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Traditional Markets and Authentic Festivals

Main Market Square
Main Market Square

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

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 9-11, 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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Expected October, 2023

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

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May 12-13, 2023

September 8-9, 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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Expected September 2023

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 14 to October 1, 2023

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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