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Festivals and events

Festivals and events

Things are really happening...
2016 EventsDate
Twelfth Amberg children’s festival03/06 – 03/11/2016
Krügelmarkt04/23 - 04/24/2016
Open shopping Sunday04/24/2016
Pentecostal fair05/13 – 05/22/2016
Old city festival06/11 – 06/12/2016
Mariahilfberg festival06/25 – 07/03/2015
Sunday serenades in the Maltese gardenJune - September 2016
Summer festival07/26 – 08/11/2016
Air night09/09/2016
Michaeli fair09/23 – 10/03/2016
Open shopping Sunday10/02/2016
Christmas market11/24 – 12/23/2016

The Largest Events

The Amberg Old City Festival
The Amberg Old City Festival

In June a unique situation takes place in the Amberg „Egg“: culture from the regional to the international, many bands that stem from almost the entire spectrum of traditional and modern music, a varied children’s program, organizations, schools, aid projects, culinary delights from the hearty to the refined, drinks from the down-home to the exotic – when Amberg invites you to the old city festival, the entire city celebrates.

The old city festival takes place on almost all its streets and plazas, from the train station street to the Malteser plaza, from the horse market to the Schrannenplatz and even to the English Garden, and is officially opened by mayor Michael Cerny.

From Sunday afternoon thousands of Ambergers but also many guests from the surrounding area stream into the old city to experience the multifaceted program of the old city festival.

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Amberg Christmas market
Amberg Christmas market

It smells of baked almonds, Lebkuchen, and grilled bratwurst. First, colorful lights invite you to forget the stress of everyday and to pass a few comfortable hours with family and friends over a cup of delicious spiced wine.

The romantic Christmas market in the heart of Amberg offers culinary delicacies and an entertaining program.

Numerous events on the live stage will keep you from being bored in the cold winter days.
Young and old equally get their money’s worth. Spoil yourself with the offerings of the presenters at the lovingly decorated booths and enjoy the most beautiful time of the year at the Amberg Christmas Market on the marketplace.

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Krügl market
Krügl market

The first open-air event in the new year is the Krügl market, which is organized around Georgi, the name day of the Holy George on the 23rd of April. Potters and other craftsmen offer their goods for sale around the Maltese plaza, and it is difficult to hold oneself back and not to spend all of your money in sight of this multitude. Above all because the first open shopping Sunday accompanies this event and the most recent new year’s collection lies ready in the shops.

Michaeli Fair
Michaeli Fair

Enjoyment - Tradition - Delight
During the ten days of the fair the lifestyle, cordiality, and boisterous atmosphere of Bavaria prevails on the Amberg fair plaza. In the large party tent as well as in the white beer barn you can enjoy our self-brewed festival beer.

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Luftnacht
Luftnacht

Every two years the Luftnacht (Air Night) takes place in Amberg. Here you can experience the air with all of your senses! Let yourself be inspired by musicians, artists, and other air actors and enjoy the airy ambience in the old city of Amberg, with its shops and restaurants.

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Mountain festival
Mountain festival

The mountain is calling. No one can rightly describe what constitutes the particular charm of this festival, you simply have to experience it for yourself! Every year on July 2nd thousands of people make the pilgrimage from near and far to the Mariahilfberg. Many first attend the sermon and then celebrate the „Amberg Mountain Festival“ with beer and  grilled sausages, cheese and spitzl, radishes and cabbage. When the fathers at last switch off the lights at ten o’clock, it is finally time for the pilgrims to slowly call it a day and to again wander into the valley.

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