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Glowing streets and buildings, shining eyes, impressed visitors, an enthusiastic atmosphere and happy light artists – that was RE.LIGHT Regensburg 2024!

From March 14th to 24th, 2024, Regensburg became a glowing meeting place: for eleven days, Regensburg’s streets, alleyways and squares were the stage, canvas and home of the international light art scene. In the first edition of the light art festival, 15 high-calibre and unique works from international light artists lit up Regensburg’s old town and Stadtamhof every day from nightfall. On a tour through the city, visitors experienced well-known and striking places in a fascinating new light, but also discovered hidden and less visible places and the multifaceted nature of the city.

The guests came from Regensburg, the region and the district as well as from further afield and were enchanted by the fascinating works of light art. Radiant projections, immersive light shows and interactive light installations aroused amazement and curiosity: the various and – each unique – light artworks were marvelled at, tried out and explored with fascination.

Now the lights are out and the light art works, projectors and constructions have been dismantled. A next edition of the RE.LIGHT International Light Art Festival Regensburg is planned every two years for 2026.

Statement from head of programm Nika Perne

Find out what Nika Perne (Head of programm) says about the RELIGHT festival



Of course, the topic of sustainability in general and energy consumption in particular plays a central role in planning. Every installation is checked and optimized with regard to its power consumption, e.g. the use of most advanced technology for projections and video mapping and energy-saving LEDs. Other influencing factors are also taken into account: Opening times or duration of the light artworks, CO2-neutral electricity, because we only use 100 percent green electricity from REWAG, etc. We also want to consider social sustainability. This cultural tourism festival not only benefits the economy, but also the urban community and the urban space as a meeting place for all sections of the population. Especially this low-key access to art and culture in public space is one of the main goals of the festival, alongside economic factors.


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