Late spring and early autumn seem to be the best time to visit Germany. Shoulder season brings fewer crowds, lower prices, and fantastic occasions like Carnival of Cultures or Berlin Festival of Lights. The weather from June through mid-September is warmest, but it's the time with most rainfall and tourists, so book accommodation in advance and pack well. Two weeks of rattling Oktoberfest in autumn might be your best or worst time in Germany depending on the perception; otherwise, autumn months see lower prices and fewer tourists. Winter brings skiing and Christmas markets that will warm you up with festive mood and mulled wine.
This scary demon can frighten even adults, so be sure you are ready to meet Krampus!
A famous German tradition that has spread all over the world
The fairytale Christmas market you won't forget
Explore some of the coziest festive fairs in Germany
Ravennaschlucht Christmas Market is a one-of-a-kind Christmas market that will impress you
The iconic fairytale Gothic castle has appeared in movies and books
Visit one of the biggest Christmas markets in the world
The oldest Christmas market in the world welcomes you
Enjoy Christmas shopping and Advent events in the most romantic setting worldwide!
Don't miss one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world
This amazing Christmas market is located near a UNESCO world heritage site, Aachen Cathedral
Rejoice in this traditional Advent pre-Christmas market that offers plenty of delicious treats, lots of holiday music, and unforgettable atmosphere
Get into the holiday spirit at one of the best Christmas villages in northwest Germany
Enjoy an ambient atmosphere at Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt
This annual winter celebration features unique gifts, live music, and lots of entertainment
While away and feel the Christmas spirit at this one-of-a-kind event
The highest mountain in Germany presents an unforgettable view
Some of the best holiday food and entertainment in North Germany
The top Advent attraction in Baden-Württemberg, southwest Germany
Nestled in the mountains of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden is a true winter wonderland
One of the most beautiful Christmas markets in southwest of Germany
One of the best seasonal fairs in Rhineland-Palatinate
The largest and one of the oldest automobile shows in the world
The most famous beer festival in the world welcomes everyone to enjoy Bavarian culture, rivers of beer, and great traditional cuisine
These amazing firework displays take place at several locations along the river Rhine
A unique event held annually in Bavaria. When cows come back home, the locals greet them and celebrate their return
Witness one of the most spectacular events in Berlin and immerse yourself in the magnificent light art!
Germans are totally into pumpkins. You can check it out at the largest pumpkin festival in the world
Berlin is one of the best destinations in Europe for celebrating New Year's Eve
Enjoy hot air balloon launches, races, and glows at one of Germany's largest ballooning events
Bavaria is a country of castles and you'll have the chance to discover all of them
Immerse yourself to a German version of Mardi Gras! Don't forget to wear a costume and a mask!
See the Berlin streets come to life while the colorful kaleidoscope swirls you in a bright wild dance!
Feel the atmosphere of the most prestigious opera festival dedicated to a single composer–Richard Wagner
Don't miss a chance to observe a long line of hundred-year-old sailing vessels
The beginning of summer is a great time to be in Berlin. That's when the Fête de la Musique takes place.
All passionate gamers flock to the most remarkable video game fair in Europe!
Watch Leipzig all dressed up in black at the world's largest goth festival
Europe's largest spring festival
Immerse yourself in a medieval wedding celebration held in Landshut, Bavaria
One of the largest reggae, dancehall and hip hop events in Europe
Every other year numerous Berlin venues turn into contemporary art galleries
Witness a great fireworks competition where international teams try to get recognition of the jury and support from the spectators with their breathtaking pyrotechnic displays
The largest festival of Japanese culture outside of Japan
The Berlinale is the city's most glamorous film event. With more than 400 films shown, it attracts the film industry elite as well as one of the biggest audiences of the world film festivals
Berlin Pride, referred to as “Christopher Street Day” (CSD in short) features two major events—the CSD Demo March and CSD Finale, a big final rally
The reflection of bonfires set along the riverbank and the magical colours of the evening sky is something not to miss. Don't miss this authentic and unique tradition of driving away the spirits of winter in the Allgau region
One of the best balloon events in Europe takes place in the green heart of Bonn
Visit the dolliest festival in Europe
Three days of entertainment, fun, and balloons for the whole family
Share the best ski jumping moment at the Olympic Ski Stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with over 20,000 winter sports enthusiasts
Two huge rock events at the same time and almost in the same place? Yes, please!
The premier ballooning event of North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany's oldest and Europe's largest old-time jazz fest
The arrival of pink and white almond blossoms at the German Wine Route is a sure sign of spring
Get your portion of family warmth sitting by the Martinsfeuer
Discover and enjoy the beauty of nature and wildlife in this gorgeous Alpine region
Berlin, the city of runners, hosts one of the most popular marathons in the world
A wild pagan celebration, originating from local myths and folklore
Check out this significant occasion to celebrate with local folklore groups and all the villagers dressed in their most exquisite traditional costumes
Imagine it's Halloween time, and bloodthirsty monsters are by your side!
Enjoy a journey on a traditional raft with music, dancing, and lots of fun
Over a million people gather to see this colourful spectacle
Ready to jump on the bandwagon of Germans who celebrate New Year’s Eve loud and wild?
One of the best recreation areas during hot summers close to the center of Berlin
Visit Europe's largest aviation event!
This centuries-old medieval castle over Elzbach river is one of the most beautiful in the Rhineland-Palatinate region
The second largest marathon in Germany after Berlin
The largest jazz festival in Berlin
Tons of people would give an arm and a leg to attend this hot-air balloon fest! Wanna see why? Keep reading!
A long-lasting jazz tradition on the the Lower Rhine
Have you ever noticed a traffic sign with a frog on it?
Welcome the springtime with the first German spring vegetable
Headbang till sunrise at one of Europe's best heavy metal festival
Berliners celebrate the national holiday with a festival around Brandenburg Gate
A perfect occasion to dress up and party
Open spring season with Easter celebrations in Travemünde, a small German seaside town
Enjoy classical and sport routes, via-ferratas, and some bouldering suitable for climbers of any experience level
Enjoy the view from the world's tallest church
One of the best festivals of rock, indie and electronic music in Germany
A vivid mix of music, sports, arts, and playfulness
Get a bird-eye view of Bavaria's most beautiful valley
The second largest beer festival in Germany
Five stages and 30 concerts during one summer weekend by the Baltic sea