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Illuminale – Light Art Festival in Trier

When tree tops suddenly mysteriously gleam, when architecture reveals its hidden secrets through projections, when grassy areas are overtaken by tall Chinese lanterns, soft music wafts through the hedges and streets, and the entire area sparkles for a few hours – then the Illuminale has once again taken over a new playing field. The light festival has been a highlight of late summer since 2011, lighting up the eyes of not only children: About to twenty thousand stream year for year to different parts of the city and its green spaces, where the Illuminale permits them to shine in a completely new light.
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When darkness falls, hedges, trees, and buildings will be "staged" as never before: with sometimes white, sometimes colorful, sometimes bright, sometimes soft, sometimes small, sometimes large, sometimes projected, and sometimes transparent light from thousands of LEDs and spotlights. Lanterns, arc lights, star lanterns, swimming candles, and colorful projections. No matter whether it’s Petrisberg mountain, the Moselle embankment, the Palace Garden, or Nell’s Park, Neustrasse, Imperial Baths, Domfreihof oder the Main Market: Every year the Illuminale seemingly transforms well-known spaces into mystical, enchanting magic worlds. Together with diverse performances by light artists, dancers, or artists, the Illuminale creates a festival by Trier townspeople for Trier townspeople with family-friendly food and drink and laid-back music, where visitors’ interaction and ideas of inclusion play a significant role.

Review 2019
Photos and videos of Illuminale 2019 can also be found at Facebook.


September 24 and 25, 2021

Trier, Cathedral Square and around the Cathedral

admission free

Will be released in 2021.

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Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Jan Hoffmann
Simeonstraße 55
54290 Trier
Tel. +49 (0)651 97808 30