Simply more festivals.

Overview of all festivals 2022

We’re excited to introduce you to the festival year 2022 in Baden-Baden with a special emphasis on the term festival. If, as some sources report, it was really Hector Berlioz who first used the term “festival” in 1830, we in Baden-Baden have a special duty to bring the festival back to the center of our work. The French composer took the festival idea to the cultural haven of Baden-Baden, which for some time was simply known among French summer guests as the “7th Arrondissement ”– the artists' quarter, the “place to be” in old Paris. We are confident that the future belongs to the festival. Encounters over a period of several days together with explorations and reflections in the echo chamber of the festival venue lead to lasting nourishment for the soul.

In 2022 we would like to present you seven newly focussed festivals and celebrate them together with you. They will offer an atmosphere full of promise, artistic commitment, and the spiritual gateway to a new era.

28.5. - 6.6.2022


Whitsun Festival Baden-Baden

The SWR Symphonieorchester returns to its origins. The PRESENCE Festival is dedicated to groundbreaking works of modernity since Ludwig van Beethoven. In 2022 the focus will be on the composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. Members of the orchestra can also be experienced in jazz and chamber music programs.

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8.7. - 17.7.2022

La Capitale d' Été

Summer Festival Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden was once nicknamed the "Summer Capital of Europe". Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, joins the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in harking back to the Romantic era and to Johannes Brahms, who adopted Baden-Baden as his home, and his neighbour and friend Clara Schumann.

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30.9. - 9.10.2022

The World of John Neumeier

Dance Festival Baden-Baden

John Neumeier and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden are linked by an artistic friendship that has lasted a quarter of a century. In this festival, the Festspielhaus is now laying the city of Baden-Baden at the feet of the choreographer and long-time Hamburg ballet director. His world has a fine address here.

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11.11. - 20.11.22

La Grande Gare

Autumn Festival Baden-Baden

The Baden-Baden Autumn Festival will be dedicated to Europe’s musical heritage. In 2022, in the place where the Orient Express once entered the old Baden-Baden railway station, conductors Thomas Hengelbrock and Teodor Currentzis will devote themselves to central works of European music theater.

Zum Festival

February 2023

Takeover Festival

The young festival

What will the festival of the future look like? What interests young adults in culture in 2023? How great are the threshold fears, how great is the curiosity about their own creativity? The new festival Takeover wants to address all of this. Young adults grab house, technology and stage and start with the future already today...

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1.4. - 10.4.2023

Easter Festival Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Only in Baden-Baden the Berliner Philharmoniker and its principal conductor Kirill Petrenko can be experienced with a newly staged opera. In addition, the musicians of the orchestra with their chief conductor and guests will create large symphonic evenings and a chamber music program in the most beautiful halls of the world heritage city of Baden-Baden.

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