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Die illuminierte Kaiserburg in der Blauen Nacht
N-ERGIE Deutsche Bank NÜRNBERGER

Co-Sponsoren:

LEONIStadtreklame VAG NürnbergWBG Nürnberg GmbH Huettinger Koch Invest Pave

Medienpartner:

Nürnberger Nachrichten Franken Fernsehen Das neue Charivari 98.6

N2025

Nürnberg Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2025 - Wir bewerben uns

The Blue Night – The Long Night of Art and Culture

Friday, 4 May, 8 p.m. to midnight:
Preview Blaue Nacht Art Competition*

Saturday, 5 May, 7 p.m. (until 6 May, around 4 a.m.):
Die Blaue Nacht 

Nuremberg Old Town – Topic: Horizons

Die Blaue Nacht was “born” in 2000, when Nuremberg celebrated its 950th anniversary. Originally intended as an event to demonstrate the great diversity of Nuremberg’s arts and culture scene to its citizens, after its enormous success, Die Blaue Nacht not only became a regular event, but also grew quite a bit and spread its wings. It is now held every year at the beginning of May, and with its around 150,000 visitors from at home and abroad and about 80 arts and culture venues participating in Nuremberg’s Old Town, it has become Germany’s biggest and most diverse Long Night of Art and Culture.
 
“100 per cent art and culture” – that’s the message for the weekend of Friday, 4 May* and Saturday, 5 May, 2018, when the nineteenth Blaue Nacht is launched. In a preview, the eleven projects of Die Blaue Nacht International Art Competition will already be presented on Friday (see information block below).
 
On Saturday, 5 May, starting at 7 p.m., the entire package of Die Blaue Nacht will be on offer. On the façade of the Imperial Castle, Nuremberg’s most famous American, the artist and musician Dan Reeder, will create his projection Anything goes. SlideMedia from Barcelona, supported by Berlin globetrotter, Philipp Geist – artist on the Main Market Square during 2017 Blaue Nacht – will present the Video Mapping Show HYPNOCITY on the New City Hall. With an overwhelming programme, over 70 institutions participating in Die Blaue Nacht will open their doors: from the State Theatre, all museums and all churches in the Old Town right through to clubs, arts associations, the Jazzstudio and many others. And if you missed them on Friday, you can, of course, also experience the eleven international projects from Blaue Nacht Art Competition.
 
Talking of “Blau” (Blue): on both days, Nuremberg Old Town will again be steeped in blue light – all street lanterns will shine blue, shop windows will be “blued”, and all participating institutions will be marked as Blaue Nacht venues with blue light. While “Blue” provides an external bracket, there is also a topic bracketing the content: in 2018 this will be the topic of Horizons.
 
This topic can also absolutely be understood as referring to Nuremberg’s application to become “European Capital of Culture 2025”. For particularly in times like ours, it is rather important to take a broader view, to look beyond your own nose, to widen your horizons, also across city and state boundaries!

Information Block:

*Friday, 4 May, from 8. p.m. to midnight: Preview Blaue Nacht Art Competition, only with FRÜHSPURT (EARLY BIRD) / PREMIUM ticket, available in advance from 4 to 15 April, 2018.
 
Every Blaue Nacht ticket is a combination ticket. Ticket holders may use all buses, trams and trains of the VGN (VerkehrsGroßraum Nürnberg) public transport network (including Nightliner buses) from four hours before the beginning of Blaue Nacht until the end of service.
 
Facebook: facebook.com/blauenacht.nuernberg
Twitter: #BlaueNacht
 

How to get there:

Underground U1, U2, U3 to Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station)
Underground U2 and U3 to Opernhaus, Plärrer, Wöhrder Wiese and Rathenauplatz
Tram lines 5, 7, 8 to Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station)
Tram line 4 to Plärrer
 

The Blue Night wishes to thank its main sponsors:

N-ERGIE Nestlé Schöller NÜRNBERGER

co-sponsors:

LEONISparkasse Nürnberg Stadtreklame VAG Nürnberg

and media partners:

Nürnberger Nachrichten Franken Fernsehen Das neue Charivari 98.6 Plärrer - das Stadtmagazin


Preview Blaue Nacht Art Competition

Preview Blaue Nacht Art Competition

Friday, 4 May, 2018, 8 p.m. to midnight
Last year’s experiment was successful, and that’s why we will again give you the opportunity to experience projects from the Blaue Nacht Art Competition a day before Die Blaue Nacht – on Friday, 4 May, from 8 p.m. to midnight – for a preview, as well as during Die Blaue Nacht the next day.
To do this, you will need a PREMIUM ticket, available for purchase between 1 and 31 December, 2017 and 4 to 15 April, 2018. This ticket is printed with the dates Friday, 4 May and Saturday, 5 May, 2018. It is not only a 2-day ticket, but also a combination ticket


Times for Die Blaue Nacht

Times for Die Blaue Nacht

Preview art projects: Friday, 4 May, 8 p.m. to midnight
(only with PREMIUM ticket, only available in advance from 1 to 31 December, 2017 and from 4 to 15 April, 2018; this ticket is also valid for Die Blaue Nacht on 5 May, 2018)

Die Blaue Nacht, Saturday, 5 May, 2018, from 7 p.m.
Core time: 7 p.m. to midnight
Late night meeting places: around midnight to the early hours of the morning.

Exceptions are marked in the programme. Some outdoor light installations and projections will only start after dark and will then continue until 1 a.m. The same applies to the projects of the Blaue Nacht Art Competition (with the exception of Old Town South 7 and 7, p. 34 f).

We hope for your understanding, if due to large visitor numbers you have to wait, particularly at small venues or at the ascent to the towers.


Information Pillars – Finding your way through art and culture

Information Pillars – Finding your way through art and culture

In 2018 again, with its prominently displayed information pillars, the LEONI AG will provide landmarks for visitors during Die Blaue Nacht. The pillars will be placed next to the works of art participating in the Blaue Nacht Art Competition and at important event locations, such as below the castle and at the starting points for vehicles taking part in the Mobile Zeit(en) scheme, at the KulturDREIeck Lessingstraße, and they will give interesting information about these events.


There will be plenty to eat and drink...

There will be plenty to eat and drink...

All caterers in the inner city will be ready for the visitors. In addition high-quality catering for Die Blaue Nacht will be on offer at Rathausplatz / corner New City Hall, on Sebalder Platz, and on Unterer Bergauerplatz.


Public Toilets (fee)

Public Toilets (fee)

  • Underground station Lorenzkirche (intermediate access level)
  • New City Hall, Hauptmarkt 18 (across IHK Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
  • Bahnhofsplatz 3 / underground pedestrian level
  • Neutormauer 21 / Tiergärtnertor


Special Supplement for Die Blaue Nacht

Special Supplement for Die Blaue Nacht

About a week before the event, the publishing house Nürnberger Presse / Druckhaus Nürnberg GmbH & Co. will issue a 4-page special supplement about Die Blaue Nacht, containing current and extensive programme information. So 300,000 newspaper subscribers, i.e. 230,000 more than for Blauen Nachrichten of previous years can find information about Nuremberg’s Long Night of Art and Culture.


Ascent of Towers

Ascent of Towers

You may enjoy a view of Nuremberg’s Old Town from three towers (restricted number of participants, waiting times may occur):

  • Tower of St Lawrence’s Church: 7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. (last admission, half-hourly guided tours, tickets at the entrance to the North Tower, Old Town East 1).
  • Tower of St Sebaldus’ Church: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last admission, visits start every half hour, tickets in the church entrance area, Old Town North 9)
  • Sinwellturm: 7 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. (last admission, Old Town North 2).
Pleas note: For visits to the towers of St Lawrence’s and St Sebaldus’, in addition to the ticket, an entrance fee will be charged: adults 6 €, children 2 € St. Lawrence: family ticket 10 €.


Film and Photopraphs

Film and Photopraphs

Please note: all visitors to Die Blaue Nacht agree irrevocably that the organiser is entitled – without obligation to pay a fee – to have image and sound recordings of the events made for documentation and advertising purposes, and to duplicate, broadcast and use those recordings. These rights have no spatial or time limitations.


Your sparkling statement: through Die Blaue Nacht with the original “Blinky“

Your sparkling statement: through Die Blaue Nacht with the original “Blinky“

Buy our twinkling magnetic pins and make Nuremberg sparkle! Takings will go directly towards the next Die Blaue Nacht. The apprentices of NÜRNBERGER Versicherung will be walking around the city selling the “Blinkys” until late at night. You can also find sales booths at St Lawrence’s Church, on Sebalder Platz and in Spitalgasse.


Icons and Symbols

Icons and Symbols

Ticket ist nötig events marked with this: access with Die Blaue Nacht Ticket only / on the maps of the city quarters: sales kiosk for Die Blaue Nacht bracelets

Blinky Verkaufsstelle sale of “Blinky” flashing magnetic pin by NÜRNBERGER Versicherungsgruppe

Publikumspreis der N-ERGIE N-ERGIE Audience Award / Die Blaue Nacht Art Competition

WC vorhanden, leider nicht immer behindertengerecht WC available, unfortunately not all of them accessible

Leider kein WC vorhanden unfortunately no WC available

rollstuhlgerecht suitable for wheelchairs

leider nicht rollstuhlgerecht unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs

eingeschränkt rollstuhlgerecht partially suitable for wheelchairs

Die Junge Nacht ab 17 Uhr! New: The Young Night starting 5 p.m.!


Twitter and Facebook

Twitter and Facebook

During Blaue Nacht, people will be busy twittering at hashtag #BlaueNacht. We are looking forward to your contributions. You may follow all tweets and posts at twitter.com/NuernbergKultur.
You can also follow the posts of our colleagues strolling through Die Blaue Nacht at www.facebook.com/blauenacht.nuernberg … and get inspiration for a visit.

Highlights

July 22nd and August 4th 2018
Klassik Open Air
July 27th till 29th 2018
Bardentreffen
September 21st till 23rd 2018
Stadt(ver)führungen