Events in Friedrichshafen and its vicinity

Friedrichshafen’s cultural program has about 300 events per year – from the “Seehasenfest” to the local Carnival, from the festival under canvas with artists from all over the world to the Lake Constance Festival.

Fondue enjoyment on Lake of Constance

from 26. October till 16. February 2019

Fondue is part of the cold season like warm jackets and thick gloves. But you have certainly never enjoyed Fondue on the lake. The Bodensee Schifffahrt Betriebe offers fondue pleasure with lake view on the boat from October to February. More information can be obtained here:

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BRIO World auf der Insel Mainau

from 09. November till 10. February 2019

Winter Exhibition 2018/2019

Build, ride, play: The Brio train on Mainau Island - In this year winter exhibition you can also dive into the enchanting world of wooden toys and sceneries by Brio wooden train.

Opening Hours:
Daily from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

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Lindauer Hafenweihnacht

from 22. November till 16. December 2018

The Lindau harbour Christmas is more than just a Christmas market. The Christmas-decorated market stalls, the atmospheric music and the fairytale forest conjure up a particularly festive atmosphere and sweeten the waiting for the Christ child.

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Christmas Market Friedrichshafen

from 30. November till 21. December 2018

Christmas magic fills the cosy village huts on the Friedrichshafen Buchhornplatz, next to the Zeppelin Museum directly on the shore of Lake Constance. The market, with its life-size crib and panoramic view of the lake, is ideal for strolling, enjoying and shopping.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 12:00 noon till 08:00 p.m.
Friday to Sunday 12.00 noon till 08.00 p.m.

Text & Photo: Stadt Friedrichshafen

Carnival at Lake Constance

from 28. February till 06. March 2019

Originally the old and historic masks were made to chase away winter. These days there are parades, proms and other events where you can look up to the antique masks. Special highlight of carnival 2019 in Friedrichshafen is the Alemannic “Ringtreffen” from 01.-03. March 2019.

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from 11. May till 10. June 2019

Since 1989, the international Lake Constance Festival takes place in Friedrichshafen. The program includes classical concerts, theater, literary events, art exhibitions and jazz. For example, the world-famous violinist Janine Jansen will give two concerts this year as Artist in Residence.

Seehasenfest Friedrichshafen

from 11. July till 15. July 2019

The “Seehasenfest” is a traditional festival taking place at the lakefront of Friedrichshafen. Special highlight is the firework on Saturday and the peagent on Sunday.

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Bregenzer Festspiele

from 17. July till 18. August 2019

This year you can experience for the first time Guiseppe Verdi's rousing and eerily beautiful masterpiece Rigoletto.

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ZF Firmenlauf Friedrichshafen

18. July 2019

For the third time, the ZF Firmenlauf 2019 takes place in Friedrichshafen and mobilizes more participants from year to year. This year, around 5000 participants are expected. The company run is a combination of sports, party and company outing. "Team spirit through team sport" is the idea!

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from 26. July till 04. August 2019

The Kulturufer is a big ten-day festival with exciting and entertaining tent events and numerous street artists from all over the world.

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