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Highlights of the Year

Classic Open Air Nuremberg

July 24 and August 6, 2016

Classical music by candlelight in a park, over a glass of red wine, cheese and grapes: What could be better? On July 24 and August 6, 2016, you can experience just that, listening to Nuremberg’s orchestras at the Classic Open Air.

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Bardentreffen in Nuremberg

Bardentreffen Nuremberg (Meeting of the Bards)

July 29 - 31, 2016

For the 41th time, the Old Town will be a joyful stage for the Bardentreffen Music Festival. This year, for three days, music from all over the world will fill the streets of Nuremberg during the famous Bardentreffen music festival.

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Brückenfestival, Photo: Frank Schuh

Brückenfestival

August 12 - 13, 2016

The "Brückenfestival" is an open air festival at the banks of the river Pegnitz in Nuremberg. This music event has become one of the most influential festivals in the region. The aim is to present music acts far from mainstream music...[more]

Nürnberger Volksfeste (Nuremberg Folk Festivals)

Next date: August 26 - September 11, 2016

The fairs in Nuremberg are a traditional part of the local culture. Here, you can experience typical Franconian traditions. The Nuremberg Spring and Autumn Fairs are the second-largest in Bavaria and draw up to 2...[more]

Nürnberger Trempelmarkt (Nuremberg Flea Market)

May 13 - 14, 2016

Twice a year, the Nuremberg "Trempelmarkt" transforms the Old Town into a gigantic flea market which attracts both collectors and the curious.

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Falconry Rösner (© Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn GmbH & Co Erlebnispark KG)

Medieval Castle Moat Festival (Mittelalterliches Burggrabenfest)

September 9 to 11, 2016

Schloss Thurn presents the medieval festival for the whole family! Sword fights, fire-breathers, traders and entertainers with their racket and row will carry you off to a mystical world of the past.

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Nürnberger Altstadtfest (Old Town Festival Nuremberg)

September 15 - 26, 2016

Exclusive to Nuremberg: Germany’s largest and nicest Old Town Festival! It features more than 60 free-of-charge events, including the traditional fishermen’s joust on the River Pegnitz, a wide variety of folklore programs and many musical...[more]

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

November 25 - December  24, 2016

The enticing aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine and grilled sausage hangs
in the air at the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. First mentioned in 1628, its
roots probably go back to the time of Luther, when the tradition of...[more]

Blaue Nacht (The Blue Night)

May 6, 2017

On May 6, 2017, Nuremberg and its art and cultural institutions – museums, churches and clubs – invite guests to enjoy a night of light shows, music and performances at the "Blaue Nacht". The Blue Night is an innovative event created by...[more]

Rock im Park in Nuremberg

Rock im Park

June 2 - 4, 2017

In 2017, Nuremberg will again rock around the fairgrounds, Zeppelin Field and Dutzendteich Lake. Celebrate, enjoy life and don’t think about tomorrow: At the Rock im Park music festival that’s all you need to do, four days long.

 

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Franconian Beer Festival

June 14 - 18, 2017

The Franconian Beer Festival takes place in the wonderful atmosphere of the Nuremberg castle moat. Forty local breweries serve more than 100 delicious types of beer.

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DTM at Norisring (DTM Norisring Speedweekend)

2017 date has not yet been announced

The Noris Ring race is one of the most important events of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) circuit. To experience this event live is a must for motorsport fans.

 

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Silvestival in Nuremberg - Photo: Uwe Niklas

Silvestival - New Year's Eve in Nuremberg

December 31, 2017

Celebrating the turn of the year with music from Händel to Hip Hop, cabaret, theater and innovative circus performances is one of Nuremberg's specialities. Every other year the Silvestival offers its visitors a great and extraordinary festival of...[more]


Further Highlights of the Year

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