Christmas Market in Bremen City

Bremer Weihnachtsmarkt

December comes alive with this month-long Christmas market held in Bremen's picturesque central square. Sip on warm Glühwein (mulled wine) and nibble on traditional gingerbread cakes beneath thousands of magical whi…
Street Carnival in Bremen City


As weird as it sounds, Bremen's popular carnival has become the largest samba festival in Europe. OK, so the competition isn’t exactly enormous, but you can expect about 10,000 people to take to the streets every ye…
Cultural in Hanover


This large annual festival by the lake extends over two and a half weeks and features a packed calendar of events and plenty of food and drink offerings in, on and around the Maschsee, including a range of musical p…
Cultural in Hanover


Can't make it down to Munich for Oktoberfest? Hanover also puts on a big festival, with fireworks, rides, live music and Bavarian food and drink. It takes place at Schützenplatz, just north of the HDI Arena.
Cultural in Bremen City


This beloved free, five-day outdoor festival has been held on the banks of the Weser for over 30 years, with hundreds of musical acts from around the world, as well as food stalls, beer gardens and music and activit…
Music in Hanover

Enercity Swinging Hannover

Visitors come from afar for this international jazz festival, held over two days around Ascension Day in May.
Fireworks in Hanover

International Fireworks Competition

Held over five evenings from May to September in the skies above the Herrenhäuser Garten, this prestigious spectacle of light and sound attracts the world's most accomplished pyrotechnicians.
Trade Fair in Hanover

Hannover Messe

Held at the end of April, the world's largest industrial technology fair draws more than 6000 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors.
Fair in Hanover


In mid-June Hanover is overtaken by tech-heads for the world's largest computer expo.