Celebrating Bauhaus

Event highlights

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.

March 12th, 19th, and 26th 2023

Weimar Talks

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

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.

16 March 2024

La Cenerentola (Cinderella) - Premiere

A musical comedy of errors, a biting social satire and a festival of voices: To find true love, a prince and his courtiers slip into different roles and discover that you have to be able to afford the good in people.

21 March 2024

Reopening of the park cave

The Parkhöhle is an underground tunnel system in the Park an der Ilm. It is located twelve meters deep between the steep slope of the Ilm and Belvederer Allee. A staircase near the Liszt House leads down to the tunnel.

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…

April 15th - 18th, 2022

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.

11 April 2024

Moby Dick - Premiere

On the whaler Pequod, the young sailor Ishmael witnesses the insane revenge of the offended Captain Ahab, whose leg was once torn off by the white whale Moby Dick. Herman Melville's famous adventure story directed by Sebastian Martin.

8 April 2024

Sophie of Orange-Nassau turns 200 years old

Princess Sophie of Orange-Nassau stimulated science and culture in Weimar. She also did a lot in the social area: she founded a girls' high school (Sophienstift) and the first state-recognized nursing school in Germany, the Sophienhaus.

May 1st - June 16th, 2024

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 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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April 27th - May 7th, 2023

Passion: SPIEL // Passion: PLAY

One of the highlights of the season and an opportunity for countless discoveries: Passion :SPIEL presents experimental, innovative and forward-looking music theatre over two long weekends at e-werk weimar.

May 11th, 2024

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

July 13th - 16th, 2023


In the anniversary year, "23:gardens" invite you to discover the projects, exhibitions and discourses of the current academic year on campus and in the city. Let yourself be inspired, get into conversation with us and contribute your own impulses.

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.

July 15th - 29th, 2023

63. 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.

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Summer theatre "Der Diener zweier Herren"

First performed in 1746 and later staged here in Weimar by Goethe, Carlo Goldoni's most famous play, with its tableau of characters, is considered a prime example and high point of the commedia dell'arte: brash servants and clever maids, miserly patriarchs and garrulous dottores.

1 July - 1 August 2023

Concerts on the lake stage in the Weimarhallenpark

This year, top-class artists will give guest performances on the lake stage in the Weimarhallenpark. Listen to the sounds of the musicians on the terraces of the Weimarhalle or from the surrounding meadows.

July 22nd, 2023

Anne Clark on the Lake Stage

Anne Clark is not only considered a great poet and icon of music history, but also a pioneer of spoken word art. Always eager to set new standards in her performances, Anne Clark always remained a rebel in a way - albeit in a modest way.

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July 15th 2023

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. Experience an unforgettable evening with Frank Sinatra's greatest hits.

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, 2023

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, 2023

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 274nd birthday is also duly celebrated: Residents, guests and celebrities toast in honour of the poet.

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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.

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…

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.

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.

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.