Event calendar 2024


Berchtesgaden is not only known for its breathtaking nature, but also for its deep-rooted traditions, which come to life in the region’s events. The people of Berchtesgaden are proud to preserve their cultural roots and warmly invite visitors to participate in traditional festivals and events. From colorful traditional costumes to rousing folk music and authentic Bavarian hospitality, Berchtesgaden has much to offer.

Sunday, 28.04.2024
10 am - 4 pm
Ganghofer Sunday

There is a lot to see in the pedestrian zone of the Berchtesgaden market on Ganghofer Sunday. At the Stand'lmarkt, traders offer their handmade crafts and regional products. The stores will spoil you with particularly attractive market offers.

Saturday, 04.05.2024
Maypole erection

On Saturday, 04.05. our traditional maypole erection will take place again. Musical entertainment will be provided.

always Mondays | 03.06.2024 - 16.09.2024
6 - 10 pm
Music Monday

The Music Mondays will take place again in 2023 from June to September. From 18:00, all kinds of music can be heard in the historic town center - the Berchtesgaden market.

Different music groups of various styles will play at three locations in the Berchtesgaden market. The program will be accompanied by a standing concert by the Maria Gern brass band or the Berchtesgaden brass band and performances by the youth plattler groups from the valley basin.

Saturday, 03.08.2024
12 - 11 pm
Market festival "Vogelwuid"

The big street music festival in Berchtesgaden

Street artists will perform for two hours at various locations in the Berchtesgaden market.

There will also be culinary delicacies from local innkeepers and a bar.

Saturday, 03.08.2024 - Sunday 04.08.2024
Salt festival weekend

A whole weekend of celebrations in Berchtesgaden - with a big music festival on Saturday evening and an open Sunday with a stall market and attractions for the whole family. | Whatever the weather

Friday, 23.08.2024
6 - 11 pm
Berchtesgaden lights up

When the historic facades in the Berchtesgaden pedestrian zone light up in bright colors, rhythmic DJ music plays and the stores tempt you with a long shopping night with great offers - then it's time again for the popular "Berchtesgaden Leuchtet" event.

The innkeepers provide culinary delights and the many artists and performers with their light and fire shows guarantee perfect entertainment.
It's time again for a colorful light show in the historic center of Berchtesgaden.

Saturday, 26.10.2024
from 12 pm
Festival of the neighbors

For the neighbors' festival, four music groups play from 12 noon, in good weather in the pedestrian zone, in bad weather in the Goldener Bär and Neuhaus inns in the center. From 7 pm, the Salzburger Festtagsmusi will present their new CD at Gasthaus Neuhaus. Tickets are available from the Salzburger Festtagsmusi and Lederhosen Aigner in Berchtesgaden.

The stores are open from 9 am to 6 pm in the entire Berchtesgaden valley basin.

The people of Berchtesgaden are looking forward to celebrating the Austrian national holiday with their neighbors!

Saturday, 14.12.2024 + Sunday, 15.12.2024
various dates
Berchtesgaden Advent Singing

An atmospheric way to get in the mood for Christmas

A visit to the atmospheric Berchtesgaden Advent Singing in the AlpenCongress is a wonderful, contemplative way to get in the mood for the most beautiful festival of the year. For several decades, the Berchtesgaden Advent Singing has enjoyed great popularity far beyond the borders of the "Landl" and attracts many regular guests every year.

22.11.2024 - 03.01.2025
Berchtesgaden Advent

Christmas atmosphere

The Berchtesgaden Advent takes place right in the historic center of Berchtesgaden. Our visitors have the opportunity to visit the surrounding inns and restaurants, as well as the numerous regional stores, between lovingly decorated Advent huts and spend a few Advent hours.

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And there is more!

The spring awakening is accompanied by traditions such as the Aperschnalzen with whips and the Easter festival. Highlights in May are the raising of the maypole on May 1 and the May dance. At events such as Frühschoppen (with live music), Berchtesgadener Marktfest or “Berchtesgaden leuchtet” our guests can enjoy their summer vacation with us to the fullest. The Almabtrieb and the harvest festival in autumn are followed by the widely known Berchtesgaden Advent with Kramperl and Buttnmandl runs in December, even before the Christmas shooters announce the holidays. If you haven’t had enough of Bavarian traditions yet, you’ll get your money’s worth at the stand-up concerts of the surrounding music bands as well as the Berchtesgaden Farmer’s Theater. And a historical market tour is also highly recommended!