What's on in Germany in August? Find out what festivals and events take place in Germany in August 2013; from music festivals to wine fairs, here is what's happening during your Germany travels in summer.
With this annual musical festival, the Bavarian town of Bayreuth pays tribute to the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner. The world's largest Wagner Festival has been sold out since 1876, and Wagner fans get their tickets years in advance to enjoy some of the composer's best operas, from The Ring Cycle, to Parsifal.
When: July 25 – August 28, 2013
Where: Festspielhaus, Bayreuth
Since the 14th century, Hamburg celebrates the DOM, one of the largest open-air fun fairs in the North of Germany. Bring the whole family for ferries wheels, roller coaster, concerts, and fireworks.
Where: Heiligengeistfeld, in the city center of Hamburg
When: until August 18, 2013
During the summer months, almost every German city organizes a city festival ("Stadtfest"). Locals of all ages enjoy open-air concerts, fun rides, fire works, and lots of food and drink in the heart of their city. It is a great experience for travelers to take part in these (free) festivities and to soak up some local flavor.
Dresden’s Stadtfest is especially worth visiting: It is celebrated in the charming Baroque Old Town.
When: August 16-18, 2013
Frankfurt celebrates its annual open-air art festival along the banks of the river Main. Running through the city’s center, the river is lined on both sides by some of best museums in the country. During the "Museum Embankment Festival", you can enjoy special exhibitions, open-air theater, concerts, readings, and fireworks.
When: August 23-25, 2013
Where: Schaumainkai, Frankfurt
Wine aficionados can raise their glass in the city of Stuttgart, which hosts one of the largest and best wine festivals in Germany. Located in the Neckar wine region, Stuttgart is proud to have a 1000-year old viniculture. Its wine festival attracts more than a million wine connoisseurs, who can sample Swabian specialties and try 250 regional wines, including Trollinger, Riesling, Kerner, Müller-Thurgau.
When: August 28 - September 8, 2013
Where: City center of Stuttgart
Over 600 wines from vintners of the Rheingau region are poured at the Frankfurt wine festival; celebrated in the heart of Frankfurt, the fair takes place adjacent to the “Fressgasse”, a street which is famous for its gourmet restaurants and international cafes. Don’t leave without trying a glass of Riesling, the signature wine of the Rheingau region.
When: August 28 - September 6, 2013