The Berlin Jazz Fest is considered to be one of the world's premier jazz events. Big bands and large-format ensembles, international jazz stars, and the German Film orchestra Babelsberg perform during the four-day event.
When: November 1 - 4, 2012
Where: Haus der Berliner Festspiele; various jazz clubs throughout Berlin
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.
When: November 9 - December 9, 2012
Where: Heiligengeistfeld, Hamburg
The Jewish Culture Days in Munich are dedicated to Jewish history, art, and tradition; enjoy a series of concerts, theater, film, panel discussions, and exhibitions.
When: November 2012
Where: Gasteig, Munich
Christmas markets in Germany are a wonderful part of the holiday tradition and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Almost every German city celebrates the season with a least one Christmas market (Berlin is home to 60 different Christmas markets!). German Christmas fairs start on the the last weekend of November and usually last until Christmas Day.
When: last weekend of November - December 24, 2012