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 Beer in Westend & Theresienwiese


Legendary beer-swilling party running from mid-September to the first Sunday in October. Held on the Theresienwiese.
Top Choice Beer in Munich


Salvator, Optimator, Unimator, Maximator and Triumphator are not the names of gladiators but potent doppelbock brews de-kegged only between Shrovetide and Easter. Many of Bavaria's breweries take part.
Top Choice Cultural in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Tollwood Festival

Major world-culture festival with concerts, theatre, circus, readings and other fun events at the Olympiapark.
Christmas Market in Nuremberg


From late November to Christmas Eve, the Hauptmarkt is taken over by what most regards as Germany's top Christmas market. Yuletide shoppers descend on the ‘Christmas City’ from all over Europe to seek out unique gif…
Dance in Coburg

Samba Festival

Believe it or not, Coburg hosts Europe's largest Samba Festival every year in mid-July, an incongruous venue if ever there was one. This orgy of song and dance attracts almost 100 bands and up to 200,000 scantily cl…
Christmas Market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Christmas Market

The Rothenburger Reiterlesmarkt as its officially known is the town's Christmas market, one of the most romantic in Germany. It's set out around the central Marktplatz during Advent.
Festival in Straubing


The Gäubodenfest is a 10-day blow-out that once brought together grain farmers in 1812, but today draws over 20,000 drinkers.
Christmas Market in Altstadt & Residenz


Traditional Christmas market on Marienplatz, one of Germany's best.