Events - Renchtal - The forefront of the Black Forest.

Time to Celebrate

Festive occasions have a long tradition in the Rench Valley. Every year visitors from near and far are attracted by numerous big events, their unique atmosphere and their culinary delights. Furthermore a large number of smaller cultural events and festivals of local societies take place. Our visitors’ brochure “Renchtal-Magazin” informs constantly about our monthly programme and is available in our service offices.


Narri, narro: Carnival 2018

  • Carnival parade in Oberkirch: 04th of February 2018
  • Carnival in the town of Oberkirch and Oppenaut: 08th of February 2018
  • Carnival parade in Oppenau: 12th of February 2018
  • Carnival parade in Lautenbach: 13th of February 2018

"Topinambur" Week

04th till 18th of March 2018

During this time the restaurants in the Renchtal offer different dishes made with the bulb "Topinambur". The Renchtal is well-known for it and the schnapps which is made from it. 

Easter market in Oppenau

17th of March 2018

The Günter-Bimmerle hall is nicely decorated for the beginning of spring. On this day you can buy all kinds of different handmade springlike decorations made out of wood, glas and many other materials.

Buchkopf-Tower - Festival

10th May 2018

28 meters high, 5,5 meters diameter, 140 steps, 

Panorama view from every floor over the Black forest all the way to the Rhine plain. That's the Buchkopf-Tower.

On Father's Day we celebrate the Buchkopf-Tower-Festival. On this day every hiker stops at the Buchkopf-Towerto get something to drink and enjoys the delicous regional food and cakes. If you want to drive up to the Buchkopf-Tower you can park at the parking "Skilift Zuflucht". From there it is only a 20 minute walk to the Tower.

"Erdbeerfest" - Strawberry Festival

26th until 27th of May 2018

At the end of May, Oberkirch dedicates one entire weekend to our “queen of fruits” – the strawberry. Confectioners, local restaurants, and those who sell their own products present the fruits of spring and offer strawberry-themed and asparagus-themed delicacies.

"Fest der Sinne" - Festival of the Senses

03rd of June 2018

Enjoying food and drinks with all senses – that is the motto of the annual “Fest der Sinne” at the winemaking cooperative of Oberkirch “Oberkircher Winzer eG”, which takes place on the first Sunday of June. Taste and enjoy the harmony of wine and corresponding culinary delights while being entertained by a varied programme.

Kids Day in Oberkirch

23rd of June 2018

On June 23rd the towncenter of Oberkich turns into a huge playground for kids. From 10:00 to 18:00 the kids will find over 80 attractions to play at, such as a jumping castle, kids motorcycles, pony riding, climbing tower, kids makeup and many more. 

Luminous Oberkirch - A Lot of Culture and Culinary Delights

13th of July 2018
“Luminous Oberkirch” – that is the motto of the 13th of July, a day when innumerable lights illuminate the streets and alleys of Oberkirch. On this day you can shop until midnight or enjoy the traditional concert in the park of Oberkirch, which is also illuminated by thousands of small lights.


04th and 05th of August 2018
Since 1974, this festival has annually taken place on the first weekend of August in the historic town centre of Oberkirch. Taste delicious smoked brown trout and other culinary specialties and enjoy the musical entertainment by local bands. The enchanting illumination creates a romantic atmosphere and lights up the idyllic timbered houses.


18th of August 2018

If you want to be moved back into a time around 100 years ago you are definitly need to come to this event. Bring your old bicycle, decorate it like it is over 100 years old, get dressed like the people from this time and participate in the bike tour along the Renchtal with stops along the way to show off your bike and strengthen up for the next stage. 

"Oppenauer Stadtfest" - Festival of Oppenau

25th of August to 27th of August 2018

The festival of Oppenau on the last weekend of August is one of Oppenau’s most beautiful festivals. Every year, Oppenau welcomes many visitors and offers them an entertaining programme as well as a huge variety of culinary specialties made by the local restaurants and societies.

Oberkircher Weinfest -Wine Festival of Oberkirch

31st of August till 03rd of September 2018
The traditional wine festival of Oberkirch takes place annually on the first weekend of September. Many wine- and food-stands offer you the exquisite wines of Oberkirch and local specialties. A varied programme and an amusement park guarantee fun and entertainment.

Wine Festival in Lautenbach

14th till 17th of September 2018

Enjoy the exquisite wines of the Renchtal, taste the delicious regional food and listen to some traditional Black Forest Musicians. 

Kulinarische Weinwanderung - Culinary Wine Tour

30th of September 2018
Passionate hikers and gourmets from near and far are invited to taste Oberkirch’s excellent wines, sparkling wines, and exquisite culinary delights during the annual culinary wine tour around Oberkirch.

Hiking Day in Lautenbach

27th of October 2018

The Tour of the Hiking Day in Lautenbach leads you to beautiful look outs around the Sohlberg. Along the way you can make stops at the different cottages and restaurants. 

Christmas Market in Oberkirch

14th till 16th of December 2018

It's Christmas time in Oberkirch. The area around the church turns into a festive decorated Christmas village. Enjoy the traditional regional food, some "Glühwein" and the festive atmopsphere during this weekend. On the stage many different acts will entertain you.

New Years Eve Ball in Oppenau

31st of December 2018

It's one of the biggest highlights in Oppenau. The annual New Years Eve Ball.  The Günter-Bimmerle Hall will be turned into a huge ball room. You can enjoy a delicious 5-Course menu and get entertained by Live-Music. The Higlight of the evening are the huge fireworks at midnight.

"Hoffeste" - Festivals at Our Wineries

The festivals at the wineries around Oberkirch are no longer a secret. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and the idyllic scenery of the wineries during an entertaining programme.

Festival at “Winzerhof Börsig”: last weekend of August
Festival at “Weingut Herztal”: last weekend of June
Festival at “Weingut Josef Huber”: third weekend of September, every two years
Festival in “Renners Weinlaube”: first weekend of July