Three times a year Hamburg hosts northern Germany's biggest volksfest at the Heiligengeistfeld in St. Pauli. The Winter Dom, which is on from 8 November to 8 December 2013, features 260 fairground attractions and is once again expected to draw hordes of visitors. It opens at 3pm every day (one hour earlier on Sundays) and offers a wide array of snack bars, candy floss stands and fairground rides. A grand firework display starts at 10.30pm every Friday. Wednesdays are family days with discounted prices.
Did you know? Every year 12,250 festivals and funfairs take place right across Germany including the world's biggest beer festival, the Oktoberfest.