July - August


12 - 23 July 2018 — Tänzelfest Kaufbeuren

The oldest historical Children's Festival in Bavaria
Agency of Tourism Kaufbeuren, Tel.: +49 (0)8341  40405, Fax: +49 (0)8341  73962, E-Mail: tourist-info@kaufbeuren.de, www.kaufbeuren-tourismus.de

13 - 22 July 2018 — Kinderzeche Dinkelsbühl

One of the oldest historic Festivals in Germany (since 1897)

During 30 Years War (1618 - 1648) broad parts of germany have been destroyed, while the mediaeval city of Dinkelsbühl has been left in good condition. This is because of the children of Dinkelsbühl who plead for favour with the swedish colonel. For more than 100 years Dinkelsbühl is celebrating its rescue with a festival where the whole story is performed again. And the city still shows its grateful appreciation for their help by giving coloured bags with sweets to all children taking part in the procession.
Tourism Service Dinkelsbühl, Tel.: +49 (0)98 51 90240, Fax: +49 (0)9851 552619, E-Mail: touristik.service@dinkelsbuehl.de, www.dinkelsbuehl.de ; www.kinderzeche.de

13 - 29 July 2018 — Ritterspiele in Kaltenberg (Kaltenberg Knights Tournament)

The world's largest Knights Tournament is held in Kaltenberg , not far from Munich, on three weekends in July. 1,200 participants contribute to an incomparable atmosphere at the mediaeval market: juggling and music, the life of knights and historical handicrafts, minstrelsy and magic, food and drink, everything your heart could desire. And in the arena, the world-famous “Cascadeurs Associés” hold a jousting tournament, as breath-taking as any in the 14th century could have been.

20 - 30 July 2018 — Annafest in Forchheim

The enormously popular St Anna Festival is a 10-day-beer party taking over an ‘enchanted’ forest near Forchheim in North Bavaria/Franconia.
Tourist-Information, Hauptstr. 24, 91301 Forchheim, Tel. +49 (0)9191  714-337 oder -338, Fax: +49 (0)9191  714-206, E-Mail: tourist@forchheim.de

3 - 19 August 2018 — Further Drachenstich (Slaying the Dragon in Furth)

Every August Furth im Wald, situated halfway between Nuremberg and Prague on the border of the Czech Republic, prepares for the years most important celebration, the historic "Drachenstich" .

An historic parade made up of 1,500 participants in costumes, over 200 horses, bands and floats depicting 1000 years of the area´s history winds its way through town. At the centre of the festivities is the historic play "Drachenstich"(= slaying of the dragon), the oldest folk play in Germany.

10 - 20 August 2018 — Gäubodenvolksfest Straubing

Bavarias second largest Folk and Beer Festival and East Bavarian Exhibition

Tourism Agency Straubing, Tel.: +49 (0)9421  944351, Fax: +49 (0)9421  944103, E-Mail: tourismus@straubing.de, www.straubing.de

Sandkerwa festival in Bamberg - fishermen’s joust on the river image.enlarge
Sandkerwa festival in Bamberg - fishermen’s joust on the river © BAMBERG Tourismus & Kongress Service