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.


Enjoy Jazz - 2nd of October - 16th of November, 2018

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of "Enjoy Jazz", the International Festival for Jazz offers you a variety of events around the genre of jazz and its adjacent genres for seven weeks. The concerts, parties and symposia take place in exclusive locations in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen.

The complete event program can be found at

Denke.schön (Think nice) - October 19 to December 14, 2018

The cabaret festival Denke.schön, of the Kulturfensters Heidelberg, offers a variety of intellectual acuity, political bits and black comedy. Of the performers will be; Florian Schroeder, Martina Brandl, Martin Zingsheim, Andrea Bongers und Max Uthoff.

You can find the complete program here: Flyer 2018

International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg - November 15th - 25th, 2018

The international film festival Mannheim-Heidelberg gives young directors the opportunity to show their talents to a broad audience. Among the numerous film submissions, 30-40 films will be selected to celebrate their premiere at the Film Festival.

Further information can be found here under

Heidelberg Christmas Market – November 26 to December 22, 2018

Your nose will be pulling you down every street and ally of Old town Heidelberg when it picks up the decedent aromas of roasted chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine. Let yourself get lost in among the picturesque streets, a perfect winter wonderland location. Be enchanted by the approximately 140 uniquely diverse kiosk's of the Heidelberg Christmas Market and the most beautiful ice rink you have ever saw. Spectacular views you can only see to believe.

Opening hours of the Christmas market:

Sunday - Friday 11am - 9pm (max. 10pm)

Saturday 11am - 10pm

Ice rink at Karlsplatz - November 26 to January 6, 2019

Spin a few pirouettes directly below the Heidelberg Castle on one of the most beautiful skating rinks in Germany. To strengthen after exercise, we recommend a feel-good menu in our comfortable Mensurstube.

Opening hours of the ice rink:

daily from 10am to 10pm (24th of December closed)

Up-to-date news to the Heidelberg Christmas Market

Mozart's Christmas concert - December 16, 2018

Would you like to see a wonderful Mozart Christmas concert? Then stop by the Heidelberg Stadthalle in the early evening of the 3rd Advent. A homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen.

Tickets here at

Dreikönigsgala - Three kings Gala - January 5, 2019

Start your New Year's off right with the captivating Dreikönigsgala. This traditional New Year's Concert is located in the Heidelberg Stadthalle and is guaranteed to leave you with a night to remember.

Tickets order here

Carambolage - Cabaret & Comedy Festival - January 17 to February 2, 2019

Already for the 13th time, the cabaret and comedy festival "Carambolage" ensures a good mood in the Karlstor station. Start the New Year with a good laugh from the comedy and stand up show entertainment. After, dance the rest of the night to the music at the cabaret festival.

Book here now for a good time at

Streichquartettfest - String Quartet Festival Heidelberg - January 24 to 27, 2019

Experience the diversity of quartets for four days at the String Quartet Festival Heidelberg. Immerse yourself in the workshops where you can discuss, attempt, experiment and play your own composition.

Current information and tickets at

Ball of the Vampires - March 2nd, 2019

This year Count Dracula invites all vampires into the old Art Nouveau walls of the Stadthalle Heidelberg at the beginning of Carnival. Visit this cult ball and celebrate with great live music in the shadow of the night.

Tickets for the ball with bite at

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

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.

Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtung - 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

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