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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

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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Bis 6. Mai 2018

Im April 2018 würde der Jugendstilkünstler Peter Behrens (1868 - 1940) seinen 150. Geburtstag feiern. Aus diesem Anlass widmet ihm das Germanische Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg eine Sonderausstallung mit knapp 200 Werken. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf seiner Nürnberger Zeit 1901 und 1902 unmittelabar nach seinem Durchbrauch als gefeierter Jugendstilkünstler in...

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Bis 25. Februar 2018

Die Kunsthalle Nürnberg blickt zurück auf 50 Jahre Ausstellungsprogramm und präsentiert eine vielfältige, multimediale Auswahl aus fünf Jahrzehnten Aus­stellungstätigkeit und unternimmt damit zugleich eine subjektive Zeitreise durch 50 Jahre neueste Kunstgeschichte.

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24. Dezember 2017 bis 6. Januar 2018

Die Tage zwischen Weihnachten und Heilig Dreikönig sind ein touristischer Geheimtipp in Nürnberg, randvoll gepackt mit Veranstaltungen ist die Zeit "zwischen den Jahren" ein kulturelles Highlight. Besonders an Silvester ist in Nürnberg einiges geboten. Wir haben für Sie hier alle Angebote zusammengestellt.

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December 31, 2017

Celebrating the turn of the year with music from Händel to Hip Hop, cabaret, theater and innovative circus performances is one of Nuremberg's specialities. Every other year the Silvestival offers its visitors a great and extraordinary festival of music and culture in the Old Town.

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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 - July, 2018

In 2018 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 5, 2018

On May 5, 2018, 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 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 19 - 26, 2018

Nuremberg’s Women’s Tennis Tournament with international stars and German aces! In 2018, 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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