Events and shows in Saxony-Anhalt


Bauhaus and its sites in Dessau

»Kurt Weill Festival«

  • every year at the beginning of March in Dessau
  • 40 events in various venues around the town: popular international singers, musicians and actors

»Colour Festival«

  • at the beginning of September: starts with an evening parade to the Bauhaus where celebrations continue throughout the night
  • A different colour is chosen every year as the theme foractivities and guests


Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz

»Garden Kingdom Summer Festival«

  • The lakeside concerts held in Wörlitz Park from May to August are a special tradition

»Garden Kingdom Day«

  • at the beginning of August, numerous events are staged in all the parks; visitors are encouraged to move from one to another and experience the Garden Kingdom as a whole


Luther Memorials


  • 2nd weekend in June: Wittenberg Luther’s wedding – a festival to celebrate Luther’s marriage to Katharina v. Bora
  • September: Wittenberger Pottery Market  – the largest pottery market in central Germany
  • October: Wittenberg Festival of Renaissance Music
  • 31st October: Reformation Festival – Festival of sacred and secular
    music to celebrate Reformation Day


  • 2nd weekend in June: Luther Festival on the historic Market Square
  • last weekend in August: Luther tour with many activities
  • 3rd weekend in September: the ‘Eisleber Wiese’ – the biggest traditional funfair and beer festival in central Germany
  • December: Advent in Luther’s courtyards


Quedlinburg | Harz Mountains

»Summer of Music Festival«

  • from Whitsun to September: performances of classical music by well-known musicians in the Collegiate Church are events to remember

»Advent in the Courtyards«

  • from 1st to 3rd weekend in advent: over twenty of the most beautiful inner courtyards display what is otherwise hidden behind their closed doors.
  • The largest Advent calender in Germany is also to be experienced in Quedlinburg. Every day from December 1 to December 24, the door of one of the twenty four houses with Christmas decorations around the castle-hill is opened.