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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

July 31 - August 2, 2020

For the 45rd time, the Old Town will be a joyful stage for the Bardentreffen Music Festival. For four days music from all over the world will fill the streets of Nuremberg during the famous Bardentreffen music festival.

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August 23, 2020

On August 23rd, 2020 Germany's largest cycling festival will celebrate its final in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg where the overall winner of the four-days racewill be crowned.

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September 4 - 5, 2020

On September 4 - 5, the Old Town of Nuremberg will be transformed into an urban free ride course. Top riders of the international free ride scene will perform on this one-of-a-kind backdrop and will excite fans with their breathtaking tricks.

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Expected September 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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September 11 - 23, 2019

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 18-20, 2020

Germany’s largest marathon of tours invites you to get to know Nuremberg from a new perspective – and this for the 20th time.

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October 9-10, 2020

Festival-goers, music fans and art and culture mavens meet again in 2019 at southern Germany’s largest club and showcase festival, the Nuremberg.Pop Festival.

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November 27 to December 24, 2020

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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December 4 - 6, 2020

The Nuremberg offshot of the RETRO CLASSICS shows has become a historic and classic car hot spot in the region. The show presents high class categories of old- and youngtimer cars. Just before Christmas Nuremberg offers a side trip to the famous Christmas market.

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April 23 & 24, 2021

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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