Every year, the Arolser Barock-Festspiele, a baroque festival with a long tradition, is held in the months of May and June and presents a highly diverse and entertaining programme.
The baroque festival with its rich variety and versatile musical programme draws large crowds from near and far to Bad Arolsen. The Steinerne Saal and other rooms in the Residenzschloss castle, the Fürstliche Reitbahn hippodrome, the protestant town church and the old stables at the Marstall - all these historic sites and buildings in our baroque town turn into stylish stages for four days.
The baroque festival was held for the first time in 1986, and over the years, it has become one of the highlights of the German festival circuit. Connoisseurs and insiders have been rating the festival among the highlights of the annual classical music circuit for a long time. With every new instalment, the festival offers superb concerts with top-tier artists that fill the stages with ever changing fascinating, enchanting and beguiling sounds.
Outstanding artists from the whole world appear on stage every year and take the audience on a musical journey that is rounded out by a colourful programme of guided museum tours, children's performances and night owl events.