Top Choice Music in Bayreuth

Wagner Festival

The Wagner Festival has been a summer fixture in Bayreuth for over 140 years and is generally regarded as the top Wagner event anywhere in the world. The festival lasts for 30 days (from late July to late August), w…
Top Choice Theatre in Oberammergau

Passion Play

A blend of opera, ritual and Hollywood epic, the Passion Play has been performed every year ending in a zero (plus some extra years for a variety of reasons) since the late 17th century as a collective thank you fro…
Top Choice Christmas in Gengenbach

Gengenbach Advent Calendar

Every December, Gengenbach rekindles childhood memories of opening tiny windows when the Rathaus morphs into the world’s biggest Advent calendar. At 6pm daily, one of 24 windows is opened to reveal a festive scene. …
Top Choice Beer in Westend & Theresienwiese


Legendary beer-swilling party running from mid-September to the first Sunday in October. Held on the Theresienwiese.
Top Choice Food & Drink in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Street Food Thursday

Every Thursday evening since 2013, a couple of dozen aspiring chefs set up their food stalls in Markthalle Neun, a historic market hall in Kreuzberg, and serve up delicious global street food. Order your favourites,…
Top Choice Carnival in Basel


Basel's renowned 72-hour carnival kicks off at 4am on the Monday after Ash Wednesday with the Morgestraich, when streetlights are extinguished and a procession winds through the central district. Participants wear e…
Top Choice Carnival in Kobarid

Drežnica Carnival

On the Sunday before Lent, head for Drežnica, 6km northeast of Kobarid, for this, one of Slovenia's most cherished festivals. Unmarried young men and boys don handmade wooden masks, either Ta Lepi (the Pretty Ones) …
Top Choice Light Show in Murten

Murten Festival of Lights

After enjoying phenomenal success in its first year (2016), drawing crowds of up to 80,000, Murten's one-of-a-kind 10-day winter festival, featuring all manner of projections and installations, has secured its place…
Top Choice Christmas Market in Vienna


Vienna's much-loved Christmas market season runs from around mid-November to Christmas Eve. Magical Christkindlmärkte set up in streets and squares, with stalls selling wooden toys, holiday decorations and tradition…
Top Choice Religious in Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka Passion Play

The staging of the Škofja Loka Passion Play is the biggest outdoor theatre production in Slovenia – it involves as many as as 800 actors and 80 horses (and hundreds of volunteers). It's staged every six years (the n…