Events in Heidelberg

Experience the diverse side of Heidelberg

Heidelberg offers a variety of interesting events every day. Take advantage of your stay at the Gourmethotel Hirschgasse. Nestled in the perfect location for theatre and opera events as well as concerts and much more.

At this point, we would like to inform you regularly about upcoming events and their associated dates in Heidelberg. So you can plan your stay with us at an early stage.


16 März

International Music Festival, “Heidelberger Frühling” (Spring) - March 16th to April 14th, 2019

At the International Music Festival, “Heidelberger Frühling” you can experience orchestras, ensembles and great soloists at over 100 events. Discover new perspectives of classical music during a visit to the Heidelberg Frühling Festival.

The complete program and tickets are available at

26. April

Heidelberger Stückemarkt - 26th April - 5th May 2019

For ten days in the spring, the Heidelberger Stückemarkt comes alive with its contemporary theater. Once again, numerous readings and an interesting world premiere will take place. This year it will be hosted by the country of Turkey.

The complete program and tickets can be found at:

1 Mai

Queer Festival Heidelberg – The 1st to the 31st of May, 2019

For the eleventh time, Heidelberg will become the center of queer culture in Germany for the month of May. The Queer Festival Heidelberg, offers a diverse program of concerts, theater, films, workshops and parties around the LSBTIQ community.

Tickets and information about the festival can be found here:

Heidelberg Literature Days - May 15th - 19th, 2019

From the 15th to 19th of May, the Heidelberg Literature City will be hosting the event "Heidelberger Literaturtage". At the festival, you can experience a wide program with readings by renowned national and international authors, podium discussions, workshops and much more.

All important information about the Heidelberg Literature Days can be found here.

1 Juni

Heidelberg Castle Illumination - June 1st, 2019

Three times a year (June 1st, July 13th and September 7th 2019), the city's landmark, the Heidelberg Castle, is bathed in a Bengali beacon. After the red-hot castle slowly fades, a display of breathtaking fireworks begins over the Neckar.

An optimal location where you can admire the castle lighting display, is at 22:15 o'clock on the banks of the Neckar, not far from the Hirschgasse.

The supporting program can be found at

21. Juni

Heidelberg Castle Festival - 21st June to 4th August 2019

For three weeks, the Heidelberg Castle Festival will take place again this year. Experience a diverse cultural program of theater and concerts in a unique setting.

Tickets and the program can be found at:

5. Juli

Metropolink - 5th - 20th July 2019

The Metropolink is the festival for urban art in Heidelberg. House facades become canvases for well-known graffiti artists. Experience how Heidelberg becomes a public art space.

The festival program can be found at:

12. Juli

Heidelberg Historic - July 12, 2019

The Heidelberg Historic is the event for classic car fans. Whether you're a driver or a spectator, experience the famous ADAC rally close up.

Further information can be found here:

28. September

50th Heidelberg Autumn - 28th - 29th September 2019

For the 50th time, the Altstadtfest "Heidelberger Herbst" will yet again take its place on 28.09. and 29.09.2018. On Saturdays you can expect a diverse program of arts and crafts market, flea market, live music and many booths with regional specialties. Then on 29.09. the stores invite you to shop on "open for buisness” Sunday.

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Further event tips around Heidelberg can be found → here. This event calendar was created with the kind support of erstellt.