Highlights in WeimarSummer in Weimar

Barely a week goes by without some festival or exciting event taking place in Weimar. Classical concerts, plays on stage and in the open air and many exhibitions at Weimar's museums. Even more convivial are our markets and fairs


all year

Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar

Whether classics or modern theatre: The repertoire of Weimar's Deutsches Nationaltheater is enormous. This year FAUST I and II, Hamlet or Fidelio are on stage.

21 March to 27 March 2020

The Bauhaus in the case-files

The state archive of Thuringia presents the original documents of the Bauhaus.

1. April 2019 to 30. April 2020

See the Witnesses

For several years, the Weimar photographer Thomas Müller portrayed former prisoners of the Buchenwald concentration camp. For the opening of the Bauhaus anniversary year, large-format photo portraits in public areas are meant to be both a confrontation and an invitation to pause and reflect.

from 28 Aug 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Adventures in Reason

Goethe and the natural sciences around 1800. For the first time ever, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar presents Goethe’s extensive natural scientific collection. Visitors can look forward to a thrilling thematic presentation with innovative media stations which revisit the debates of the burgeoning...

16. August till 17. November 2019

Speach renewal!

At the Bauhaus, experiments with speech were just as elementary and compositional as those with colors, forms and building materials. The ACC-Gallery calls for: Speech Renewal! And brings contemporary literates, lyricists and other writers and artists to Weimar.

6. April 2019

Threatened democracy. The Weimar Republic and the Kapp Putsch of March 13, 1920.

The Kapp Putsch was directed against democracy and brought the Weimar Republic to the brink of civil war. The coup attempt failed after 100 hours, also due to the biggest general strike in German history. The exhibition focuses on the events in Weimar.

8 February - 26 April 2020

Enrico Freytag

An exhibition with works of the Weimar artist and graduates of the Bauhaus University Weimar Enrico Freitag. The exhibition's opening will take place on 7 February at 5 pm in the presence of the artist.

1, 8 and 15. March 2020

Weimar Talks

On three Sundays, renowned speakers from culture, politics, journalism or business will speak on given or self-chosen topics.

28th August 2018

Goethe's Birthday

The Weimar Classic Foundation celebrates the 266 birthday of Goethe on Friday, 28th. The Roman House in the park on the Ilm will be the centre of the celebrations: illuminated "islands" with music, theatre or readings will turn the park into a magic place.

8. June to 22. September 2019

From Shirts to Sack Dresses

The special exhibition at the Stadtmuseum Weimar will show women’s fashion between the Goethe- and the Bauhaus-eras.

3-26 April 2020

Thuringia Bach Festival

The Thuringia Bach Festival is the largest festival of classical music in the Free State of Thuringia. Specialising in Baroque music and performing the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons in authentic sites, the festival appeals to music lovers and tourists alike.

3 April - 2 August 2020

Photo exhibition on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Thuringia from National Socialism

"Entering Germany" - Images from the everyday life of a US soldier during the 2nd World War. The veteran of the US Army and famous photographer Tony Vaccaro documented the entering of his division from France to Germany with a private camera.

10 - 13 April 2020

Weimar during Easter

Easter walk in the Ilmpark, Goethe's Faust on the big stage in the DNT or concerts of the Thuringian Bach Festival and in the town church. There are many ways to spend your cultural Easter in Weimar.

1st of May 2020

Celebrate the 1st of May in Weimar: flea market in the old town or Festival of the bridge Sternbrücke in the Park on the River Ilm.

7 May to 21 June 2020

Köstritzer Spiegelzelt

Almost 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.

19.04. - 09.09.2018

200th birthday of Grand Duke Carl Alexander

On the occasion of his 200th birthday, Weimar honors Grand Duke Carl Alexander with readings, a concert night and a magnificent court festival.

from 6. April 2019

The Bauhaus is from Weimar

The exhibition at the new bauhaus museum weimar will offer an adequate presentation format for one of the most important Bauhaus collections in the country and the oldest Bauhaus holdings in the world, for which Walter Gropius himself picked out the core collection.

16 May 2020

The Night of Museums

The temples of culture and history will be opened until late in the night. Inhabitants as well as tourists or culture vultures can join the stream of visitors to visit all museums in Weimar until midnight.

28 May to 8 June 2020

Pentecost Festival at Ettersburg Palace

Old and classical music, hits, jazz, pop, literature, theatre and philosophy can be experienced during Whitsun Week and Pentecost Weekend at Schloss Ettersburg. An impressive crossover programme is offered.

from 28 Aug 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Adventures in Reason

Goethe and the natural sciences around 1800. For the first time ever, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar presents Goethe’s extensive natural scientific collection. Visitors can look forward to a thrilling thematic presentation with innovative media stations which revisit the debates of the burgeoning...

19 June - 17 July 2020

Open-air Summer Theatre

In the Open-Air Summer Theatre "How Do I Love Thee?", Shakespeare uses the whole keyboard of love confusions and sudden twists. He creates one of the most beautiful summer comedies about happiness and suffering, whose lightness comes from the knowledge that the next winter will certain come.

21 June 2020

Fête de la Musique

Weimar celebrates a midsummer night festival after French example with music in every street.

9 - 12 July 2020

summaery 2020

The Bauhaus University Weimar is celebrating summer with its annual review throughout the city. Successful final and study projects, exhibitions, performances, readings and presentations.

11. Juli 2020

laut und draussen

Die Open-Air-Party im Weimarhallenpark: Auf der Seebühne treffen sich aktuell angesagte Künstler und feiern mit dem Publikum die Sommernacht.

18 July 2020

Concert by night

Starting off with the audiences’ favourite: the Staatskapelle Weimar will perform on the floating stage songs of your choice. The audience will take its seats on the terraces or sit on the grass surrounding the reflecting pool of the Weimarhalle.

18. July - 23. August 2020

Tiefurt Summer Theater

The background is the castle park in Tiefurt, the open-air stage, the theatre pieces as light as the summer breeze. Every year the focus of the performances is an original production. The Lyric Opera Studio Weimar also gives guest performances here.

18. July till 1. August 2020

61. Weimar Meister Courses

Every summer musicians, professors, students and guests pilgrim to Weimar to produce and experience the lively classical scene on the streets and squares, and in the halls and salons.

16 July - 22 August 2020

Yiddish Summer Weimar

Yiddish Summer Weimar celebrates the rich Yiddish culture! This popular event includes workshops over several days that are an opportunity to learn more about yiddish songs, dances, the Yiddish language and instrumental Klezmer music.

26. August to 12. September 2020

Weimar Art Festival

The new Art Festival in Weimar is held every year in August and September. Large numbers of visitors enjoy four weeks of superb cultural events ranging from music, theatre and dance to fine arts and film.

12 September - 8 November 2020

Martin Neubert

Painting and ceramic objects. An exhibition of the work of the Weimar artist Martin Neubert. The opening of the exhibition will take place on 11 September at 5 p.m. in the presence of the artist.

8 Sept 2019

Day of the Open Memorials

"Modern(ism): upheavals in art and architecture" is the motto of this year's Day of the Open Memorials. During this Bauhaus year, the focus is on monuments that were trend-setting due to their construction technology and decoration - in modern times as well as in other epochs.

21st of Sept 2019

Days of open studios

The Cultural Directorate of the City of Weimar is organising the Day of open studios on 21st of September 2019. Sculptors, painters, graphic artists, artisans, photographers, media artists and designers invite visitors to their studios and workshops to gain an insight into their current work.

28 november 2020 - 24 January 2021

Claus Bach

An exhibition of Claus Bach