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Diverse Briefmarken von südeuropäischen Ländern auf einem blauen Hintergrund mit Beschriftung "Sterne des Südens" ©Design:, Fotos: AdobeStock©Silvio/zatletic/laufer/rnl/KorSol/zabanski/Lefteris Papaulakis

Cultural summer opening 2024

This year, culture is under the "Stars of the South"
The opening cultural festival is on April 27 and 28 at Festung Ehrenbreitstein.

Culture under the "Stars of the South"
State cultural summer starts in Koblenz
Southern Europe is coming to Rhineland-Palatinate - and first to Festung Ehrenbreitstein! Minister President Malu Dreyer will officially open the 2024 Cultural Summer, which has the motto "Compass Europe: Stars of the South", together with Lord Mayor David Langner. Over two days, guests can look forward to a free cultural program for all ages in the castle courtyard and in the adjoining interior spaces. On Saturday, admission to the fortress is free from 4 pm, on Sunday the regular admission price applies. The Casino restaurant is open for a break with a unique view over the Deutsche Eck. The Seilbahn runs until the end of the program.
Luftaufnahme über der Festung Ehrenbreitstein mit der Stadt Koblenz und dem Zusammenfluss von Rhein und Mosel im Hintergrund. ©
We would like to thank our partners
Logo Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz
Künstler Kultursommer-Eröffnung 2024 ©Bandakadabra © Alex Astegiano
Künstlerin Kultursommer-Eröffnung 2024 ©Madrugá flamenca © JuergenGocke
Künstlerin Kultursommer-Eröffnung 2024 ©Etta Scollo © Giulia Bersani
Künstler Kultursommer-Eröffnung 2024 ©Bo & Pizzico © Tearticolo
The program

Saturday, April 27, 2024:

16:15 / 17:30 / 18:45Anita Bertolami (CH), puppet theater
16:15 / 18:30Arrived (ES), station theater
16:30 / 17:45 / 20:15Bandakadabra (IT), Brass
17:15 / 19:00Irrwisch (AT), stilt theater
6:15 pmLa Campistany (ES), trapeze artistry
7:00 pmEtta Scollo (IT), singer-songwriter
20:15La Deutsche Vita, lyrics & songs
21:00Traktorkestar (CH), brass music

Sunday, April 28, 2024:

11:00 - 17:00Hands-on activity: Experience the Roman Limes
11:00 - 18:00Hands-on activity: Youth art workshop
11:00 a.m.Three wishes free (DE, IT), children's theater
11:30 / 13:00 / 16:45Anita Bertolami (CH), puppet theater
12:00 / 14:30Tearticolo, children's theater
12:00 / 15:30Arrived (ES), station theater
12:15 / 16:00 / 18:00Bandakadabra (IT), Brass
13:00Yuliya Lonskaya & Lulo Reinhardt, Gipsy music
13:30 / 15:45Hornroh (AT), Alphorn modern
13:30 / 16:30Irrwisch (AT), stilt theater
1:45 pmTraktorkestar (CH), brass music
14:45 / 17:15La Campistany (ES), trapeze artistry
15:00 / 18:00Madrugá Flamenca (ES), dance
16:30Erini (GR), music



Festung Ehrenbreitsteincastle courtyard, domed hall and fortress church


27. April 2024:16:00 - 22:00 (Free admission to the fortress.)
28. April 2024:11:00 - 18:00

Admission prices/tickets:
Admission to the Kultursommer opening is free of charge. The usual entrance fees for the Festung-Ehrenbreitstein only apply on Sunday.

Adults:8,00 €
Concessions:7,00 €
Children:4,00 €
5,00 €

The Rhineland-Palatinate Summer of Culture 2024 takes place throughout the state until the end of October. Over 230 projects are included, many of them in and around Koblenz, such as the Horizonte festival or the Gauklerfestung, the guitar festival, the NEXUS exhibition in Haus Metternich, the film festival in the KUFA and "Vincent will Meer" from Theater Ehrenbreitstein. The Winningen Art Festival, the Mayen Castle Festival and Lahneck Live are also just around the corner. In the Westerwald, the Spiegelzelt Spezial in Altenkirchen, the "Echohall im Bunker" exhibition in Montabaur, the Literature Days and rock festivals in Rengsdorf and Rotenhain are just some of the attractions. Why not drop by!

Your journey

Information on how to get to Festung Ehrenbreitstein can be found here:

We recommend traveling with Seilbahn.

Opening: Rhineland-Palatinate Summer of Culture 2024
With the Seilbahn to the event
Enjoy the unique journey to the Kultursommer opening with Seilbahn- Coblenz.

Book your ticket conveniently online and don't worry about parking. Walk from Altstadt to the Deutsches Eck and then take the Seilbahn to Festung Ehrenbreitstein.
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Seilbahn Koblenz mit Festung Ehrenbreitstein im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz