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Planned OUT: Germany

Planned OUT: Germany

There are endless to-dos in Germany. What's on your agenda?

Check out www.Germany.Travel/Events for a complete list of to-dos.

FALL/WINTER

Berlin Art Week
September 15-20, 2015
One of the greatest art centers in the world, Berlin’s newly launched festival unites significant art fairs and institutions in a week-long celebration.
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Oktoberfest in Munich
September 19-October 4, 2015
There is nothing quite like Oktoberfest in Germany. Bratwurst and biersteins, parades, open air concerts, and some of the world’s greatest folk music are all present under massive beer tents.
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Oktoberfest: Gay Sunday
September 20, 2015
Every year, thousands of LGBT people flock to Munich for Oktoberfest, and on Gay Sunday they all congregate in the same hall to drink (a lot) and be merry. 
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Festival of Lights, Berlin
October 9-18, 2015

World renowned artists make Berlin a bright palette of color by transforming the city’s buildings and monuments into colorful displays of art.
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Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 
Hamburg: October 20-25, 2015
Also known as the International Queer Film Festival, this event is the biggest and longest-running festival of its kind in Germany. Recognizing new films from all over the world, it highlights works from the gay and lesbian film scene and provides a full program of discussions, workshops, daily get-togethers and parties not to be missed.
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Madonna: Rebel Heart World Tour 2015
Cologne: November 4, 2015, Berlin: November 10, 2015
The Queen of Pop is bringing her Rebel Heart tour to Germany this November. You can catch her Madgesty at the Laxness Arena in Köln or at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.
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Christmas Markets throughout Germany
November 23-December 31, 2015

Beginning in late November, the famous Christmas markets open, featuring shops, performances, giant Christmas trees, decorated booths, gingerbread and the warm seasonal spiced beverage, Glühwein.

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New Year's Eve in Berlin
December 31, 2015

Each year about one million people await the beginning of the year between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin, making it one of Europe's biggest street parties on New Year’s Eve.

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Cologne Carnival Week
February 4-10, 2016
During this colorful week, the Caribbean comes to Cologne, as the streets fill with floats, feathers, and fantastic food.
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SPRING/SUMMER 2016

Sommerblut Festival, Cologne
May, 2016 (date to be determined)

Now in its 14th year, the internationally renowned cultural event in
Cologne returns, featuring the gay and lesbian choir Timbre, among other
performers.
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Carnival of Cultures 2016, Berlin
May 22-25, 2016

Since 1966, the three day-long festival has celebrated the cultural
diversity of Berlin with lavish traditional costumes, makeup, masks, and
ritual dance.
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Cologne Pride/Christopher Street Day
July 1-3, 2016

In the heart of Old Town, Cologne Pride brings the people of the Rhineland together to celebrate and commemorate LGBT pride in one of Europe’s most historic cultural centers.
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Munich Christopher Street Day
July 2-10, 2016

The largest LGBT celebration in Bavaria, the streets fill with drag queens, feather boas, and rainbows on this annual commemoration of the Stonewall Riots.
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Berlin Pride/Christopher Street Day
July 23, 2016

One of the most eclectic Pride festivals in Europe, Berlin Pride offers more than 200 activities throughout the week, culminating in the parade which sees close to 1 million attendees yearly.
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Berlin Fashion Week
July, 2016 (dates to be determined)

Fashion aficionados and novices will collide in this five-day event featuring more than 50 designers and their 2017 Spring/Summer collections.
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Sommerloch (Silly Season) Festival /Brunswick Pride
July, 2016 (dates to be determined)

Thousands gather to celebrate their identities in this medieval town near Hanover. With rainbows flags hanging in the streets, Brunswick becomes a sea of color.
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Fête de la Musique, Berlin
June 21, 2016

Started in 1982, Music Day brings both amateur and professional musicians to the community in a spontaneous, open celebration of musical diversity. Though most of the shows are in Berlin, Fête de la Musique has more than 40 participating cities in Germany.
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