The best spring festivals and events in Germany in 2013

Funfair at Frankfurt Dippemess citylovesyou_ffm/Flickr

Funfair at Frankfurt Dippemess ©citylovesyou_ffm/Flickr

Are you planning a journey to Germany this spring? I have good news for you: besides the fantastic tourist attractions there are several festivals and events held in Germany which are very attractive for visitors. Below I will present you the best spring festivals and events in Germany in 2013. These annual spring festivals are very popular among both local people and tourists.

If you love festivals, I suggest you not to miss the visit to Germany this year. Some of the best ones are the following: Spring fair in Frankfurt, Art Cologne, Walpurgis Night, Long Night of Music Munich, Bauhaus Walks in Weimar and so on. If you are a lover of festivals and you would like to find out more about the previously mentioned ones, read on.

Spring fair in Frankfurt

The Spring fair in Frankfurt is considered one of the Rhine region’s most significant folk festivals. They call it the “Dippemess”. The festival is held at the Fairground on Ratsweg between the 22nd of March and 14th of April. The festival dates back in the 14th century. At that time the city was actually a medieval market. If you love roller coasters, rides and fireworks, I suggest you not to miss this event. The event can be attended on Mondays and Tuesdays from 14:00 to 23:00, on Fridays and Saturdays from 14:00 to 24:00 and on Sundays from 12:00 until 23:00. (February 2013)

Funfair at Frankfurt Dippemess citylovesyou_ffm/Flickr

Funfair at Frankfurt Dippemess ©citylovesyou_ffm/Flickr

Art Cologne

Held between the 19th and 22nd of April, this fair is among the best events of Cologne. Art Cologne is considered the oldest fair of the world. It is an annual event which attracts dozens of visitors. If you are a lover of art, you can not miss to attend the event. There are presented numerous paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and others during this three-day event.

Art Fair Cologne 2010 Martin Terber/Flickr

Art Fair Cologne 2010 ©Martin Terber/Flickr

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night is the name of the event held on the last night of April. They call it “Hexennacht” or Walpurgis Night (witches’ night). According to the legend, this was the night when witches held a celebration at Mount Brocken, awaiting the spring. People celebrate this legend by dressing up as witches and going to Mount Brocken where they dance around the fire.

Walpurgis Night bonfire Jonas B/Flickr

Walpurgis Night bonfire ©Jonas B/Flickr

Long Night of Music Munich

If you prefer music, Munich is the place to go on the 11th of May. Every genre of music is presented during this fantastic event, including blues, hip-hop, jazz and even church music. The Long Night of Music Munich can be attended between 20:00 and 03:00. The event takes place in about 100 different venues all over Munich.

Bauhaus Walks in Weimar

The Bauhaus movement revolutionized the 20th century’s architectural and aesthetic concepts. To commemorate this movement, the Bauhaus Walks in Weimar takes place in Weimar beginning with the 1st of April.


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