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Application for the Title of European Capital of Culture 2025

Dresden is internationally renowned not only for its great cultural heritage, but also for contemporary music, arts- and film festivals. It is a great location for tourists looking to discover the diversity of European arts and culture. Some of its very proud citizens might argue that it is already a capital of culture. 

The immense challenges of the past two years, the refugee crisis and the rise of anti European sentiments all over Europe has turned Dresden into a focal point of debate for the future of European values. 

In 2016 Dresden has started the process of developing a bid for the European Capital of Culture because here, celebrating arts and culture and shaping the future of a diverse society in Europe need to go hand in hand. 

Each year the European union awards the title "European Capital of Culture" to two European cities. After Essen and the Ruhr Region in 2010 Germany is up again for 2025 – together with the Republic of Slovenia.


City of Dresden

Department of Culture and Tourism
Office of Culture and Monument Preservation
Stephan Hoffmann

Association for Capital of Culture

This association aims to be the 'cluster' for citizen involvement and the contact point for projects, sponsorships and ongoing support. You are most welcome to join the association. Please get in touch!