15:30 - September 8, 2024 @ 15:30
Worms, Germany

Legendary Nibelungenlauf Worms 2024: Sports, Fun, and History!

Nibelungenlauf Worms Germany

Note: Our standard Nibelungenlauf Worms epic weekend package is designed to include both active and leisurely experiences on your race weekend.

Worms is not just any ordinary city. It holds the titles of being a cathedral city, a Lutheran city, the oldest city in Germany and the setting of the famous Song of the Nibelungs. If you want to make the best out of the city, join the Nibelungenlauf on the weekend of September 7th/8th, 2024! Combining sports and culture, this event is a must for running enthusiasts or anyone who is ready to get off the couch! Then, there is even a walker’s category for you to enjoy!

Worms Germany in a Nutshell

Throughout its long history, Worms has witnessed countless events that have shaped its identity. One of the most significant moments took place in 1521 when Martin Luther fearlessly defended his 95 theses before the Diet of Worms. This single act shattered the unity of the Church forever.

If you take a stroll through the city’s marketplace, you’ll come across a fascinating wheel of fortune that symbolizes the city’s rollercoaster-like journey through time. It’s like taking a whirlwind tour of Worms’ rich history. And let’s not forget the perpetual disagreement between Kriemhild and Brunhild, two legendary figures who seem to never see eye to eye.

From St. Peter’s Cathedral to the Luther Monument and the Jewish cemetery “Holy Sands” to name some, there are plentiful historical sights in the city of Worms to delve into the history. Nature lovers can enjoy the city’s many parks and picnic areas along the River Rhine, take a bike tour along the river or a boat tour on the river. Worms is certainly a gem and a perfect weekend getaway destination.

Nibelungenlauf Worms

The Worms Nibelungenlauf is a highly anticipated event in the Worms running calendar, attracting a large number of participants each year in September. With over 2,200 runners from 38 different nations, the Nibelungenlauf is a vibrant and diverse running festival.

Celebrating its 21th edition this season under the motto “Everyone is a winner“, the event offers various running/walking distances:

  • a half marathon for runners,
  • a 10 km run for runners and walkers,
  • a 5km women’s run,
  • an over-60s run and a school run, each with a 5-kilometer route
  • kids’ races

Whether you’re a beginner, a casual jogger, or a seasoned runner, the Nibelungenlauf welcomes all levels of athletes.

With a flat, 100% asphalt course, runners have the perfect opportunity to achieve a personal best at the Worms Nibelungenlauf.

The scenic 10 km route takes you through the heart of Worms, showcasing the city’s landmarks along the way.

Note on the half marathon: Anyone who has not yet passed the start/finish line after approx. 10.5 km after 1:25 hours will unfortunately have to be taken out of the race! The cut-off time is at 12:45 p.m.!

Nibelungen Bridge Worms Germany
Nibelungen Bridge, Worms. @credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbell1975/

Start times

The great running event begins on Saturday with Kids’ races and ends on Sunday with the various runs and the award ceremony at the Hagen Monument.

  • Saturday, September 7th, 2024
    • Bambini run 4:00 p.m.
    • Mascot run 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 8th, 2024
    • Half marathon 10:00 a.m.
    • 10 km run + walker 10:10 a.m.
    • 5 km runs 09:00 a.m.


The start-finish arena is right on the Rhine. Here you can already meet the Nibelungs with the Hagendenkmal monument and Kriemhild’s rose garden. From here the route leads with a view of the Nibelungenturm (tower) through the Nibelungenbrücke (bridge) to another point in Worms’ history, the “Salzstein” before it leads into the Worms city forest. After a loop over the Rhine dam, the route leads back to the “Nibelungenlauf-Arena” to the finish.

More details about the race can be found on the official website: https://nibelungenlauf.de

The annual running event in September offers a diverse supporting program to complement the main races. The event’s popularity stems from its fast-paced nature as well as the enchanting medieval setting and abundance of historical landmarks.

Let yourself be inspired by a great supporting program around the Nibelungenlauf in Worms.

Bonus event: Fleckenmauer Medieval Festival

Every four years, the Fleckenmauerfest takes place in Flörsheim-Dalsheim, a medieval spectacle, which only about 12 km away from Worms. In 2020 it was cancelled due to Corona, but now in 2024 it will take place on the exact same weekend from September 06 to 08, 2024. An authentic festival that takes place in a historical area that you should not missed out on your weekend trip to Worms!


Nibelungenlauf Worms 2024 Weekend Package

We have put together an awesome 2-night/3-day weekend package in Worms coinciding with the Nibelungenlauf 2024. For individual requests, please get in touch with us!

Worms Weekend Package Itinerary (September 06-08, 2024)

Day 1 – Friday, September 06, 2024
Arrive in the beautiful city and check into your accommodation. Time-permitting, take a leisurely stroll along the charming town squares or along the Rhine River.

Please noteWorms is easily accessible from Frankfurt, Mannheim, Heidelberg, and other cities in Germany. If you need any support with arranging train or bus tickets, please get in touch with us.

Day 2 – Saturday, September 07, 2024
The day is free to spend at your leisure. In the afternoon, there will be various events in town, apart from the kids races that start at 4pm.

If you are a family with kids, you may want to spend some time at the nearby amusement parks and open air pools.

The nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey is a great place to explore and learn about the history, also with kids.

For nature enthusiasts, there are several options, e.g. the Stone Forest, bike tours, sand banks and more.

The Rhein River adds to Worms’ charm, and riverside parks offer pleasant spots for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

If you are not going to take part in the race tomorrow, how about a bike tour to the Fleckenmauer festival? The tour length of around 35 km is easy to manage, or alternatively it’s only a train station away.

We can assure you there is something for everyone in Worms, and a day won’t be sufficient to explore it all!

Day 3 – Sunday, September 08 2024 – RACE DAY
Your accommodation is ideally located to the starting point of the Worms Nibelungenlauf. Participate in the race of your choice today.

Good luck with the race!

Nibelungenlauf Worms Germany

Nibelungenlauf Weekend Package Inclusions and exclusions


  • 2 nights at a city hotel (including breakfast), or city apartment (excl. breakfast)
  • Complete race entry registration by MAHO on Earth and info-pack
  • Race entry fee for the race of your choice
  • Service hotline (contact person available during the trip)
  • Pre/-post trip support with travel arrangements


  • International flights, ground transfers
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Meals other than specified
  • Visa fees (if any)
  • Health requirements/vaccinations (if any)
  • Entrance fees for sights, museums
  • Any other services not specified in inclusions
  • Individual arrangements

Booking and Payment Terms

  • Nibelungenlauf Worms package cost: 275,-EUR per person sharing a double room or holiday apartment (Please ask for single and family room pricing).
  • The full amount is due upon registration and non-refundable.
  • Registration deadline: August 16, 2024.
  • Maximum group size is limited to 12, open to all ages.
  • If minimum 10 participants join us on this weekend in total, MAHO on Earth group leader will be available at the venue.

Extend your stay

While we’ve included 2 nights, we can of course add on additional nights so you can make a longer stay and take time to enjoy everything on offer here. How about a day trip to romantic towns of Idstein and Heidelberg?

There is also cycling routes along the Rhine River, and we can arrange longer cycling holidays for the whole family, a combination trip of cycling and cruising on the river is all possible. Simply chat with us and let us know just what you have in mind, we can make it happen!


Worm’s blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a wonderful destination for travelers looking to experience the hidden gems of Germany. Whether you’re interested in architecture, wine, or simply soaking in the ambiance of a charming German city, Worms has something to offer. And on this special weekend trip, you can participate in the half marathon, 10K, 5K, explore the city’s landmarks, relax and savor the festivities around the event.


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