Annual overview - a selection of Bavarian customs
Bavaria is renowned the world over for its festivals and events including such world-famous ones as the "Oktoberfest" in Munich and the "Christkindlsmarkt" (Christmas market) in Nuremberg. We would like to give you closer look at Bavarian customs, lifestyle and traditions.
Find out more about the annual calendar of festivals and events that are enjoyed by those that live here and visitors to Bavaria alike. Here we maintain a detailed up-to-date list of many festivals and events for your travel to Bavaria:
Highlights and events in 2017 (Adobe PDF, 475 kb)
Hornschlittenrennen (sledge race on a traditional sledge) - Schäfflertanz (Barrel-Makers dance 2019) - Fasching (Carnival)
Maibaum aufstellen (Maypole raising) - Pfingsten (Whitsun) - Meistertrunk (Master Draught) Rothenburg - Fronleichnam (Corpus Christi) - Sonnwendfeiern (Midsummer/Solstice Festivals) - Landshuter Hochzeit (Landshut Wedding)
Ritterspiele in Kaltenberg (Kaltenberg Knights Tournament) - Tänzelfest Kaufbeuren - Annafest in Forchheim - Further Drachenstich (Slaying the Dragon in Furth) - Gäubodenvolksfest Straubing - Kinderzeche Dinkelsbühl - Sandkerwa beer festival Bamberg
Viehscheid or Almabtrieb (an autumn cattle-drive from the high alpine pastures) - Weinfeste (wine festivals) in Franconia - Oktoberfest in Munich