Vikings, Dancing, Sports Cars, and Pumpkins!

Swinging Lautern!

The Werbegemeinschaft "Kaiser in Lautern" organizes this year from 30 August to 01 September 2018 in cooperation with the city of Kaiserslautern the Barbarossa festival "Swinging Lautern" in the city center of Kaiserslautern. You can expect a live program on stages and squares, as well as marching bands in the pedestrian zone. Go shopping for Jazz, Swing, Soul, Blues & Rock`n`Roll in conjunction with culinary specialties. Aug 30-Sept 1.  Program details at


Pumpkin Time!

Also in 2018, the garden show Kaiserslautern shines again in a colorful pumpkin. This year is all about circus and magic. More than 50,000 pumpkins create oversized figures. Shown are 11 circus scenes, partly consisting of several individual figures. Be curious about the artist pyramid, the tiger jumping through a ring of fire or the rabbit conjured out of a hat! The figures are lovingly decorated in hours of manual work and transform the park into a wonderful autumn landscape. September 1 through October 31st.  More info at


Viking Fair in Elschbach

September 1 - September 2.  Head to a Viking Fair this weekend and see some traditional viking stone-throwing, tug of war, barrel rolling, fish throwing and carrying of the tribe chief.  The event will start on Sturday at 1:30 at the viking camp, or Wikingerplatz.  There will be musical entertainment and a children's program.   The award ceremony for kids takes place at 3 p.m. Enjoy typical Viking dishes and beverages. Free admission!  See for more details!  Wikingerplatz (Viking grounds), Glanstrasse 

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Sports Car Event!

If you have a sports car fan in your house, this is an event to see!  The sportscar meet Cars & Chill will take place for the 5th time on the 1st of september!  Cars & Chill will be held in association with the Barbarossafestival "Swinging Lautern".  The gate will open at 5 pm.   There will be food and drinks offered next to the cars and chill meet. Everyone is invited to visit the meet and check out the cars. Saturday, September 1 at 5 PM – 11 PM.  Stiftsplatz, 67655 Kaiserslautern, Germany