Traditional Markets and Authentic Festivals

There are always reasons for celebrating and meeting up with friends and spending time together. The city of Nuremberg offers the opportunity of visiting traditional markets and authentic festivals all the year round.

Immerse yourself into the world of markets and festivals and come under the spell of the special flair of these events. We have put together for you the most important dates here on this page.

Overview Festivals & Markets

13. bis 17. Juli 2022

Auf dem Nürnberger Weinfest darf man im Herzen der Stadt wieder: Schöppeln, Schlemmen und Geniessen. Das Nürnberger Weinfest findet dieses Jahr wieder im gewohnten Umfeld des Jakobsplatzes statt. Im Juli präsentieren fränkische Winzer ihre Frankenweine, dazu gibt es kulinarische Schmankerl und täglich Live-Musik auf der Weinfestbühne.

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Autumn Fair: August 26 - September 11, 2022

Spring Fair: April 8-23, 2022 and May 4-8, 2023

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 9-10, 2022

May 12-13, 2023

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 9-11, 2022

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 14-26, 2022

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 to October 3, 2022

In the middle of September, at the same time as the Nuremberg Old Town Festival, the Autumn Market begins. In addition to a wide offering of goods, there is plenty to eat and drink. Seasonal specialties such as new wine and onion tart are a must!

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October 1-12, 2022

The Michaelis Kirchweih is over 900 years old and the biggest fair in the south of Germany.

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November 25 to December 24, 2022

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 giving
children presents at Christmas evolved. Ever since then traditional wares such as handmade Christmas decorations and...

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March 24 to April 10, 2023

The Easter Market on Nuremberg’s Main Market Square is the first market event of the year and has a long tradition in Nuremberg – it is the oldest market in the city.

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Expected May 25 to June 5, 2023

They have been celebrating their "Bergkirchweih" for over 250 years and, of course, a special festival beer, the "Bergbier" is part of that wonderful tradition.

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