there's always a reason
The city of Kulmbach's calendar of events is as unshakeable as the Plassenburg itself. The people of Kulmbach love their celebrations and there's always something on, especially in the summer months, for example, the Kulmbach Altstadtfest (old town festival), Open Air Concerts in the beautiful Plassenburg square and the Kulmbach Bierwoche (beer week). The celebrations are a particularly special way of life. Good company and cheer at all times of year - the people of Kulmbach know how to party and will welcome you warmly.
Kulmbach Biker Event 25.04. & 26.04.2020
Every year, Kulmbach becomes a Mecca for all bikers for two days. This weekend event also boasts a great programme for the thousands of visitors to enjoy, with the MEGA BIKER PARTY on Saturday, the rally on Sunday, with a kilometre-long parade through the town, followed by the stunt show and much more at Kulmbacher brewery's event site.
Kulmbach Fair 30.04. - 10.05.2020
Fun and games, traditional sideshows, a diverse range of food outlets, as well as attractive fairground rides with exotic names like Samba Tower, Tropical Trip or Break Dance promise an exciting experience during a visit to the Schwedensteg festival ground.
Kulmbach Old Town Festival 03.07. – 05.07.2020
Since it began in 1979, the Kulmbach Old Town Festival has traditionally always taken place on the first weekend in July, in Kulmbach's picturesque centre. For three days, the historic city centre is transformed into a large arena for dancing and celebrating with an excellent range of musical and culinary delights.
Plassenburg Open Air Events 14.07. – 19.07.2020
The Plassenburg's Schöner Hof - Kulmbach's landmark high above the city - is an incomparable setting for five open air events.
An atmospheric festival experience in a unique ambience, with a stunning backdrop and a varied programme from rock to comedy to classic!
Kulmbach Beer Week 25.07. - 02.08.2020
Kulmbach Beer Week always begins on the last Saturday in July. The Beer Week is the absolute highlight of our town's events calendar and is eagerly anticipated all year long not just by the people of Kulmbach, but by the many regular guests from all over Europe. For nine days, around 120,000 visitors enjoy one big party right in the centre of town, with great show bands, good food and, of course, excellent Kulmbach beer.
Italian night 08.08.2020
The Italian way of life, right in the centre of Kulmbach. What starts as an impressive demonstration of Italian elegance with the Ferrari meet in the historic Kulmbach market square in the afternoon, seamlessly continues into a cosy evening with good food, enjoyable conversation, original Italian music and lots of Mediterranean "Piazza Flair" - soak up the holiday atmosphere!
Town centre flea market 20.09.2020
Once a year, the entire town centre of Kulmbach is transformed into one giant flea market. Flea market fever bites thousands of visitors who take the opportunity to stroll and browse.
Grünzug Festival 03.10.2020
This festival for old and young takes place every year on the anniversary of German reunification, in the Grünzug [greenway] between Dr.-Stammberger-Halle and Schwedensteg. Music, good food and an excellent programme are the best ingredients for a wonderful afternoon together.
Advent Market 27.11. – 29.11.2020
A large number of traders and craftspeople invite visitors to enjoy the magical market bustle in Kulmbach's wonderful old town. Along with the traditional advent market in Oberhacken and Büttnerwinkel, visitors can also marvel at the craft market in the Burggut in Waaggasse and the Diakonie [the social welfare organisation of Germany's Protestant churches] advent market at the "Alte Villa".