Events in Nuremberg
For a city with a population of 500,000, Nuremberg is extremely lively year round. Whenever you choose to visit Nuremberg, there will be no shortage of things to do or events to experience.
Concerts and annual music festivals, such as the Jazz Festival, Organ Festival or Rock in Park in June on Zeppelin Field, cater to music lovers. International artists such as Bob Dylan, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi have all made an appearance at this open-air festival. For the culturally minded, discover the International Puppet Theatre Festival in May or the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival in October. The country’s oldest and largest open air festival is the Summer Night Film Festival which runs for three weeks in August each year.
Trempelmarkt is Germany’s biggest flea market and takes place twice a year. Töpfermarkt, the Pottery Market is also held biannually. If food is your passion, then visit the city in June, when an entire week is dedicated to the beloved Bratwurst Sausage, or sample fantastic regional wines during the summer wine festival.
In the winter, the city is transformed into a winter wonderland with the Nuremberg Christmas Market
and Kinderweihnacht, a special Children’s Christmas Market, which opens throughout advent. Thought to be the oldest of its kind in Germany, the Christmas Market takes place in Hauptmarkt Square in the city’s Old Town. Take a stroll through the city centre and soak up the Christmas atmosphere with Nuremberg’s festive lights and decorations.
Home to one of the best conference centres in the world, Nuremberg Messe
attracts over a million visitors each year. This state of the art centre hosts up to 30,000 events annually. So whether you are in town for business or pleasure, there will always be something happening that captures your imagination in this charming city.
If you are attending a festival or event, the Park Inn by Radisson Nuremberg Hotel offers convenient accommodation in a central location. If you are visiting for another reason, ask the staff about events that may be taking place during your time in this vibrant city.