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Events in Nuremberg - Highlights of the Year

The stage of the Meeting of the Bards Festival on the Main Market Square
The stage of the Meeting of the Bards Festival on the Main Market Square © Uwe Niklas

 

In Nuremberg, one event follows the next: Cultural events such as the Blue Night or the Silvestival are as vital a part of the city’s event calendar as one-of-a-kind concert happenings like the Bardentreffen world music festival, Classic Open Air and Rock im Park. And traditional festivals such as the Nuremberg Fairs, Old Town Festival and the famous Christkindlesmarkt draw thousands of visitors to Nuremberg. Take a look and be inspired!

Events Highlights of the Year

May 5 - July 23, 2017

In 2017, you can again experience summer, sand and water. The city beach is a meeting place to chat and relax; a mini-break in the midst of daily routine. It’s a summer adventure for all ages in the heart of Nuremberg’s Old Town!

 

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June 23 - July 9, 2017

Each year in July and August, the St. katharina open air concert series takes place in the ruins of St. Catherine’s Church in the heart of Nuremberg’s Old Town.

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July 13 - November 12, 2017

In the 16th century, contemporaries of Martin Luther and Christoph Columbus were put under tremendous pressure to change. The developing awareness of a “new world” in the west destabilized Europeans’ existing world-view.

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July 23 and August 5, 2017

Classical music by candlelight in a park, over a glass of red wine, cheese and grapes: What could be better? On July 23 and August 5, 2017, you can experience just that, listening to Nuremberg’s orchestras at the Classic Open Air.

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July 28 - 30, 2017

For the 42th time, the Old Town will be a joyful stage for the Bardentreffen Music Festival. This year, for four days, music from all over the world will fill the streets of Nuremberg during the famous Bardentreffen music festival.

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August 6, 2017

It was a fantastic summer evening with wild music and a triumphant crowd of spectators: In 2017 the Nuremberg drummer Wolfgang Haffner will gather together musical cohorts such as Thomas Quasthoff, Nils Landgren and Stefanie Heinzmann to perform.

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Next date: August 25 - September 10, 2017

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 million visitors to the fairgrounds on the Dutzendteich Lake.

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September 1 - 2, 2017

On September 1 - 2, the Old Town of Nuremberg will be transformed into an urban free ride course – for the fifth time. Top riders of the international free ride scene will perform on this one-of-a-kind backdrop and will excite more than 75,000 fans with their breathtaking tricks.

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September 8 - 9, 2017

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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September 8 - 10, 2017

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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