Festivals in Germany

There are more than 10,000 festivals throughout Germany that celebrate music, film, art and religious days. In April, “Music”, the music technology introduced, welcomes thousands of people every year.

The most important festival celebrated throughout Germany is the Berlin International Film Festival, which is the name given by the Germans to Berlin. It has been held every February since 1978.

The most important music festivals in Germany are Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Rock am Ring is held every year in June in Mendig, and Rock im Park is held in Nuremberg in the same month.

The Most Important Festivals of Germany


Oktoberfest (September): Munich’s Oktoberfest, also known as Wiesn, has a cult status. This festival creates an extraordinary atmosphere in Bavaria’s capital for two weeks from the end of September. Each year around 6.4 million visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the festival.

Rheinkirmes (July): The fair that takes place in July is one of the most amusing fairs in the world. This fair attracts over four million visitors each year.

Cannstatter Wasen (September): Cannstatter The Wasen Stuttgart and their guests have been coming together and enjoying in Cannstatter Wasen since 1818, at the end of September. Celebrations today attract close to four million visitors each year. Wasen attracts a great deal of interest in beer and amusement parks, just like Wiesn.

Freimarkt Bremen (October): Bremen is one of Germany’s oldest festivals. Four million visitors are expected to arrive for a two-week celebration.

Cranger Kirmes (August): Cranger Kirmes is visited by four million people every year, although it is not known outside of North Rhine-Westphalia. This festival, which takes place in the Ruhr region, hosts 55 different entertainment units such as bumper cars and ferris wheel, in August for two weeks.