There are several Wuppertal events that take place throughout the year. You can escape to a magical world with the fairy tale festival. The Long Table Festival offers up some traditional German fare under Wuppertal’s most famous landmark, the Schwebebahn (monorail). Cronenbergerstraße Werkzeugkiste raises money for charity through a tools market.
And finally, don’t miss the local up-and-coming school bands at the Student Rock Festival, Wuppertal’s premiere live concert show.
Fairy Tale Festival (Märchen-Festival)
This Wuppertal event celebrates the fantastic and magical world of fairy tales. The Fairy Tale Festival happens once upon a time, every year in June at the TalTon Theater.
Some featured tales include those of the most famous storytelling brothers in the world, who also happened to be German, the Brothers Grimm. But there is an international flair here, so you will also hear tales of Arabian nights, as well as famous stories from Russia, Asia, Africa and France. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty make an obligatory appearance of course.
This event is perfect for all ages too, with special stories “small kids” and scarier “big kids” tales.
The Long Table Festival (Lange Tafel)
This Wuppertal event celebrates not only the famed Schwebebahn (monorail), but also the culinary diversity of the city. Underneath the tracks of the Schwebebahn, which was the world’s first monorail, the local shops line up and offer their best food and beverage.
This Wuppertal event is a biennial (once every two year) occasion and takes place in the Cronenberg district of the city. Werkzeugkiste translates to “tool box” and this folk festival brings the workmen of the town together to sell high quality tools.
The proceeds go to various local charities.
Student Rock Festival
The Student Rock Festival (called Schüler-Rockfestival in German) occurs each January (at the end of the second or third week) at the Wuppertal University Hall. This Wuppertal event is the largest live concert in the city and primarily features the local school bands. It has become a yearly tradition since the first show in 1987.