The Magic of Light The Magic of Light
The Magic of Light The Magic of Light

Essen Light Fes­ti­val

Discover the Magic of Light from 1 to 10 October 2021


1 to 10 October 2021

Established in 2016 the Essen Light Festival might still be young but it has been constantly growing larger and more splendid every year. For ten days each October the entire city centre of Essen turns into a giant exhibition of international light art. At nightfall from the main station through the busy shopping streets to the university quarter light installations begin to illuminate the city and create a magical and vibrant atmosphere. International artists such as Stephané Masson or Gaston Zahr have repeatedly presented their work in Essen. Sculptures, installations and spectacular 3D-video mappings projected onto historical buildings, some of them interactive, have attracted and thrilled hundreds of thousands of visitors each autumn. With an additional artistic director the festival intends to grow and prosper even more in the future.


Essen Light Festival 2020


Essen Light Festival 2020

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