The foundation for this light-hearted event was laid by the Dutch, who were based in Stolzenau. The highlight is the big carnival parade on the Sunday before Rose Monday (Rosenmontag) with large and small floats and foot processions, decorated with topics from the community and world events.
The Biedermeier Museum Garden is all about asparagus: delicious dishes, the crowning of the Asparagus Queen and guided tours through the Asparagus Museum.
This traditional celebration dates back to an anecdote from the Thirty Years' War, in which a few courageous citizens (the "Rott of the North") stole the flag and tent from the famous General Tilly when he was besieging the city, and others. In the target shooting, the Nienburger Target King (Scheibenkönig) is decided among the civilians. During the festival days, the potato bankquet takes place in the old town of Nienburg and the highlight is the big procession on Monday.
This unique, interactive live role-playing game is a closed event and the largest fantasy role-playing game in the world with around 8,000 players. It takes place on the grounds of a manor in the tranquil village of Brokeloh. For visitors there is the Fantastica Festival - a medieval market for young and old.
It is one of the largest folk festivals in northern Germany. At Brokser Marriage Market, you whirl around in the rides - fun wedding ceremonies, a bachelor auction, fireworks and the horse market are other highlights.
Craftsmen, jugglers, merchants and minstrels meet each year in honor of the daughter of Count Otto III. Here the guests are taken back to the early Middle Ages.
This weekend, the city is upside down. More than 60 bands play for around 80,000 festival visitors on around ten sound stages. A highlight is the flea market with more than 500 stalls, which takes place on Saturday.