Andrew Cowin

Heidelberger Stückemarkt

Contemporary Theater April 29 - May 8, 2016 To discover and promote new playwriters is the idea behind the Heidelberger Stückemarkt, an annual event for many years. Since its inception, the Stückemarkt has developed into one of the most important theater festivals in the German language. With interesting new plays and their authors, and outstanding performances from other stages, a concentrated week of contemporary theater in Heidelberg awaits audiences from near and far.
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Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtungen (Castle Illuminations)

On the first Saturday in June / second Saturday in July / first Saturday in September 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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Heidelberg Christmas Market

November 21 - December 22, 2016 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. The Heidelberg Castle too takes on a fairytale atmosphere with its own Castle Christmas programme.
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