Zeltstadt KulturPur in Hilchenbach-Lützel, © KulturBüro! Siegen-Wittgenstein

Cultural Events in NRW

Awesome spectacles with amazing backdrops

When the Ruhr metropolis puts in an “extra shift” for Industrial Heritage Night, when the spa gardens of Bad Oeynhausen stage a spectacular music and light show, or the Lower Rhine town of Geldern puts on the world’s largest street art competition – you know you are experiencing unforgettable moments in your NRW.

Aufführung von japanischen Kindern, © Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH

Japan Day in Düsseldorf

|May | June| Is this really Düsseldorf? Once a year, the city on the Rhine becomes hardly recognisable. On Japan Day it transforms itself into a backdrop for Japanese culture and lifestyle

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Saburo Teshigawara Broken Lights, Gebläsehalle Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, © Wonge Bergmann


Just as unconventional as its industrial heritage venues, this emerging festival, which is held in the Ruhr Area every three years, is not to be missed

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Rotes Klavier mit Aussicht auf die Landschaft, © Klavier Festival Ruhr Art des Hauses

Ruhr Piano Festival

A steady stream of stars enthrals audiences: the Ruhr Piano Festival has become the largest piano festival in the world.

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Veranstaltungen der lit.COLOGNE finden auch in der Kölner Philharmonie statt, © Langhorst

lit.COLOGNE in Cologne

Every spring, the who's who of contemporary literature comes together at lit.COLOGNE. There’s a wide-ranging children's programme as well.

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Budapest Festival Orchestra, © Marco Borggreve

Beethovenfest in Bonn

Bonn celebrates its most famous son for one month each year. The Beethovenfest has long since become a world-renowned festival.

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