There are lots of popular events in Thuringia. Numerous fairs and markets, like the Sommergewinn in Eisenach or the Krämerbrückenfest in Erfurt attract thousands of people every year.
Thuringia is a land of theatres. The best known is the German National Theatre in Weimar, where Goethe was once the director and which offers top-class plays, music and dance theatre.
The festivals are very special occasions. Every summer, the 70 steps up to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Erfurt are the impressive setting of the Cathedral Steps Festival. The KulturArena in Jena and the Art Festival in Weimar are enjoyed by international audiences every year.