Status: 21/09/2023, 20:59 p.m.
By: Katarina Amtmann
Everyone knows the Oktoberfest, and the Bergkirchweih in Erlangen is also very popular. But Bavaria has many more folk festivals to offer.
1 / 8Bavaria has many beautiful folk festivals to offer, including in Abensberg, Nuremberg and Bamberg. © IMAGO / Wolfgang Maria Weber / IPA Photo / Harry Koerber (Collage: Merkur.de)
2 / 8In 2023, the Oktoberfest in Munich starts on September 16 and runs until October 3. Last year, 5.3 million people visited the Oktoberfest. In 1810, the first Oktoberfest was celebrated on the occasion of the wedding of Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. © IMAGO / Panthermedia
3 / 8The Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing will take place again in August 2023. It prides itself on being the second largest folk festival in the Free State. © IMAGO / Lindenthaler
4 / 8The Erlangen Bergkirchweih is very popular, the next edition will take place in May 2024. The "Berch" is even much older than the Munich Oktoberfest. © IMAGO / Harry Koerber
5 / 8The Sandkerwa in Bamberg always takes place in August. The first edition took place in 1951. © IMAGO / imagebroker
6 / 82021, a slimmed-down version of the Dult took place in Passau due to the Corona pandemic. That will be different in 2023. It starts on September 8th. Then again numerous rides attract the folk festival fans. © IMAGO / Dominik Kindermann
7 / 8Gillamoos in Abensberg: The folk festival starts on August 31, 2023. A five-day state of emergency is advertised. © IMAGO / Wolfgang Maria Weber
8 / 8Nuremberg not only has a spring festival to offer, but also in autumn there is a folk festival. In 2023, it will start on August 25, it will run until September 10. © IMAGO / IPA Photo