Markets & Festivals

Traditional German Costume - Tracht

Dress (like the Germans) to Impress

Time to don a Dirndl or Lederhosen and party like a German. Follow our guide to traditional dress and you won’t go too far wrong…

Chestnut Days in Trifelsland

Chestnut season is coming up! Thanks to a wide area of edible chestnut trees between the palatine forest and southern Weinstraße, everything in the Trifelsland region will be chestnut themed… Read more

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The one and only OG Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the biggest and most famous event in Germany and the world’s largest fair, with over six million people attending every year.

Bad Dürkheim Wurstmarkt – The World’s Biggest Wine Festival

The Wurstmarkt in the spa town of Bad Dürkheim is the world’s biggest wine festival and it’s taking place on the second and third weekend of September.

Bernkastel Wine Festival

The Wine Fest in Bernkastel has a carnival for kids, lots of food, wine and beer for the adults and fireworks. Mark your calendar for next September.

Germany’s Largest Flower Parade & Festival

This August head to Bad Ems to attend Germany’s largest Flower Parade and Festival and much more. Whether you go for a day or a weekend, you’ll fall in love with this event and area of the region.

Dresden, A City with a Will to Live

Destroyed by a couple of wars, Dresden has always risen and reinvented itself to some admirable glory. This beautiful historic city beckons you for a visit!

How to Shop Local

Buying locally grown food in a foreign country can be a daunting task. Germany is an environmentally-conscious country that hosts farmers’ markets daily. This article provides tips and preparation for shopping local, especially in the Stuttgart area.

Sekt Fest Eltville

Eltville hosts each summer an annual Sekt Festival, showcasing its regional and delicious sparkling wine and more. Mark your calendar for next year’s event!

Cut Your Own Flowers (Blumen zum Selbstschneiden)

Have you seen a “Blumen Selbst Schneiden” sign along the roads? This means you can stop and cut your own fresh flowers. The prices are quite economical too!

Try a „Kerwe“ – Real Fun for the Whole Family

Try a “Kerwe” – Fun for the Whole Family

The Kerwe is truly a family event and a lot of fun for all ages. Big cities tend to have a larger venue with more variety, but the small Kerwe are also interesting and fun.

Olive Oil Festival ~ Zell im Zellertal

There is no shortage of festivals in Germany and they have two common themes-food and drinks. The Olive Festival in the town of Zellertal was no different.

Flea markets — hunting for treasures

We live in an area where lots of attention is given to the reselling of old goods. If flea markets are your thing, there is a wide selection of places… Read more

Celebrate Almond Blossom Season along the German Wine Route

Take a drive down the picturesque German Wine Road. This beautiful route includes colorful almond blossoms, festivals, culinary delights, wines and more.

Don’t Miss the Almond Blossom Festival in Gimmeldingen

Make your way to beautiful town Gimmeldingen for an annual Almond Blossom Festival. This event includes crown princesses, live music and much more.

Michelstadt Easter Market

Michelstadt Easter Market was the perfect way to ring in spring! It was not only fun and uplifting, but it could also thaw any inner winter chill that may have been lingering.

8 Tips for German Christmas Markets

Christmas is knocking on your door! So grab your holiday shopping list and head to a German Christmas Market! Because there are so many wonderful markets to see in Germany, here are eight tips to help you out!

17th Chestnut Fest in Annweiler am Trifels

Chestnut season is coming up! Thanks to a wide area of edible chestnut trees between the palatine forest and southern Weinstraße, everything in the Trifelsland region will be chestnut themed… Read more

Benelux minus the lux

Tongeren’s Sunday morning flea market is world-renown and if you are an American stationed in Europe, you will hear about this gem. It’s absolutely worth going to visit. When my… Read more

Family fun at Eselsmühle donkey farm

Take a day trip to Eselsmühle, the donkey farm and mill near Stuttgart. Eselsmühle is also a restaurant, event center, geological museum and so much more.

Medieval Bruges is Belgium at its finest

With canals lacing the city, Bruges holds many attractions and numerous photo opportunities for the diverse interests of its visitors.

London - For Market Lovers

London for market lovers

London street markets are world-renowned. Discover numerous flea markets, antiques markets, and vintage fashion markets. Here are our favourites…

Channel your inner witch at Tanz in den Mai

In Germany, the very last hours of April are ones of great celebration, music and most of all, dancing. Bring in May by partying with the witches!

Hamburg Fish Market

If you are looking for something different to do, I urge you to head north to Hamburg on Friday, spend the weekend enjoying the city and go to the famous fish market early on Sunday morning.

Discover the VeggieWorld Expo

VeggieWorld is a consumer and trade fair for products and services supporting the vegan lifestyle. The largest and longest running Vegan Expo has several upcoming dates in Germany!

DO-IT-YOURSELF trade fair “kreativALL Wiesbaden” in Wallau Wiesbaden

The Do-It-Yourself public trade fair all about arts & crafts, design, handcraft, baking and cooking will be held from 17th to 19th February 2017 in the Messecenter Rhein-Main Wallau. TV… Read more

Christmas is upon us! 8 Tips for German Christmas Markets…

Christmas is knocking on your door! So grab your holiday shopping list and head to a German Christmas Market! Because there are so many wonderful markets to see in Germany, here are eight tips to help you out!

Christmas & Advent Markets in Baden-Württemberg 2016

It can truly feel like “It’s Christmas Everyday!” in Germany between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cities and towns across Germany have Christmas fests every single weekend! The festivities also include traditional holiday events such as ballets, plays and musicals.

A winter trip to Prague

Head to Prague, Czech Republic this holiday season for an enchanting experience. Families can enjoy the festivities at a Christmas Market, see the changing of the guards at the Prague Castle, have a medieval feast and more!

Apple Week in Mössingen

During late September and early October, the town of Mössingen comes alive to celebrate its 10th Annual Apple Fest. My family and I are so excited to participate in apple fest in Baden-Württemberg! According… Read more

Discover Fascinating Freinsheim

Located near Kaiserslautern, Freinsheim is a fascinating place to visit. It has festivals, a ruined castle, an impressive Old Town, a toy museum and more.

Stuttgart Beer Festival

Cannstatter Volksfest – Stuttgart Beer Festival

For nearly 200 years, the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart (more commonly known as the Stuttgart Beer Festival) has enjoyed enormous popularity and annually attracts about four million visitors from near… Read more

Win tickets to the Medieval Market in Trier

Enter for a chance to win! Send us your name and contact information to SpecialEdition@AdvantiPro.de by July 22, for a chance to be one out of five winners of two tickets to the Medieval Market… Read more

Apple Blossom Festival in Wiesbaden-Naurod

During the first weekend of May the apple blossom trees are in full bloom and the annual Äppelblütefest in Wiesbaden-Naurod is always in full swing. Mark your calendar for this fun event next year!

Music Festival in Darmstadt

Darmstadt recently hosted its annual Schlossgrabenfest, one of the biggest music festivals in Germany. This four-day event had over 400,000 attendees, more than 400 bands and much more.

Taunusstein Street Food Festival

A Street Food Festival is where, unlike the average German fest, the FOOD is the main event and not a side attraction. The Taunusstein Street Food Festival offered an array of treats for every palate!

A Guide to Pottery Shopping in Boleslawiec

Boleslawiec, Poland is one of the favorite places for great Polish pottery deals. This article provides shopping for pottery guidance and suggestions of places to stay and dine.

For the Love of Spargel!

When spring is finally here with budding daffodils and blossoms on the trees, it also means it is time to enjoy the seasonal white asparagus (Spargel).

Summer Street Festivals in Stuttgart!

As summer fast approaches, there is no doubt the city of Stuttgart and neighboring towns are gearing up for their popular and fun street festivals!

A Night Out Dancing in May

Although my wild and crazy nights out dancing are well behind me, I was interested in how the Germans celebrate Tanz in den Mai (Dance in May).