Long Night of Culture

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Courtesy photoVarious bands and dance groups perform on three stages between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. during the Long Night of Culture Saturday in Kaiserslautern’s concert hall, Fruchthalle.
Courtesy photo
Various bands and dance groups perform on three stages between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. during the Long Night of Culture Saturday in Kaiserslautern’s concert hall, Fruchthalle.

For the 13th time, Kaiserslautern will sponsor its annual “Long Night of Culture” Saturday to Sunday. The event will feature more than 120 performances, presentations and displays in 20 locations, including the Fruchthalle, Emmerich-Smola Music School, Theodor-Zink Museum, Pfalztheater, Pfalzgalerie Museum, youth center, Apostelkirche, Stifts-kirche, Hoffnungskirche, Union Theater for film arts and the Japanese Garden.

“The Long Night of Culture can’t be taken off of our local event calendar anymore,” said Dr. Susanne Wimmer-Leonhardt, deputy mayor of Kaiserslautern. “It focuses on arts in southwest Germany and highlights the cultural dimension and the mutual work of many artists in the region.”

Interested visitors can walk from one event to another. The program consists of short elements. Visitors will be able to stop at several facilities and enjoy different performances.

A family program will start at 2 p.m. near Stiftskirche with a flea market by youth, the presentation of newcomer bands by radio station RPR1 and the third Palatinate band and choir festival. At the meadow near the Pfalztheater, a children’s and youth fest takes place from 2 to 11 p.m.

The late night program with DJ lounge, live salsa music and various musical performances takes place from
10 p.m. Saturday to 3:30 a.m. Sunday.


In the Pfalztheater, visitors can enjoy singing and ballet dancing performances. The Theodor-Zink-Museum on Steinstrasse 48 offers jazz performances, craftsmanship presentations and a display of items from the FCK soccer museum.

The Japanese Garden will be illuminated from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The admission fee for most places is €12 for adults and €9 for students. Visitors get a wristband, which allows them to enter all facilities that charge a fee. As of midnight there is a late night tariff — $5 for adults and $2 for students. Wristbands cost €2 less if purchased in advance by 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tourist Information Office, the Pfalztheater or the Gartenschau.


For a detailed program and location addresses, visit www.fruchthalle.de or www.facebook.com/LangeNachtDerKultur, or stop by the Tourist Information Office on Fruchthallstrasse to get the brochure. An information stand will be set up near the Fruchthalle entrance, next to the war monument, from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday.