Famous German Festivals

Bavaria

Berlinale - Berlin's film festival

From its beginning in post war Berlin, the Berlinale was always designed to be an international rather than a national film festival.

Bavaria
Black Forest

Love Parade Berlin

German techno guru Dr. Motte and 150 of his closer friends started the rave in 1989. They met at Berlin's 'Ku'damm' to celebrate a party and to demonstrate for tolerance and love.

Black Forest
Germany's East

Berlin Marathon

Another way of doing sightseeing? Here's one: If you stay the distance of the 42 km Berlin Marathon course, it will show you all the major sights!

Germany's East
Rhine Valley

Carneval in Germany

In Germany, Mardi Gras ('Fasching') is also known as the fifth and foolish season ('die närrische Zeit'). It is a time of elaborate parades, masks, balls and election of Carnival king and queen and officially sanctioned madness.

Rhine Valley
Ruhr Valley

Frankfurt's Book Fair

Frankfurt is a big player in the global trade fair business. Annually an average of 80 fairs and exhibitions attract numerous visitors from all over Europe. One of the highlights is Frankfurt's book fair.

Ruhr Valley
Baltic Sea

Munich's 'Oktoberfest'

Today, the 'Oktoberfest' is the largest festival worldwide, attracting a multitude of visitors. Apart from beer tents, the festival offers amusements as diverse as roller coasters, circus appearances, festive parades and live brass bands.

Baltic Sea

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