Essen Light Fes­ti­val

Discover the Magic of Light from 1 to 10 October 2021

Light & blessing

Light & blessing is movement, light and music. The Marktkirche shines transformed as a walk-in labyrinth and sways to the supporting beats of the grid DJs Henak and Metrapha. The rhythm of the Essen Light Festival inspires: For this service of coming and going, no one takes a seat. While the feet seek the way, the soul comes to rest. Biblical textile impulses accompany the path. Wondering, trusting: in the end, all is light. When the paths move on, everyone goes into the night blessed, with light and blessing.

Light & blessing will take place on each festival evening, 1-10 October 2021, between 8-9 pm. The 3G rule applies. Admission is free. The Marktkirche will be open from 3-9 pm during the festival days.

The event is supported by an ecumenical team from the Marktkirche Essen, the Citypastoral am Dom and the parish of St. Gertrud.

Playing time: daily 20:00 - 21:00 hrs

Location: Marktkirche

Light & blessing in the Marktkirche | © EMG

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