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31 July, 2008
© dpa50th Bad Gandersheim Cathedral Festival

To mark the 50th anniversary of Lower Saxony's largest open-air theatre, a series of celebratory events are being held under the patronage of German President Köhler. The events, staged against the backdrop of the Romanesque edifice in the historic Old Town centre, draw 60,000-strong crowds to the cathedral portal. Ranging from children's theatre to drama to music theatre, the programme is designed to appeal to all age groups.

http://www.bad-gandersheim-online.de/DieDomfestspiele.cfm
© dpa-BildarchivCastle Festival, Jagsthausen

During the cultural summer festival various famous plays will be performed in this summer festival. Plays including ‘the Broken Jug’ by Heinrich von Kleist, the musical, ‘the little horror shop’ a musical by Ashman, ‘Goethes tragedy’ Götz of Berlichingen, ‘the musical Piaf’ of Pam Gems, a play by Joseph Kesselring and the childrens play ‘Snow White’ will be performed to mark the festival.

http://www.tourismus-bw.de/

© ColourboxChocoladium- An Interactive Chocolate Exhibition, Bremen

From 13th October the Universum® invites all chocolate lovers to Bremen. The exhibition "Chocoladium" explains all facets of the fascinating product - from the source of the cocoa bean to the effect of chocolate on the human body.

http://www.universum-bremen.de

© ZB - FotoreportFederal Folk Dance Festival

At Offenburg in Baden-Württemberg, traditional dance groups from all over Germany show off their skills.

www.volkstanz.de
© picture-alliance / VintageHeidelberg Schloss Festival

The annual Schloss Festival takes place in the world-famous Heidelberg Castle ruins. The unique Renaissance buildings, the dreamy nooks and corners, as well as the extensive gardens and parks provide architecturally and atmospherically fascinating backdrops for artistic presentations.

www.schlossfestspiele-heidelberg.de
© Stuttgart TourismMusical Highlight, Stuttgart
The Blue Man group, show sensation from USA is on a six month musical tour to Stuttgart. The performance which started on 28 February is a spectacular and visually amazing experience with a combination of Comedy, art and science. The music and light effects specially developed for the concert combine to give the perfect Blue Man experience.

http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de
© dpaRheingau Music Festival

The Rheingau Music Festival transforms the entire region between Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Lorch into a world-class concert stage. With around 150 events and more than 120,000 visitors each year, the Rheingau Music Festival is one of Europe's leading music festivals and the largest to be financed almost entirely by private means.

http://www.rheingau-musik-festival.de
© dpa - InternationalRichard Wagner Festival, Bayreuth

There are close, mutually stimulating links between the evolution of Richard Wagner's festival idea and the creation of his masterpiece "Der Ring des Nibelungen". Wagner's convictions about the need for fundamental reform in the theatre led him to side with the revolutionaries of 1848/1849. Richard Wagner first outlined his idea for a festival on 14 September 1850; it was never to leave him...

http://www.bayreuther-festspiele.de
© SHMFSchleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
     
Under the motto of Russian Sound, the 23rd Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival brings the great Russian music tradition in all of its facets to Germany. Classical music of the highest standards, world-class artists and the unique ambience of the most beautiful venues in Schleswig-Holstein make the SHMF the most important multi-venue festival for classical music in Europe.

153 events, six Music Festivals in the Countrysideand three Festivals of Children’s Music will transform all of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, as well as parts of Denmark and Lower Saxony, into the world’s largest concert hall for seven weeks. The SHMF will be a guest at a total of 86 venues in 47 towns, with 13 venues participating for the first time in 2008.

http://www.shmf.de
© ColourboxSchwarzwald Musikfestival (Black Forest music festival) 2008

Under the motto 'Best of 10 years Black Forest Music Festival' 25 locations all over the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg will invite music-lovers to concerts from classic to jazz by internationally known orchestras and artists. Besides music, the festival also has operas, ballets, theatre and readings at various locations.

http://www.schwarzwald-musikfestival.de/startseite.html
© picture alliance / Rolf KoseckiSculpture by Painters Painting in Dialogue with Plastic Art

A comprehensive summer exhibition at the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden presents a combination of painting with sculpture on a large scale. The show displays approximately 150 20th century art works by Degas, Miro, Picasso, Modigliani, Giacometti, Chagall, Kirchner, Beckmann and Baselitz. Also on show are works by Willem De Kooning, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Jean Dubuffet, Antoni Tapies and Max Ernst. All together more than 20 internationally renowned artists are exhibited.

http://www.sammlung-frieder-burda.de/index_e.html