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Art and Culture

Art. Picture: Fotolia © jean-louis bouzou

Hessen has a great deal of culture to offer visitors and has a rich cultural heritage: palaces, gardens, and natural sites in addidtion to state theatres, museums, libraries, and archives. Hessen places great importance on the upkeep and maintenance of this heritage. Through its Cultural Investment Programme, Hessen supports the renovation and promotion of these sites. The state government not only supports the promotion of the existing UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity sites, but also encourages other sites to apply for a UNESCO listing.

It is just as important to support future projects and to facilitate experiments and innovation. The state therefore promotes the documenta, a world-wide art exhibition held every five years in Kassel. In 2017 interested guests from all over the world will again meet at the documenta. Throughout Hessen nearly every field of the arts has its own cultural events, exhibitions, and festivals.

The Ministry of the Arts supports numerous independent cultural initiatives, organisations, and associations as well as artists from all fields including music, literature, theatre and dance, cinema and the new media, graphic art, and exhibitions. International cultural projects aim to further relations with our European partner regions.

The diversity of Hessen’s cultural and arts scene is well worth experiencing. Why not pay us a visit?



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