Germany is such a beautiful country and its culture does not disappoint. I would like to present a few of the exclusive events and highlights in the FrankfurtRhineMain region in 2019. It’s time to discover the true gems of Germany, many of which are situated just one or two hours away from Frankfurt. This is where four different states, and indeed four distinct cultures, come together, making for a true German experience. The Rhine in Flames, a Bavarian Volksfest, international food and wine festivals – it’s all you could expect and that little bit more!
The Rhine in Flames
If you think the Rhine Valley couldn’t possibly be more magical and fascinating than it already is, then you haven’t yet seen the Rhine in Flames. This famous festival, which starts in Bingen and Rüdesheim among others, illuminates the banks of the Rhine and it’s “flaming castles”. You can experience it from the river banks or aboard a ship in Europe’s largest procession. The boat trip could also include food, wine and live music, making the experience of gliding along the illuminated Rhine even more magical. The event in Bingen and Rüdesheim will be held on July 6, 2019. Make sure to book event tickets and hotels early enough, as this event is very popular with visitors from all over the world.
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The Rheingau Wine Festival
The city of Wiesbaden and the surrounding Rheingau region are one of the top winegrowing regions in Germany, producing the finest Riesling you could imagine. Once a year, the winegrowers come together to present their vintages at the Rheingau Wine Festival in Wiesbaden, which comprises more than 120 wine and food stalls. This is a unique experience for food lovers and a great opportunity to combine an event with a round trip in the beautiful FrankfurtRhineMain region. Wiesbaden is situated no more than a half hour’s drive from Frankfurt, meaning that it’s perfect for when you fly to Frankfurt International Airport. The event will take place on August 9 to 18, 2019. Visit the Wiesbaden website for other events.
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The Apple Wine Festival
Did you know that the most popular beverage in Frankfurt is apple wine, which is similar to cider? It is an important part of the city’s identity and visiting one of the traditional apple wine restaurants in Sachsenhausen is a true Frankfurt experience. Frankfurt is proud of its delicious apple creation and celebrates it with a yearly festival called the Apple Wine Festival, taking place on August 9 to 18, 2019. August is a good month to visit the FrankfurtRhineMain region for anyone interested in wine and food festivals. Why not combine the Apple Wine Festival and the Rheingau Wine Festival? A further event in Frankfurt also well worth a visit is the Museum Embankment Festival on August 23 to 25, 2019!
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European Elvis Festival
Elvis Presley called Bad Nauheim home during his military service back in the 1950s, and, needless to say, left many traces. In commemoration of the King of Rock and Roll, the city organizes an annual European Elvis Festival with concerts, exhibitions, interviews with people who knew him then, and impressive classic car parades. A visit to his former residence will round off your trip nicely.
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The half-timbered town of Miltenberg in Bavaria, situated little more than an hour away from Frankfurt, is the perfect choice for a real Bavarian experience. The largest folk festival on the Bavarian Lower Main, the Michaelismesse goes back 650 years and is a perfect combination of amusement park, modern exhibition, and traditional booths. A visit to the beer tents with live music completes the festive atmosphere.
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Medieval Castle Festival
Drive less than half an hour south of Frankfurt and you will find a little gem called Dreieichenhain, a little, charming, half-timbered town where the medieval Hayner Castle Festival takes place every year. In 2019, this will be on September 6 to 8. The concerts, cuisine, jousting tournaments, and traditional medieval handcrafts will certainly take you back to this historic time.
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Other events in the FrankfurtRhineMain region
Have you ever heard of Germany’s oldest street festival? It’s called Theatrium and is held in Wiesbaden on June 14 to 15. The neighboring city, Mainz, hosts one of the absolute top events for all carnival fans, “Fasching”, which is considered the “fifth season” due to its popularity with the Germans. From February 28 to March 6, 2019, the city is transformed into a vibrant party with parades and a wonderful atmosphere. Bingen Swingt – held in Bingen, the gateway to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, on the last weekend of June – is equivalent to a cool summer breeze in the blistering heat for music lovers. This annual international jazz festival attracts thousands of visitors to listen to the funky beats of numerous jazz artists on six open-air stages in the town and on the river banks. Every year on the last weekend in October, the Fairytale and Saga Days in Reichelsheim (Odenwald) is a great opportunity for fantasy and mythology fans, particularly children, to explore the world of fairy tales.
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