Must love festivals in Europe

Summertime is festival time! Is there anything better than attending a festival and in addition to visiting a city? Of course, most festivals offer a camping site. But we recommend staying in our MEININGER hotels to start relaxed into the festival time. Our MEININGER hotels are all very central –  so it is pretty easy to get to the festivals with public transport. To show you the best festivals in our cities, we send out some famous bloggers to attend some must love festivals and to show you how to make the best of it.


Hipster Cup festival

At the end of July the Hipster Cup Festivals takes place in the Malzfabrik in Berlin. Two stages and many funny games, for example iPhone throwing competitions are waiting for all hipsters and visitors. Many teams compete in different disciplines against each other and typical acts from Berlin will show their music on stage. Sebastian from off the path visits the festival for us. He writes for more than three years for his travel blog about adventures and flashpacking and he knows almost the whole wide world. We are curious what we will think about this crazy festival.




MS Dockville

MS Dockville is not just a music festival, it rather combines music and art. Bands and DJs, but also poetry slams and art can be seen by the visitors near Hamburg. 130 bands and DJs on six stages wait for 22.000 visitors during the festival which lasts three days. Frankie from as the bird flies visits Hamburg for us and discovers what the MS Dockville has to offer. Frankie writes for three years for her blog. It is about travelling in all its facets – music, art and design. We are curious what she experiences.

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c/o pop festival

Cologne has much more to offer than carneval and the cathedral. We test the c/o pop festival for you in August. Kate from adventurouskate joins the crowd and shows you that the rhine metropolis Cologne is worth a visit. The c/o pop festival offers many different concerts in different locations. In addition, near the city garden many artists play shows – for free! All streets in this area are covered with music and the shops in the Belgian quarter, too. Kate travels fulltime around the world and is based in London. From the MEININGER Hotel Cologne City Center she discovers the city and the festival. We are sure that interesting and exciting stories are waiting for us.

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Wiener Wiesnfest

Apart from the scenic music festival Kash from budgettraveller goes on a traditional way of party: He visits the Wiener Wiesnfest. Last years over half a million people visited the classic Austrian festival of local customs with three festival tents, a Wiesn-village and clubbing in traditional costumes – a real competitor to the Oktoberfest in Munich.  Kash travels the world since four years and this summer a new Austrian adventure is waiting for him: Austrian charme, folklike music and morning pits in the prater in Vienna.

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PITCH Festival

The PITCH Festival takes place in Amsterdam and Beth and Randy from beersandbeans attend this festival. Progressive electronic music in an adventurous but intimate festival can be expected at the PITCH Festival. Randy and Beth are originally from the US, travelling the world for many years. They have been to many festivals, so we are excited to read their stories about their time in Amsterdam.

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Thanks to the  c-o-pop-Festival, das Wiener WiesnfestDe Fotomeisjes and Hinrich Carstensen for the photos.

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