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Last updated on 18. September 2020

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When do major events start?

Federal state Answer
Brandenburg Public and private events may again be held with up to 1000 people. This also includes concerts and church services. Large events with more than 1000 people remain prohibited until New Year 2021. In exceptional cases, health authorities may allow permits. Distance and hygiene rules must be observed. Fresh air supply must be guaranteed in rooms and personal data must be recorded. Demonstrations are possible without a limited number of participants, but the minimum distance must be maintained and access must be regulated.
Berlin For trade fairs, conferences and commercial indoor leisure activities, up to 1000 people are allowed to meet gradually until 1 October; currently 750 are permitted. Outside, up to 1000 people are currently allowed to come together, and since September 1, up to 5000. These upper limits also apply to private and family events.
Baden-Württemberg Since 1 August, a number of participants of up to 500 people is permitted at conferences and congresses, and since 1 September, trade fairs with more than 500 people are to be permitted again. Large events such as public festivals will remain prohibited until at least the end of the year.
Bavaria Mass events remain prohibited until the end of October. Smaller markets "without a folk festival character (...), which do not attract large numbers of visitors and which do not have a festive character" are again permitted outside under certain conditions. Wedding and other celebrations may take place. With up to 100 people indoors or up to 200 people outdoors. With seat allocations the limit is 400 persons outside and 200 persons inside.
Bremen In closed rooms events with a maximum of 250 people are possible, in the open air up to 400 people can come together. Large events are prohibited until the end of October. The hygiene concept and the minimum distance must be observed. Organisers are obliged to record the personal data of guests.
Hesse Major events remain prohibited until the end of October. Events with up to 250 people no longer need to be approved if a hygiene and distance concept is in place.
Hamburg In Hamburg, events with up to 1000 participants outdoors and 650 participants indoors are again permitted under certain conditions. Large events remain prohibited until the end of October.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Larger events remain prohibited. Outdoor events with up to 500 participants are allowed. In closed rooms, a maximum of 200 people are allowed. In exceptional cases, up to 400 people may gather indoors and up to 1000 people outdoors. For family celebrations the number of persons may not exceed 50. At weddings, youth consecrations or religious celebrations the number may also be 75, as well as at weddings and funerals. Public festivals are not yet permitted.
Lower Saxony All major events are prohibited until the end of October. Since July 6th, cultural events with up to 500 participants inside and up to 1000 visitors outside are allowed in Lower Saxony. The minimum distance must be observed.
North Rhine-Westphalia Major events are to remain prohibited until the end of October. Events with more than 1000 guests must be coordinated with the state. Trade fairs may only take place under certain conditions. For events with more than 500 guests, stricter regulations apply.
Rhineland-Palatinate Until the end of October major events remain prohibited. Up to 250 people may gather inside during events. Outside events with up to 500 people are possible if the distance is maintained and contact details are recorded. For private parties, such as weddings or family celebrations, the number of people should be determined in advance and should not exceed 75 people.
Schleswig-Holstein Major events remain prohibited. Outdoor events are permitted for 500 participants, in closed rooms for up to 250 participants.
Saarland Major events remain prohibited until the end of October. Open-air events are permitted with up to 900 people, in closed rooms with up to 450.
Saxony From 1 September, major events with more than 1000 visitors are permitted again. However, only if the number of new infections in the region of the venue has not exceeded 20 per 100 000 inhabitants in the past 7 days. Conferences, congresses and smaller trade fairs with up to 1000 visitors are permitted again - provided that appropriate hygiene concepts are in place. Since 18 July, up to 1000 people have been allowed to watch mass and leisure sports, including football matches.
Saxony-Anhalt Major events remain prohibited until the end of October. Up to 50 people may come to private parties. At professionally organized celebrations such as weddings or events such as symposia, up to 1000 people are allowed in the open air. In closed rooms the number of participants is limited to 500. From 01 November, events with more than 1,000 people will be possible if they are approved separately, e.g. by the public health department. An appropriate corona protection concept must be available for this purpose.
Thuringia There is a ban on major events until the end of October. Trade fairs, special markets and commercial exhibitions are permitted on presentation of an infection protection concept. For public events in closed rooms, the contact details of participants must be recorded.