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.
The most famous beer festival in the world welcomes everyone to enjoy Bavarian culture, rivers of beer, and great traditional cuisine
Germans are totally into pumpkins. You can check it out at the largest pumpkin festival in the world
Witness one of the most spectacular events in Berlin and immerse yourself in the magnificent light art!
A unique event held annually in Bavaria. When cows come back home, the locals greet them and celebrate their return
Bavaria is a country of castles and you'll have the chance to discover all of them
The iconic fairytale Gothic castle has appeared in movies and books
Discover and enjoy the beauty of nature and wildlife in this gorgeous Alpine region
One of the best recreation areas during hot summers close to the center of Berlin
This centuries-old medieval castle over Elzbach river is one of the most beautiful in the Rhineland-Palatinate region
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
This scary demon can frighten even adults, so be sure you are ready to meet Krampus!
These amazing firework displays take place at several locations along the river Rhine
Immerse yourself to a German version of Mardi Gras! Don't forget to wear a costume and a mask!
The largest and one of the oldest automobile shows in the world
A famous German tradition that has spread all over the world
See the Berlin streets come to life while the colorful kaleidoscope swirls you in a bright wild dance!
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!
Europe's largest spring festival
Two huge rock events at the same time and almost in the same place? Yes, please!
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 largest reggae, dancehall and hip hop events in Europe
Feel the atmosphere of the most prestigious opera festival dedicated to a single composer–Richard Wagner
Every other year numerous Berlin venues turn into contemporary art galleries
The arrival of pink and white almond blossoms at the German Wine Route is a sure sign of spring
Watch Leipzig all dressed up in black at the world's largest goth festival
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 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
Share the best ski jumping moment at the Olympic Ski Stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with over 20,000 winter sports enthusiasts
Berlin is one of the best destinations in Europe for celebrating New Year's Eve
Over a million people gather to see this colourful spectacle
Check out this significant occasion to celebrate with local folklore groups and all the villagers dressed in their most exquisite traditional costumes
Get your portion of family warmth sitting by the Martinsfeuer
Berlin, the city of runners, hosts one of the most popular marathons in the world
The largest jazz festival in Berlin
Immerse yourself in a medieval wedding celebration held in Landshut, Bavaria
Enjoy a journey on a traditional raft with music, dancing, and lots of fun
The largest festival of Japanese culture outside of Japan
The highest mountain in Germany presents an unforgettable view
Imagine it's Halloween time, and bloodthirsty monsters are by your side!
Have you ever noticed a traffic sign with a frog on it?
Welcome the springtime with the first German spring vegetable
Berliners celebrate the national holiday with a festival around Brandenburg Gate
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
Headbang till sunrise at one of Europe's best heavy metal festival
One of the best festivals of rock, indie and electronic music in Germany
Open spring season with Easter celebrations in Travemünde, a small German seaside town
A vivid mix of music, sports, arts, and playfulness
The second largest marathon in Germany after Berlin
A perfect occasion to dress up and party
One of the best balloon events in Europe takes place in the green heart of Bonn