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Greifswald Bach Festival

The Greifswald Bach Festival takes place in June and is the cultural highlight of the year, attracting visitors from all across Germany. Concerts and lectures focusing on Germany's most famous musician are supported by the Pomeranian Protestant Church.

A real cultural institution
The Bach Festival has become an important part of Greifswald's cultural calendar, combining religious elements with professional event organisation and a high level of local involvement. In the three principal churches visitors from far and wide enjoy Bach concerts and performances throughout the day, together with a number of lectures.
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Places of interest

The vibrant university and Hanseatic town of Greifswald is situated on the small river Ryck between the islands of Rügen and Usedom on the Greifswald lagoon. It lies on the European Route of Brick Gothic Architecture and is known for its picturesque churches and the old town with its magnificent gabled houses. Another local attraction is the fishing village of Wieck with its historical drawbridge.
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Art & culture

Art and culture are an integral part of life in Greifswald. At the multimedia centre, named after the town's most famous son, the Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, visitors can learn all about the life and work of this acclaimed artist. The university's art collection contains many art treasures in historical surroundings. An evening at the Theater Vorpommern (Western-Pomeranian Theatre) is always a treat.
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