2013 is a double jubilee-year in Weimar: Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday will be celebrated in Weimar as well as the 150th birthday of the Allround artist Henry ban de Velde. The German National Theatre will honour Wagner, whose opera Lohengrin was world premièred in Weimar and is of course included on the program once again in 2013. Henry van de Velde is the focus of a number of exhibitions in and around Weimar. The jubilee of the versatile Belgian genius is an opportunity to centre attention on the oeuvre he created during the 15 years he spent in Weimar.
Seven weeks of top-notch entertainment in intimate surroundings. At the Köstritzer Spiegelzelt - a mirror marquee in Weimar, guests can expect superb concerts and fun-packed variety evenings together with fine food and drink. The intimate setting of an early 20th century Dutch dance palais provides a magical atmosphere for performances by a host of popular entertainers.
Theatre, readings, early and classical music, Lieder, hits, jazz, soul, pop and experimental music can be experienced in the theatre hall of the Old Palace, the room that has been called the “Weapon Hall” since Carl August’s day, the baroque “White Hall” or the “Palace Church”.