Some Festivals in Germany
There’s more to German festivals than the Oktoberfest. Why not combine your hike with a trip to coincide with one of the festivals in Germany – or vice versa? Here are some suggestions.
A night of fireworks on the Seven Mountains. Ideal if you are on a business trip in Cologne or hiking on the Rheinsteig.
9-day long beer festival every year in July. Okay, it’s not the Oktoberfest, but it is near the Rennsteig in Thuringia – and let’s face it: you probably can’t drink this one dry either.
A festival with its own little hiking area attached! Old Frankfurter “national day” festival celebrated every year in the city’s forest. Nobody knows the origins of this festival but it is said to have started with the celebration of the end of the yearly cattle market with a picnic.
Hiking in the Eifel and want to have your eardrums blasted? We’ve got the right ticket for you! June 3-5, Germany’s biggest 3-day open-air rock festival with international bands performing.
History beckons! (Unfortunately it’s so new that they have not yet had the time to prepare any info in English. Sorry!)
Something for the more refined souls among you. Theatre and the arts – in spitting distance of the Hermannshöhen! Bringing culture to a coal mining district since 1946.