Art and Culture


A statue of Friedrich Schiller

Hessen has a great deal to offer in the way of culture. There is simply much more to discover and experience here than Hessen’s three state theatres and its numerous cultural events.

The state museums, libraries, and archives hold internationally recognised treasures. Our castles, palaces and gardens, as well as the sites listed in UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage of Humanity, are well worth a visit. In addition to preserving historical sites, we are also responsible for promoting artists and supporting all facilities connected to the arts. A unique example is the documenta, an exhibition of modern art, which is held every five years.

Enjoy discovering what Hessen has to offer!