526 > 593 Mittelrhein Musik Festival
The Mittelrhein Musik Festival (MMF) sets the whole of the Middle Rhine Valley between Mainz and Koblenz buzzing. The event encompasses everything from classical music to jazz and offers musical treats ranging in size from solo performances to entire philharmonic orchestras.
Every year in the summer months
546 > 547 Blüchertage, Kaub
Historical pageant and spectacle with traditional crafts, a bustling market, costumeperformances and historical military re-enactments. The festivities revolve around the momentous crossing of the Rhine by Field Marshal Blücher’s army. The “Blücher Days” finish with a splendid fireworks display over Pfalzgrafenstein Castle.
Every other year at Whitsun
550 Mittelalterliches Spectaculum, Oberwesel
After more than 20 years the “Medieval Spectaculum” is still one of the best-known medieval festivals of its kind in Germany. The authenticity of the bustling market and the passion and dedication of all those involved have brought the event international acclaim.
Every other year at Whitsun (2011
555 Loreley Open Air, St. Goarshausen
The legendary rock on the Rhine is not only the home of fabled, blonde-haired Loreley, but also the fabulous setting for one of Germany’s most famous open air venues. Each year the outdoor stage lures the stars of the music industry to the Loreley Rock and is an annual fixture in the tour schedules of many bands and groups.
556 Fest der Fliegenden Brücke, St. Goar und St. Goarshausen
The ferries on the Rhine have a tradition going back many centuries. On Easter Monday each year, the old traditions are rekindled with the ‘Flying Bridge Festival’. For the price of a coloured, hard-boiled egg, Rhine passengers can cross on the ferry between St. Goar and St. Goarshausen where they are awaited by varied entertainment programmes with stalls and music.
Each year on Easter Monday
589 Mendelssohntage, Koblenz
In 1818 the banker Joseph Mendelssohn, older brother of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s father, bought a wine estate in Horchheim, now a suburb of Koblenz. The composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy stayed at Horchheim several times and it was here that he completed his second piano concerto in 1837. The Koblenz Mendelssohn Days are centred around the music of the siblings Fanny and Felix, contemporary composers and lectures.
During the second half of each year with 4-5 concerts, a lecture and an ecumenical church service.