Our summer highlights
Summer, sunshine, party time! In the hot summer months, Thuringia's towns and cities offer many unusual outdoor events. During the day, you can stroll around traditional festivals, often accompanied by a fun fair, and markets; in the evening, you can dance to your heart's content at the trendiest open-air concerts. Relaxed sounds and the fact that everyone is out to enjoy themselves and in the mood to party promise unforgettable moments.
The enchanting moment lasts just under seven seconds. A bell rings - and the curtains move with a gentle rattle as if moved by magic. The cliffs rise up, and the forest approaches. Afterwards the opera begins without interruption. Welcome to the small Baroque world of the Ekhof Theatre in Gotha, a cradle of modernday theatre culture!
Once a year, the walkers exploring the forested hills and the holidaymakers enjoying various water-based activities give way to three days of pumping rhythms. The SonneMondSterne Festival draws fans from far and wide to Bleiloch reservoir in the south-east of Thuringia.
A balmy summer evening, you've got a cold drink in your hand and are listening to some great music. Experience first-class concerts, theatre performances, town festivals and more outdoors and in unusual places. Hello open-air feeling in Thuringia!
There’s much more to Thuringia than just classical music, with plenty on fresh sounds for young audiences on offer at venues throughout the region. The success of Erfurt-born rapper and songwriter Clueso is emblematic of a vibrant and richly varied scene here.