Germany: Calendar


By OUTTraveler Editors

There’s always something going on in Germany. Book your ticket to the best events whenever your vacation days allow.

GermanyMusikfest Berlin
September 2-22, 2014

The 10th Musikfest features nearly three weeks of classical concerts, closing with a symphony by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, conducted with the Berlin Philharmonic. MORE INFO

GermanyBerlin Art Week
September 16-21, 2014
Berlin is one of the world's great art centers and this week-long festival highlights its key players and works through fairs, exhibitions, and discussions. MORE INFO

GermanyOktoberfest in Munich
September 20-October 5, 2014
Everyone must experience Oktoberfest — embrace that beer belly and guzzle an assortment of delicious brews, eat a brat, and soak in the (drunken) German hospitality. MORE INFO

GermanyBerlin Illuminated
October 2 - 19, 2014
Berlin looks even more beautiful lit up: for the first half of October, 70 city buildings will be lit like stars and gussied up by artists and lighting designers. MORE INFO

GermanyFestival of Lights in Leipzig
October 9, 2014
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989, Leipzig is expecting tens of thousands of guests this year. International artists will create changing perspectives with light, audio and video performances and establish references to the present. MORE INFO

GermanyEuropean Month of Photography in Berlin
October 17-November 16, 2014
Every other year, the European Month of Photography touches down in a different European city. This year, Berlin gets the nod and will showcase its vast archive of artistic photography, with 100 exhibitions and 500 participating artists. MORE INFO

GermanyKylie Minogue in Cologne
October 22, 2014
The Australian pop icon brings her "Kiss Me Once Tour" to Cologne's Lanxess Arena. MORE INFO

GermanyRocky Horror Show in Cologne
October 28-November 1, 2014
See Rocky Horror as it began: on stage. Cologne's luxe Lanxess Arena hosts the latest incarnation of the camp classic about a sweet transvestite. MORE INFO

GermanyFall of the Berlin Wall Anniversary
November 9, 2014
The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall occurs on November 9 and the city is hosting dozens of events in honor of the momentous occasion. A symbolic 75-mile wall installation consisting of illuminated helium filled balloons along the former wall will give visitors the feeling of the intensity of the city’s East/West division. A series of special events will take place throughout Berlin the entire weekend. MORE INFO

GermanyChristmas Markets in various cities all over Germany
Mid November - End of December, 2014
City centers all over the country will be transformed into atmospheric markets with giant Christmas trees, nativity scenes, Christmas carols and decorated booths that offer handcrafted gifts. Visitors can lose themselves in these magical wonderlands while sipping traditional “Glühwein” and enjoying regional culinary specialities. MORE INFO

GermanyNew Year's Eve at the Brandenburger Tor
December 31, 2014
This is really one of the world's best NYE parties. The celebration happens across from the famous Tiergarten park, between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. Expect live music, party tents, and food stalls. MORE INFO

Germany65th International Berlin Film Festival
February 5-15, 2015
The Berlinale may be known as one of the world's biggest and most glamorous film festivals, but it's also accessible and inclusive; the public can attend, as well as Angelina Jolie. MORE INFO

GermanyCologne Carnival
February 12-17, 2015
This raucous winter street festival, held since 1823, brings the bars to the streets and the partying lasts all night—closing times are suspended during the carnival's duration. MORE INFO

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