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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

November 29 to December 24, 2019

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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31. Dezember 2019

Das Silvestival bietet ein Feuerwerk an Kultur & Musik und verbindet ganz spielerisch Unterhaltung mit Anspruch! Das Silvestival will Lust machen auf Entdeckungen, auf grenzenloses Musik-Vergnügen und außergewöhnliche Locations. 

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Spring Fair from April 11 - April 26, 2020

Autumn Fair from August 28 - September 13, 2020

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 2, 2020

Nuremberg and its art and cultural institutions – museums, churches and clubs – invite guests to enjoy a night of light shows, music and performances at the "Blaue Nacht®". The Blue Night is an innovative event created by Nuremberg cultural institutions that grows in popularity each year.

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Expected May, 2020

Nuremberg’s Women’s Tennis Tournament with international stars and German aces! The tennis world will again watch Nuremberg with excitement, because some of the best women’s tennis players in the world will meet for the fifth NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup.

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May 8-9, 2020

September 11-12, 2020

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 June/July 2020

In 2020 you can again experience summer, sand and water. The city beach is a meeting place to chat and relax; a mini-break in the midst of daily routine. It’s a summer adventure for all ages in the heart of Nuremberg’s Old Town!

 

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June 5 - 7, 2020

In 2020, Nuremberg will again rock around the fairgrounds, Zeppelin Field and Dutzendteich Lake. Celebrate, enjoy life and don’t think about tomorrow: At the Rock im Park music festival that’s all you need to do, three days long.

 

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June 10-14, 2020

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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Each year in June and July, the St. Katharina open air concert series takes place in the ruins of St. Catherine’s Church in the heart of Nuremberg’s Old Town.

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