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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 26 to December 24, 2021

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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Spring Fair: April 16 - May 1, 2022

Autumn Fair: August 26 - September 11, 2022

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, 2022

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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May 13-14, 2022

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 summer 2022

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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May 21, 2022

The Long Night of Sciences in Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen: Come, be amazed and learn! Universities, research centers, companies, laboratories, ateliers and workshops invite you to experience the largest science festival in Germany.

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June 3 - 5, 2022

In 2022, 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 24 to July 3, 2022

In June an July 2021 fans of sacred music are invited to enjoy organ concerts, choirs and symphony performances during the International Organ Week Nuremberg – Musica Sacra. Nuremberg once again draws friends of organ music from around the world.

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July 3, 2022

The DATEV Challenge Roth, the largest long-distance triathlon event worldwide, will take place again in 2021 in Roth. This sport spectacle with ca. 3,400 individual competitors and 650 teams from more than 60 nations has had a secure place in the event calendar of the region for more than 30 years.

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July 24 and August 6, 2022

Classical music by candlelight in a park, over a glass of red wine, cheese and grapes: What could be better? In July and August you can experience just that, listening to Nuremberg’s orchestras at the Classic Open Air.

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