Brunswick 2016


Medieval market (14-16/05/2016) The traditional medieval market always opens its doors at Pentecost. It is set up on the Burgplatz and organised by the Kramer, Zunft & Kurtzweyl association. More details

Braunschweig night run (03/06/2016) Every year in late June, the Braunschweig night run is held on a Friday. The approximately 6,000 runners have to conquer different track distances in the central city area, while up to 40,000 spectators use the time for a big summer festival on the sidelines. More details

Light Show (11/06-22/09/2016) 16 artists, day and night, one city - in 2016, the Braunschweig light exhibition will again present current artistic works in urban spaces and around the area of the Brunswick-Veltenhof Harbour. More details

Sommerloch Festival - CSD Braunschweig (29/-30/07/2016) In July Braunschweig again becomes colourful and funky when the Christopher Street Day (CSD) parade goes through the city for the Sommerloch Festival. Since 1996, the Braunschweig CSD has been the biggest event for lesbian and gay culture in Lower Saxony. More details

Magni-Fest (02-04-09/2016) The Magnifest is a street festival with craftwork and market stalls that has been held in Braunschweig since 1974 every year on the first weekend of September, with up to 100,000 visitors in the Magni quarter. More details

Crime Festival (23/10-04/11/2016) Once again a murderous autumn is awaiting us with crime, murder, suspense & crime scene police detectives. Every year, Braunschweig is the crime stronghold with more than 40 events.  More details

Braunschweig Christmas market (23/11-29/12/2016) Every year, the squares around St. Blasius Cathedral & Dankwarderobe Castle transform into the Braunschweig Christmas market. More than 150 artisans and market merchants are impressive with their lovingly decorated huts and booths. More details


Braunschweig Carnival parade (26/02/2017) Locals call the Braunschweig carnival parade “Schoduvel”, which of course takes place on the Sunday before Rose Monday and is the largest carnival in North Germany at a total of six kilometres in length. The Schoduvel (from Middle Low German Duvel = devil and scho = to shoo) is an old tradition in which evil spirits are shooed away by a lot of noise and racket. This custom was mentioned for the first time in writing in 1293 in the Braunschweig city book. The carnival will also be webcast live on Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). More details

Löwenclassics The Löwenclassics, an international equestrian tournament with world rankings, can be experienced every spring in the Braunschweig Volkswagen Halle. More details