Nuremberg's "Blaue Nacht" - on 4th of May, 2013
On Saturday the 4th of May 2013 the historical Nuremberg Old Town is illuminated in dark blue, to kick off Nuremberg's cultural summer programme once again. This time the Blaue Nacht (Blue Night), Germany's largest and most diverse long night of art and culture, takes place with the theme of skystormers. From music, to performance, theatre and film there are more than 60 venues to discover artistic mastery at. Projections and light installations turn the castle, as well as the other central places, into a fascinating art spectacular. The cultural year in Nuremberg in 2013 takes account of the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner. As a young man Wagner was a political rebel who revolted against given power and authority structures at this time. Today, he is considered as a musical innovator. The skystormer picks up themes that can be rediscovered in other arts as well: a rebellion against the outdated and old, the creation of something new, keeping your heads in the clouds and having dreams and visions.
In order to experience the exciting art and culture programme you can buy a Blaue Nacht entrance ticket and armband directly at the Blaue Nacht which grants you entry to the art and cultural venues.
Due to its location by the Old Town gate, Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremburg is in the thick of the action during the Blaue Nacht, which is easy to discover on foot.