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.

Bregenzer Festspiele

from 18. July till 19. August 2018

Carmen returns to the lake stage for a second season; 19 July is the opening night. In its first run Georges Bizet’s opera was seen by over 193.000 people, more than either of the other two productions of the opera that have been put on at Bregenz since the festival was founded.

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Wine festivals around Lake Constance

from 27. July till 09. October 2018

In late summer around the lake Constance the wine festival season starts. Many winegrowers invite you to taste their actual wines.

Fish weeks at the Lake Constance

from 10. September till 08. October 2018

During the fish weeks 15 restaurants will serve a 3-course-menu with Lake Constance fish. In addition the classic types the cooks also present very new and surprising fish creations.

Apple weeks at Lake Constance

from 22. September till 14. October 2018

At the lake Constance in autumn everything circles around apples. Every year over 250.000 tonnes of apples are harvested. The apple weeks give a behind the scenes look in the work of the fruit growers. Many villages invite you to learn more about the apple.


from 02. October till 08. October 2018

The national jazz festival in Friedrichshafen is a must for all jazz lovers. Artists like Klaus Doldinger's Passport, Jasper van't Hof's Pili Pili, Salamon Bassless Trio feat. Howard Levy and many more delight the audience in the Graf Zeppelin Haus or in the Kulturhaus Caserne.

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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

© Picture&Text: Insel Mainau GmbH

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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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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