Experience East Bavarian citiesWonderful gabled houses in the Renaissance style, Art Nouveau buildings, inviting shops and inns form the heart of Weiden and make you want to stroll through the historic old town.
In the middle of the old town, the Old Town Hall with its carillon give the cityscape its unmistakeable charm. An impressive building is the neo-Romanesque Church of St. Joseph, whose interior is designed in the Art Nouveau style, with coloured glass mosaics, sculptures and wall paintings. St. Michael's Church with its huge organ (3,600 pipes) and the International Ceramic Museum are also worth a visit. World famous companies such as Seltmann Weiden (porcelain), Bauscher (porcelain) and Witt Weiden (textiles) have established Weiden's reputation as a city of beautiful things.
Weiden is connected to culture through its most famous son, the composer Max Reger. The Max Reger Festival – the classical music festival from September – October each year is dedicated to the works of the great son of the city. Internationally unique organ and piano music is performed by well-known artists. Concerts, master classes and lectures present the extensive repertoire of Max Reger with pieces in the field of chamber music, of song, and of choral, orchestra and organ composition.
Numerous festivals and events give the Max Reger city of Weiden a special ambience and offer a variety as colourful as the summer. Until August, you can experience the Summer Serenades in the Max Reger Park, which delight the public on Wednesdays and Sundays.
There is also no shortage of culinary treats in the charming Max Reger city of Weiden in Eastern Bavaria. On Wednesdays and Sundays, there is lively activity at the farmer's market, when the regional producers offer their products. The fresh ingredients also find their way into the pans of the chefs of Weiden to delight the palate with Upper Palatinate delicacies.
Things to see and experience:
- Art Nouveau Church of St. Joseph
- City Museum with Max Reger Collection
- International Ceramic Museum, Railway Museum
- Weiden Music Festival, Max Reger Festival, Literature Festival
- Summer Serenades in the Max Reger Park
- Bavarian-Bohemian Cultural and Business Forum
- Festival in the Park (every two years)
- Citizens', Spring, Public and Marksmen's Festival
- Second oldest Christmas market in Bavaria
- Renaissance townhouses and Town Hall