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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

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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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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September 14 - 25, 2017

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 events as well as the popular Hans-Sachs-Spiele theatre program.


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September 15 - 17, 2017

The Briding Arts Chamber Music Festival offers three days of high-class chamber music in Nuremberg.

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September 22 - 24, 2017

Germany’s largest marathon of tours invites you to get to know Nuremberg from a new perspective – and this for the 18th time.

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October 21, 2017

The Long Night of Sciences in Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen: Come, be amazed and learn! For the eighth time, universities, research centers, companies, laboratories, ateliers and workshops invite you to experience the largest science festival in Germany.

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October 28, 2017

Festival-goers, music fans and art and culture mavens meet again in 2017 at southern Germany’s largest club and showcase festival, the Nuremberg.Pop Festival.

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