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Heidelberg Festivals & Events

Heidelberg Wine Village

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The Heidelberg Wine Village awaits you in the heart of the Old Town.

Nestled in the chain of hills of the Bergstrasse and protected from cold easterly winds by the Odenwald, Heidelberg benefits from a mild climate and offers vines on sun-drenched slopes everything they need to thrive and produce high-quality wines.

For the third time, the Heidelberg Wine Village from 2 – 15 October 2023, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., offers an opportunity to discover the culinary delights of Heidelberg in the heart of the old town, in addition to the city’s sights.

In addition to Heidelberg’s wineries, Heidelberg’s French partner city Montpellier will also be present with delicious wines on Karlsplatz. All wines will be served in collector’s glasses specially created for the event. The culinary offer is rounded off by “Tischlein deck dich” with dishes such as vintner’s platter, Handkäs and other regional delicacies, naturally matching the wine.

On the following days, Heidelberg’s wineries will present themselves personally on site, each from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Winery Bauer (October 3, 2023), Winery Clauer – Dormenackerhof (October 7, 2023), Winery Klein (October 8, 2023), Winery Winter (October 14, 2023), Winery Clauer de Chant (October 15, 2023).

On selected days, guests can also look forward to a musical supporting programme:
Monday, 02.10. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Red Hot Dixie Devils
Tuesday, 03.10. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Red Hot Dixie Devils
Friday, 06.10. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Schartel Band
Sunday, 08.10. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. John Melo
Friday, 13.10. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Red Hot Dixie Devils
Sunday, 15.10. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Red Hot Dixie Devils

The Heidelberg Wine Village is open from 3 p.m. on the opening day and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all other days.

Children’s Drama Festival

Drama groups from all over Germany perform up to a dozen plays at the large circus tent on the Neckarwiese. In 2023, the festival will be held from September 30 to October 3.

Enjoy Jazz

Since its premiere in 1999, this international jazz festival organized by the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region has developed into one of the leading events of its kind in Germany. Jazz fans can look forward to concerts, workshops, films and much more. The next Enjoy Jazz Festival will take place from September 29 to October 30, 2023. 

French Week

Every year since 2006, the festival has enriched the cultural life of Heidelberg. With almost 80 events celebrating French and German culture, the French Week is a vivid example of Franco-German friendship. The next festival will take place from October 13 to 22, 2023.

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