Festivals in Göttingen
Videos, slides and travel presentations take viewers on trips around the world for one or two hours. Every year in late January, the Wanderlust Festival gives visitors a taste of their next vacation adventure in the rooms of the main lecture hall building (ZHG).
Hand puppets, marionettes or even the classic art of shadow play: Puppet theatre has many facets. Puppeteers from around the world show off their latest performances for two weeks every February.
Göttingen goes green: On 17 March each year, the Irish national holiday is celebrated with a parade through the city.
Improvisational dance, theatre, music and painting: Participation is encouraged.
This festival gives visitors an insight into the current documentary cinema. New films, videos and interactive media provide a glimpse into foreign worlds, or even into the world just outside your front door.
Top-class music festival that takes place every year, dedicated to the baroque composer George Frideric Handel. The highlight of the festival is an operatic performance. In addition to concerts and lectures, the programme also regularly includes an open-air performance.
Traditional university sports day, on which students and employees measure their strength and skill. Tournaments are complemented by dance performances, games and hands-on activities; in the evening, the big party begins.
Every year in summer, the Jewish House of Learning (not-for-profit association) in Göttingen invites visitors to get an impression of Jewish culture, religion, music and dance.
Göttingen Cultural Summer
Umbrella term for the Göttingen summer highlights:
This festival is meant to celebrate and honour the Göttingen "Gänseliesel", or Goose Girl, the landmark of the city of Göttingen. On this Sunday, city shops are open and invite you to pop in and take a look around.
National and international newcomers present their songs. This festival takes place over several days.
Come feast your ears on the current literary scene: Authors from around the world read from their latest works during this two-week festival; the reading locations are spread throughout the city.
Four weeks of lectures, workshops, music and parties every autumn provide visitors with a colourful insight into the queer life in Göttingen.
For two weeks, current film productions from all over Europe can be seen at the repertory cinema Lumiere in Göttingen. Every day, the festival focuses on a different country; the films are shown in their original language with subtitles.
For two days, musicians from around the world present their latest jazz creations.
Dance performances, workshops, films and much more offer visitors an insight into the culture of the largest subcontinent in the world.