Are you visiting Germany in March?
Find out what's happening during your vacation in March, and enjoy some of Germany's best annual events and festivals.
Enjoy the vibe of the "Golden Twenties" in Dessau, the birthplace of German composer Kurt Weill (The Three Penny Opera). The city celebrates Weill with a week-long music festival, and the famous Bauhaus buildings are the ideal stage for Weill's compositions.
When: February 22 – March 10, 2013
Where: Anhaltisches Theater, Dessau
The city of Cologne hosts Europe's largest literature festival, presenting internationally renowned authors from around the world. The festival is famous for its unusual locations and events; you can listen to crime stories at the Cologne police headquarters, or enjoy poems on a ship.
When: March 6 – 16, 2013
Where: Various interesting venues in Cologne
Over 90 museums, galleries, and cultural insitutions take part in the Long Night of the Museums in Stuttgart; their doors are open until 2 a.m., and there are also a number of special exhibitions, readings, concerts, and film screenings. A historical tram connects the different venues.
When: March 16, 2013
Where: Over 90 galleries and museums in Stuttgart
Another great event for literature fans: The Leipzig Book Fair opens its gates for book lovers, publishers, translators, and authors; the book fair focuses on young German writers and literature from East Europe.
The trade show is open to all visitors and features many readings, discussions, award ceremonies, and parties.
When: March 14 – 17, 2012
Where: Leipzig Exhibition Center