Festivals

Saarbrücken is the scene of a wide variety of festivals such as the Max Ophüls Prize filmfestival, or the only Franco-German stagecraft festival, Perspectives.

Ulrich Höfer

Ulrich Höfer

Ulrich Höfer

Saarbrücker Altstadtfest

Saarbrücken’s historic centre invites visitors to enjoy a richly varied programme every year on the weekend before the summer holidays.

Becker & Bredel

Becker & Bredel

Becker & Bredel

Saar Spectacle

The unique event around the themes of water and aquatic sports offers an exciting programme on the first weekend of August.

Klavierduo Hoffmann - Foto: Künstler

Klavierduo Hoffmann - Foto: Künstler

Klavierduo Hoffmann - Foto: Künstler

Summermusic in Saarbrücken

Saarbrücker Sommermusik is series of free, high-level concerts combining communication of art with a folk festival flavour.

fotolia

fotolia

fotolia

Sundays at the castle

The series invites visitors to free concerts at Saarbrücken castle during June, July and August. The programme includes matinées, soirées and a children’s programme. 

Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken

Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken

Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken

Serenade

The serenade concerts are held between June and September in the inner courtyard of the Stadtgalerie (city gallery).

Shutterstock/Alenavlad

Shutterstock/Alenavlad

Shutterstock/Alenavlad

Time for jazz

The new musicseries "JazzZeit" is dedicated to the musical form and its local protagonists in Saarbrücken.

Sons of Sissy - Festival Perspectives 2019

Sons of Sissy - Festival Perspectives 2019

Sons of Sissy - Festival Perspectives 2019

Perspectives

Perspectives is the only Franco-German stagecraft festival. It was held last in june 2019.

Festival Primeurs

The Festival Primeurs presents selected plays from French contemporary drama in November every year.

Centre Chorégraphique: Are friends electric? - Laurent Philippe

Centre Chorégraphique: Are friends electric? - Laurent Philippe

Centre Chorégraphique: Are friends electric? - Laurent Philippe

Saar dance festival

Every two years in the autumn, attention is focused for four full days on contemporary dancing in Saarbrücken and the region.

Sebastian Woithe

Sebastian Woithe

Sebastian Woithe

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize

The Max Ophüls Prize filmfestival in Saarbrücken is one of the most renowned young German-speaking cinema events. It is held in January every year. 

Musikfestspiele

Musikfestspiele

Musikfestspiele

Musikfestspiele Saar

The Musikfestspiele Saar are a biennial event that has presented the musical culture of a respective European country since 1989.

Iris Maurer

Iris Maurer

Iris Maurer

Fête de la Musique

Saarbrücken celebrates the beginning of summer every year with a wide range of musicians, whose music can be heard all over the city.