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7 Unmissable Events in Germany in February 2024

7 Unmissable Events in Germany in February 2024

February in Germany is not just about cold weather; it’s a month filled with vibrant events that cater to various tastes and interests. From ice skating in Leipzig to celebrating jazz in Hamburg and honoring legendary artists like Tina Turner, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a roundup of the top 7 unmissable events happening across Germany this February.

1) Leipzig Ice Dream (Throughout February until March 3rd):

    • Enjoy open-air festivities at the Leipziger Eistraum on Augustusplatz.
    • Lace up your skates and glide through charming old towns.
    • Highlights include multiple rinks, a Ferris wheel, a 36-meter winter slide, and an Après-IceParty house.
    • Don’t miss special events for children, making it a perfect family outing.
    • Free entrance to the festival from 10 am to 10 pm daily.

2) Feel.Jazz Festival in Hamburg (February 2nd – 3rd):

    • Experience jazz in a unique setting at Hamburg’s Hafenklang nightclub.
    • Two evenings of diverse performances, from classical jazz to jazz-infused techno.
    • A sensory experience aimed at making jazz accessible to all.
    • Tickets available on the festival’s website.

3) Tina Turner Tribute Show in Munich (February 5th-7th):

    • Pay homage to the legendary Tina Turner at Munich’s Deutche Theater.
    • “One night of Tina – A Tribute to the Music of Tina Turner” featuring her greatest hits.
    • A musical journey celebrating the life and music of the American-turned-Swiss icon.

4) Berlinale (February 15-26th):

    • Immerse yourself in the Berlin international film festival, showcasing films from over 120 countries.
    • Golden Bear awarded to US film director Martin Scorsese for a lifetime achievement in cinema.
    • Opening with the world premiere of ‘Small Things Like This,’ addressing significant societal issues.
    • Full program details available on the Berlinale’s website from February 6th.

5) Rosenmontag Celebrations (February 12th):

    • Experience the colorful festivities of Karneval in North Rhine-Westphalia.
    • “Rose Monday” parades featuring vibrant and satirical floats.
    • Political themes and witty commentary on display during the Düsseldorf procession.
    • While not a public holiday, it’s common for NRW workplaces to grant the day off.

6) One Billion Rising Event (February 14th):

    • Join the global movement against domestic violence at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.
    • Women unite in dance to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
    • A powerful event on Valentine’s Day to raise awareness and advocate for gender equality.

7) Semper Opera Ball in Dresden (February 24th):

    • Attend the largest classical entertainment event in German-speaking Europe at Dresden’s Semper Opera House.
    • A grand opening gala with debutante performances, classical music, and dancing.
    • A star-studded event attended by artists, politicians, journalists, and A-listers.
    • Experience the glitz and glamour, both inside and outside, with millions following on live TV.

February in Germany offers a diverse array of events, from cultural celebrations to artistic showcases. Whether you’re a fan of outdoor activities, music, film, or social causes, these unmissable events provide something for everyone. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and make the most of this exciting month in Germany!

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