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.

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.

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Orchid Show 2019

from 22. March till 05. May 2019

More than 3,000 fascinating orchid beauties open up the floral year 2019 with their wealth of flowers. For 6 weeks, the Palm House on Mainau Island is transformed into a paradise for orchid fans.

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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.

Match Race Germany

from 05. June till 10. June 2019

The Match Race Germany is an exciting sailing duel-discipline regatta taking place on the Lake of Constance. Sailing fans can meet the sailing elite of the world by watching the exiting boat against boat duels.

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Schloss Salem Open Airs 2019

from 16. June till 10. August 2019

Every year in the summer the Salem Open Airs take place. Many great artists were already on stage in the castle park. This year the Fantastic Four, TOTO and Rea Garvey delight visitors.

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Komm und See – Winzer Festival

from 05. July till 06. July 2019

The wines makers of the Bavarian part of the Lake of Constance invite you to the winemaker-festival “Come and See” to visit their vineyards and to enjoy culinary delicacies, music, culture and arts.

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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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DO-DAYS – The aviation weekend

from 10. August till 11. August 2019

Every year this special aviation weekend is taking place in the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen. Aviation enthusiasts can marvel at the historical planes and flight shows and they can also make sightseeing flights.

© Picture: Donier Museum Friedrichshafen