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N2025 NÜRNBERG 2025

Past Forward


Congratulations to Chemnitz on being awarded the title "European Capital of Culture" in 2025! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Kulturstiftung der Länder, the jury and the candidate cities of Chemnitz, Dresden, Hanover, Hildesheim, Magdeburg, Gera and Zittau for their outstanding effort and collegial exchange! Of course, we accept the decision with great regret, but we are also determined to pursue the central projects of the application without a title. More details will follow.

Special thanks to all those who helped shape our application for the Capital of Culture - the many creative people, artists, initiatives, curators, employees of the city administration and many more!

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2nd Bid Book

On 21 September 2020, Nürnberg submitted the second bid book for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025 to the Kulturstiftung der Länder in Berlin. On 100 pages, the book describes the planned cultural and artistic program, the European dimension, the strategy and the idea behind the slogan PAST FORWARD and the three themes "Humanity", "Activity" and "Community".


Nürnberg was applying for the title of 2025 European Capital of Culture. We wanted to host the most prestigious cultural project in Germany in the coming years. The aim was to use art and culture to answer the defining questions of our age, to further advance Nürnberg and the local region and to highlight both the diversity and commonality of cultural heritage in Europe. Thereby promoting and fostering understanding and harmony between everyone in Europe.

More about the bid


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Stream For­ward

Concerts, readings, plays, operas ... at present, the spread of the coronavirus has bro...

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Humans of Nürnberg

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  • “In 1945, I had to leave my homeland the Czech Republic very quickly because I was married to a G...

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  • "People are finally starting to realize that not every tattooed person inevitably went to prison ...

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