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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

September 30 - October 11, 2017

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

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13. bis 22. Oktober 2017

Bei den Nürnberger Fischtagen kommt von der Waterkant bis zum Bodensee alles auf den Verkaufstresen, was Schuppen oder Scheren hat. Dazu kommen Marktschreier, Seemannschöre und diverse Wettbewerbe - kurz gesagt, das, was ein richtiges Fest rund um den Fisch ausmacht.

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December 1 - 24, 2017

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 culinary...

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March 16 - April 2, 2018

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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March 31 - April 15, 2018

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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May 11 - 12, 2018

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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May 17 - 28, 2018

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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May 2018

It's pARTy time again! For the eigth time, the supermART 2018 takes place at "Auf AEG". It shows a mix of art, music and fashion.

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May 31 - June 3, 2018

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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Spring 2018

At the farmers market mile about 100 farm shops, breweries and distilleries invites to a eventful and enjoyable day at the main market square in Nuremberg.

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