Are you visiting Germany in March? Find out what's happening during your vacation in March, and enjoy some of Germany's best annual events and festivals.
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Enjoy the vibe of the "Golden Twenties" in Dessau, the birthplace of German composer Kurt Weill (The Three Penny Opera). The city celebrates Weill with a week-long music festival, and the famous Bauhaus buildings are the ideal stage for Weill's compositions.
When: February 26 – March 13, 2016
Where: Anhaltisches Theater, Dessau
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Germans love their brew and there is a reason for celebration almost any time of the year. Described as the “insider's Oktoberfest”, locals shake off winter hibernation with beers of Herculean strength.
When: February 19 - March 19, 2016
Where: Opening festivities go down at Paulaner's Festsaal (festival hall) at Nockherberg. Each beer hall and brewery also host their own Starkbierfest.
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The city of Cologne hosts Europe's largest literature festival, presenting internationally renowned authors from around the world. The festival is famous for its unusual locations and events; you can listen to crime stories at the Cologne police headquarters, or enjoy poems on a ship.
When: March 8 - 19, 2016
Where: Various interesting venues in Cologne
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Leipzig is known as the city of music, but that is not its only arts scene. One of the first book fairs, the Leipzieger Buchmesse, is among the largest in the world. It was an important meet-up during the DDR era with readers and sellers from the East and West and the event has continued to grow since reunification. 2012 was the fair's biggest year with 163,000 visitors and at least 2,900 participants from 39 countries.This year promises to provide a growing international scene and events for children.
When: March 17 to the 20, 2016Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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A guide to celebrating the biggest Irish holiday in Germany. Just because you are in the land of Reinheitsgebot doesn't mean you can't enjoy a Guinness.
When: Thursday, March 17th (Sunday March 13th is the parade in Munich)
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