Zwei junge Frauen tanzen in wallenden Gewändern - eines ist blütenweiß, eines gold-orange - den Serpentinentanz. | © BNST GmbH
7 & 8 September 2024

A journey back in time to the Belle Époque

Once a year, the golden age of the former world spa comes alive again when Bad Nauheim celebrates its Art Nouveau heritage.

Art Nouveau Festival

Fashion, music and dance like in the old days and one of Hesse's most beautiful arts and crafts markets - experience the Belle Époque at the Art Nouveau Festival in Bad Nauheim. The next festival will take place on 7 and 8 September 2024 at the Trinkkuranlage (drinking cure salon).

Men in tailcoats and top hats, women in elegant gowns, surrounded by beautiful Art Nouveau architecture – the golden age of the Belle Époque is celebrated in Bad Nauheim. The Art Nouveau Festival attracts people from all over Germany. Highlights include the historic bicycles and penny-farthings that can be admired and tried out, as well as the dance and music performances that bring the festival grounds to life.

Popular arts and crafts market in Hesse

Marvel at the extensive Art Nouveau craftsmanship at the large artisans' and restorers' market, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Here you will find unique paintings, beautiful jewellery and handcrafted pieces made of ceramics, glass and fabric from the glamorous period around 1900. Sunday shopping on the festival weekend is also popular.

Festival highlights

Here's what you can experience at the Art Nouveau Festival.

Antikes Geschirr, Vasen und Bilder. | © BNST GmbH / Foto: Anja Epkes

Restorers and artisans' market

Stroll through the wonderful market and watch the restorers as they carefully refurbish wallpaper, furniture and paintings, or find a beautiful souvenir from the arts and crafts.
Frauen und Männer in Jugendstlkleidung stehen für ein Gruppenbild zusammen. | © BNST GmbH / Foto: Anja Epkes Authentic costumes A fashion group ambles around the grounds in costumes, some original, some recreated from historical designs, exuding an authentic flair - the ideal photo opportunity!
Frau im rot-schwarzen Spitzenkleid und einem Fächer in der Hand tanzt auf einer Bühne. | © BNST GmbH / Foto: Anja Epkes Music and dANCE Dance choreographies from the Art Nouveau period, concerts featuring contemporary music, and performances by regional choirs bring the festival grounds to life.
Nahaufnahme von mehreren Hochrädern. | © BNST GmbH HistoriCAL BICYCLES Admire the art of riding a penny-farthing and other historic bicycles. If you wish, you can even try riding the bikes yourself.


Share your journey back in time with us using the hashtag #jugendstilfestival.

Event Organisation

The Art Nouveau Festival is organised by the Department of Culture and Sport of the City of Bad Nauheim.

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