What's on in Germany in July? Find out what festivals and events take place in Germany in July 2013; from music and fashion, to art and culture, here is what's happening during your Germany travels in summer.
Celebrated every summer since 1876, the Munich Opera Festival at the Nationaltheater offers an excellent program of opera and ballet performances throughout June and July. Highlights include the free open-air concerts “Opera For All” (July 8 and 9)
When: beginning of July, 2014
Attention Fashionistas: International designers present their latest collections in the German capital during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Find out what’s "in" at runway shows, trade fairs, exhibitions, and parties, all taking place in the historic heart of Berlin.
Where: Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
When: July 2014
Cologne is home to one of the oldest and most vital gay communities in Germany, and its annual celebration, the Cologne Gay Pride, is one of the largest gay and lesbian events in the country. Highlight of the festivities is the colorful gay pride parade with more than 120 floats parading through the historic center of Cologne. Parties, panel discussions, and a street festival complete the weekend.
Where: Center of Cologne
When: July 2014
Enjoy classic music al fresco at Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful historic squares in Berlin. The concerts feature operetta, opera, and classical and contemporary music.
Where: Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
When: July 4 - 8, 2013
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. They are performed in a specially designed opera house, the Festspielhaus, which was built under Wagner's supervision.
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: July 19 - August 18, 2013