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 Christmas Market in Altstadt & Residenz


Traditional Christmas market on Marienplatz, one of Germany's best.
Top Choice Sailing in Kiel

Kieler Woche

Kiel’s biggest annual event is the giant week-long Kieler Woche. Revolving around a series of yachting regattas, it’s attended by more than 4000 of the world’s sailing elite and half a million spectators. Even if yo…
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.
Music in Scheunenviertel


From roughly September to June, clued-in classical music fans gather on Sunday evenings amid the faded elegance of an early-20th-century Spiegelsaal (Mirror Hall) for piano concerts, opera recitals, string quartets …