Discover Germany | Issue 16 | July 2014

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Discover Germany | Culture | Calendar

Culture Calendar

Above: BMW International Open, Max Kieffer (BMW golfsport ambassador) © BMW AG

From music festivals and exciting exhibitions to great sporting events, Discover Germany’s Culture Calendar is your perfect guide to this summer’s upcoming events. Innsbruck Tanzsommer (17June – 17 July 2013)

Düsseldorfer Kirmes – the biggest fun fair on the Rhine river (11–20 July 2014)

Ironman Zurich, Switzerland presented by ewz (27 July 2014)

Tanzsommer has become the most attended dance festival in Austria and has had many of the most famous dance companies in the world as its guests.

The popular fun fair will take place for the 113th time at its picturesque site on the Rhine meadows in Oberkassel. National and international operators of fairground attractions will be presenting both nostalgic and the latest sensational rides on grounds spanning 165,000 sq m.

Set in the heart of one of Europe's most beautiful countries, the course showcases Zurich's picturesque lake and countryside while challenging its participants to one of the world’s toughest races.

BMW International Open, Cologne (26-29 June 2014) The only PGA European Tour golf tournament held in Germany takes place on Gut Lärchenhof and attracts the crème de la crème of golf. Opera Festival St. Margarethen, near Vienna (9 July – 17 August 2014) Experience unforgettable opera and concert events at Römersteinbruch St. Margarethen! Every year the Opera Festival St. Margarethen offers musical and cultural pleasures on one of the most beautiful open-air stages in Europe.

CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival (1120 July 2014) The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is just one of the many exciting competitions held in Aachen. Those passionate about horses will be flocking to Aachen in July. Richard Wagner Bayreuther Festspiele (25 July – 28 August 2014) Since 1876 the Bavarian town of Bayreuth pays tribute to composer Richard Wagner – but the prestigious tickets for the world's largest Wagner Festival are hard to come by.

Wacken Open Air (31 July – 3 August 2-14) The biggest Heavy Metal Open Air festival in the world takes place in Northern Germany. “Blasting the North in August! See you in Wacken - Rain or Shine!” Five Finger Death Punch, Motörhead and many others will be performing. German Polo Masters - Sal. Oppenheim Gold Cup, Sylt (1-10 August 2014) One of Europe’s finest polo events. Six international teams including almost 180 horses are competing on the island of Sylt.

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