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Experience culture

In Waldeck-Frankenberg you can experience good things. Art & culture lovers, bon vivants and friends of sociability get their money's worth in the district. There is something for every taste.

Waldeck-Frankenberg belongs to the Grimm homeland of North Hesse. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the world-famous storytellers and linguists. Many visitors and celebrities are drawn to the literary spring - the festival of language. The Arolser Barockfestspiele (Arolsen Baroque Festival) offers top-class concerts and renowned artists, making the spa town a magnet for enthusiastic classical music lovers.

Germany's oldest still existing amateur play festival - the Theaterwoche Korbach - is also at home here and brings together young actors from all over the Bund region every year. Smaller jazz and folk festivals, concert series, open-air theaters and theaters round out the cultural offerings.

Throughout the seasons, there are also many traditional festivals in Waldeck-Frankenberg, such as Easter bonfires, livestock markets, harvest and potato festivals. During the contemplative time of the year, small Christmas and craft markets invite you to enjoy some leisurely Advent shopping.

Library Brehm Foundation

The Swiss Adolf Brehm has transferred his collection of valuable book editions to a foundation together with the Waldeck-Frankenberg district.

Museum in the monastery

The museum in the monastery of the district is located in the north wing of the former Cistercian monastery of St. Georgenberg in Frankenberg. It was opened in 1952.

Literary spring

Every year, the home of the Brothers Grimm hosts the North Hessian Literature Festival with readings in a class of their own.

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Curtain up for the Korbach theater week

The Korbach Theater Week is the oldest existing amateur play festival in Germany and has been organized by the district since 1949.

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