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

Contemporary plays such as "Clockwork Orange" and "Love Letters" alternate with such classics as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" or, in the music section, with "Aida" or the "Magic Flute". There are performances almost every day at the German National Theatre in Weimar.

all year round - online

The Weimar Gauforum - A Legacy of the Third Reich

The exhibition on the eventful history of the site and the subsequent use of the buildings is now also accessible online with all exhibition texts and images. The look back at the former Gauforum completes the examination of art, culture and politics of classical modernism.

March 25th to July 31st, 2022

Alma Froriep draws

The Weimar City Museum is showing drawings by Alma Froriep, the great-granddaughter of Friedrich Justin Bertuch. In Weimar, she received drawing lessons from Friedrich Martersteig and the Belgian Ferdinand Pauwels. She mainly drew portraits. Her early works are on display.

March 22nd - October 31st, 2022

Exotic Inspiration. Sociable tea culture in Weimar around 1800

The exhibition shows for the first time the richness of the tea party typical of Weimar, from family tea to play tea, from dance tea to theatre tea. On display are the utensils indispensable for a tea party, from the tea machine to the tea service to the tea cosy.

April 1st to June 30th, 2022

Radio Art Residency

The Radio Art Residency is an international fellowship programme for artistic practice in radio. The programme offers Agustin Genoud and Florencia Curci a three-month stay in Weimar. They explore the narrative, technical and artistic possibilities of radio.

May 1st to July 18th, 2022


The starting point for all the works presented during the annual project at the Bauhaus Museum Weimar is the reference to Walter Benjamin's famous IX. History Thesis, which he wrote down in 1939 while fleeing persecution by the National Socialists.

May 9th - June 19th, 2022

Köstritzer Spiegelzelt

The venue is the atmospheric mirror tent, reminiscent of the "Dans paleis" of the turn of the century in Belgium and the Netherlands. For almost seven weeks it will be the stage for famous artists and talented discoveries.

May 6th - Spetember 30th, 2022

Language Explosions. A parcours through Weimar

Poetic, new, beautiful, controversial, explosive: The Klassik Stiftung Weimar stages Weimar as a city of language. Elements in the urban space and media installations in Goethe's and Schiller's residence stage words, statements and literature.

May 14th to November 6th, 2022

Christoph Martin Wieland in Weimar

In this special exhibition (in German) in collaboration with the Freundeskreis des Goethe-Nationalmuseums e. V. on the 250th anniversary of Christoph Martin Wieland's appointment to Weimar, his activities in the residential city are illuminated.

May 24th - June 24th, 2022

Readings 2022

The Weimar Literature Festival. Fiction and trade book authors, filmmakers, politicians, storytellers and academics from all over Germany will be guests, reading at various locations in the city.

March 27th, 2022

Reopening of the Park Cave

The Parkhöhle is an underground tunnel system in the Park an der Ilm, which was originally built at the end of the 18th century to house a brewery. Today, the twelve-metre-deep passages and tunnels allow visitors to wander through 200,000 years of earth and human history.

May 26th - 29th, 2022

Weimar spring days for contemporary music

A festival programme of music, tones, sounds and all sorts of other sonorous transformations make it possible to experience the great variety of styles of contemporary new music in Weimar.

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from June 2022, several events

Weimar Controversies – An Argument over Words

In 2022 the debate revolves around the annual motto of 2022, “Language”. The conflict concerning the correct usage of words has become increasingly heated. Because democratic society rests upon the pillars of communication and understanding, we ask: Who is allowed to speak? How can we speak?

from April 14th, 2022

Guardians of the Golden Apples

The exhibition in the gardeners' residence in the middle of the Weimar Orangery provides an overview of its almost 300-year history and is dedicated to the gardener families, most of whom worked in the Weimar parks for generations.

from June 4th, 2022

Cranach’s Torrent of Images

From June 2022, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will present "Cranach's floods of images", with objects by Lucas Cranach the Elder, the Younger and their workshop, which is one of the most productive in art history due to the production of countless paintings, prints, illustrated books and also medals.…

June 4th to August 28th, 2022

Heinz Schäfer, painting

In addition to Heinz Schäfer's work of the last 20 years, the exhibition shows mainly recent paintings in the tradition of the Weimar School of Painting. With landscapes in and around Weimar, the focus is on local references.

June 4th, 2022 - January 18th, 2023

Translation as a dispute - Books on the move

The presentation takes you on a journey through the library's collections, through the centuries and the history of translation: the Bible is invented as a new book with Martin Luther's translations, takes shape in dispute and generates new rivalries as well as points of view.

June 5th - September 11th, 2022

Climate change in historic gardens

The exhibition at the Belvedere Orangery shows which concrete paths are being taken to counter the effects of climate change: Approaches to solutions for the preservation of the tree population, projects of cultural environmental education and methods for the preservation of historical paths are…

March 12th - October 31st, 2022

Translating the World. Contemporary Perspectives on Walter Benjamin

The starting point for the three installations by Esther Shalev-Gerz, Ori Gersht and Aura Rosenberg is Walter Benjamin's famous IX. History Thesis, which he wrote down in 1939 while fleeing persecution by the National Socialists.

June 17, 2022

XI. Dadamenta

An open-air performance in the weimarhallen park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "International Congress of Dadaists and Constructivists", where the spearhead of the European avant-garde gathered in Weimar on September 25-26, 1922.

Motiv Sommertheater "Die Räuber", Foto: Andreas Schlager, DNT
June 17th - July 15th, 2022

Summer theatre "The Robbers"

Schiller's first work, which was premiered in Mannheim in 1782 amidst a huge uproar in the audience, is made for an adventurous open-air spectacle. The young poet's revolt against rigid social hierarchies provides the framework for one of the most powerful plays.

June 21st, 2022

Fête de la Musique

A music festival on the summer solstice based on the French model. The cozy "quartier musical" stretches throughout Weimar's old town, where musicians of all stripes invite you to listen and linger: old music, jazz, ballads, French chansons, klezmer or classical music.

June 18th - 25th, 2022

Festival Week on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

For an entire year, the Franz Liszt School of Music Weimar will celebrate its founding a century and a half ago. Around the 150th anniversary of its founding on 24 June 2022, the festivities will culminate in a week packed with concerts and other events.

July 7th to 10th, 2022

Bach Biennale Weimar

The BACH BIENNALE WEIMAR announces an online organ improvisation competition for the first time. The competition format invites young organists from all over the world to improvise on the world-renowned Thuringian organ landscape and the great composers.

July 9th, 2022

Chris de Burgh in the Weimarhallenpark

This summer, the gifted entertainer Chris de Burgh will perform on the lake stage in the Weimarhallenpark. The Irish singer offers a programme that will fully satisfy the wishes of the visitors. He will play his songs either sitting at the electric piano or standing with an acoustic guitar strapped…

mid of July till mid of August, 2022

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.

July 14th - 17th, 2022


The student scene at the Bauhaus University provides the Weimar milieu with ingenuity and fresh spirit. The summaery shows the work of the current academic year in a condensed and impressive way over four days in the summer.

July 16th 2022

BELLA ITALIA! An Open Air Concert Night of the Staatskapelle Weimar

The Staatkapelle Weimar brings its season to a close with a grand open-air concert night in the Weimarhallenpark.

July 16th - 30th, 2022

62. Weimar Master Classes

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.

August 24th-25th, 2022

Deutschland Tour in Weimar

Cycling enthusiasm in Germany is alive and well. So the Tour of Germany will once again provide a five-day cycling festival in 2022. The prologue and the first stage will take place in Weimar.

August 24th to September 10th 2022

Weimar Art Festival - Kunstfest Weimar

The Art Festival Kunstfest 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.

August 25th 2022

Garden Party at the Nietzsche-Archive

Friedrich Nietzsche's 122nd death anniversary is once again the occasion for a cheerful and at the same time festive celebration: with a colourful programme ranging from light-hearted to thoughtful, from cake platters to "merry science". The garden of the Villa Silberblick will be a place for…

August 26h - December 18th, 2022

Courage for chaos. Ottilie von Goethe

Ottilie von Goethe is considered one of the most fascinating but also most controversial women of her time. Until now, she has been the focus of attention as Goethe's daughter-in-law and unhappy wife. Now, the exhibition focuses on Ottilie von Goethe's intellectual life's work, which has received…

March 12th - October 31st, 2022

Translating the World. Contemporary Perspectives on Walter Benjamin

The starting point for the three installations by Esther Shalev-Gerz, Ori Gersht and Aura Rosenberg is Walter Benjamin's famous IX. History Thesis, which he wrote down in 1939 while fleeing persecution by the National Socialists.

August 28th 2022

Goethes Birthday

Even during Goethe's lifetime, Weimar celebrated the birthday of the poet prince as a great public festival. This beautiful tradition lives on to this day, and of course the 272nd birthday is also duly celebrated: Residents, guests and celebrities toast in honour of the poet.

from September 4th, 2022

"Germany's first writer" Wieland in Weimar and in Ossmannstedt

A new innovative exhibition concept in the historic living quarters of the manor building focuses on Christoph Martin Wieland as a novelist, as a chronicler of the French Revolution and as a translator.

September 11th, 2022

Day of the Open Monuments

Monuments are witnesses to the past stories of their inhabitants and builders. Under the motto "KulturSpur. A case for monument protection", the Day of the Open Monuments invites visitors to go in search of clues and find out the history and stories of the monuments.

September 17th, 2022

Days of open studios

The Cultural Directorate of the City of Weimar is organising the Day of open studios on September 18th 2021. 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.

September 24th to November 6th, 2022

Michael Geyersbach: the brain, the brush and the pencils

Michael Geyersbach has been filling diaries with everyday observations and inventions - with language games and drawings - for years. The books are the source for his large-scale works in public space. The exhibition provides an insight into these personal notebooks.

September 25th, 2022

Arguing - Arousing - Struggling

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the "International Congress of the Dadaists and Constructivists", a cultural city tour with music to the former sites of the International Congress of the Dadaists and Constructivists in 1922 awaits you.

September 29th - October 3rd, 2022

Güldener Herbst - Early Music Festival

Lively "early music" paired with a musicologically well thought-out programme has been the hallmark of the Güldener Herbst for over 20 years.

October 14th - 16th, 2022

Triennale of Modernity

Walk in the footsteps of the famous Bauhaus University Weimar and experience the history and present of the Bauhaus founding city. The programme includes visits to the holistically designed model house "Haus Am Horn" or a visit to the Bauhaus Museum.

December 2nd, 2022 - January 30th, 2023

Colour. Design. Space. The colours of the Bauhaus

The exhibition focuses on works on paper from the Bauhaus holdings of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Natural science and technology combined with art historical connoisseurship raise entirely new issues in the exploration of these objects.