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Wilhelm Street Festival – Theatrium

This street festival around the Hessian State Theatre at the Bowling Green in front of the Kurhaus and along Wiesbaden's magnificent boulevard, the Wilhelmstrasse, has been a crowd puller for more than 35 years and is the oldest street festival in Germany today. In 2017 the Theatrium takes place from 9 to 10 June.

The "Wilhelmstraßenfest", as it is called in the vernacular, is one of the oldest street festivals in Germany which has been celebrated for the 40th time in 2017 from June 9th to 10th. It took place around the Hessian State Theatre, on the Bowling Green, the Warmer Damm, Burgstraße and, needless to say, on Wilhelmstraße. Visitors were entertained with a great variety of stage acts, delicious cuisine and the classic handcraft market with over 140 exhibitors where unique jewellery and pottery as well as unusual accessories were presented. A total of 120 food stands were offering a wide range of food to suit every taste.

The occasion of the first "Theatrium" festival in 1977 was the re-opening of the newly renovated State Theatre. Nowadays, during the two-day festival several ten thousand visitors enjoy street performers, bands of several styles as well as a rich variety of national and international culinary pleasures. The former theatre festival has developed into a classical street festival for the senses, where happiness and vitality play a dominant role. Another attraction is a colourful artisans market in front of the Kurhaus with its original and individual range of offers.