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Highlights from the Worms events calendar

The city of Worms organises a large number of events, from music festivals to the Nibelungen Festival, from concert series to shopping days, wine festivals and much more. Worms has something to suit every taste.


January & February

Straßenfastnacht "Spass uff de Gass" 2015 (Quelle: B. Bertram)

Worms street carnival

25 February 2017

Carnival atmosphere in the city centre. Fun and good times guaranteed. And a carnival market for added cheer.


March & April

Worms blüht auf 2015_Grünanlage (Foto: B. Bertram)

Worms blüht auf – Worms in bloom

2017 date to be announced nearer the time.

Garden nurseries from Worms and the surrounding area transform the city into a special green space. The first Sunday-trading day of the year is also a perfect occasion for a shopping trip.



Pfingstmarkt-Besucher (Archivbild - Quelle: Stadtmarketing)

Whitsun market

2017 date to be announced nearer the time.

Large information and sales exhibition with amusement park and market stalls on the Festplatz fairgrounds beside the Rhine.

Familie mit Fahrrädern (Quelle: Programm-Flyer Rheinradeln 2013)

RheinRadeln cycling event

2017 date to be announced nearer the time.

The outdoor experience for all the family. The RheinRadeln event invites you to explore 25 car-free kilometres between the vineyards and the Rhine along the old B9 between Worms and Oppenheim. auf der alten B9 zwischen Worms und Oppenheim erkundet werden.

Spectaculum Worms (Foto: R. Uhrig)

Spectaculum Renaissance fair

26 to 28 May 2017

See the Middle Ages come to life: “Spectaculum Worms” is a three-day open-air Renaissance fair with over 100 stalls, a varied programme of events and a large camp with people in costume.



Kunst im Café Pinel (Foto: Bernward Bertram)

Culture Night

2017 date to be announced nearer the time.

Visit places that are usually hidden from view. Discover a new side to the city. See wonderful hidden gems and enjoy fine art and culture.

Publikum auf dem Platz der Partnerschaft (Foto: Sascha Klacke)

Worms: Jazz & Joy

16 to 18. June 2017

Every summer, the Jazz & Joy music festival turns Worms into a mecca for jazz enthusiasts and music-lovers from all over the world, with a prom area and several stages erected around Worms Cathedral. 


July & August

Nibelungen-Festspiele am Wormser Dom (Foto: R. Uhrig)

Nibelungen Festival

4 to 20 August 2017

Open-air theatre in front of Worms Cathedral: Don’t miss the première of a new play by Albert Ostermaier, directed by film producer Nico Hofmann.

Motivwagen mit Herz beim Backfischfestumzug (Foto: R. Uhrig)

Backfischfest festival

26 August to 3 September 2017

Worms has been celebrating its traditional Backfischfest festival for more than 80 years. It is the biggest wine fair and festival on the Rhine and centres around Germany’s oldest guild, the Worms fishermen’s guild (founded in 1106).


September & October

Siebenarmiger Leuchter (Foto: R. Uhrig)

11th Jewish culture days

1 September to 31 October 2016

Music, talks and exhibitions provide an opportunity to learn about Jewish culture in Worms, one of the Shum cities.


November & December

Weinmesse 2014 (Foto: B. Bertram)

Worms wine fair

12/13 November 2016

Winegrowers from Worms, Rheinhessen and the Palatinate showcase their best wines. There are also culinary offers and wine-related specialities.

Wormser Weihnachtsmarkt (Foto: Bernward Bertram)

Advent in Worms / Worms Christmas market

21 November to 23 December 2016

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Worms Christmas market in the city centre, the traditional church tower bands on the 4th Sunday in Advent and many other Christmas events.


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Kultur und Veranstaltungs GmbH Worms