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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

March 19 - April 5, 2021

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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Spring Fair from April 3 - 18, 2021

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 7-8-12, 2021

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 20 - 31, 2021

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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Expected June 2021

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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July 23-25, 2021

The festival Experience Organic! will take place in the heart of Nuremberg's Old Town an will combine shopping, food, culture and information.

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Expected September 2021

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 17 to October 4, 2020

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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September 4-6, 2020

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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October 2 to 13, 2021

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

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