Mayweek Festival

Categories: Family and Kids, Sightseeing, Cultural and History, Entertainment

Market place of Osnabrück during the May Week
Market place of Osnabrück during the May Week

[ source: Wikipedia]

What is the May week Festival?

Every year for a couple of weeks during May, the May Week Festival (Maiwoche) takes place in Osnabrück. With more than 650,000 visitors every year the May Week is the largest open air festival in northern Germany.

During the May Week fortnight there are many different stages set up all across the city center and more than 140 artists play all kinds of music to entertain the crowds. The wide variety of music means that everyone can find something to enjoy. Famous artists as well as local bands perform across the city. Alongside the music there are a variety of food and drink stalls where visitors can meet up with friends and enjoy the Maibock, a beer especially brewed for the May week Festival, or the delicious Mai Bowle, a wonderful mix of white wine and strawberries.

The Lord Mayor of Osnabrück (Osnabrück vacation rentals | Osnabrück travel guide) and the town's Beer King officially open the festival. Every year civic delegations from Osnabrück's twin cities come to see the opening ceremony. Each twin city Envoy also prepares their own showcase day with acts from their hometown.

Dates for May Week 2011: 05/13 - 05/22/2011

Read the full article at derby.gov.uk



Find and book quality Germany Vacation Rentals and Holiday Apartments ...

By Vacation Theme: Alpine Villages, Beach Vacations, Farm Vacations, German Castles, Historic Old Towns, Lake Vacations, Metropolitan Cities, Small Villages, Spa Towns, Themeparks, [ + ] more ...

By State: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bavaria, Berlin (region), Bern (Canton), Brandenburg, Bremen (region), Burgenland (Austria), Canton of Jura, Canton of Uri, Carinthia (Austria), Fribourg (Canton), Geneva (Canton), Glarus, Graubünden, Hamburg (region), Hesse, Lower Austria, Lower Saxony, Lucerne (Canton), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Obwalden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Salzburger Land (Austria), Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schaffhausen (Canton), Schleswig-Holstein, Schwyz (Canton), Solothurn, St. Gallen (Canton), Styria (Austria), Thurgau, Thuringia, Ticino, Tyrol (Austria), Upper Austria, Valais, Vaud, Vienna (Austria), Voralberg (Austria), Zug (Canton), Zürich (Canton), [ + ] more ...


Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Osnabrück, Germany

[ view larger map ]

Related Links

Osnabrück - Official website

www.osnabrueck.de






Nearby Destinations Where You Can Find Nice Germany Vacation Rentals

Osnabrück

Osnabrück

Osnabrück is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, some 80 km NNE of Dortmund, 45 km NE of Münster, and some 100 km due west of Hannover.  [ + ] More Details

Related: Osnabrück Vacation Rentals


Bissendorf-Schledehausen (Osnabrück)

Bissendorf-Schledehausen (Osnabrück)

Bissendorf-Schledehausen (formerly Bissendorpe) is part of the Bissendorf municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approx. 9 km southeast of Osnabrück. Population of Bissendorf was 14,404 (2005).  [ + ] More Details

Related: Bissendorf-Schledehausen (Osnabrück) Vacation Rentals


Bad Laer

Bad Laer

Bad Laer is a municipality and health resort in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the Teutoburg Forest, approx. 20 km south of Osnabrück. The village includes Bad Laer and five outlying districts Remsede, Müschen,…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Bad Laer Vacation Rentals


Bad Essen

Bad Essen

Bad Essen is a small town and health resort in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony. Bad Essen with its historical centre is located on the German Framework Road.  [ + ] More Details

Related: Bad Essen Vacation Rentals


Bad Iburg

Bad Iburg

Bad Iburg is a town in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the Teutoburg Forest, 16 km south of Osnabrück.  [ + ] More Details

Related: Bad Iburg Vacation Rentals



Feedback, comments, questions?

Bettina Kraft

If you have visited here please share your experiences with our readers on Facebook. Or, if you have other cool trip suggestions and would like to contribute a travel guide here, please drop me an email. We also are encouraging free-lancers, travel guide writers or publishers who have great Germany related content to send us an email and get in touch with us.

Subscribe to the latest Germany travel guide articles in a reader (RSS)

Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!

We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details

Add the "Best of Live Like a German" to your web site or blog!

Best of Live Like a German Badge

Get the Best of Live Like a German badge, which shows the latest Germany travel tips, popular vacation packages, special trip plans, and a selection of travel guides. It can be integrated easily into your web site or blog.
[ + ] More Details