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.
Weimar during the summer: an open city landscape surrounded by green areas, parks and a river. Moving, pulsing, full of life. In the little alleys, in front of the palace and mansions. Art and music everywhere, history, stage, film and boulevard. Always up close to contemporary life, authentic, intelligent, uncomplicated – a whole summer long.
Beside the Weimar Summer a colourful autumn program is waiting for you - especially our October highlight: the 360th Weimarer Zwiebelmarkt - the Onion Fair! Anyone who comes to Weimar in October has the chance to learn a little piece of the city's history; from Oct 11 to 13 we celebrate the oldest and largest festival. The popular Pottery market takes place in September and for lovers of classical music the LOHENGRIN will be performed at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, 165 years after its premiere at the same place place.