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Free German Listening Practice Video – Festivals -GCSE & Advanced Beginner

Celebrations and Festivals in German Speaking Countries

German Listening Practice for GCSE and Advanced Beginners on Feste und Feiertage in Deutschland und Österreich

festivals in German speaking countries listening practiceWant to learn German? Wish to do some German listening practice on celebrations and festivals? Or do you just want to learn about some religious and non-religious festivals in Germany and Austria? Well, this post and video is for you!

There isn’t enough German listening practice material that is accessible for advanced beginner and intermediate German students. Therefore, I decided to create my own , along with a video. This is mainly so my students can practise listening skills in German. However, also so that they can watch a video clip with native / fluent speakers talking in German about topics and themes they are learning about.

Who is this (Feste und Feiertage) Celebrations and Festivals German listening practice clip for?

This free German listening practice video is perfect for advanced beginner German learners; specifically GCSE level or CEFR A2 learners. Although, you can also certainly use it with KS3 German students (UK) or equivalent, too. 

What does this Festivals German Listening Practice video contain?

This short video on ,Feste und Feiertage’ lasts 6 minutes and 17 seconds.

Firstly there is an intro slide entitled: ,die wichtigsten Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern’.

Next, the video continues with a 90 second introduction from Sabina. Sabina outlines the content and offers three different activities that students could do whilst watching the video, as well as thereafter.

Finally, for the remainder of the video, Franziska, a native German speaker presents popular religious and non religious festivals and celebrations in Germany and Austria. She draws comparisons between some popular festivals and celebrations there and England.

Festivals celebrated in Germany and Austria that are mentioned include: Christmas, Easter, New Year’s Eve, New Year, Oktoberfest and Pfingsten. So, that’s what this festivals German listening practice video contains!


  • Skip to 1 minute 25 to see the 3 activity options to do whilst watching the German listening practice video clip on celebrations and festivals
  • Not sure what’s going on? Use the images and graphics to help you understand and if you need to, put on the Closed Caption subtitles after you’ve attempted listening without a couple of times.

Want more FREE German listening practice? Check out my Intermediate German Revision by Topic post. It is packed with vocabulary activities and listening practise on various GCSE topics for German learners at CEFR A2 level. Why not check out The Ideal Teacher Language School’s YouTube Channel (and subscribe, of course!) for more German listening practice for beginner and intermediate students.


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