Düsseldorf Old Town Autumn
From: Wednesday, September 5 2007, 9:00 am
to: Sunday, September 23 2007, 5:00 pm
An explosion of contemporary music and performance fills the centre of Düsseldorf, from churches to pubs, a large theatre and a festival tent along the Rhine embankment, for the Düsseldorf Old Town Autumn event.
Now in its second decade, the Altstadt Herbst calls itself "the festival for young culture" and contemporary culture does indeed take centre stage, with young performers from many countries taking part.
One theme running through the festival is to take advantage of the dynamics of the site, the centre of a city often called "the front office of the Ruhr". The confluence of business, cultural institutions and political power in this, the capital of North Rhine Westphalia, provides ample opportunities to do so.