Culture Calendar: March 2023
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE
Spring is around the corner and there are plenty of activities and events to enjoy while we await a milder breeze. From gourmet food festivals and mountaintop farmer’s markets to garden trade-shows and jazz concerts – this month will be anything but boring.
26TH VIENNESE WEEK OF RESTAURANTS, VIENNA (6 – 12 MARCH)
The Viennese week of restaurants (‘Wiener Restaurantwoche’) is an absolute highlight in the event calendar for food lovers, restaurateurs and celebrities. It is also known as the ‘gourmet marathon’ – and rightly so. This delicious week tempts guests with irresistible dishes. It should come as no surprise that it’s extremely popular, so make sure to book your table in advance.
ITB BERLIN CONVENTION, BERLIN (7 – 9 MARCH)
The ITB Berlin is back. The live event is one of the world’s largest travel trade-fairs, thanks to around 10,000 international exhibitors. It offers fabulous insights into different countries and cultures. A vibrant event throughout.
SKI AND WINE WEEK, GASTEINER TAL (11 – 18 MARCH)
This is a truly special week, also lovingly called the ‘highest farmer’s market of the Alps’. Tasty home-made delicacies are sold at 28 stalls along the snowy skiing slopes. Grab some beautiful local treats such as Swiss cheese and sweet jam, or enjoy a glass of gorgeous local wine in a glorious setting.
GARDEN & AMBIENT BODENSEE, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN (15 – 19 MARCH)
When the garden slowly wakes up from its winter sleep, it’s time to get inspired for the new season. This garden trade-show in Friedrichshafen is the perfect place to do just that. With a great range of plants, lawn mowers, garden decorations and even ponds and swimming pools, there is the right thing however you plan to design the garden of your dreams.
NIGHT OF THE MUSEUM, BERN (17 MARCH)
This one is for the night owls among us. Starting at 6pm and finishing at 2 in the morning, Bern’s Night of the Museum is always packed to the brim with events, workshops and surprises. Each year the diverse range of participating institutions turns this night into something truly special.
48TH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, BERN (21 MARCH – 27 MAY)
The International Jazz Festival brings smooth tunes to the city of Bern. More than 200 individual jazz, blues and soul concerts will be held at Marian’s jazz room. The very intimate atmosphere at the venue gives the concerts a special touch. Year after year, it not only attracts 30,000 people, but also well-known global jazz icons.
FRÜHLINGSDOM 2022, HAMBURG (24 MARCH – 23 APRIL)
Hamburg’s legendary fun fair in Spring is an absolute magnet for locals and tourists alike. With lots of different rides, food stalls and attractions, the fun fair brings thousands of visitors to the vibrant harbour city. Perfect for the entire family.
12TH WHISKY FESTIVAL, DRESDEN-RADEBEUL (25 – 26 MARCH)
Incredible tastings of international whisky await at this festival known for its casual vibe. There are also plenty of other spirits, exclusive wines, selected cigars and even fine chocolates on offer. Live music, professional seminars and various other surprises complete the experience. Cheers to that!
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