No matter what time of year you visit Bramsche, you can be assured that you’ll find something fun and exciting going on! Each May, the Bramscher Town Festival takes place with open-air concerts, a large flea market and local art programs. Thousands of people attend every year.
But no worries if you miss that one. There’s another couple of festivals in July and August with the Sommerkulturprogramm. This fair’s motto is Umsonst und draußen — open-air and free — and it lives up to this idea. Come and listen to great music as you sit in the outdoor beer garden.
Visiting in the winter months? There’s still a party for you! The Kneipen Kult(o)urprogramm has more musical offerings similar to the summer program, but indoors in local pubs and restaurants to escape from the cold.
Of course, there is a Christmas Market in December when Saint Nicholas comes to visit, but a more unusual event takes place in October, the Bramscher Halloween. Dressed up as their favorite monsters and ghosts, the children wander through the town with their flashlights. And adults have the opportunity for some “Moonlight shopping” when the shops stay open late.
So that covers two of four seasons, but there’s even another important fair that happens twice a year, in the spring and autumn. The Town Fair offers family fun with its gastronomic pleasures, Ferris wheels and other rides and of course, more shopping.
Those who are seeking an alternative to the partying atmosphere will find refuge in the Hasestadt and Varus-Thermen. The Hasestadt offers indoor swimming, while the Varus Thermen treats its visitors to a Roman-style sauna experience.
From the Romans to China! Be sure to check out the General Hospital or Johanniter-Krankenhaus for some Far East therapy with some traditional Chinese medicine. You should leave Bramsche exhilarated from the festivals or rejuvenated from the health benefits. The choice is yours. :-)