Culture and events


Nuremberg’s event calendar is packed with a wide variety of cultural highlights all year round. Jesters take to the streets in February as part of the world’s oldest carnival parade. The Häferlesmarkt (Easter market), which began in 1424, is open in March and April. The spring festival in Dutzendteich draws in the crowds from April to May with its fairground rides, culinary offerings, and colourful programme. May sees the annual Blaue Nacht (blue night), the long night of art and culture. Rock, heavy metal, and indie music fans pour in to the city in June for the three-day music festival, Rock im Park, held at Zeppelinfeld.

June is also a good month for beer lovers, who come for the beer festival in Burggraben, which features offerings from many Franconian breweries The Classic Open Air is held from July to August in the scenic setting of Luitpoldhain. Another highlight in August is the SommerNachtFilmFestival with Open Air Cinema. The Altstadtfest in September is one of many folk festivals in Nuremberg. The world famous Nuremberg Christmas Market opens its doors in December for the Christmas season.

You can see an overview of all events in Nuremberg on the city’s website.


During the summer months, visitors can explore the city streets as part of the “Stadtspaziergängen” (city walk) tours. The expert guide covers a variety of themes during the tour. For example, you will find out everything you need to know about Jewish life in Fürth, or you could even explore the city on a Segway. To find out about more exciting events, visit the city of Fürth’s website.


The Bergkirchweih and the Stadtteilkirchweihen are an annual tradition during the months of June and September. The city is famous among music fans for its annual “…am See” (…on the water) event programme in July. The historic and old town Christmas markets, as well as the “Erlanger Waldweihnacht”, draw in visitors in the winter. You can see an overview of all events in Erlangen on the city’s website.