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.


17 Januar

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

24 Januar

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

2 März

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

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

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

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

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