There are lots of popular events in Thuringia. Town fairs and markets, like the 'Sommergewinn' in Eisenach or the Merchants' Bridge Festival in Erfurt attract thousands of people every year. In November, Thuringia's Christmas Markets are visitor magents.
Music festivals and concert series celebrate Thuringia's musical heritage. Annual event highlights include the Thuringian Bach Festival in spring and the Cathedral Steps Festival in Erfurt. More modern music is the focus of international events such as the Rudolstadt Festival or SonneMondSterne.
Sports events like the Rennsteig race or biathlon world cups, special exhibitions in galleries, castles and museums complement the event calendar.