The Brezelfest or 'pretzel festival' is as much part of Speyer as its cathedral. It is the festival of festivals in Speyer and a prime example of tradition in Germany.
From 10 to 17 July 2014 there will be fun, entertainment and a lively atmosphere at the festival site below Speyer Cathedral. As well as modern and traditional fairground rides and attractions, you can expect welcoming beer gardens, a huge festival tent and a daily programme of live music on three stages. Sunday is the day of the traditional Brezelfest run, followed by the festival procession through the city centre featuring around 100 floats.
If Speyer is too far to travel, you might like to visit the pretzel festival in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, North Rhine-Westphalia, on 8 September 2014.