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What´s on - Festivals & Events

With over 1000 events throughout the year - theatre, concerts, displays and festivals – one can enjoy both, nature and culture in Meiningen every weekend!

Grasgrün GRASGRÜN - Summer Culture
July and August
Grass-green, that´s what summer is like in Meiningen! The festival GRASGRÜN offers great concerts in the castle courtyard, open air theatre and much more...
Hütesholle Hütesfest - city festival
First weekend in July

According to legend Mothert Hulda brought the recipe for the famous Thuringian dumplings, locally known as ‘Hütes’, to Meiningen. The people of Meiningen celebrate their traditional dish with a vibrant festival every year in July. There are all sorts of shows and parades, live music on several stages, events along the banks of the Werra river and much more...

Kleinkunsttage Kleinkunsttage - Comedy and Show

Great variety and vivacious performances make this festival so attractive. Each year the city of Meiningen awards the Thüringer Kleinkunstpreis (Thuringian Fringe Award) at the beginning of the Kleinkunsttage.

Uwaga Music - World - Church (concert series)

The Meiningen town church is not only a place of contemplation but also offers a great series of concerts: Music - World - Church features renowned artists and an explosive mix of music from gospel and jazz to classic and folk.

Steam Train 503501 Steam Locomotive Days
First weekend in September

Meiningen Steam Engine Festival
Thousands of fans of the puffing steel giants gather in Meiningen on the first weekend in September for the Steam Locomotive Days to get a close look at the machines on display or even drive a steam engine themselves!