Memories by the legendary Woodstock photographer Elliott Landy are colourful displayed on the facade of Karlsruhe Castle.
Thu, August 08, 2019 – Sun, September 15, 2019

The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE 2019 will take place from August 8 to September 15. Once again, the facade of Karlsruhe Palace will be illuminated by breathtaking projections and become the largest digital work of art in Europe. New works will be presented in 2019 under the theme »A Summer of Love and Life. Hate comes late – Love comes first«.

The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe, organized by Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH, is curated by Peter Weibel, artistic and scientific director of the ZKM | Karlsruhe. »In addition to the selection of the brilliant 3D projections on the palace facade, there are several new commissions from new and already known teams on the sujets of 'Origin of the Universe', 'Origin of Life', 'Origin of Love'.« Love is celebrated in all its forms, both religious and personal, by love for God and God's love for the world, which is reflected in the myths of origin of eastern, western, northern and southern religions, the curator of SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe continues. »From the Sea of Galilee to Woodstock there are councils of peace and love. Between J. S. Bach and Bob Dylan there are anthems to heaven«, Weibel goes on.

SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe is a proven track record of success. So far, about 1.4 million visitors have seen the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe in its four-year history, making the palace square in Karlsruhe the center of the cities main attraction.

As in previous years, the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE will feature various events including: the OldtimerShow with parade »Tribute to Carl Benz« (11.08.2019), the new wave music competition »Goldene Gitarre« as well as the FoodtruckConvention (06.–08.09.2019).


from Thursday, August 8
9.30 – 11.30 pm

from Friday, August 9
9.30 – 11.30 pm

from Sunday, August 11
9.30 – 11 pm

from Sunday, August 18
9 – 11 pm

from Sunday, September 1
8.30 – 10 pm

from Sunday, September 8
8 – 10 pm

Organization / Institution
A joint project of KME – Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH and ZKM | Karlsruhe

In cooperation with