Best travel in 2019

In Germany, there are a lot of interesting events. Holidays, festivals, exhibitions and competitions. You will find many interesting things in any large city in Germany. This page contains information about some interesting events in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich. If you know about interesting events in Germany or you are looking for information about the event – please post the information (question) in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Best travel in 2019

Carnivals in Germany

Every year carnivals are held in many German cities. This is a significant event for local residents (it is often called "Season five"). During the carnival season (Karneval or Fasching) colorful festivals, street parades and costume balls are organized. The carnival season in Germany (also called "Season five") Officially, preparation for carnivals begins on November 11th. In fact, the celebration of the carnival is held 40 days before Easter, before the beginning of Lent. The celebration begins with the “Carnival of Women” on Thursday (Weiberfastnacht). On this day, the Lady can kiss any man. The culmination of the holiday is a carnival parade on Monday (Rosenmontag). On the streets of cities in carnival costumes will be orchestras, dancers, townspeople. The next day mainly children are celebrated. On Wednesday (Aschermittwoch) the holiday ends. The best and most colorful carnivals will be held in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich.

When will the carnival take place this year

  • 2019: February 28, Thursday (Weiberfastnacht), March 3, Sunday (Karnevalssonntag), March 04, Monday (Rosenmontag), March 6, Wednesday (Aschermittwoch).
  • 2020: February 20, Thursday (Weiberfastnacht), February 23, Sunday (Karnevalssonntag), February 24, Monday (Rosenmontag), February 26, Wednesday (Aschermittwoch).
  • 2021: February 11, Thursday (Weiberfastnacht), February 14, Sunday (Karnevalssonntag), February 15, Monday (Rosenmontag), February 17, Wednesday (Aschermittwoch).

Motorcycle days in hamburg

Motorcycle Days in Hamburg (HMT Hamburger Motorrad Tage) will be held in Hamburg (Germany) from February 26 to February 28, 2016. Great exhibition and show for motorcycle enthusiasts. Motorcycle Days is a traditional event held in Hamburg at the beginning of the new year. The exhibition area will be 45 000

The festival will meet motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Germany and other countries. Here you can see the newest models of motorcycles, new collections of clothing for bikers, see the show on motorcycles. You can see how complex and dangerous motorcycle stunts are performed. This will be an interesting event for those who consider motorcycles the most beautiful hobby in the world. Location – Exhibition Center "Hamburg messe" (halls В1 В5). Address: Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg, Germany.

Check the information on the official festival website.

International Tourism Fair in Berlin

Dates: March 06 – 10, 2019.

International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus Börse – ITB) has been held since 1966. One of the largest tourist exhibitions in the world. Last year, the exhibition was visited by 180 thousand people, of whom more than one hundred thousand specialists. The exhibition will be attended by: tour operators, airlines, car rental, resorts, hotels, hotel and ticket booking systems, other companies offering goods and services for travel enthusiasts. On some days, the exhibition is open only to professionals. Address: Messe ICC, Messedamm 22, Berlin. Official site of the tourism exhibition:

Festival “Hamburger Dom” in Hamburg

The festival “Hamburger Dom” in Hamburg is the largest festival in the north of Germany. The festival is held three times a year. Lots of rides, entertainment, food and music. Also every Friday fireworks (22:30).

  • Spring holiday

Venue: Heiligengeistfeld, Hamburg.

Exhibition “Half Marathon expo 2019”

Dates: 05 – 06 April 2019.

The exhibition “Half Marathon expo” is held for sports and healthy lifestyle lovers. The exhibition is held as a side event of the half marathon “Generali Berlin Half Marathon”. The exhibition items, clothing, shoes, accessories for sports. Also a lot of information for lovers of a healthy lifestyle.

Address: Messe BERLIN VITAL, Flughafen Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5 Berlin.

Half Marathon in Berlin

Dates: 07 April 2019.

The Berlin Half Marathon (Generali Berlin Half Marathon) is one of the most popular sporting events in Berlin. The number of participants is limited to 30 thousand. Pre-registration is required to attend.

Start and finish are on Karl-Marx-Alleys at Kino International. Alexanderplatz Underground Station (U2, U5, U8) (Schillingstrasse station will be closed). Official half marathon website:

Building exhibition “Bauma 2019” in Munich

Dates: 08 – 14 April 2019.

The largest exhibition of construction equipment in Europe. The exhibition will feature the most modern machines from leading manufacturers of equipment. Venue: Exhibition Center "Messe münchen", Munich, Germany. Exhibitions "BAUMA" also held in China, India and Africa.

Official website of the exhibition:

Spring Festival in Munich

Dates: April 27 – May 5, 2019.

The Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival), popular with locals and tourists, is held in Munich in the Theresienwiese area annually. At the same place in the fall held the famous Oktoberfest festival. The Frühlingsfest festival is its spring counterpart and lasts for two weeks. More than 100 fairground rides work at the festival, beer is sold, live music is played. You can relax and have fun here. You can come here with the whole family. Working hours from 11:00 to 23:00. Beer is on sale after 16:00. Venue: Theresienwiese Square, Munich, Germany.

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April 27 to May 8, 2019.

Fair "Dult" in Munich

Traditional fairs Dult (Auer Dult) are held in Munich three times a year. The fair is organized by the Munich Tourism Committee and takes place on the Mariahilfplatz square in Au. The history of the popular fair begins in the middle ages. The holiday lasts for nine days. On weekdays, the fair can be walked relatively quietly. On weekends, the square is filled with a large number of people, both locals and tourists. Here you can walk in your free time, have a snack and have a good time. The fair sells glassware, porcelain, wax, and cloth. Antiques are also sold.

In 2019, the Auer Dult Fair is held:

  • Kirchweihdult October 20 – 28, 2018.
  • Maidult from April 27 to May 5, 2019.
  • Jakobidult from July 27 to August 4, 2019.

Venue: The fair is held on Mariahilfsplatz Square, near the Mariahilfskirche Church, east of the Isar River. The nearest station is Rosenheimer-Platz. Tram route 27 to Schwanseestraße from Karlsplatz / Stachus, bus 52 from Tierpark / Alemannenstraße.

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin

Dates: 07 – 10 June 2019.

Berlin is a multinational city. The city is home to many immigrants and representatives of different nationalities. The Carnival of Cultures (Carnival of Cultures, KdK) in Berlin is a four-day street festival where you can hear music, see art, national dishes, handicrafts of various nations. Also held a colorful parade. More than 5 thousand people will take part in the performances and parade during the festival. According to forecasts, about 1.4 million visitors from all over the world will arrive in Berlin. If you will be in Germany these days, do not miss this event. The carnival procession starts from the Hermannplatz square at noon. The festival has been held in the Kreuzberg region since 1996.

  • Venue: Blücherplatz Square, Berlin, Germany.
  • Specify the location on the map of Berlin.

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Kiel week

Dates: June 22 – 30, 2019.

Kiel Week (Kieler Woche) is a great sailing holiday in the city of Kiel. The maritime festival in Kiel is not only a sporting event, but also a great summer holiday. The main sporting event of the Kiel week is the sailing regatta. This is one of the most famous sailing races in the world. Also these days there is a music festival, a parade of old ships.

Facts about the festival “Kieler Woche”: 5000 participants of the festival, 50 countries, 2000 yachts, boats and other swimming facilities. Over nine days, about 2,000 different events take place at the festival. Up to three million people from different countries attend this festival annually.

The parade of the Windjammerparade ships is the main event of the festival. The parade takes place on the second Saturday of the festival (beginning at 11 o’clock). Hundreds of beautiful sailing ships will be in the waters of the Kiel Fjord for several hours. Places on the coast is better to take in advance. The parade of ships is clearly seen in many places: on the embankments, on the beaches (Heikendorf, Kitzeberg), near the lighthouse Holtenau.

As a rule, the festival is held on the last full week of June. Kiel – a city in Germany, located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Kiel is approximately 230 thousand people. (2018: 16. – 24. Juni /) The official website of the festival in Kiel:

Festival “Harley Days” in Hamburg

Dates: June 28 – 30, 2019.

At the festival of motorcycle lovers “Harley Days” in Hamburg there are many interesting events. Harley Davidson motorcycle lovers will gather from different European countries. There is live music at the festival, there is good food, drinks, many beautiful motorcycles. Also during the festival will be performances of motorcyclists. The main events of the festival are in the “Harley Village” territory, which is located on the “Großmarkt” wholesale market and on the Mönckebergstraße. Mandatory event of the festival is the Motorcycle Parade, which will be held on Sunday. The route of the motorcycle parade is laid out in many districts of the city of Hamburg. Official festival website:

Berlin Fashion Week

Dates: July 02 – 06, 2019.

Fashion days in Berlin are held twice a year, in winter and summer. At this time, many events are held in Berlin at various venues in the city. Fashion experts, buyers, visitors and media representatives from different countries will come to Berlin. Some of the places: STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, Berlin), Berlin ExpoCenter (ExpoCenter City, Jafféstraße, Berlin), the space at the Brandenburg Gate. Specify information on the official website of the event:

Frankfurt Cider Festival

09 – August 18, 2019.

Apfelweinfestival – cider festival in Frankfurt. Guests waiting for the event: cider tasting, performances of musicians and other events. Venue: Roßmarkt Square. Nearest Metro: Willy-Brandt-Platz.

Fireworks Championship "Pyronale"

August 30 – 31, 2019.

Fireworks Championship "Pyronale" in Berlin. At the festival, their skills will be shown by experts in creating fireworks from around the world.

Venue: Maifeld, near the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Address: Olympischer Platz, Berlin. Specify the location on the map of Berlin.

IFA Berlin Exhibition

Dates: September 06 – 11, 2019.

At the IFA Berlin Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, new electronics, multimedia, cameras, phones, and computers will be shown. All leading manufacturers of home appliances will take part in the exhibition. IFA is open from 10 to 18. In 2013, the exhibition was visited by 240,000 people. Venue: Messe Berlin GmbH exhibition center, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Germany. Official site: IFA Berlin-Consumer Electronics Fair.

“Heritage Day” in Berlin

September 08, 2019.

On this day, you can visit the historical monuments, which are usually closed to ordinary people. Heritage Day in Berlin is also called "Day of open monuments" (Day of the open Monument). This event is held in September in many cities of Europe. Homepage:

Frankfurt Motor Show

Dates: September 12 – 22, 2019.

International Automobile Exhibition "Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung". The Frankfurt Motor Show (Hannover) is one of the largest automobile exhibitions in Europe (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, IAA). In even years, an exhibition of trucks (IAA Commercial Vehicles) is held in Hanover, the odd-numbered passenger car exhibition in Frankfurt (motorcycles are also represented). Some of the themes of the exhibition: automobiles, spare parts, oils, service, special clothing.

Venues Exhibition Center in Hannover, Fairgrounds of Deutsche Messe, Hermesallee, Hannover. Exhibition Center in Frankfurt. Address: Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main.

The exhibition “Marahon Expo 2019”.

Dates: September 26 – 28, 2019.

The exhibition “Marahon Expo” is held for fans of sports and a healthy lifestyle twice a year. In the spring in cooperation with the Berlin Half Marathon, and in the fall in cooperation with the Berlin Marathon. The exhibition items, clothing, shoes, accessories for sports. Also a lot of information for lovers of a healthy lifestyle.

Berlin Marathon 2019

September 29, 2019.

The famous Berlin Marathon (BMW Berlin Marathon) is one of the most popular events among fans of long-distance running. Up to 40 thousand runners take part in this great competition. Not everyone is able to withstand a distance of 42 kilometers. The route is laid along the most beautiful streets of Berlin. During the marathon will be performances of musicians. The number of people willing to take part in the marathon usually exceeds the possible number of participants (prior registration is required, the number of participants is limited). You can watch the athletes as a spectator. Start and finish at the Brandenburg Gate, between the Brandenburg Gate “Brandenburg Gate” and the Triumphal Column “Siegessäule”, on Straße des 17. Juni). You can get there both on the subway and on the S-Bahn trains.

Munich Beer Festival

September 21 – October 6, 2019.

The most famous beer festival in the world, Oktoberfest. Especially at the festival in Munich comes a large number of tourists from different cities of Germany and from other European countries. During the festival there are many entertainment events. In 2019, the festival will be held from September 21 to October 6. Read more about Oktoberfest.

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German Unification Day

German Unification Day is celebrated on October 3rd. On this day in 1990, the country divided after the Second World War united. The main events of the festival will be held at the Brandenburg Gate and on the street. "Straße des 17. Juni".

  • Location: Pariser Platz 1, nearest Brandenburger Tor underground station.
  • Specify the location on the map of Berlin.

Fashion show "Bread and butte"

Dates: – August 2019.

Bread and Butte has been held since 2001. In 2016, the event format was changed. The event is intended for the general public. The exhibition will feature new fashion trends: street fashion, sportswear and shoes, Casual style. Venue: Arena Berlin in Treptow district, Eichenstraße 4, Berlin. Official site:

Festival of Light in Berlin

October 11 – 20, 2019.

These days, many of the historical buildings of Berlin, monuments, tourist attractions receive an unusual highlight. The festival of light is attended by masters of lighting from around the world. This event attracts an additional number of tourists to Berlin. Official festival website:

Festival “Hamburger Dom” in Hamburg

The festival “Hamburger Dom” in Hamburg is the largest festival in the north of Germany. The festival is held three times a year. Lots of rides, entertainment, food and music. Also every Friday fireworks (22:30).

  • Spring holiday

Venue: Heiligengeistfeld, Hamburg.

New Year’s Eve at the Brandenburg Gate

December 31 – January 1.

The meeting of the New 2020 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is a giant party on the streets of the city. On this day, a large number of people gather in the street space. "Straße des 17. Juni" between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. Music, performances of artists, delicious food. It is forbidden to come with dangerous objects (fireworks, weapons, glass bottles). For the public there will be live music, great food and lots of fun people. The nearest metro station is Brandenburger Tor.

Berlin Fashion Week

Dates: —- January 2020

Fashion days in Berlin are held twice a year, in winter and summer. At this time, many events are held in Berlin at various venues in the city. Fashion experts, buyers, visitors and media representatives from different countries will come to Berlin. Summer Fashion Week will be held on July 4 – 6, 2017. Some of the places: STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, Berlin), Berlin ExpoCenter (ExpoCenter City, Jafféstraße, Berlin), ARENA BERLIN, space at the Brandenburg Gate. Specify information on the official website of the event:

Green Week in Berlin

January 17 – 26, 2020

The agricultural exhibition Green Week (International Green Week, IGW) in Berlin is one of the oldest exhibitions in the world. The exhibition has been held since 1926. Producers from different countries of the world will show their products at the exhibition: food, wine, beer, as well as equipment for agriculture and products for farmers. Ticket price 14 euros (children under 6 years free). 2018, January 19 – 28. The exhibition is held at: "Messe Berlin" Messedamm 11, Berlin, Germany.

Festival of Contemporary Art Transmediale

Dates: — February 2020.

Transmediale is an annual festival of contemporary art and digital culture. The festival originated in 1988. Then he called VideoFilmFest. This event is a peculiar combination of the concepts of culture, technology, art. The exhibition program contains audiovisual installations, films, phenomena of modern art that are difficult to attribute to existing genres. Also during the exhibition are scheduled workshops and discussions. Check the information on the official festival website.

Berlin International Film Festival

February 20 – March 1, 2020.

The Berlinale International Film Festival is one of the most important events in the film industry. A large number of professionals, journalists and film lovers from many countries of the world come to the festival in Berlin annually. Shows of new cinema world will be held in different cinemas in Berlin. More information about the festival program and cinemas can be found on the official website of the film festival http: //

Building exhibition “Bautec 2020” in Berlin

Dates: February 18 – 21, 2020.

The largest exhibition of the construction industry in Germany. About 40 thousand visitors, construction professionals, are expected. The exhibition will feature construction companies, construction technologies, construction equipment. Location: "Messe Berlin" Messedamm 11, Berlin, Germany. See location on Berlin map. Official website of the exhibition:

Exhibition “Leisure and Travel”

February 19 – 23, 2020.

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