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Die Kunsthalle bei den Bielefelder Nachtansichten in Bielefeld im Teutoburger Wald., © Bielefeld Marketing

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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Dom, Rhein und Hohenzollernbrücke im Schein der Kölner Lichter, © Dieter Jacobi / Köln Tourismus

Cologne lights

|July| One of the most beautiful musical firework displays immerses Cologne in a sea of light and colour.

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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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More events in NRW

Dom, Rhein und Hohenzollernbrücke im Schein der Kölner Lichter, © Dieter Jacobi / Köln Tourismus
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Cologne lights

Aufführung von japanischen Kindern, © Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
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Japan Day in Düsseldorf

Lichtaufnahmen von einen Karussell, © Stadtmarketing Herne GmbH
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Crange Fair in Herne

Karusselfahrt im Dunkeln, © Tourismus & Congress GmbH Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler
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Pützchens Markt in Bonn

Haaner Kirmes am Abend, © guentherweber.gmxhome.de
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Haan Fair