The Dachau Volksfest is known far beyond the city limits. In the middle of the city, at the foot of the old town mountain, the traditional festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the festival meadow every year.
A successful interplay of festival tents, rides, fairground booths and tempting delicacies creates the unique atmosphere.
The Dachau Volksfest is not only an experience for the whole family on Family Day, due to the wide range of offers by the showmen and the numerous rides for young and old.
Sports enthusiasts cheer along the route of the Dachau mountain criterion during the festival time. The international bicycle race around the historic old town takes place annually on August 15th, the holiday of the Assumption of Mary.
Another highlight of the festival every year is the colorful fireworks display above the Dachau Castle, which has been attracting tens of thousands of visitors for years, including from the Munich, Freising and Augsburg areas.