of the world, Oktoberfest . A large number of tourists comes in Munich for the festival from different cities in Germany and other European countries. The festival will be held from September 16 to October 3 in 2017.
Venue: Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany.
Get more information about Oktoberfest.

Germany Unification Day

Dates: October 3, 2017.

Day of Germany unification is celebrated on October 3. On this day in 1990, divided after the Second World War country was united. Main activities of the holiday will be at the Brandenburg Gate and the street "Straße des 17. Juni".
Venue: Pariser Platz square 1. The nearest metro station: Brandenburger Tor.

Berlin Light Festival

06 – 15 October, 2017.

These days, many historic buildings of Berlin, monuments, tourist attractions get an unusual light. Light festival is attended by lighting masters from around the world. This event attracts in Berlin additional tourists.

"Dult" fair in Munich

Dates: 14 to 22 October, 2017.

Traditional Dult fairs (Auer Dult) are carried in Munich three times a year. Fair is organized by the Committee for Tourism of Munich and held on the square located near Mariahilfplatz Au.
The Fair history begins in the Middle Ages. The holiday lasts for nine days. It is relatively quiet place on weekdays fair territory. On weekends, the area is filled with a lot of people, both locals and tourists. You can walk in your spare time here, eat and have a good time. At the fair are selling glassware, porcelain, wax, cloth and antique goods.

Auer Dult fair dates:

  • Maidult runs from April 29 to May 07 2017.
  • Jakobidult from July 29 to August 06 2017.
  • Kirchweihdult from 14 to 22 October 2017.

Venue: Fair is held on the Mariahilfsplatz square, near the Mariahilfskirche church, to east of the river Isar. The nearest station: Rosenheimer-Platz.

"Hamburger Dom" festival in Hamburg

Dates: 03.11.2017 - 03.12.2017.

"Hamburger Dom" festival in Hamburg is the biggest festival in northern Germany. The festival is held three times a year. There are lots of rides, entertainments, food and music. Also every Friday is held fireworks (22:30).
Dates:

  • Spring Festival (Frühlingsdom) 24.03.2017 - 23.04.2017.
  • Summer Festival (Sommerdom) 28.07.2017 - 27.08.2017.
  • Winter Festival (Winterdom) 03.11.2017 - 03.12.2017.

Venue: Heiligengeistfeld, Hamburg.

New Years Eve at the Brandenburg Gate

December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018.

Meeting New 2017 year in Berlin is a giant party on the streets. On this day a large number of people comes on the "Straße des 17. Juni" street, between the Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column. Music, performances, delicious food. Coming with dangerous objects is prohibited (fireworks, weapons, glass bottles). There will be live music, delicious food and lots of fun people.
The nearest underground station is Brandenburger Tor.

Berlin Fashion Week

Dates: January 16 - 19, 2018.

Fashion week in Berlin take place twice a year, in winter and summer. A lot of events are held at this time in Berlin at different venues in the city. Fashion experts, buyers, visitors and media representatives arrive jn Berlin from various countries. Summer Fashion Week will be held 04 - July 6, 2017.
Some of the places: STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Str 4-6, Berlin.), Berlin ExpoCenter (ExpoCenter City, Jafféstraße, Berlin), the space at the Brandenburg Gate.
Check the latest information on the event website: www.fashion-week-berlin.com.

Berlin Green Week

Dates: January 19 – 28, 2018.

Agricultural exhibition “Green Week” (International Green Week, IGW) in Berlin is one of the oldest shows in the world. The exhibition is held since 1926. Manufacturers from around the world will show their products at the exhibition: food, wine, beer, and agricultural equipment and products for farmers.
The exhibition is held at: "Messe Berlin" Messedamm 11, Berlin, Germany.

Berlin International Film Festival

Dates: February 15 – 25, 2018.

Berlinale International Film Festival is one of the most important events in the film industry. At the festival in Berlin every year comes a large number of experts, journalists and film lovers from around the world. Recent screenings of world cinema will be held in various cinemas in Berlin.
Berlin International Film Festival is the most famous film festival in Germany. It is held annually since 1951. Berlin Film Festival is one of the most famous festivals in the world. The main prize is "Golden Bear". There are movies of different genres from different countries in the festival program.
Facts about the Berlinale film festival: about 300,000 tickets sold more than 19,000 professionals from 115 countries (including 4,000 journalists), approximately 400 films shown.
Film Festival in Berlin you can see films of different genres for audiences with different interests. The screenings are held in many theaters and halls in Berlin: CineStar in the Sony Center, Berlinale Palast, Arsenal (Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art), Berlinale Palast, CinemaxX, CineStar Cubix, Colosseum, International, Zeughauskino.
For more information about the festival program and cinemas please visit the official website of the festival www.berlinale.de.

Fair for Travel and Leisure

Dates: February 21 – 25, 2018.

Popular leisure and travel exhibition F.RE.E (Fair for Travel and Leisure) in Munich. It is the largest tourism exhibition in Bavaria, where you find everything that might interest fans of travel. The exhibition is held since 1970. In the exhibition will take part tour companies, hotels, resorts, yachts rents. Sport is absolute prerequisite for a good leisure for many people. There is at the show for outdoor enthusiasts: windsurfing, surfing, diving, fishing, sports equipment. Hours: 10.00 - 18.00.
Venue: Munich Trade Fair Centre.
Check the latest information on the event website: www.free-muenchen.de


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Motorcycle Days in Hamburg

Dates: February 23 – 25, 2018.

Motorcycles days in Hamburg (HMT Hamburger Motorrad Tage) will be held from 24 to 26 February 2017. It is great exhibition and show for motorbike enthusiasts. Motorcycle Days is a traditional event that takes place in Hamburg at the beginning of the year. Exhibition area is about 25,000 sqm.

At the festival you can meet motorcycle fans from all over the Germany and from other countries. Here you will see the latest models of motorcycles, new collection of clothing for bikers, see a show on motorcycles. It will be an interesting event for those who think the motorcycle is most beautiful hobby in the world.
Venue - Exhibition Centre "Hamburg Messe".
Check the latest information on the event website.

"Bautec 2018" construction exhibition in Berlin

Dates: February 20 – 23, 2018.

The largest exhibition of the construction industry in Germany. The exhibition will present developers, construction technology, construction machinery.
Venue: "Messe Berlin", Messedamm 11, Berlin, Germany.

Festival of Contemporary Art Transmediale

Dates: January 31 - Fabruary 4, 2018.

Transmediale is an annual festival of contemporary art and digital culture. The festival is held since 1988. Then it was called VideoFilmFest. This event is a unique combination of concepts culture, technology, art. Exhibition program includes audiovisual installations, films, contemporary art, phenomena are difficult to classify existing genres. Also during the exhibition scheduled workshops and discussions.
Venue: "Haus der Kulturen der Welt", John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin, Germany.
Check the latest information on the event website.

International Tourism Fair in Berlin

Dates: March 07 - 11, 2018.

International Tourism exhibition ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus Börse - ITB) was held the first time in 1966. It is one of the largest tourist exhibitions in the world. Last year, the exhibition was visited by 180,000 people, of whom more than a hundred thousand were professionals.
Among the participants: tour operators, airlines, car rentals, resorts, hotels, reservation systems and ticketing, other companies offering goods and services for tourists.

Address: "Messe Berlin", Messedamm 22, Berlin.
Check the latest information on the event website: www.itb-berlin.de

"Berlin Vital Spring 2017" exhibition

... April, 2018.

Exhibition "BERLIN VITAL Spring" is held for sports and a healthy lifestyle fans. The exhibition is held as a side event of half-marathon "Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON". Goods, clothes, shoes, accessories for sports will presented on the exhibition. There will be also a lot of information for fans of a healthy lifestyle.
Entrance for the half-marathon participants (as well as two accompanying persons) and for people under 18 years is free.
Address: Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, Berlin.
Check the latest information on the event website.

Berlin Half Marathon

April 08, 2018.

Berlin Half Marathon (Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON) is one of the most popular sporting events in Berlin.
Start and finish are at the Karl- Marx-Allee in Kino International (subway U5, station Schillingstrasse).
Check the latest information on the event website.

Spring Festival in Munich

April 20 - May 6, 2018.

Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) is popular with locals and tourists. It is held in Munich near Theresienwiese annually. The famous Oktoberfest is held at the same place in the autumn. Frühlingsfest festival is its spring analogue and lasts for two weeks. There are more than 100 fairground rides, a lot of beer, live music at the festival. You can relax and have fun Here. Visitors come here with the whole family. It is open from 11:00 to 23:00. Beer is sold after 16:00.
Venue: Area Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany.

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin

June ..., 2018.

Berlin is a cosmopolitan city. The city is home for many immigrants and representatives of different nationalities. of Cultures (Karneval der KulturenCarnival) is a four-day street festival in Berlin, on which you can hear the music, see the art, national cuisine, handicrafts of different nations. June 8 will be held a colorful parade. During the festival, concerts and parade will be attended by more than 5000 people. If you will be in Germany these days, do not miss this event. Carnival procession starts from Hermannplatz Square at noon. The festival is held since 1996.
Venue: Blücherplatz square, Berlin.
Please visit the event website for up to date and accurate information: www.karneval-berlin.de.

"Harley Days" in Hamburg

Dates: 22 - 24 June, 2018.

"Harley Days" festival is held for motorcycle enthusiasts in Hamburg every year. There are many interesting events held during the festival. At the festival will be: live music, good food, drinks and lots of beautiful motorcycles. Visitors can see performances of motorcyclists during the festival. The main events of the festival will be held on the territory of "Harley Village", which is located on the "Großmarkt" market and Mönckebergstraße. The parade of motorcycles is the main event of the festival. It will be held on Sunday. Motorcycle parade route is traced in many areas of the city of Hamburg.
Please visit the event website for up to date and accurate information: www.hamburgharleydays.de.

Kiel Sea Festival

June ..., 2018.

Kiel Week (Kieler Woche) is big sailing festival in Kiel city, Germany. Sea Festival in Kiel is not only a sporting event, but also a great summer festival. Regatta is one of the major Kiel Week sporting events. It is one of the most famous sailing races in the world. Music festival and parade of vintage vehicles are also held at these days.
Facts about the festival "Kieler Woche": 5000 participants, 50 countries, 2000 yachts, boats and other flotation devices. During the nine days of the festival takes place about 2,000 different events. Up to three million people from different countries attend the festival every year.
Parade of ships Windjammerparade is the main event of the festival. The parade takes place on the second Saturday of the festival (beginning at 11:00). Hundreds of beautiful sailing ships will be in the Kiel Fjord waters for several hours. Places on the coast better take in advance. Parade of ships can be clearly seen in many places: on the waterfront, on the beaches (Heikendorf, Kitzeberg), the lighthouse Holtenau.
Typically, the festival is held in the last full week of June.

Kiel is city in Germany, located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Population of the city of Kiel is about 230 thousand people.
Please visit the event website for up to date and accurate information: www.kieler-woche.de.

(Hotel reservations for festival days should be made in advance.)

Building Exhibition "Bauma 2019" in Munich

Dates: 08 - 14 April 2019.

The largest exhibition of construction equipment in Europe. The exhibition will feature the most modern machines from leading manufacturers of machinery.
Venue: Exhibition Center "Messe München", Munich, Germany.
Exhibitions "BAUMA" are also held in China, India and Africa.

Official site of the exhibition: www.bauma.de


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