Sometimes, we see blue—preferably in the town of Schwetzingen. It is the first and only town in Germany that has a museum dedicated entirely to this one colour. The Rhine-Neckar region offers more than 230 exhibition buildings plus 110 big or small theatres and innumerable concerts and festivals. This is a great starting point to get ready for your next after-work activity—using our stories and event tips: What do “new music” concerts in the Heidelberg Tankturm tower sound like, or poems written in Palatine dialect? We take you to the inside of old cinemas and new spaces for culture, or into the local graffiti scene.

Shared open space

Students and trainees have built a self-managed residence hall in Heidelberg.

Good perspectives for young photographers

One of the most important awards for young photographers is organised in Neustadt

Under the starry sky

On a journey into space at the Mannheim Planetarium

Stage lights off!

The Schloss-Schule school for visually impaired and blind pupils in Ilvesheim offers cultural events in the dark.

The mangers of Bornheim

The town becomes a manger village during the Christmas season.

Stones, spirits, and art made in Zimbabwe

The Bettendorff gallery brings Shona Art to Gauangelloch.

Walther in a Memory of the World

The Codex Manesse stored in Heidelberg is one of the most important books in the world.

A theatrical troupe that brings people together

The Chawwerusch theatre in Herxheim tells stories for and with the local people.

Stony Witnesses

Tracing the Celts near Bad Dürkheim

A theatre on Tromm mountain

Jürgen Flügge brings dramatic art to the countryside in his Hof-Theater-Tromm theatre

Theatre in a tower

It’s probably the smallest theatre in Germany and it is located in Freinsheim.

A theatre in the bend

A small place offering great stage art in Neustadt-Hambach


Torsten Rau manages the office of the Magischer Zirkel in Lampertheim.

Homeless, unrecognised, yet admired

The writer Augusta Bender is revered in Schefflenz.

The Lady of Crimeheim

Crime novelist Ingrid Noll leads visitors through Wein-heim on an audio guide tour

A house that opens up spaces

How the barac project attracts artists to Mannheim

A bridging house

A place for art: The house at the weir footbridge in Heidelberg

The Ring that opens horizons to the world

The Bensheim Eysoldt-Ring is one of Germany’s most important acting awards

The world of sounds from Mannheim’s Jungbusch

We pay a visit to the OMM Orientalische Musikakademie Mannheim

For the love of paper

In Mannheim, Annette Schrimpf runs one of the last bookbinderies in the region.

Insanely beautiful art

The Prinzhorn collection in Heidelberg

Memories coined in enamel

We go on a journey through time in the Little Museum for Old Shops and Advertisements in Hammelbach

Where light dances on concrete

The EinTanzHaus gives Mannheim’s Trinitatiskirche church a new lease of life

Where art learns to swim

A reservoir for fire fighting operations has become a concert stage: Thomas Grommes has reinvented the Ludwigshafen indoor swimming pool.

Muddersprooch in American English

Muddersprooch in American English


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