Top 5 events in Germany, 2019

If you’ve already started, or are planning, to study in Germany this year and are wondering what the country has in store, you are not going to be disappointed! Check out the interesting events that Germany will be hosting in the remaining months of 2019:

In its 28th edition, the Hamburg Film Festival will premiere about 120 national and international documentaries and feature films. The Filmfest focuses on genres ranging from art movies to experimental mainstream cinema. The platform gives budding, debut filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their films on the same platform as renowned international directors. Furthermore, unique German TV productions will make their way to a big screening at this event. The movies to be featured at the film festival are carefully chosen by a special committee. The various awards felicitated at the event include the Hamburg Film Critic Award, Foreign Press Award, Montblanc Scriptwriting Award, Die Elfe, TV Producer Award and more.

Themed “Lights of Freedom”, the Leuchtet (Festival of Lights) this year is all set to transform Berlin into an illuminated spectacle. With roughly 100 locations across the city adorned with exceptional art pieces, the Festival of Lights will be a treat to the eyes of those attending. Art enthusiasts and people who want to experience Berlin’s culture can take a boat tour to witness the magic of Berlin in all its glory. The event garners the attention of about 2 million visitors every year, all thanks to the elaborate artistic creations spread across the city.

Also called Frankfurter Buchmesse, this event is the hub of the media and publishing industry. Deemed the world’s largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair is a sociocultural event, where printed and digital content comes together. It is a melting pot of cultural enthusiasts, writers and publishing experts from all over the world, who use this opportunity to network, discuss and celebrate the splendour of the written word. If you are a literary enthusiast, visit this book fair to experience world literature and understand how innovative technology has changed the world of publishing. Tickets start at €22.

The Jazzfest has been an integral part of Berlin’s cultural life for the last 50 years, making this event one of the most popular and prestigious music festivals in Europe. With dignitaries like Miles Davis and Duke Ellington having graced the event in the past, the Jazzfest this year is expected to be no short of an extraordinary musical fiesta.

  • Germany’s Christmas MarketsMid November – Late DecemberAll across Germany 

Germany is a joyous place to be, especially around Christmas where festivities become merrier with the Christmas markets that are set up all across the country. Some Christmas markets, like those in Leipzig, date back to more than 500 years ago. Strings of decorated huts, gospel concerts, an aroma of cinnamon biscuits and mulled wine, palaces adorned with Christmas decorations and an enthralling collection of arts and crafts can hardly summarize the grandeur of the German Christmas markets!

Make the most of your study abroad endeavour in Germany by taking the opportunity to experience the rich culture and attend the fun events that Germany will be hosting this year. What better place to be, where you can study and experience the rich culture at the same time? 

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