Festivals are special landmarks in the varied cultural scene in Bavaria and attract visitors from all parts of the world every year.
The world's largest Knights Tournament is held in Kaltenberg, not far from Munich, on three weekends in July (13.07. - 28.07.2013)
The year 2013 is the bicentennial of the birth of Richard Wagner and Bayreuth will be marking the occasion with a fiesta of events taking place May-Aug 2013. During this time, the music and theater world everywhere will be especially focused on Richard Wagner in the year marking the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 130th anniversary of his death.
For its bicentennial celebration in August, 1.3 million visitors from all over the world are expected. The Festival includes a Worldclass Fair and 100 attractions, as well as 26,000 beer-tent seats and Bavaria’s largest consumer exhibition.
The colorful processions are in honor of the holy horse and livestock patron Saint Leonhard and they are highlights of centuries-old Bavarian farming traditions.