Traditional Rutenfest 2023


Mehlsack Ravensburg

Traditional Rutenfest 2023
21.07 to 25.07.23

The traditional festival delights the hearts of visitors from near and far with its drumming and playing groups.

Ravensburg’s Rutenfest is an event steeped in tradition that brings the city life every July. It is one of the oldest and largest city festivals in southern Germany and attracts visitors from near and far. The festival has a long history back to the 19th century and has become an important part of Ravensburg’s culture and identity.

During the Rutenfest, the town is transformed into a colourful festival area full of joy, music and happy people. The highlights of the festival are the festive parades, during which magnificently decorated floats parade through the streets, delighting thousands of visitors. The various associations and groups proudly present their creative contributions and create a unique atmosphere. The parades are accompanied by traditional music, dancing and joyful cheering that fills the entire city.

We have prepared for the traditional festival and adjusted our opening hours at Hermanns:

  • Friday, 21.07., and Saturday, 22.07., from 11.30 a.m.
  • Monday, 24.07, from 11.30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Our chef has put together a special Rutenfest menu for you. Look forward to fine dishes for the small appetite in between or a refreshment in the evening after the festivities.

Rutenfest menu

As a guest at the Hotel Kaiserhof, you are in an ideal location to enjoy the Rutenfest to the fullest. Our hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from the main festival activities, so you can easily reach the parades and events. After an exciting day of festivities, you can look forward to your retreat at the Hotel Kaiserhof.

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