The humble onion is the star of the Onion Market held in Weimar every October. These are no ordinary onions lumped together in crates or sacks; these are onions plaited together in the traditional way and decorated with dried flowers of yellow, white or lilac. They come in all sizes too - from tiny ones to a whopping big one.
A long tradition
It was first recorded in 1653 as a "market for beasts and onions" on what is today the Frauenplan, mostly held on a Sunday around 10 October …
A variety of artists will also be performing - there will be more than 100 performances on the stages within the city.
The City Run during the Onion Markets is very poular. More than 2000 Runners participate every year.
How to get there
No need to check out free parking spots! The best way to get to Weimar during the Onion Market is by train - fast and comfortable.
The film about the Onion Market
Onions, onion cakes, hearty food, music and Weimar from above. A first impression for those who have not yet been there.