Festivals in Germany in February

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Festivals in Germany this month from Expatica's exclusive listings of German festivals.

January and February, 2010
Various places throughout Germany

The 40-day period before Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins, is also Karnival season in Germany: a time when the typically orderly Germans let loose and party. Parades, costume balls, and other such festivities take place throughout the country, often varying widely according to local traditions. Cologne, for instance, is well known for its Rosenmontag celebration, when elaborately decorated floats, tractors, bands and marchers cohere to parade down a 6-kilometer route through the city centre. Munich, Düsseldorf and Mainz also have notable celebrations.


Berlinale International Film Festival
February 11-21, 2010

The world's second largest film festival after Cannes, the Berlinale draws together more than 19,000 film professionals from 120 countries. The festival showcases a wide variety of films, including big international movies, independent and art house productions, movies aimed at younger audiences, German productions and more experimental films.

This year is the festival’s 60th anniversary – and a whole host of special events are scheduled in its honour. Check out the festival’s website for more details.


Peruvian director Claudia Llosa arrives with her Golden Bear after being awarded for the best film "The Milk of Sorrow" during a press conference following the awards ceremony of the 59th International Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin on 14 February 2009

SKArneval Koblenz
February 14, 2010

Hosted at the Circus Maximus, SKArneval Koblenz is a festival drawing together ska, 2-Tone, reggae, rock and punk acts. This year's line-up features Make The Day, Hotpot, Cabba Cabba, Twisted and No Milk 2Day.


Honky Tonk Pub Festival
February 20-November 13, 2010
Various sites around Germany

Touted as the biggest pub festival in Europe, the Honky Tonk Pub Festival hosts over 100 bands of various genres for an extended blow out party in the bars, restaurants and hotels of Germany towns and cities. There's often even a shuttle bus to get you from drinking hole to drinking hole!


For the full listing festivals in Germany check out O’zapft is! German Festivals in 2010


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