Events Preview

2024 - 2025

Events in Saxony are as diverse as the region’s sights and attractions – and a great way to experience many of the things that make this destination so unique. Choose from stand-out classical music moments, extraordinary exhibitions or one-of-a-kind traditional events in the Saxon regions and, of course, some of the best Christmas markets around. Find your favourites in this preview. Some of the events are under high demand concerning tickets or accommodation in the hosting town. Therefore we advise you to make your plannings well in advance.

2024 highlights

In 2024, Saxony once more has very special events on the agenda. Choose one (or more) to your liking and combine your visit with a city break or an exploration of the region’s beautiful nature.

For the art lovers among you this will be a special year. 2024 sees the 250th birthday of the painter Caspar David Friedrich, who lived in Dresden for decades. The New Master's Gallery in Dresden already contains 14 of his works and in honor of this anniversary a big special exhibition is planned in Dresden (August 24, 2024 - January 5, 2025).

Event highlight 2024: 250th anniversary of Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) spent most of his life in Dresden. He travelled extensively in Saxony, preparing sketches and watercolours in his Dresden studio that became masterpieces. In total, he created 150 paintings. Always out and about on foot, he was a kind of early "slow traveller", with a keen eye for nature that his imagination translated into great works of art. Often misunderstood during his lifetime, Caspar David Friedrich is today regarded as the most important German painter of the Romantic period. His most famous painting is probably "Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" (Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer), which was inspired by the wildly romantic landscape of Saxon Switzerland. 2024 sees his 250th birthday which will be celebrated in style in Saxony.

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All year 2025!

C the unseen – Chemnitz European Capital of Culture 2025

Chemnitz will be the European Capital of Culture 2025. With the motto “C the unseen”, Chemnitz2025 will focus on the unseen: on the unseen of the “silent middle of the society”. On the unseen city, the unseen European neighbours, the unseen places and biographies, the unseen talents in each individual.

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