The Blue Night 2010

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Light installation at the Sebalder Platz in 2009
Light installation at the Sebalder Platz in 2009

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The Blue Night — or so called The Night of Arts and Culture — is the biggest event in Nuremberg’s social calendar. More than 120,000 visitors pour into Nuremberg’s medieval city center every year to spend an unforgettable night full of magic and cultural stimulation. In 2010 The Blue Night takes place on the 15th of May starting from 7pm until the early hours of the next day.

This cultural event offers the unusual combination of musical events, lectures, theatre performances and modern arts, and everything happens at night. More than 70 museums, churches and other cultural institutions open their doors and invite people to stroll about, look, listen and be amazed. Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide) is one of the few German cities, which still has a distinct medieval flair to it. The experience of walking through this old town center and seeing the beautiful buildings glowing in the blue light is truly amazing.

Every year the art presented at The Blue Night is influenced by a special theme. 2010 marks the 175th anniversary of the first railway ride from Nuremberg to its neighboring town Fürth (Fürth vacation rentals | Fürth travel guide) in 1835. Referring to this, this year’s theme is “On The Way”.

This year The Blue Night celebrates its 10th anniversary, so come and join the party!

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Kathrin Wagner

This travel guide has been written by Kathrin Wagner.

She grew up in a small town in Bavaria and then studied Media studies, Literature and History in Erlangen and Munich. As a student she already spent half a year in London and moved back there after graduation in 2006. She is still living in London, where she works in publishing.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: 90403 Nuremberg, Germany

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Adults: 13 Euros; Children up to the age of 12 go free

Opening Hours

15 May 2010 from 7pm on

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