Music in Leipzig


On Whitsuntide (mid- to late May or early to mid-June), a black tide descends on Leipzig for the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the world's largest goth festival, with a pagan village, a medieval market and lots of dark music.…
Parade in Freiberg


Drawing tens of thousands, Freiberg city festival lasts for much of the last week of June, involving an elaborate miners' parade, unrestrained beer consumption and lots of other street fun.
Literature in Leipzig

Leipziger Buchmesse

One of the highlights of Leipzig's annual events calendar, held in late March. The second biggest literary festival in the country after Frankfurt.
Parade in Freiberg


Members of Freiberg's mining guild parade in traditional garb and take part in a special church service on the second Saturday of Advent.
Music in Leipzig


The 10-day Bach Festival takes place in late May or early June and attracts huge numbers of fans from around the world.