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You can find the event highlights 2022 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.

Weimarer Weihnacht, Foto: Marcus Glahn, weimar GmbH
November 22nd, 2022 - January 5th, 2023

Weimar Christmas

A city decked out in Christmas finery welcomes visitors during the Advent season. The old town is transformed into a Christmas market illuminated by the glow of lights, with its stalls and mulled wine huts stretching from Marktplatz to Theaterplatz.

December 31st, 2021

New Year’s Eve Concert

In Ludwig van Beethoven's legendary "Ninth", the symphonic form triumphs over everything heard before, even beyond the revolutionary choral finale with its human-connecting message.

October 30th-31st, 2022

Weimar Rendez-vous with History

This year the festival has a special format: smaller than usual, but broader than usual. In its 14th edition, the Weimar History Festival is dedicated to controversial monuments and other sites of remembrance that are the subject of controversial discussions.

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.

March 31st - April 23rd, 2023

Thuringia Bach Festival

In the anniversary year of the Thuringian Bach Festival, the festival is dedicated to the translation of the Luther Bible. The translation was a unique mediation achievement that can also be found in Bach's later settings. In the jubilee year, Bach's works will be danced, arranged and brought to…

Ostermarkt, Foto: Maik Schuck, weimar GmbH
April 1st and 2nd, 2023

Easter Market

Eine weihnachtlich geschmückte Stadt empfängt die Besucher in der Adventszeit. Die Altstadt verwandelt sich in einen vom Lichterglanz erleuchteten Weihnachtsmarkt, dessen Stände und Glühweinhütten sich vom Marktplatz bis zum Theaterplatz erstrecken.

May 4th - June 18th, 2023

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 14th, 2022

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.

May 19th-20th, 2023

International Thuringian Poetry Film Festival

Every year, the Literary Society of Thuringia and its partners award the Weimar Poetry Film Prize for short films that combine poetry and moving images in an innovative way.

Blumenmarkt, Foto: Guido Werner, weimar GmbH
May 2023

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.

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, 2023

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 30th - July 9th, 2023

Bach Biennale Weimar

The Bach Biennale Weimar will celebrate the 10th edition of the festival in 2023 and, under the promising title "Inspired by Bach", will make Bach's music audible and tangible at the authentic and historic venues of Weimar, the city of Bach.

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.

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.

November 4th-6th, 2022

10. Playground Festival

Music with food always goes, but music about food? Yes, there is, the appetising pieces of early music and folk. For the 10th anniversary, there is a new programme "Garlic & Onions" with hearty ballads of the Renaissance, dance melodies and compositions.

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.

Weinfest Weimar, Foto: Maik Schuck, weimar GmbH
August 25th - 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.

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 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.

Töpfermarkt, Foto: Heiko Hellmann, weimar GmbH
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.

Zwiebelmarkt Weimar, Foto: Candy Welz, weimar GmbH
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.