Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtungen (Castle Illuminations)

Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtungen (Castle Illuminations)

Every year, the majestic castle ruins are again spotlighted during the traditional and unforgettable Castle Illuminations with fireworks. When night falls, the skies light up! The Neckar River and Philosophers’ Way are the best locations for watching the marvel, which starts around 10 pm. The stage is set before each Castle Illumination with a festive concert at 6:15 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Spirit. Among the pieces performed is Händel’s Fireworks Music.
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METROPOLINK

METROPOLINK

Since 2015, the Heidelberg street art festival METROPOLINK has been changing the city's image. By now, curator Pascal Baumgärtner has brought more than 50 renowned artists from all over the world to the city, including stars of the scene such as Bordalo II, Hendrik Beikirch, Sam3 and Herakut. House fronts are transformed into works of art. The festival, under the patronage of Heidelberg's Lord Mayor Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, is tightly connected with the city's development. METROPOLINK understands artistic interventions in public space as a possibility to win it back for the community. Public exchange is not only possible, but desired, and the visual context is meant to ease the bridging of cultural gaps
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ADAC Heidelberg Historic

ADAC Heidelberg Historic

In Sinsheim, the ADAC Heidelberg Historic starts. Equipped with a stopwatch and a good amount of finesse, the tour takes you on a tour through the region for two days. Two rally days with memorable impressions for participants and spectators. The organization team of the ADAC Nordbaden e. V. has prepared two stages of about 260 kilometers each and probably 18 special stages, which will lead the participants on about 180 vintage cars through the Kraichgau, Black Forest and the Kurpfalz, and on the second day through the Bauland, Madonnenland and Zabergäu. Start and finish is at the Technik Museum (Technology Museum) Sinsheim. As per tradition, the rally break is set in front of the Heidelberg Town Hall on Friday.
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Heidelberger Herbst

Heidelberger Herbst

The Craft Market, Flea Market, culture and stalls with regional specialties - Heidelberg's greatest city festival "Heidelberger Herbst" on the last Saturday in September always sets great store on the cooperation of many associations, gastronomes, citizens and cultural organizers. The winding alleyways along the Neckar with their flea market stands and the varied music program from lunchtime to evening are particularly popular. The ceremonial opening takes place in the Market Square, with invited prominent local guests and traditional characters such as the dwarf Perkeo and the Wine Queen. This is also the location of "the" central music stage. Musical entertainment of every possible sort can be found in almost all public areas. The large stages begin as early as 11 am with live music. By the evening at the latest, the Old Town has then been transformed into a unique, huge open-air concert, offering something to suit every possible taste. On the University Square there will be a medieval market with varied performances for the whole family on Saturday and Sunday.
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French Week

French Week

Every year, Heidelberg hosts the French Week with about 50 events related to German-French culture in almost all cultural subjects. The French Week provides a platform for private and public actors and organizers offering cultural contributions on the theme of France. It is an example of how German-French friendship is acted on in Heidelberg and the surrounding area. The Deutsch-Französischer Kulturkreis e. V. also organizes readings, lectures, a literary café and cultural trips to France.
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denke.schön – the Cabaret Autumn

denke.schön – the Cabaret Autumn

Political cabaret is alive! And this is proven year after year by the Kulturfenster as the organizer of the festival. It is precisely at this time that we need new angles and points of view that help us to better recognize and understand what is happening, and what we can make fun of or what we should take a closer look at. Profoundness and humor. That's what cabaret is standing for. All in all, the festival presents about a dozen different programs on the intimate stage in the backyard theater of the Kulturfenster in Bergheim.
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Heidelberg Christmas Market

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Every year in November, Heidelberg’s Christmas Market is festively opened on Market Square by the symbolic Christchild. From then on until just before Christmas, the town is aglow in the wintry enchantment of Christmastime. More than 140 booths distributed over Heidelberg’s large and small squares offer an endless variety of everything that makes the season special. The enticing aromas of regional specialities waft through the air by day and night, and a cup of hot mulled wine never fails to warms hands and hearts. For children, the carousels, sights and sounds are magical.
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