Lights in Frankfurt

And so the New Year and a new decade begin.

As it is the middle of winter, there aren’t so many things going on in the city Frankfurt in January.  However, there are a couple of art exhibitions of note.  Plus there is a big sporting event and a special birthday celebration this year that are worth mentioning at the outset, so that you can make your plans accordingly.  

Happy New Year! 01 January

The first of January is a public holiday, so sleep in and take it easy. 

Making Van Gogh Exhibition, Städel Museum, 23 October 2019 – 16 February 2020

This is a comprehensive exhibition of Vincent van Gogh, with works from all of his various artistic stages.  The exhibition shows how quickly Van Gogh’s work gained popularity in Germany, with the German art scene recognising him as one of the most important forerunners of modern art less than two decades after his death.

Guided tours are available in English.  Click here to check out ticket prices and availability.   

Lee Krasner, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 11 October 2019 – 12 January 2020

This is a major retrospective of the work of Lee Krasner.  Krasner was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism.  Unusually, she had no signature style, but continually redefined how she communicated through her art.

For information about tickets and tours, which are available in English, please click here.  

Euro Cup 2020

In the summer, the Euro Cup (football, or soccer, if you prefer) will take place.  This year the structure is slightly different in that no single nation is hosting the event.  Instead they are holding games in a number of cities throughout Europe, including Munich in Germany.   

Click here to go to the UEFA EURO 2020 website for all the details.

Beethoven 2020

The year 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.  His actual birthday isn’t until December, but all through the year 2020 various events are being held worldwide to commemorate the life and work of this master musician.  Various organisations throughout Germany have concerts, exhibitions and other events planned to celebrate Beethoven, especially in Bonn, the place where he was born.

If you are interested in joining the party here in Germany, click here to read the latest and learn about future events.  

Getting back to Frankfurt, for an overview of all the major events in the next year, click here.