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Fun Events in Germany During Fall

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Nov 28, 2022 06:29 AM EST

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Germany is a beautiful country that offers travelers many unique experiences. While there are many reasons to visit at any time of year, fall is an especially good time.

Fall in Germany is particularly beautiful, and the weather is mild and pleasant. The leaves on the trees turn a beautiful red color during this time of year-making for some breathtaking views as you walk through the streets of iconic cities like Munich and Berlin.

There are many festivals and events held throughout the country during this time of year. The country celebrates everything from beer-making, to flower shows, and more traditional fairs like Oktoberfest.

All you need to travel to Germany during fall are the right documents and a suitcase packed with fall clothes. Then you're all set to enjoy the array of events that make this time of year particularly special.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a true celebration of German culture and cuisine. It's held each year in Munich, and it's the event of the season for many Germans.

The festivities begin at noon on the first Saturday in October and run until the last Sunday in October. The festival attracts over 6 million visitors each year from all over the world.

The main attraction of Oktoberfest is the beer. It's served in one liter glass steins called Maßkrüge (pronounced "mass-kruges"). 

You'll also get to try many traditional German dishes, including sausages, pretzels, chicken wings, and German potato salad.

Day of German Unity

The Day of German Unity is a celebration of the anniversary of the German reunification, which took place on October 3rd, 1990. The day is celebrated in Germany and in many other parts of Europe.

The Day of German Unity falls on October 3rd every year, which is also the anniversary of the proclamation of the German Empire in 1871. The holiday was established by law in 1990 and has been celebrated every year since then.

On this day, many people meet with their friends and family members to celebrate the reunification of Germany, enjoy traditional foods and drinks, and watch parades or other activities that commemorate this important historical event.

Pumpkin Festival

The Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival is a great way to celebrate fall, while also getting some exercise and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

The event is considered to be the world's biggest pumpkin festival, featuring over 400,000 pumpkins that range in color from classic orange to even blues and greens.

The festival includes live music and entertainment, as well as a variety of food stalls, pumpkin carving competitions and other activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Wine Festivals

Fall in Germany is the perfect time to enjoy wine festivals. You'll find everything from large-scale events to intimate gatherings, with something for everyone.

You'll find wine festivals throughout the country, but some of the most popular ones are located in the Rhine Valley region. This area has an abundance of vineyards, wineries, and other attractions that make it a great location for wine festivals.

Each region has its own unique traditions and flavors, so you could always do some research before your trip to decide on the right area for you.

St. Martin's Day

The German holiday of St. Martin's Day is celebrated on November 11th, and it's a time to celebrate the coming of winter. 

The day is a way for Germans to celebrate the changing seasons and their traditions, which are often centered around food. There are several dishes that are traditionally served on this day including goose, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, applesauce, and sweet breads.

The celebrations take place in the evening, with bonfires lit around the country. People gather around these fires and sing traditional songs while eating and drinking beer or wine. 

Christmas Markets

Christmas markets are a quintessential part of the holiday season in Germany. You'll find them all over the country, and they're especially popular in the Rhineland region.

They are held in public squares and town centers, where local residents gather to buy gifts, food, and drink while they listen to live music and watch performances by street performers.

If you're looking for an authentic shopping experience, this is where you'll find it. You'll have access to vendors selling everything from Christmas decorations to traditional German food and drink. 

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