Performing Arts in Gotha

Ekhof Festival

This popular festival re-animates the private theatre built for the Dukes of Saxe-Gotha in their monumental baroque Schloss Friedenstein. For two months in summer the public gets the chance to test its acoustics dur…
Music in Erfurt

Güldener Herbst

Lovers of obscure old music flock to Erfurt for this autumnal feast, in which forgotten operas, cantatas and other compositions are lovingly resurrected across Erfurt's many sacred and secular venues.
Music in Erfurt


The summer music festival is held every August in the open air beneath the gothic extravagance of Erfurt Cathedral. Evenings are usually given over to iconic operas such as Carmen or The Magic Flute, but the days pr…