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 to 29. September 2019

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.

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.

30 June 2018

Concert by night 2018

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.

9. to 14. July 2019

Bach Biennale Weimar

At the Bach Biennale Weimar, Bach’s music can be heard and experienced at the authentic and historic venues in the Bach City of Weimar. In preparation for the anniversary year, the close relationship between the Bauhaus Masters and Johann Sebastian Bach will be explored.

11. bis 14. Juli 2019

summaery 2019

Die Bauhaus-Universität Weimar feiert in der ganzen Stadt mit ihrer Jahresschau den Sommer. Erfolgreiche Abschluss- und Studienprojekte, Ausstellungen, Performances, Lesungen und Präsentationen.

13. Juli 2019

laut und draußen

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

13. till 27. July 2019

60. 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.

19. July till 25. August 2019

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.

20 July to 18 August 2018

Yiddish Summer Weimar

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2017 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.

09. till 11. August 2019

Genius Loci Weimar

International artists audio-visually approach the Weimar legend under the title “Genius Loci” and use the facades of historical buildings for their precisely fitted projections of huge pictures.

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.

17 August to 2 September 2018

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.

26. - 29. September 2019

Triennale of Modernism

Based on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of modernism in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, the “Triennale of Modernism” programme aims to build a supraregional network of modernism and raise greater public awareness of the buildings and avant-garde relationships of the early 20th century.

7. Dezember 2019

Bauhaus Ball

Die Feste der frühen Bauhäusler waren vielfältig: Theater, Oper, Parodien und Tanz. Mit einem rauschenden Sommernachtsball will die Thüringer Tanz-Akademie in der Weimarhalle an dieses Feierverständnis anknüpfen.