Welcome to the Weimar Summer

That is Weimar, and during the summer it has yet another dimension: an open city landscape surrounded by green areas, parks and a river. Moving, pulsing, full of life. In the little alleys, in front of the palace and mansions. Art and music everywhere, history, stage, film and boulevard. Always up close to contemporary life, authentic, intelligent, uncomplicated – a whole summer long.

 

Summer Theatre at Tiefurt

Summer Theatre at Tiefurt

13 to 26 August 2017

Park and River have always been an ideal place for theatre performances at Tiefurt. A small theatre company uses the romantic scenery for music, theatre or drama - in German only.

the 268th Goethe Anniversary

the 268th Goethe Anniversary

28 August 2017

Every year the Weimar Classic Foundation celebrates the birthday of Weimar's Genius with music, theatre and culinary delights - always in the festive illuminated Park on the River Ilm.

58th Master Classes

58th Master Classes

15 July to 28 July 2017

The Master Classes of the Weimar Music School "FRANZ LISZT" are a gathering of a special kind. Students and guest professors from all over the world rehearse, play instruments or listen to music - always in the presence of the audience.

Weimar Arts Festival

Weimar Arts Festival

18 August to 3 September 2017

The Weimar Arts Festival is the cultural highlight of the summer in Weimar. It was initiated in 1990 as one of the first German-German cultural events after the fall of the Wall and today is not only the largest festival in Thuringia, but also one of the best known cultural festivals in Germany.

Yiddish Summer 2017

Yiddish Summer 2017

8 July to 15 August 2017

The new Yiddish culture is in the focus of the intercultural and world-renowned festivals. The most important musicians of this scene invite to take part in workshops, concerts or jam sessions. For the first time a theatre performance takes place.

4th Weimar Bach Academy

4th Weimar Bach Academy

6 to 20 August 2017

For the fourth time the great Bach interpreter and promoter, Helmuth Rilling, invites young musicians from across the world to come to Weimar to study and perform Bach’s cantatas in their authentic location.

Bauhaus Summer School

Bauhaus Summer School

6 August to 1 September

The international summer program of the Bauhaus Universität for Languages, Architecture & Urbanism, Art & Design and Engineering & Environment.

5th Genius Loci Festival

5th Genius Loci Festival

11 to 13 August

Since 2012 Weimar is a meeting place for artists of the digital avant-garde, cultural enthusiasts and scientists. Genius loci Weimar is a festival of audio-visual art and interactive projections - specifically designed for a particular house façade. The International Festival is one of the leading events in this area.

Symfonie Orkest Haarlem

Symfonie Orkest Haarlem

23 August 2017

Music is their passion - the amateur orchestra from the Netherlands unites people with of different professions but with love to music.

28th Wine Fest in Weimar "Drink a toast to Goethe"

28th Wine Fest in Weimar "Drink a toast to Goethe"

24 to 27 August 2017

Every year the Weimar wine festival takes place around Goethe’s Birthday. This year wine connoisseurs gather in the wine village on the historic Frauenplan in front of Goethe’s House. Beside wine from our and the Mosel region visitors enjoy live music and entertainment.

Theatre Fest

Theatre Fest

26 August 2017

The Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar celebrates the opening of the new season with a magical theatre fest.

From Luther to Bach - the Reformation in Thuriniga

From Luther to Bach - the Reformation in Thuriniga

1 September 2017

On occasion of the 500 Anniversary of the Reformation the Cantus Thuringia Orchestra & Choir performs music by famous Thuringian composers and musicians.

Weimar Potter Market

Weimar Potter Market

2 to 3 September 2017

Potters from all over Thuringia gather on the market square to demonstrate their skills and sell their finished creations. Visitors watch as the clay is turned and shaped on the potter wheel and browse the stalls to see which pottery most appeals.