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

Festivals in NRW


Music, theatre and literature

Festival in NRW are ever-present, international and up to date. Music, theater and literature are celebrated in an unconventional and straightforward manner.

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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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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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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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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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