KOBLENZ SUMMER FESTIVAL WITH “RHEIN IN FLAMMEN”, AUG 12-14, KOBLENZ
The three-day festival event invites you to 300 musical events on various stages, food and beverages, fun for the whole family. The highlight of the event is the spectacular fireworks over Castle Ehrenbreitstein on Saturday evening. Visitors are advised to use public transportation to the event and park outside of Koblenz. For more info, visit https://www.rhein-in-flammen.com.
RESIDENZFEST (CITY FESTIVAL), AUG 13-15, CITY CENTER, KIRCHHEIMBOLANDEN
Enjoy a traditional folk fest amid the castle gardens and picturesque city center. Musical entertainment, food and beverages, wine fest and children’s activities. For more info, see https://www.visit-kirchheimbolanden.de.
KAISERSLAUTERN SUMMER NIGHTS, AUG 18, 5-9 P.M., PEDESTRIAN AREA, KAISERSLAUTERN
Enjoy a relaxed evening with acoustic music and a cool drink in the pedestrian area at Riesenbrunnen.
CULINARY WINE VILLAGE, AUG 19-21, ALTER BAHNHOF/TOWN CENTER, WEILERBACH
The Weilerbacher culinary wine village has become a well-received tradition. Enjoy food and beverages as well as varied musical entertainment on the town square.
BACKFISCHFEST (CITY FESTIVAL), AUG 27-SEP 4, KISSELSWIESE/RHEINUFER, WORMS
The City of Worms is celebrating the comeback of its Backfischfest (fried fish fest). Young and old meet on the Kisselwiese along the Rhine River, the wine cellar and the “Gaadewirtschaft”. The mixture of wine and folks fest makes this festival stand out. There are modern and traditional rides, the scent of sweets and hearty dishes as well as a sip of wine from local wine makers create a unique atmosphere and draws visitors from afar.
KULTURNACHT (NIGHT OF CULTURE), AUG 27, 6 – 11 P.M., VARIOUS LOCATIONS, WEILERBACH
On the occasion of 50 years Union Community Weilerbach, the community invites you to the Kulturnacht. Don’t miss out on a long night of culture and history. Various museums and historical places of interest in various towns will open the doors for you. A shuttle bus will commute between the individual towns. For details and the full program, please visit https://www.weilerbach.de/news/kultur.
TIME TRAVEL – EXPERIENCE HISTORY, SEP 3, 2-4 P.M., TOURIST OFFICE/HAUPTSTRASSE, OTTERBERG
Join in and be one of the first to experience mobile time travel, the first of its kind in Germany. Climb aboard the rustic horse-drawn covered wagon and experience a unique ride through Otterberg, which combines tradition and modern technology. With your Virtual Reality glasses you will step back into long forgotten time; from the time of the monastery in 1254 up to the city of the Walloons in 1615. Feel the wind in your face, the jerking of the wagon and hear the click-clack of the horse’s hooves, and feel like you are actually alive in that time period. Then experience the magnificent Otterberg Abteil Kirche, the second largest sacral building in Rheinland-Pfalz, with its exciting history. Now no longer virtual, but in reality with its massive, yellow sandstones that have shaped the character of the almost 1,000 year old edifice.
The tour is now being offered in English and further dates are available. For booking, visit https://tickets.vgo-o.de/Touristinfo/3cnwe/?date=2022-08 or watch a video (in German) at https://www.otterbach-otterberg.de/tourismus-freizeit/gaestefuehrungen/time-travel/.
SWINGING LAUTERN / BARBAROSSA FEST, SEP 1-3, PEDESTRIAN AREA, KAISERSLAUTERN
Downtown Kaiserslautern will transform into one large stage with musical entertainment, ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classic on stages throughout the pedestrian area.. A formation of the USAFE Band traditionally also performs during the three-day event. Food and beverages are available at various booths. For details, see https://en.romantic-cities.com/veranstaltung-1/event/20220903/Swinging-Lautern-Barbarossa-Fest_Kaiserslauter12/event.html.