Essen Light Fes­ti­val

Discover the Magic of Light from 1 to 10 October 2021

Essen Light Festival 2021

1 to 10 October 2021

We are delighted to be able to return to 2019, to the time before the pandemic.

In 2021 we present 18 venues, we thematise light art and wonderful places in the heart of the city of Essen. And we want to focus on the future with the Light Festival.

With its transformation from the centre of the coal and steel industry to the third greenest city in Germany and the Green Capital of Europe, Essen stands like hardly any other major city for the confrontation of a former industrial city with sustainability, environmental protection and change. This has also been demonstrated for three years now with the "REMONDIS Light Award". The focus is on light art that deals with the topics of the circular-flow economy, the conservation of resources and sustainability. This year, we are once again taking you to 18 places that appear in a special light, small and fine, exciting and dreamy, thrilling and opulent. Enjoy the big light show on Kennedyplatz, let yourself be inspired by international video projections. Enjoy the big light show on Kennedyplatz, be enthralled by international video projections daily from nightfall until 10pm.

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Essen Light Festival 2021

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