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Blankenburg (Harz) offers a diverse program of events every year. From concerts in the castle gardens and the monastery, guided tours, exhibitions, city festivals, Christmas market, there is always something to experience here. The current dates of events in Blankenburg (Harz) and the surrounding area can be found in our event calendar.



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30. April

Walpurgis night

The night of nights in the Harz, the Walpurgis night, is celebrated with mystical and atmospheric festivities throughout the region. The rendezvous of the spirit world of Blankenburg takes place in the inner courtyard of the domain on Walpurgis evening.





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27th – 29th May 2023

Medieval on Regenstein Castle


For three days, knights, heralds, jugglers, fools, craftsmen, market-players and musicians are guests in Blankenburg (Harz).


25th June 2023

Children's Festival "Strong as a lion"


On 25th June 2023 your children's eyes will shine when in the Blankenburg Thiepark one of the largest children festivals in the Harz welcomes you and your children. It offers plenty of chances to do arts & crafts, painting, shooting, playing, driving, tasting ... and much more.



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4th August – 7th August 2023 (conditional)

Hüttenröder Grasedanz (grass dance)


The Grass Queen in Hüttenrode (a district of Blankenburg Harz), has been elected every year since 1885. This special tradition, where women are the focus, is celebrated every year on the first weekend in August. The choice of the Grass Queen is decided on Sunday morning. Come and enjoy this 3-day traditional festival for both locals and guests.

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2nd September 2023

16. Rock and Pop Night

We Rock the Castle.
In the beautifully lit courtyard of Blankenburg Castle a variety of live bands guarantee a great atmosphere for this special location.




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1st – 3rd December 2023

Christmas at the Castle

On the 1st weekend in December

in and around Blankenburg Castle

On the first weekend of Advent, the castle courtyard shines festively. On all three days there is colourful activity of hustle and bustle at different stands displaying festive gifts in the castle courtyard and within Blankenburg Castle.



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8th – 10th April 2023

Viking Festival at Regenstein Castle


These fearless Viking warriors from the north besiege Regenstein Castle in Blankenburg (Harz) every Easter.


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26th – 28th May 2023 

Germany's largest open-air

Volleyball Tournament in Hüttenrode

The Hüttenröder volleyball tournament is the largest open-air volleyball tournament in Germany. In the evening, a large volleyball party is held in the marquee. The Hüttenröder Hexennacht (Witches Night), which takes place on Saturday evening, is unique.



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3rd June 2023

Day of Parks and Garden

The nationwide "Pleasure in the Garden - Day of Parks and Gardens" campaign has been taking place since 2008 on the initiative of the German Garden Network Association, a merger of the regional garden initiatives of Germany. The aim of the campaign weekend is to inspire enthusiasm among young and old, residents and tourists about the historical and contemporary garden art and thus ensure the preservation and care of German parks and gardens. The terrace garden in front of the Little Castle offers a fantastic backdrop for a variety of cultural and culinary temptations.

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30th June – 2nd July 2023

Festival of Flowers


The large and beautiful lawns of the park offer plenty of space for a variety of interactions. Throughout the weekend we light up your children's eyes with funny bouncy castles, play equipment and entertainment during the day. Local fitness studios hold their most popular courses for everyone in the open-air and an integrated flower market create a thematic framework for the festival. The diverse daily promotions give both young and old an unforgettable day. As soon as the sun leaves the Thiepark, fascinating illuminations and cleverly placed lights create an atmospheric backdrop.

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6th August 2023

Michaelstein Monastery Festival

On the first Sunday in August, Michaelstein Monastery invites you to the Great Monastery Festival. A fine cultural program with various concerts from classic to spiritual, with theatre, puppet theatre, art as well as the popular Green Market make this festival day an unforgettable experience for visitors large and small.


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17th September 2023

Day of the Blankenburg Beauties


Mayor Heiko Breithaupt and the Blankenburg Tourist Information jointly invite you to a colourful programme of events with music, fun and games and culinary delights. The "Blankenburg Beauties" day provides a worthy setting for the awarding of the Adolf Just Prize and for honouring the winners of the "Look in the Garden" competition.
Further programme items are currently still being planned.


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8th – 17th December 2023

Sternthaler Christmas Market

In the centre of Blankenburg, the Town Hall and the Market Square you will discover a cosy warm intimate Advent feeling. The Sternthaler Christmas Market will help to get you in the festive mood for the Christmas holidays. Discover the charm of Christmas in the Harz with an endearing program of fairytale stories, handicrafts, glass art, puppet shows and musical performances.



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