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You can find the event highlights 2023 as a PDF document (in German) here


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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.

7 June, 19 July, 6 September, 11 October and 15 November 2023

The Weimar Controversies

Housing is political. How do we want to live? Who can still afford to live the way they want? For this year's Weimar Controversies, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar invites exciting discussion partners to the Bauhaus Museum Weimar and opens the dialogue.

September 6th - October 27th, 2023

Autumn Reading Series "Europalette"

In September and October, the public library is organising a new edition of its autumn reading series "Europalette". The authors Eckhart Nickel, Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker, Jan Faktor, Helena Adler and Verena Roßbacher have already confirmed their participation.

August 23rd - 27th, 2023

Women singing on rocks

Open-air theatre in the courtyard of the German Bee Museum about the strange fears of Odysseus. The consortium Air and Depth dissects an abstruse patriarchal myth with relish and comedy.

October 5th-25th, 2023

Achava Festival

The concept of the ACHAVA Festival Thuringia sets - 50 years after the establishment of German-Israeli relations - a fundamentally new impulse: its core point is the interreligious and intercultural dialogue. In addition to great concerts by international artists, there are exhibitions, panel…

October 13th-15th, 2023

Onion Festival Zwiebelmarkt

For three days, Weimar is "on onions": on the cake, in the pan, in the braid and on the crown of the onion market queen. The traditional market hustle and bustle is dominated by the Heldrung onion farmers with their onion panicles, dried bouquets and onion decorations.

September 20th, 2023

Castle Children's Day

The "Thuringian Treasury" celebrates International Children's Day and invites all children to the world of Thuringia's castles. Discover secret rooms in the castle on children's tours, play hide and seek in the castle garden or conquer the castle tower as a knight.

July 7th, 2023

The Blue Festival

The Blue Festival is celebrated every year on the last Friday before the summer holidays. The traders of Windischenstraße invite you to their annual street party.

November 12th - 14th, 2021

Weimar Rendez-vous With History

Once a year, the festival in the heart of the city of Weimar cordially invites you to the "Weimar Rendez-vous with History" to talk to national and international scholars about historical and political topics, to debate and to take away food for thought.

September 10th, 2023

Day of the Open Monuments

With the motto "Talent Monument", the Open Monument Day sets the stage for all monument talents. The spotlight is on the unique features that distinguish monuments. The focus is on the question: What exactly makes a monument a monument?

September 16th, 2023

Days of open studios

The Cultural Directorate of the City of Weimar is organising the Open Studio Day on September 16th. Sculptors, painters, graphic artists, artisans, photographers, media artists and designers invite visitors to their studios and workshops and provide an insight into their current work.

October 9th, 2023

Patti Smith Quartet

Patti Smith is giving her German fans a very special present in October 2023: After her spectacular, celebrated record-breaking tour in 2022 with almost 40,000 fans and two open air concerts in June 2023, Patti Smith is coming to Weimar on 9 October.

November 28nd, 2023 - January 5th, 2024

Weimar Christmas

A city decked out in Christmas spirit welcomes visitors during the Advent season. The old town is transformed into a Christmas market, lit up with stalls and mulled wine huts stretching from Marktplatz to Theaterplatz.

May 24th-29th, 2023

Thuringian Castle Days

What did a prince actually do after work? The motto of the Thuringian Castle Days 2023 is dedicated to courtly leisure. Special exhibitions, thematic guided tours and entertaining events await you.

April 1st and 2nd, 2024

Easter Market

Artisans and traders get in the mood for the upcoming Easter with their goods - spring awakening around the decorated Neptune Fountain at the Market Suqare with gastronomy. A good opportunity to enjoy the first warm days.

May 2024

Flower Market

Flowering ornaments and exotic plants already inspired the princely court and many contemporaries in Goethe's time. At that time, it became fashionable to engage in a lively trade in the rarest cultivars. Today, the region's nurseries entice visitors with a splendid selection.

August 24th - 27th, 2023

Wine Festival

Around Goethe's birthday on 28 August, the wine festival is celebrated on the Frauenplan opposite Goethe's house. In the convivial wine village, many a glass of wine is drunk to the poet's health.

September 2nd - 3th, 2023

Pottery Market

Not only potters from Thuringia offer their precious and fragile wares for sale on the market square and demonstrate their craft. The diverse assortment has become the trademark of the Weimar pottery market.