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Tradition and Today –
Up to Date since 1946

The Hitzacker Summer Music Festival is Germany’s oldest chamber music festival, and at the same time remarkably young at heart. The festival’s profile today is, more than ever, one of discovery – of fascinating concert formats, interrelated programs, unusual venues, international artistic personalities and ambitious young talents.

Hitzacker is a lively, open town on the Elbe River, well off the beaten track. Every summer, taking place around the 1st August, the festival transforms this picturesque half-timbered town into a hotspot of cultural interaction.

The festival’s profile as a inspiring chamber music center far apart from commercial event hype is highlighted by its exclusive programs, personal contact to the performing artists and perfect surroundings for people and music to bond.

In addition to the evening concerts, there are daytime programs with workshops, lectures, artists’ talks, excursions and instruction for amateur musicians, all of which fascinates visitors and invites them to enjoy the festival atmosphere for a number of days at a time.

Year in, year out – ever since 1946 – the Hitzacker Summer Music Festival has made a substantial contribution to Lower Saxony’s cultural diversity and international attraction.