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
How to get there:
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
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
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...
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)
- 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
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
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).
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“
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
WC available, unfortunately not all of them accessible
unfortunately no WC available
suitable for wheelchairs
unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs
partially suitable for wheelchairs
New: The Young Night starting 5 p.m.!
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.