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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.

Aachen Cathedral by night, © www.medien.aachen.de, Andreas Herrmann

40 years of UNESCO World Heritage Site Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral rises up in the centre of the old city. This important symbol of the city was completed in 803, after 20 years of construction, and for a long time served as a coronation church. Over 30 German rulers were crowned on the coronation throne from the Carolingian era, which has been preserved until this day. The cathedral treasury is one of the most important church treasuries in Europe, not least because visitors can see the bones of Emperor Charlemagne in a cabinet there.

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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

Ruhrtriennale

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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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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