The Bochum events calendar is filled with music, culture and, of course, a Christmas market. Anytime you visit, you’re sure to experience the rich culture of this German city.
Ruhr Piano Festival
This Bochum event is a must for music lovers. The Ruhr Piano Festival is the largest gathering of pianists in all of Germany. Each year both professionals and amateurs from all over the world join together to celebrate their love for that classic musical instrument.
Bochum Total Festival
If you love music, but classical piano is not your thing, then you’ll want to check out this Bochum event. The Bochum Total Festival features contemporary bands and musicians playing concerts over several days. It has become the biggest concert of its kind in all of Europe.
This festival has become particularly well-known for giving up-and-coming bands the publicity they needed to break into the the music business successfully. You never know what celebrity-band-to-be you might discover here! :-)
This Bochum event has become famous throughout Germany. The Ruhrtriennale festival is a celebration of both the arts and culture, as well as the Ruhr area’s industrial past. The old industrial buildings are transformed into centers of culture as they host theater performances, musical concerts and literary readings.
The Maiabendgesellschaft Bochum is a festival with a six hundred year history. The citizens cut down an oak tree in the thick forest to use as their Maypole. The tradition began in 1388 because of a feud between Count Engelbert III and the city of Dortmund.
The Christmas market is a German tradition and Bochum is no exception. Here you find plenty of holiday spirit along with over two hundred stalls selling handmade gifts like wooden toys and Christmas tree ornaments.
For the kids, there’s a fairground with amusement park rides to keep them happy as you finish your holiday shopping.