Historic Linden Blossom Festival

Sehr vielen Menschen sind zum Lindenblütenfest zu Besuch auf der Seidenstraße. Palmen säumen den Weg sowie viele Händler und Stände.
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At last! After a long Covid break, the Linden Blossom Festival once again takes you back to the hustle and bustle of the baroque Stiftungsgassen with showmen, musicians and artists and returns to its origins: the joy of celebrating, socialising and the linden trees in the courtyard that give the festival its name. More than 80 hands-on activities with a variety of lime-green ideas invite you to feel good creatively.

The focal point of this year's festival is the legendary lime tree. A tree that bees love. Fragrant, with bright leaves. The lime tree is one of the most popular urban trees and one of the native tree species that can grow particularly old. There are lime trees over 1000 years old. The crowns are teeming with life, many birds and insects have a home here. The lime tree at the village green was and is a central meeting place, where community life took place, where people danced, ate, talked, sang...


Saturday 11 am - 7 pm | Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Village square under Linden trees
... stage programme and culinary delights at the village lime tree, cheerful market hustle and bustle with rural flair, historical handicrafts to look at and try out, portrait painting, artistic glass, jewellery and ceramics, calligraphy of wishes at the lime tree of peace ...

Deeply rooted
... mysterious root treasure hunt, water playground, painting with water, carving with lime wood, building wooden instruments, trying out wood printing techniques, making paper, archery and giant Jenga, everything about trees and the urban climate ...

Branching out
... Origami insect boxes and paper cuttings, cultural history of the linden tree with Dr. Carl Linde, information and products about beekeeping, linden worms and linden heart leaves, tree quiz and nature self-printing, tree horoscope and tree yoga, everything about the healing power of linden blossoms, research in treetops and linden blossom propellers...

Our stage programme

Main stage
Saturday 11 am - 11 pm | Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

  • »Krambambuli« inspires with moving music from Swing-Manouche, Musette, Eastern Europe, Tango and more, worldly and celebrating joie de vivre ... merging into one's own art of living
  • Music with the »Red Monk«
  • Stories from the Francke Foundations with August Hermann Francke and Max Gaudio
  • Show and artistry with the »Albert Sisters«

Saturday from 7 p.m. big evening programme with light show and session of all artists

Children's stage
Saturday 11 am - 7 pm | Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

  • Performances by the children's institutions and music schools in the Francke Foundations
  • Fairy tales around the lime tree with Florentine Siebenzwiebel

Saturday, 11 a.m.: Reading from Ernst Paul Dörfler's »Aufs Land«.
The book by the ecochemist with a doctorate, published in 1986, became a cult book of the East German environmental movement.

Sunday 11 a.m.: Musical devotion at the children's stage

Cinema at the LeoLab

Saturday 11 am - 7 pm | Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
»Mysterious microcosm in the lime tree« by nature filmmaker Urs Wyss