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German Festivals 2017 That You Must Be a Part Of!

Author: David Swift
by David Swift
Posted: Apr 24, 2017
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For all we know, Germans love to celebrate almost everything under the sun, right from fine arts to books, from films to beer, from music to even yachts and ships, not to mention high-end fashion!

If it is good enough to capture your imagination, it ought to be celebrated, that too in the most exuberant manner imaginable. For anyone who is remotely inclined to visit this majestic land, here are some of the best German festivals 2017 that ought to be witnessed.

Berlin International film festival

Slated to be held in the first half of February, this is one of the world’s biggest film festival ranking next only to the Cannes. Witnessing over 19,000 professionals from all walks of film-making, this festival showcases the best of films from all across the globe.

With over 115 countries participating, the festival proves to be a great platform for art based and experimental movies, apart from those hailing from big banners.


Held over a 40 day period from mid-February to March, this festival marks that time of the year when the Germans let themselves loose. Known to be extremely orderly in their way of life, this festival witnesses the locals enjoying parades and costume balls amongst many other fun-filled activities. Celebrated throughout the country, this festival surely deserves a place in your itinerary.

Leipzig Book Fair

Undoubtedly the biggest literature festival in Europe, the Leipzig Book Fair is held in the last week of March. Held across 350 distinct venues, holding approximately 2600 events, this fair proves to be an impeccable communication for publishers, book authors, poets as well as the readers!

Rhein in Flammen

Starting in May, continuing up to September, Rhein in Flammen translates to The Rhine in Flames. An astounding spectacle in itself, this festival features elaborate cracker shows meticulously designed to light up the magnificent castles as well as vineyards nestled on the banks of the River Rhine in Bonn as well as St Goar. Adding a unique charm to the festivities are the various entertainment avenues complete with fairs, food and drinks.

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park

To be held from the 2nd to the 4th of June, Rock am Ring will be hosted by Nürberg, while Rock im Park will take place in Nuremberg. Essentially rock music festivals, both of these are held on massive scales.

Witnessing a staggering collective crowd of over 160,000 music enthusiasts, these festivals are every bit worth your while if you’re even remotely interested in Rock. You can take a quick look this year’s line-up through the official website.


Beginning from mid-September lasting up to early-October, the Oktoberfest is undoubtedly the most popular festival of Germany. Hosting over 6 million people from all over the world, it celebrates the amazing beverage that the Bavarian.

Beer is, not to mention some delectable delights such as chicken legs and pork sausages amongst many more gourmet items!

Now that you know that the never-ending list of German festivals 2017 has something for everyone, find out which festival interests you the most and plan your itinerary to this magnificent country in accordance with the same!

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A travel writer who loves to travel different places of the world and to explore nature or different culture, cuisines and traditions.

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