Are your planning some trips to Germany over the summer? Here are some ideas of various festivals you might enjoy:
- Coburg hosts the largest Samba Festival outside of Brazil from 9 – 11 July
- The free Bardentreffen takes place for 35th time in Nuremberg from 30 July to 1 August
- The Leipziger Jazz Tage are this year from 24 September up to 3 October
- And opera fans might head to Bayreuth from the 25 July – 28 August
A list of free festivals is available at www.festivalfieber.de/kostenlose-festivals
You might also have heard of the Oberammergau Passion Play, which was played for the first time in 1634. It only takes place every ten years, so if you’re interested – 2010 is a year to go.
And last, but not least, the Oktoberfest celebrates this year 200 years. To mark the occasion, we should really organise quite some event here too – if anybody has ideas, please share them with us!