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Interesting events in Germany

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). You can get a brief description, date and venue of the event. There are also useful for tourists links on the page.

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New Year's Run in Berlin

Date: 01 January 2024.

The run after New Year's Eve is not a competition, but a leisurely run for your pleasure. A roughly four kilometer route leads from the Brandenburg Gate to Berlin Cathedral and then back to the Brandenburg Gate. No pre-registration required, just come.
Start Time: 12:00, noon.

Berlin Green Week

Dates: January 19 – 28, 2024.
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.

Festival of Contemporary Art Transmediale

Dates: January 31 - February 4, 2024.
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.

Berlin Fashion Week

4. - 8. February 2024.
8. - 12. July 2024.

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.
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:

Motorcycle Days in Hamburg

Dates: February 23 - 25, 2024.
Interesting event Motorcycles days in Hamburg (HMT Hamburger Motorrad Tage) will be held in February 2020. 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.

Fair for Travel and Leisure

Dates: February 14 – 18, 2024.
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:

Useful links to prepare for the trip: hotel in Germany reservation, flights to Germany.

Berlin International Film Festival

Dates: February 15-25, 2024.
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.

Film Festival in Berlin you can see films of different genres for audiences with different interests. The main venue for the festival will be the Berlin Palace at Potsdamer Platz. The Berlinale will present films in numerous cinemas in the city.
For more information about the festival program and cinemas please visit the official website of the festival

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International Tourism Fair in Berlin

Dates: March 05 - 07, 2024.

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:

Berlin Half Marathon expo

Dates: April 05 - 06, 2024
Exhibition "Half Marathon expo" is held for sports and a healthy lifestyle fans. The exhibition is held as a side event of half-marathon "Generali 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.
Venue: Flughafen Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin. Check the latest information on the event website.

Berlin Half Marathon expo

April 07, 2024.

Interesting event Berlin Half Marathon (Generali 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 19 – May 05, 2024.

Interesting event Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) is very popular with locals and tourists event. 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 there. Visitors often come here with the whole family. It is open from 11:00 to 23:00. Beer is sold after 16:00.
Venue: Theresienwiese area, Munich, Germany.

"Dult" fair in Munich

Dates: April 27 to May 05, 2024.

Traditional Dult fairs (Auer Dult) are held 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.

In 2024, the Auer Dult Fair will be held:

  • Maidult from April 27 to May 05, 2024.
  • Jakobidult (supposedly) from July 27 to August 4, 2024.
  • Kirchweihdult (supposedly) on October 12-21, 2024.

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

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin

Dates: May 17 - 20, 2024.

Berlin is a cosmopolitan city. The city is home for many immigrants and representatives of different nationalities. of Cultures (Karneval der Kulturen Carnival) is a four-day street festival in Berlin, on which you can hear the music, see the art, national cuisine, handicrafts of different nations. 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.

European Football Championship

Dates: June 14 - July 14, 2024.
The 2024 European Football Championship will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14.
Matches of the European Championship 2024 will be held in several cities in Germany. The final match will take place on July 14, 2024 at the Berlin Olympic Stadium.

Kiel Sea Festival

Dates: June 22 - 30, 2024.

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:

(It would be better to book the hotel in advance.)

"Harley Days" in Hamburg

Dates: June 28 - 30, 2024.
Interesting event "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:

Open Days at the University of the Arts

July 21-23, 2023.

Every summer, the University of the Arts Berlin (Universität der Künste, UdK) opens its workshops and studios for three days at the end of the academic year, giving visitors the opportunity to see the work of young artists. The event takes place in the fall of this year.
Places: Hardenbergstrasse 33, Strasse des 17. Juni 118 (3D house), Einsteinufer 43, Grunewaldstrasse 2-5 (Medienhaus), Hardenbergstrasse / Fasanenstrasse corner (UdK concert hall), Fasanenstrasse 1b (UNI.T), Lietzenburger Str. 45, Bundesallee 1–12 and Uferstrasse 23 (Uferstudios).

Frankfurt Apple Wine Festival

August 09-18, 2024.
Apfelweinfestival - Apple Wine Festival - cider festival in Frankfurt. Guests waiting for the event: cider tasting, performances of musicians and other events.
Venue: Roßmarkt Square. Nearest Metro: Willy-Brandt-Platz.

Pyronale fireworks championship

Dates: August 30-31, 2024.
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 6-10, 2024.

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.
Look at the map of Berlin to see the location.
For more latest and correct information please visit the event website: IFA Berlin- Consumer Electronics Fair.

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Berlin Fashion Week

8. - 12. July 2024.
--. - --. February 2025.

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.
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:

Hannover Motor Show

Dates: September 17 - 22, 2024.

Interesting event International exhibition vehicles "IAA TRANSPORTATION". Motor Show in Hannover 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 IAA Mobility is held on the odd years in Munich (also motorcycles are presented). Some of the themes of the exhibition: cars, spare parts, oil, service, overalls.
The exhibition center in Munich. Address: Messe München.
The Exhibition Center in Hanover: Fairgrounds of Deutsche Messe, Hermesallee, Hannover.

"Marathon Expo" exhibition

Dates: September 21 - 23, 2023.

"Marathon Expo" 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.
Venue: The former Airport Tempelhof. The underground railway stations: Platz der Luftbrücke and Paradestraße (U6).

Check the latest information on the event website.

Berlin Marathon

Date: September 29, 2024.

Interesting event 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:

(It would be better to book the hotel in advance.)

Munich Beer Festival

Dates: September 21 to October 6, 2024.

Interesting event 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 17 to October 03 in 2022.
Venue: Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany.
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"Heritage Day" in Berlin

Dates: September 8, 2024.

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.

Germany Unification Day

Dates: October 3, 2024.

Interesting event 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.

Useful link Guided tours can be booked here.

Berlin Light Festival

October 2024.

Interesting event 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.

Bazaar Berlin

November 06-10, 2024. Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 10am-7pm.
Bazaar Berlin is an international trade fair for handicrafts, designers and natural products. Manufacturers and sellers of handicrafts from different countries will present their products to buyers.
Address: Hammarskjöldplatz, 14055, Berlin (Messe Berlin).

Jazzfest Berlin

Dates: October 31 - November 3, 2024.
The Berlin Jazz Festival (Jazzfest Berlin) was founded in 1964 as Jazz Days. The festival is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe. Four days at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, a varied program for jazz lovers.

"Hamburger Dom" festival in Hamburg

Dates: 8.11.2024 - 8.12.2024.

"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 (planned dates):

  • Winter Festival (Winterdom) 10.11.2023 - 10.12.2023.
  • Spring Festival (Frühlingsdom) March 22 to April 21, 2024.
  • Summer Festival (Sommerdom) July 26th to August 25th, 2024.
  • Winter Festival (Winterdom) 08. November bis 08. Dezember 2024.

Venue: Heiligengeistfeld, Hamburg.

Christmas markets in Berlin

November is the official start of many of Berlin's Christmas markets. Some Christmas markets may be open until New Years but closed on Christmas Eve. Some of the great places to visit for Christmas in Berlin:

  • Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt - November 21 - December 31, 2024.
  • Christmas Market at Alexanderplatz - Late November - Late December, 2024.
  • Winter Peace at Potsdamer Platz - Late October - early January, 2024.
  • Christmas Market in Spandau Old Town. November 21 - December 22, 2024/

New Years Eve at the Brandenburg Gate

December 31, 2024 - January 1, 2025.

Interesting event Meeting New 2021 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.

Book hotels and flights for Christmas and New Year's Eve in advance. Otherwise, the best places may already be booked.

Building Exhibition "Bauma 2025" in Munich

Dates: April 7 -13, 2025.

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:

Useful link Here you can choose and book a guided tour in Munich.

Carnivals in Germany

Carnivals are held every year in many cities of Germany. This is a significant event for the locals. Festivals, street parades and costume balls are organized during Carnival season. 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. Carnival parade is culmination of the festival and it is held on Monday (Rosenmontag). Bands, dancers, townspeople in carnival costumes will be on city streets. The next day is celebrated mostly by children. The festival ends on Wednesday (Aschermittwoch). 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:

  • 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).

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