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Procession of the Easter Riders

Bautzen Events - Highlights in Bautzen 2013

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25. January 


Birds‘ Wedding 

A Sorbian traditional custom – The opening performance of the „Birds Wedding“ in mid-January in the German Sorbian People’s Theatre. For children and adults, too.


23./24. February

Colourful Sorbian Easter Egg market with an exhibition of the „Most Beautifully Painted Sorbian Easter Eggs“

As well as seeing the artistically decorated eggs and learning about Sorbian egg painting traditions and techniques you can take part in choosing the „Most Beautifully Painted Sorbian Easter Eggs“. Pick up useful tips, techniques and even tools for egg-painting from the experts!


Malerin in sorbischer Tracht

29.  March –
1. April

Easter in Bautzen

This traditional German-Sorbian Easter Celebration in Bautzen has many colourful Easter customs. Even five weeks before Easter it’s possible to see the egg-decorating artists at work. There are more than a few collectors of this sought after traditional art form, which uses four different techniques to apply the paint to the eggs. Other highlights are the Easter Riders Procession on Easter Sunday, and the Egg Rolling on Bautzen’s Protschenberg together with a colourful Easter Market.


Sorbische Osterreiterprozession auf der Friedensbrücke

4. May

Pub Tour Live 2013

Once again, in more than 20 pubs and restaurants, this live music and entertainment evening is not to be missed. See how many pubs you can try out in one evening! This great social event will attract not only music fans of all genres to Bautzens historic city centre, which has a density of pubs almost unmatched in Germany. If you want to begin your pub Tour with a great culinary experience, it is definitely advisable to make a reservation in one of the venues. More information from ).


24. - 26. May

1011th Bautzen Spring Festival

This Traditional Bautzen City Festival presents a colourful Cultural Programme. With handicrafts and flea market, street theatre, live music, a childrens‘ festival, Gastronomy and much, much more. On Saturday the city centre is dedicated to Bautzen’s many and varied Clubs and Societies.


Akrobatikauftritt während des Bautzener Frühlings
15. June

Long Night of the Museums

Historical treasures in Bautzen open their doors to the public with special events. A single ticket gives the visitor access to all exhibitions. See Bautzen’s special history in a new light. Tours, culinary surprises, book readings, music and opportunities to participate will ensure that this is a night to keep boredom at bay.


27 June -
4. August

18th Bautzen Theater Summer

Open-air theatre spectacular performed against the backdrop of the historic Ortenburg,  

Bautzener Theatersommer
11. - 14. July

10th International Lausitz Folkore Festival "Łužica/Lausitz 2013" 


14. August - 8. September

Bautzen Mustard Weeks

Original Bautz´ner mustard specialities – mild – spicy – hot – served in restaurants around the city


Bautz'ner Senfwochen 2012

23. - 25. August

21th Bautzen ”Water Art“ & Puppet Theatre Festival

Music, Puppet Theatre shows, Book Readings, Flea market, and much more, all located at Bautzen’s landmark ”Wasserkunst“ Tower.


Besucher beim Wasserkunstfest



8. September

Listed Buildings Open Day

Listed buildings which are not normally open to the public open their doors to visitors. At the same time "Bautzen – a living historical monument" takes place, where historical houses are brought to life


Tag des offenen Denkmals

14. September

20th International Bautzen City Run

Runs for beginners and professionals over 1.2 Km, 2 km, 6 km und 10 km through Bautzen City


20. September

19th Bautzen Autumn Choral Singers

Choirs from the Lausitz sing in a number of locations throughout the city


Chor Budyšin

28. September - 
10. November

Lausitz Fish Weeks

Events and Culinary attractions in the region around Bautzen connected with fish from the Lausitz

Mann mit Fisch

2. Oktober

Harvest / Guesthouse Thanksgiving


Bautzener Wirte feiern wieder Erntedank!

2. November


Shopping Experience Evening by candlelight in Bautzen’s City Centre


Modenschau während der Romantica auf der Reichenstraße

29. November - 22. December

Bautzen Christmas Market

With a wide-ranging cultural programme in the romantic surroundings of Bautzen’s Old City centre.


Blick auf den Wenzelsmarkt
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