European Cultural Days of the ECB

Multifaceted Germany

Come to Frankfurt am Main between 17 October and 1 December to discover the multifaceted nature of Germany’s cultural landscape.

The ECB and the Deutsche Bundesbank are together showcasing Germany in Germany – a first for the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB. Expect a rich and varied range of events – from classical symphony to electronic music, from modern dance theatre to literature and contemporary art. The programme is entertaining yet thought-provoking, addressing themes like homeland, flight and growing old.

Have we piqued your interest about the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS? We look forward to welcoming you.

Welcome to Germany 2016

17 October to 1 December 2016

Programme details and further information

About the Cultural Days

The European Union (EU) has its foundations in shared ideas and values, while also being home to a rich and varied array of cultures, made up of the traditions of the individual countries and regions. The EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB provide an opportunity to celebrate this “unity in diversity”.


Mario Draghi, President of the ECB

“Working together to enhance awareness of a country’s cultural heritage that is part of our roots and our identity offers a good opportunity to educate and prepare future generations, who will have a key role in strengthening cohesiveness and community spirit and in deciding the way in which the European institutions will develop. The mission of the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS fully meets this aim.”

Each year, the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB focus on a different Member State of the European Union. Towards the end of the year Frankfurt am Main becomes the setting for many high-quality artistic performances, ranging from music, dance and theatre to art lectures and exhibitions, literary events and films, as well as events for children. The ECB organises the CULTURAL DAYS together with the national central bank of the featured country and with the support of its many partners, who are committed to promoting European arts and culture.

Past events since 2003

Malta 2015
Thank you, Malta!

Bulgaria 2014
Thank you, Bulgaria!

France 2012
Thank you, France!

Netherlands 2010
Thank you, Netherlands!

European Union 2008
Thank you, Europe!

Austria 2006
Thank you, Austria!

Poland 2004
Thank you, Poland!

Latvia 2013
Thank you, Latvia!

Italy 2011
Thank you, Italy!

Romania 2009
Thank you, Romania!

Greece 2007
Thank you, Greece!

Hungary 2005
Thank you, Hungary!

Portugal 2003
Thank you, Portugal!