Wine in Bad Dürkheim

Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt

The Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt ('sausage market', named for the area where it's held, which once hosted the town's eponymous Wurst market) bills itself as the world's largest wine festival, with amusement rides, food ten…
Cultural in Frankfurt am Main


Held on both banks of the Main, this huge three-day cultural festival held over the last weekend in August draws some 2.5 million people for discounted museum entry, tours, workshops, music and dance performances, s…
Cultural in Deidesheim


In medieval times, the nearby village of Lambrecht paid Deidesheim one goat as rent for pasture rights in Deidesheim's forest, a tradition that has evolved into this lively 'goat festival'. Each year, a goat is para…
Wine in Frankfurt am Main


Frankfurt celebrates its famous Apfelwein (apple wine) with a 10-day festival on the Rossmarkt with live music, local-dialect poetry and storytelling. Stalls provide tastings and sell bottles, along with apple wine …
Christmas Market in Deidesheim


Deidesheim is famed for its picturesque Christmas market, the region’s largest, with over 100 stalls selling quality decorations, toys and gifts, along with sweets, ready-to-eat dishes and warming mugs of mulled win…
Fireworks in Heidelberg

Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtung

The Schloss, the Alte Brücke and the Altstadt are lit up by fantastic fireworks that commemorate the French assault on the Schloss in 1693. The best views are from both banks of the Neckar, west of the Alte Brücke.
Wine in Frankfurt am Main

Rheingauer Weinmarkt

More than 600 wines from the Rheingau wine-growing region are available to taste and buy from 30 stalls at this 10-day festival. It sets up around Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse in the pedestrianised Fressgass area.
Street Carnival in Heidelberg

Heidelberger Herbst

Heidelberg's huge street party has music, arts and crafts, buskers, food and general merrymaking throughout the Altstadt on the last Saturday of September, with events also taking place the following day.
Fair in Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt Book Fair

The world’s largest book fair takes place over five days in mid-October. Two days are open to the general public, featuring author readings, poetry slams and more; tickets are sold on the website.
Cultural in Worms


The saga of the Burgundian kingdom is celebrated at the two-week Nibelungen-Festspiele, featuring theatre productions on an open-air stage in front of Worms' Cathedral.