The Kultursommer was launched in 1992 as an initiative of the Regional Government of Rheinland-Pfalz. Over 1600 individual events throughout Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz and thousands of participants in front of, on and behind the stage - professionals, amateurs, local communities and organizations, independent groups and volunteers - all testify to the significance of this ‘summer of cultural events’. Over a thousand stages of all shapes and sizes in villages, towns and regions throughout the state form the basis of this cultural initiative which encompasses virtually all the state’s cultural sectors: exhibitions, dance, film and much more besides. Each year the festival takes place under an exciting new motto, bringing people together, involving and motivating them. If you’re looking for entertainment and cultural highlights then there’s no better place to be between May and September when the curtain rises on the Kultursommer Rheinland Pfalz. And here again, the Middle Rhine hosts some of the most popular events.