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Kultur & Events

Festivals and Markets

Join in with the celebrations and discover cultural, culinary and iconic delights at the public festivals and markets in Hessen’s towns and cities during the summertime. The variety includes classical music and jazz festivals, popular wine and cider markets, and large town festivals. The mood turns reflective in the wintertime, when Hessen’s traditional Christmas markets open their gates.

Frankfurt am Main | Culture and Events

Frankfurt Museumsuferfest

Frankfurt’s unique range of museums on the banks of the Main is honoured each year during the last weekend in August with the Museumsuferfest. It’s one of the largest and most spectacular art and cultural festivals in Europe. The museums on the north and south banks of the River Main open their doors until late in the evening. Visitors can enjoy an evening visit to the Museum for Modern Art, the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE art gallery, the Städel Museum, the German Film Museum and the Architecture Museum. […] MORE

Frankfurt am Main | Culture and Events

Rheingau wine market in Frankfurt

The first Rheingau wine market took place in the “Freßgass” – Frankfurt’s main culinary street – back in 1978. Rheingau wine growers present their best wines in August/September of each year. You can sample over 600 wines and sparkling wines from the Rheingau at around 30 stands. The range spans from the finest wines to light summer wines to the obligatory Rheingau Riesling and wines from alternative grape varieties. […] MORE

Kassel | Culture and Events

Kassel Zissel Festival

The Zissel is the largest water and town festival in North Hessen. It takes place by and on the River Fulda. Highlights include swimming by torchlight, processions on the land and water, a water ski show and rides. Live music and events organised by the water sports associations round off the activities. The festival always takes place on the first weekend in August. […] MORE

Offenbach | Culture and Events

Offenbach Festival of Lights / Mainuferfest

Light Festival: 70,000 lights combine with the sounds of the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt every year to enchant visitors in the Büsing Park. The Büsingpalais presents these special illuminations, which are artistically arranged by members of local associations, for one evening in August only. You can also experience a different side of the town at the Mainuferfest in June: Over 120 sports and culture associations present activities and culinary delights in the cultural zone between Schlossstraße and Herrnstraße. […] MORE

Wetzlar | Culture and Events

Wetzlar Gallusmarkt & Sommernachtsweinfest

The Sommernachtsweinfest takes place at the end of July and transforms Schillerplatz into a meeting point for wine lovers. The event is characterised by its romantic atmosphere and great wines. Rhine-Hessen wine growers and wine merchants from Wetzlar’s partner towns are on hand to offer a wide range of wines. The Wetzlar Gallusmarkt always takes place on the third weekend in October and brings lots of visitors to Wetzlar. Market traders, associations and non-profit organisations sell a wide range of goods at 150 different stalls. […] MORE

Wiesbaden | Culture and Events

Wiesbaden Rheingau Wine Week

Wiesbaden provides a true wine experience during its annual Rheingau Wine Week. Every year in August, over 1,000 wines and sparkling can be sampled at around 100 stands. The event lasts for ten days. The Rheingau Wine Week gives visitors an excellent opportunity to experience and discover an entire wine-growing region and its produce. […] MORE