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Music Events in LutherCountry

Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival

Oct 26 2018 - Oct 31 2020

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

The Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival takes place every year in the week before Reformation Day. It celebrates Lutherstadt Wittenberg as the cradle of the Reformation and of the evangelical church music. It also portrays the artistic, culinary and musical aspects of the Renaissance. In the context of the diversified program, renowned local and international artists will be awaited for the festival in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Concerts, dancing courses, various workshops, a colorful festival and the infamous Renaissance ball will contribute to a unique experience.

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MDR Music Summer

Jun 01 2019 - Sep 07 2019

Throughout LutherCountry

Many sites in LutherCountry turn into the perfect location for breathtaking concerts during the MDR Music Summer. Enjoy various concerts in the historical atmosphere of Wartburg Castle in LutherCity Eisenach (June 22, July 13, 19, August 2, 16, 30), where Luther translated the Bible into German.

More concerts are taking place in various LutherCities such as Dessau (June 9), Schmalkalden (June 23), Magdeburg (June 29, July 5), Muehlhausen (July 21), Erfurt (July 25), Weimar (July 26, August 18) and Halle (August 31).

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Cathedral Steps Festival Erfurt

Aug 09 2019 - Sep 01 2019

Erfurt

This unique festival, an open-air spectacle on the cathedral steps, has been in existence since 1994. Each year the Theater Erfurt brings a new performance to the Cathedral Square, set before the impressive 700-year-old backdrop of the St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severi Church, a medieval church ensemble. The summer event highlight has already inspired several hundred thousand visitors to make a pilgrimage to what is certainly Thuringia's most beautiful open-air stage. For quite some time viewers have traveled not only from Germany, but also from many other European countries, as well as from the USA, China and Australia.

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Wittenberger ErlebnisNacht - City Illumination Night

Aug 17 2019

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

From 7 pm many of the city’s famous but also less known places and buildings will be illuminated colorfully. The evening will be celebrated with live music at open air stages, at courtyards and inside museums and other unusual locations. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the box-office at the evening. 

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Kurt Weill Festival

Feb 28 2020 - Mar 15 2020

Dessau

This year's Kurt Weill Festival addresses the topic "What are borders”.

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Bach Festival Arnstadt

Apr 03 2020 - Apr 26 2020

Arnstadt

Arnstadt still features more original locations related to the Bach family than any other town. There is much to discover, experience, hear and marvel at. Treat yourself to a short holiday and visit the Bach-Festival 2020!

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Handel Festival

May 29 2020 - Jun 14 2020

Halle (Saale)

The Handel Festival takes place in Halle (Salle), the birthplace of George Frederic Handel, every year since 1922. Music can be enjoyed at authentic venues throughout Halle.

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Cathedral Steps Festival Erfurt

Jul 10 2020 - Aug 02 2020

Erfurt

This unique festival, an open-air spectacle on the cathedral steps, has been in existence since 1994. Each year the Theater Erfurt brings a new performance to the Cathedral Square, set before the impressive 700-year-old backdrop of the St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severi Church, a medieval church ensemble. The summer event highlight has already inspired several hundred thousand visitors to make a pilgrimage to what is certainly Thuringia's most beautiful open-air stage. For quite some time viewers have traveled not only from Germany, but also from many other European countries, as well as from the USA, China and Australia.

Every summer the Cathedral Steps which run between the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Cathedral of St. Mary and the Church of St. Severus are transformed into one of the world´s most beautiful festival stages. It is traditional for the Festival Plays to bring together artists from all genres in a way which unites singers, choirs and orchestras, theatre and ballet.

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Wittenberger ErlebnisNacht - City Illumination Night

Aug 15 2020

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

From 7 pm many of the city’s famous but also less known places and buildings will be illuminated colorfully. The evening will be celebrated with live music at open air stages, at courtyards and inside museums and other unusual locations. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the box-office at the evening. 

Click on the link for further information (German only).

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Koethen Bach Festival

Aug 30 2020 - Sep 06 2020

Koethen

Among J. S. Bach's best-known works are the Brandenburg Concertos. He composed these much-loved pieces in Koethen. Visit Koethen Castle, where Bach was Director of Music for the Prince of Anhalt-Koethen; listen to a concert in the Castle's spectacular Hall of Mirrors. The city celebrates him with the International Bach Festival – but it only takes place every other year.

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