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Top 6 Must-Attend Events in Germany for June 2024

Events in Germany in June 2024. After all the public holidays in May this year, June might feel like a busy month for work. That’s why it’s important to make the most of your weekends. With events like EURO 2024 and music festivals featuring a variety of music genres, June provides many chances to enjoy your leisure time. Here are some events you’ll definitely want to check out.

May 31 – June 2: Eurofolk Festival

Starting on May 31, the annual Eurofolk festival kicks off in Ingelheim, Rhineland-Palatinate. The festival features musical performances by groups representing world folk traditions, including American, Greek, and Irish folk music, among others, scheduled on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additionally, workshops on various popular traditions and hobbies such as juggling, drumming, and crafts are also part of the event. According to the festival’s website, the most anticipated act this year will be the Ukrainian folk group Yagody.

June 7 – 16: Bach Fest

For enthusiasts of classical and choral music, the Leipzig Bach Festival presents open-air concerts in the city’s main square, along with performances in the historic St. Thomas Church and other venues. Named after one of Germany’s most renowned classical composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, attendees will be treated to the type of music the composer dedicated most of his life to, including choral cantatas. Festival-goers have the option to purchase a festival pass for 77 euros or individual concert tickets. While attending, visitors may also want to explore the Bach museum.

Euro 2024 starts June 14

One of the largest events happening in Germany in June is the European Football Championship. Twenty-four European national football teams will compete in a series of matches held in stadiums across several cities in Germany over the course of a month. The first match, Germany versus Scotland, kicks off in Munich on June 14th.
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With an expected 2.7 million fans attending the league matches, the event will have a significant impact on residents of major cities in Germany, regardless of whether they are football fans or not. For those unable to secure tickets to the matches, there will be numerous public spaces available to watch the games live. For instance, in Cologne, a “Soccer Village” will be set up in the Altstadt (Old Town) for local fans to gather, watch, and celebrate the matches together, as reported by

In Berlin, Tiergarten’s Straße des 17. Juni will be converted into the “fan mile,” slated to become Germany’s largest open-air venue for Euro 2024 live screenings. The iconic landmark of the capital, the Brandenburg Gate, will be transformed into a massive football goal, with matches projected onto it. The final match is scheduled to take place in Berlin on July 14th.

June 21: Fête de la Musique

June 20th signifies the summer solstice, making it the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, and officially marks the beginning of summer. In celebration of this occasion, Berlin’s Fête de la Musique provides residents of the German capital with an opportunity to “celebrate together the longest and most musical day of the year.”

Fête de la Musique is essentially an open-air music festival featuring local musicians performing at various venues across Berlin. Additionally, numerous spontaneous acts will unfold in the streets, parks, and public spaces throughout the city. All performances are entirely free of charge and will occur throughout the day and into the evening.
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June 26 – 30: Fusion Festival

The Fusion Festival (often spelled in Cyrillic letters as Fuzion) is a well-known music and arts festival held annually on a former military airfield in Lärz, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and northeastern Germany. Emphasizing collective action, the event is regarded as a social experiment in utopian communism and has gained iconic status on the European festival circuit. It is renowned for its unique atmosphere and diverse music lineup. In addition to featuring a wide range of musical performances by both established artists and underground talents, the festival also offers numerous workshops and talks.

June 28 – 30: Hamburg Harley Days

The Harley-Davidson festival, known as “Harley Days,” features a motorcycle market, live music. It will be held on Banksstrasse at the end of June. Attendees can explore classic motorcycles alongside the latest Harley models, and even take one for a test ride. The event includes a custom bike show on Saturday and a motorcycle parade through town on Sunday.
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