Festival Forecast: Germany

Spring Fairs
Augsburg, Munster, Nuremberg, Hamburg and Stuttgart : Spring
Dates vary when it comes to spring fairs all over Germany.

Berlin : February
This international film festival gives you over 150 films a night to choose from at reasonable prices. Visit the site to get front-and-center seats for the cinematic action.

Love Parade 
Duisburg : mid-July 
This techno celebration used to take Berlin by storm. Now, the beats unfold in the city of Duisburg. The Love Parade site has practical info.

Berliner Festwochen
Berlin : early September-mid-October
Art and symphonies are waiting to entertain you throughout Berlin. The Berliner Festspiele website has info on these events and more.

Jazz-Fest Berlin
Berlin : early November
Hear all kinds of jazz at the Philharmonie during the annual festival. Visit the site to see who's playing.

Mayday Music Festival
Dortmund : April 30th
Taking as its inspiration the concept of a worldwide party in the twilight of world peace, this is the original electronic music festival.

Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt : mid-October
Bookworms unite for this international meeting of the penned minds. Visit the site to get your literary fix.

Hamburg Summer
Hamburg : Throughout Summer
Concerts, plays and festivals happen throughout the summer. Check in with the tourist bureau for places and times.

Winter Dom
Hamburg : early November
Get your amusement at this annual happening at the Heiligengeistfeld with all the usual fair fare. Visit the Hamburger Dom site to learn more.

Munich : Jan-March
Five words: German Mardi Gras with donuts.

Munich : mid-September-mid-October
What better way to celebrate October than a humongous Bierfest (beer drinking) and great German oompah bands? Then again, get here earlier because most of the festival happens in September. The official Oktoberfest website will have you craving a Bavarian pint.