Welcome to the official website of the „Ochsenfest“ in Wetzlar. This traditional festival enchants its visitors since 1832 and celebrates its 65th anniversary. Join this year’s activities from July 5th until July 11th 2017 and experience a unique combination of traditions and modernity yourself.
The program features activities for all age groups. Everyday you can visit the fair and go on a ride in the worldwide highest portable chairoplane, visit the museum showing farming equipment and machinery, take a stroll through the exhibition of local businesses or enjoy a nice evening with live music at the marquee.
Some of the other highlights:
On Friday (July 7th) you can have a look at the traditional cattle-show, starting at 9 a.m..
On Saturday (July 8th) the historical market takes place, show casting various types of handicrafts (starting at 10 a.m.).
On Sunday (July 9th) starting at 1 p.m. the traditional festive procession starts its way through the city of Wetzlar. At 11 p.m. a big firework ends the weekend.
To get there you have to look for the address ‘Waldessaum 35578 Wetzlar’. If you arrive by car you can park nearby for a small fee of 3€/day.