Augsburg features a wide variety of events throughout the year. Whenever you visit, you can bet this Bavarian city will have some cultural event for you to partake in.
Brecht Festival Augsburg
This Augsburg event is a celebration of the life of Bertolt Brecht, the famed German director, poet and playwright.
The Brecht Festival usually takes place for thirteen days, just around the time of his birthday in February. The festivities include poetry and literary readings, presentations of Brecht’s own plays and concert events. The festival culminates with an extravagant gala/birthday party at the Augsburg Theater.
The Hohes Friedensfest is an Augsburg event for the appreciation of peace. As the location of the eponymous Peace of Augsburg, this city is the only one in Germany to celebrate this day as a legal holiday. Each August 8, the city commemorates the treaty between Charles V and the Lutheran princes.
The day is marked with performances by jazz bands and other notable concerts.
Augsburg Mozart Festival
Augsburg was the birthplace of Leopold Mozart, father to the famed and much beloved composer Wolfgang Amadeus. Like his more famous son, the elder Mozart was also a musician, playing the violin and composing a fair amount of music himself.
One of the more intriguing figures of his time, scholars to this day debate about every aspect of his life, from his success as a musician to his family relations with his famous son. Come to learn more about this famous family, and experience some international music at the annual Mozart Festival.
What would a German summer be without a jazz festival? The Jazz Summer is an annual Augsburg event that allows you to relax and unwind to the cool tunes of live jazz. The concerts take place all around the city, notably, the Botanical Garden and the Fountain Court.
Media and electronics aficionados will be certain to enjoy the Lab30 event. This festival specializes in media arts and is held each November.