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Event Highlights of the Year

Nordischer Klang | 3–12 May 2019

Every year Nordischer Klang invites visitors to enjoy stimulating and engaging cultural experiences. Music, theatre, exhibitions, readings, films, children’s programmes and lectures from the five Nordic countries and also the other countries around the Baltic Sea reflect vast horizons and exciting inspiration from a modern, cosmopolitan north.

6 Eldena Monastery Market | 15-16 June 2019

Regional, traditional & modern art and crafts take centre stage in the monastery barn and in the park around the monastery ruins. An extensive supporting programme with hands-on activities, live music and children’s theatre together with food & drinks in a monastic/medieval atmosphere invite you to linger.

Greifswalder Bachwoche | 17-23 June 2019

The Greifswalder Bachwoche (Bach Week) has hosted annual oratorio performances, chamber music, choral and organ concerts, children’s and youth projects as well as musical comedy since 1946, and has welcomed more than 10,000 visitors. At the heart of the Bachwoche are the "Geistliche Morgenmusiken" (“Spiritual Morning Music”), where one Bach cantata is performed daily. 2019 marks the 73rd Greifswalder Bachwoche with the theme "Zwischentöne".

XXXIX Eldenaer Jazz Evenings | 5-6 July 2019

The Eldena Jazz Evenings, with their varied selection of contemporary jazz music, offer a complete artistic experience against the picturesque backdrop of old monastery walls. Every year on the first weekend in July, jazz sounds echo through the monastery ruins of Eldena, the symbol of German romanticism, which achieved worldwide fame through the work of the painter Caspar David Friedrich. Internationally renowned artists are represented in the programme as well as up-and-coming formations and well-established artists from the German jazz scene. The 39th edition of the jazz festival will take place on 5 and 6 July 2019.

Fischerfest Gaffelrigg | 19-21 July 2019

The Gaffelrigg Fischerfest (Fishing Festival), the largest maritime folk festival in the region of Western Pomerania, has historical roots: in 1908 the Wiecker fishermen challenged the university’s academic sailors to compete against them in their fishing boats. Experience for yourself what has developed since from this duel. The festival takes place traditionally on the third weekend of July. The next dates are  17-19 July2020 and 16-18 July 2021.

A Day with Caspar David Friedrich – Historical City Festival |31 August 2019

Every year on the last weekend of August, Greifswald shows off its romantic side and invites locals and visitors to a journey through time. The historic town festival is devoted to the city’s most famous son, the painter Caspar David Friedrich, and beckons with annual markets, nostalgic music and old Pomeranian craftsmanship. Guided tours and hands-on activities bring you closer to Friedrich’s creative period, allowing you to follow the artist’s footsteps in Greifswald.

17 Greifswald Culture Night |13 September 2019

Every year, the city presents its most diverse and colourful side for the Greifswald cultural night: more than 40 organisations, shops, clubs and restaurateurs take part in the Kulturnacht across a total of over 80 events of various genres.

polenmARkT | 14-23 November 2019

Witamy serdecznie! Welcome! ... Time and again these words are heard at the festival of Polish culture in Greifswald. PolenmARkT offers a multifaceted range of cultural events of the highest quality. Ten days of entertainment, learning and fun for all ages and tastes.