Top Summer Festivals in Bayern

Spending the rest of your summer season in Munich and looking for something to do? Don´t fret, we´ve got you covered! Here are our top 8 upcoming festivals in Bayern.


Kaltenberger Ritterturnier

Transport yourself to the medieval times for a fun filled weekend full of Knights, Jesters, Magic & More.

When: 28 July – 30 July 2017 (last weekend)
Where: Kaltenberg Castle in Geltendorf, Germany (about an hour drive from Munich)


The Bayreuth Festival

One of the most exciting musical theater festivals in the world, presenting operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner.

When: 25 July – 28 August 2017
Where: Bayreuth, Germany (about a 3 hour drive from Munich)


Drachenstich-Festspiele (Slaying of the Dragon) in Fürth im Wald

Fürth, located halfway between Nuremberg and Prague, celebrates the oldest folk play in Germany. The Drachenstich Festspiele depicts the mythical slaying of the dragon, which threatened the city during the Middle Ages. A full program includes a historic parade, flea market, live music & more.

When: 4 – 20 August 2017
Where: Fürth, Germany (about a 3 hour drive from Munich)


Ammersee Nachtmarkt

Market with local artisans, food, music and fireworks.

When: 9 – 15 August 2017
Where: Herrsching am Ammersee @ Seepromenade (about a 45min drive from Munich)


Chiemsee Übersee Reggae Meets Rock Festival

Music festival: 4 days of Hip Hop, Rock and Electro

When: 16 – 19 August 2017
Where: Übersee am Chiemsee (about a 30 minute drive from Munich)


Herbsfest Erding

Beer lovers delight! Third largest folk festival in Bavaria.

When: 25 August – 03 September 2017
Where: Erding, Germany (about an hour drive from Munich)


Der Gillamoos in Abensberg

One of the largest and oldest Bavarian markets that has been celebrating the day of St. Egidius for over 700 years.

When: 31 August – 04 September 2017
Where: Abensberg (about an hour drive from Munich)


Waldfeste am Tegernsee

The Waldfest season along lake Tegernsee starts in June and lasts thru August.
If you´ve missed the first half of this summer´s events, don´t worry! There are still a few more weekends left.

When: End of July thru August 2017

(all locations about an hour’s drive away)

– Waldfest SC Rottach-Egern
28./29.07.2017; 17:00 Uhr
Where: Waldfestplatz Lori-Feichta, Rottach-Egern (Tegernsee)

– Waldfest des Trachtenvereins Bad Wiessee
06.08.2017; 10:00 Uhr
Where: Kurpark Abwinkl, Bad Wiessee (Tegernsee)

– Trachtenwaldfest der Wallberger
06.08.2017; 10:00 Uhr
Where: Lori-Feichta, Rottach-Egern (Tegernsee)

– Waldfest SC Ostin
10./11./12.08.2017; 17:00 Uhr
Where: Skilift Ostin, Gmund am Tegernsee


If you´re looking for something closer to Munich, then head on over to our friends at Move To Munich.   Stay up to date on the latest events via their weekly post – “What’s Happening in Munich this Weekend”!