ANNOTOPIA … in a nutshell

In ANNOTOPIA there aren´t any conventions, there´s no right or wrong, there’s no limit for your thoughts and actions.

ANNOTOPIA is new and inspiring, curios and sometimes bizarre but always full of love and geniality.

From primeval dinosaurs to futuristic fictual Star Wars heroes – you will meet them all on your journey through ANNOTOPIA! Enjoy a fantastic world full of magic along with Professor Abraxo and his steam-rider.

Around the splendid castles of Lüdinghausen, the beautiful castle park in Rotenburg, at residential palace park in Bad Mergentheim and at Marienburg Castle (Pattensen near Hanover) the most creative folks of Europe will present all their artistry, crafts and skills. The adorable atmospheres provide an almost perfect scenery for cultural and culinary highlights, where either various fabulous (elves, goblins, dwarves, …), pirates and vikings, Victorian steampunks, medieval knights as well as visitors of all kinds and ages can feel special and extraordinary. A great spetacular festival for the whole familiy. You have to experience it to believe it. So watch our ANNOTOPIA-Trailer and check out the ANNOTOPIA-Photogroup on Facebook; there you will get first fantastic impressions.

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The World of ANNOTOPIA … with one click!

After the great premiere festivals in 2018 with over 10,000 visitors and the new editions in 2019 with a total of over 16,000 visitors there was the long Corona break. In 2021, however, the ANNOTOPIA journey could fortunately continue. It became even more fantastic … three times and with over 20,000 visitors! The previous peak was reached in the current year 2022: with over 35,000 visitors at four locations.

So we are now looking forward to the time travels in 2023:

• Schlosspark Rotenburg a. d. Fulda – 18th till 21st of May 2023

• Marienburg Castle, Pattensen (near Hanover) – 10th & 11th of June 2023

• Residential Palace Park, Bad Mergentheim – 19th & 20th of August 2023

• Wasserburgenlandschaft Lüdinghausen – 2nd & 3rd of September 2023

All information about the festivals is of course available here on this homepage and always up to date on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

visitors in 2022
Visitors in 2022


Here you will find all important information from the beautiful land of ANNOTOPIA. You can also find out more news on a regular basis via our multimedia platforms:

ANNOTOPIA: Fantasy festival in Pattensen attracts numerous fans

Fantasy knows no boundaries. On the Whitsun weekend, visitors to the ANNOTOPIA fantasy festival could see this for themselves. Around the Marienburg in Pattensen (Lower Saxony), flailing orcs, mighty dinosaurs and many other mythical creatures were on the move, enchanting young and old against a fairytale backdrop.

To the Broadcast

You can find the pictures from the free photo shoot here.

Latest News: ANNOTOPIA Lüdinghausen 2022

After the 2021 festivals, the anticipation for ANNOTOPIA 2022 is great: there are four dates to choose from!

We start at Pentecost, there will be the double premiere at Marienburg Castle: 3 days and for the first time in Lower Saxony!
In August we are back in Baden-Württemberg at the Residenzschloss Mergentheim …

… bevor we go to Rotenburg at the Fulda in September.
In October we will celebrate the finale in Lüdinghausen!

Applications are now open.

ANNOTOPIA Fantasy-Talk – Part III

Round 3 of the ANNOTOPIA-Fantasy-Talk has begun.
This time: Mr. & Mrs. Trash (Endzeit-Duo), Dmitri & Sveta from the Steam-Show (Minsk, Belarus), Torben Schäfer (Managing Director MER Rotenburg) and Frank Brune (noa entertainment)!

Moderation: Professor Abraxo & UW-1472
Focus this time: Endzeit & Rotenburg!

On Tuesday, July 13 at 8 pm it starts:
HERE you can watch the trailer …

Regularly we would like to introduce you with this new and extraordinary format contributors, locations and the people behind ANNOTOPIA. In addition, you will get the latest news and one or the other surprise about Germany’s biggest fantasy festival. And of course we would like to involve YOU as well.


4 x ANNOTOPIA in 2022!

What do you think?
We are already looking forward to it:

After the long, Corona-related dry spell, ANNOTOPIA will be represented at four locations in four federal states next year:

  • Water castle landscape Lüdinghausen (NRW)
  • NEW: Marienburg Castle in 30982 Pattensen near Hannover (Lower Saxony)
  • Residential Palace in 97980 Bad Mergentheim (Baden-Württemberg)
  • Castle park in 36199 Rotenburg a. d. Fulda (Hesse)