Green, blue and yellow illuminated organ in a Gothic hall church


Experience culture

Waldeck-Frankenberg is a great place to experience. Art & culture lovers, bon vivants and friends of conviviality get their money's worth in the district. There is something for every taste.

Waldeck-Frankenberg is part of the Grimm homeland of North Hesse. Here you can follow 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 focal point for enthusiastic classical music lovers.

Germany's oldest amateur play festival still in existence - the Korbach Theatre Week - 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 theatres and theatres round off 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 cosy Advent shopping.

Library Brehm Foundation

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

Museum in the monastery

The Museum im Kloster des Landkreises is housed in the north wing of the former Cistercian convent of St. Georgenberg in Frankenberg. It was opened in 1952.

Literary Spring

The home of the Brothers Grimm hosts the annual North Hesse Literature Festival with top-class readings.

Four colourfully dressed youths with colourful wigs sit on the floor in front of a tilted huge chair

Curtain up for the Korbach Theatre Week

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

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