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Art and Culture

Go on a journey of discovery, enjoy yourself, become enthusiastic and allow yourself to be inspired: these are aspects of Erlangen’s art and culture scene. In the centre of one of the best preserved Baroque planned towns in Germany one is confronted with tradition and modernity, with the innovative and experimental in all areas of culture.


Erlangen is renowned as a town of ­festivals. Each year, in late summer,­ thousands of literature enthusiasts­ meet to talk about German literature­ at the Poetenfest.­ Another cultural highlight is the International Comic Salon which is an enormous fair featuring all well-known comic publi­shers.


Further events are the Silent Film Music Days and the International Puppet Theatre Festival, one of the largest­ and most important events of modern puppet, image and installation theatre in the German speaking world.The Markgrafenthea­ter, the oldest Baroque theatre still being used as such in southern Germany, is renowned for its first and inaugural public performances and exceptional production concepts. Cabaret fans gather at "theater fifty- fifty", one of the best-known places for cabaret in Franconia.


The Bamberger Symphonic Orchestra is a regular performer in the concert programme in the Huguenot town, and the traditional open air concerts with top notch performers held in the Schlossgarten are very inviting.


Top class art and cultural history are presented in the town’s galleries. The 'Kunstpalais' holds exhibitions of modern, internationally acclaimed work. Group exhibitions which demonstrate the conceptual relationships of questions raised by literature, philosophy and film play a major role. Aspects of the town’s history and culture are exhibited in the town’s museum, housed in the former town hall of the old town (Altstadt). Exhibitions of artists living in the metropolitan area of Nuremberg are to be found in the town’s art gallery (Kunstmuseum), Loewenich Palace.

Museums & Galleries

Stadtmuseum Erlangen Au�enansicht des Stadtmuseums Erlangen

Municipal Museum

The Municipal Museum‘s collection documents the town‘s history.

Brewery Museum Steinbach Bräu

A walk around the exhibition will inform you about the Steinbach Bräu brewery.
Palais Stutterheim


The Kunstpalais is a young venue for dealing with contemporary art in a discursive way.

Museum in the Amtshausschüpfla

Local history museum which gives an idea of how people lived and worked around 1920.

Staircase Gallery

As the name suggests, the gallery is in a staircase.

Erlangen Art Museum

The Erlangen Art Museum documents, collects and exhibits post-1945 regional art.
Kunstverein Erlangen

Erlangen Art Society

The Kunstverein Erlangen has been established in the Erlangen art and culture world ever since 1904.  


Kulturzentrum E-Werk

Cultural Centre E-Werk

For over 25 years the Kulturzentrum E-Werk has been a driving force in the social-cultural life.  
Theater fifty fifty Die Kleinkunstb�hne mit Seele und Flair.

Theatre Fifty Fifty

Klaus Karl-Kraus and Andreas Büeler discovered the old Gundellagerhaus and a dream came true.  
Markgrafentheater Erlangen Das Markgrafentheater gilt als das �lteste bespielte Barocktheater S�ddeutschlands.

The Erlangen Theatre

The Markgrave Theatre is Southern Germany‘s oldest baroque theatre still in use.