Bread and Butter Berlin
Models and fashion aficionados from across the globe will flock to Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport this week for the Bread and Butter fashion show. The biannual throwdown features designers from across the style spectrum, including Adidas and the latest trends from underground labels. Bread and Butter is known for its broad scope – from new-school denim cuts to out-of-this-world shoe design – so don’t miss out on this summer’s lineup.
Location: Tempelhof Airport
Times: July 7 – 9
Phone: (030) 2000 370
More Information: Bread and Butter Website
Rhine in Flames
If scenic castles, fireworks and a cruise down the Rhine River sound like your idea of a pleasant evening, consider taking part in this year’s Rhine in Flames. More than 50 ships set sail from the town of Rudesheim on July 3 and slowly make their way down the Rhine. Passengers can enjoy dusky views of romantic castles and churches illuminated with special lighting arrangements. A fireworks display takes place over the river around 10 pm.
Location: Left bank of the River Rhine at the mouth of the River Nahe
Times: July 3
Phone: (0261) 91520-0
More Information: Rhein in Flames Website
Attracting some 170,000 people to Bonn each year, RhEINKULTUR has become one of Germany’s leading summer festivals. Despite showcasing musical acts on five stages from a number of genres including hip-hop, rock and electronica, organizers have managed to keep this summer staple free of charge. What started in 1983 as a way for lesser-know artists to gain exposure, RhEINKULTUR remains true to its roots by frequently adding new musicians to its ranks and playing down the industry side of things.
Location: Freizeitpark Rheinaue
Times: July 3 2010
Phone: (0228) 20 70 806
More Information: Rheinkultur Festival Website
Reggae fans from far and wide come to an island in Cologne’s Fühlinger See every July to enjoy live performances by more than 40 well-known reggae artists. Two large stages featuring established acts along with some emerging young talent make Summerjam a comprehensive reggae music experience. The festival spent many years migrating between locations, although the current island setup seems to provide both easy access and ample seclusion.
Location: Fühlinger See
Times: July 2 – 4
Phone: 0711 238 5050
More Information: More Information: Summerjam Website
Romanesque Night Cologne
A slew of cult classical music enthusiasts gather every year at St. Mary’s Basilica in the Capitol for Romanesque Nights. Timeless pieces from famous composers as well as international and local contributors to the Romanesque music scene share their contributions with patrons. Held on three summer nights in Cologne, Romanesque Nights has long managed to tickle the fancy of even the most fair-weather classical fan.
Price: €5 – €29 (see website for show details)
Location: Various locations
Times: July 7 – 9
More Information: More Information: Romanesque Night Website
Ironman European Championship
The world’s toughest athletes gear up for the annual Ironman championship at various locations around Frankfurt. Together with its sister competition, the Ironman Challenge, this triathlon ranks among the largest in the world. The challenge attracts international athletes to compete in a test of raw physical endurance and mental stamina. Sporting, gastronomic and cultural events take place in the run-up to the contest, and the public is invited to watch free of charge.
Price: Free to watch
Location: Various locations
Times: July 4, 7am
More Information: Ironman Germany Website
Laut und Luise
Young music enthusiasts will be delighted at the chance to get their hands on instruments of all shapes and sizes at the Laut und Luise children’s music festival. With an array of world instruments on display, children can get a better sense of the breadth of the musical spectrum. Otherwise, it’s audible fun in the at Hamburg’s Planten un Blomen Park, as the kids get to experiment with different pieces, including electronic sound boards in the summer sun.
Location: Planten un Blomen Park
Phone: (040) 428 23 2125
Times: July 4, 1-6pm
More Information: Kinder Kinder Website
Love Family Park
Come one, come all: it’s a dance revolution at Hanau’s Love Family Park, as DJs and pumped-up party-goers embrace the pounding summer heat. Several outdoor venues feature DJs, sound systems and live performances throughout the park, while food and drink kiosks serve to keep patrons well fuelled and hydrated. Speaking of which, organizers would like to remind all participants to drink plenty of water and watch the alcohol intake, as Sunday could become a scorcher.
Location: Love Family Park, Mainwiesen Hanau, Josef-Bautz-Strasse
Times: July 4
Phone: (0621) 18191919
More Information: Love Family Park Website
Tollwood Summer Festival
The Tollwood Summer Festival showcases local and international theatre acts, musicians and a number of other talented artists. The open-air festival, which takes place at Munich’s Olympic Park, features an exciting combination of popular and underground artists. There’s a cover charge for many feature acts, although plenty of quality entertainment is free. Founded as a multicultural celebration of the performing arts, Tollwood Summerfest has grown into one of Munich’s most anticipated arts events.
Price: Varies, with many free events
Location: Olympic Park Munich
Times: July 1 – 25
Phone: (089) 3838 500
More Information: Tollwood Festival Website
Movies, Moon and Stars
Enjoy a flick under Munich’s starry, summer night sky at the Movies, Moon & Stars open-air cinema. Patrons can combine an evening picnic with an array of films in this open-air amphitheatre. Fans of classic Hollywood and international cinema are regulars here, although anyone looking for a high-quality outdoor film experience will appreciate this charming way to relax.
Price: €5 (normal feature), €8 (double feature), €10 (triple feature)
Location: Seebühne, Westpark 81373
Times: July 1 – August 25
Phone: (089) 829 89 000
More Information: Movies, Moon and Stars Website
IMPACT: Savage in Limbo
For a unique theatre experience, catch Munich’s newest English-speaking theatre group IMPACT as they premiere their latest production: John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo is the story of complacency and the human need for purpose. IMPACT is pleased to present this earnest piece by Academy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Shanley, first staged in 1984.
Location: Teamtheatre Tankstelle
Times: June 30 – July 1, 8pm
More Information: Munich IMPACT Website