altstadtherbst Sept 14 - Oct 3

The Düsseldorf city calender is absolutely packed with great events all year round but a true personal favourite is the altstadtherbst which kicks off with a splendid sold-out opening concert on September 14 of Haydn and Mozart.

RhineBuzz is delighted to be able to give away 5x2 tickets for this eclectic festival of the performing arts which invites artists from all around the globe to charm and entertain us with everything from 'animation on stage' to opera to circus to a Russian playing an alphorn (!) at the most varied locations of our city from banks to industrial areas, Düsseldorf International Airport to the stunning museum K21, the Tonhalle to churches and the festival marquee which is erected especially on Burgplatz.

I interviewed Christiane Oxenfort, fellow opera scout, in the spring for the 'We Love Love Music' tour and gained an inside peek into how this wonderful festival has grown over the years and I can only say that I am in awe of how she and her business partner Andreas Dahmen have put this remarkable event together. 

Happily, happily, the website is now in English and in the next few days I'll be posting personal recommendations to help you around deciding which concerts you might like to be heading to. The wonderful programme is just packed with so many amazing artists and ideas, you will so be missing out if you don't book yourself a few tickets now.
Tickets can also be purchased during the festival at the box office by the marquee, but some concerts do sell out fast so take a look now!

Half Past Selber Schuld

Today, as the German broadcaster WDR 4 accompanies us on the "We Love Music" Tour at 3pm through town we will be giving tickets away to our tour guests and on Monday we'll be giving the first tickets to the readers of this site.

So watch this space and in the meantime we are wishing have a great, sunny weekend hopefully packed with great sounds and wonderful memories. Hope to see some of you at the Golzheim Festival this afternoon too .... :)

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©Petru Virtanen