Events and festivals well worth seeing.
Anyone who says that the people on the Neckar valley don't know to celebrate has never been to our festivals. Here you'll find some of the most popular events and festivals held at the river Neckar. For example the Cannstatter Volksfest - Stuttgart Beer Festival. It's one of the most popular festivals of this kind in the world. Or visit the Heidelberg Castle Illuminations. This is a magnificent firework show that is put on three times a year. And this are not the only festivals to be celebrated in our region.
In the winter time the magic of traditional German Christmas Markets are waiting for you. A lot of historic Cristmas Markets are held in cities and towns along the river Neckar. The Christmas Fairs and Christmas Markets of Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Heidelberg, Esslingen and Bad Wimpfen are unique.
The Carnival is one the most celebrated events in Baden-Württemberg! In our region the carnival is called Fastnacht or Fasnet. The Carnival parades are held mostly on the weekend before Rosenmontag (Rose Monday), or on the Monday itself. Steeped in tradition is the Rottweiler Fasnet. It's one of the oldest and most traditional fesitivals of the swabian-alemannic Fasnet.
Between Esslingen and Heilbronn you'll find a lot of wine festivals. Peak time of the wine festival season is August and September. Over a million visitors are celebrating for example at the Stuttgart Wine Village. It's one of the largest and most charming wine festivals in Baden-Württemberg.
There are plenty of events that are not to be missed!