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»Light art and BMW – a perfect match. Light design also plays a major role for our vehicles. That’s why we are delighted to support the new RE.LIGHT festival as a sponsor. The RE.LIGHT festival makes light art accessible to the general public in the middle of the city and largely free of charge. We appreciate this low-threshold approach.As BMW Group Plant Regensburg, we will be the exclusive sponsor of the M26 venue at Maximilianstraße 26. The so-called ‘Bavarian Hub’, an explorative laboratory for up-and-coming Bavarian artists, will be located there.

M26 will showcase creative works that deal with sustainable and innovative forms of light art. As BMW Group Plant Regensburg, we will donate a jury prize endowed with 5,000 euros, which will be announced and presented at the Bavarian Hub on the last weekend of the festival.«

Saskia Graser, Head of Communications BMW Group Plants Regensburg and Wackersdorf


»What very few people in Regensburg know is that over 50% of the world’s electricity flows through MR products. That’s why we think it’s a perfect fit to support the first international light art festival at our home location. Our company claim puts it in a nutshell: We are the Power behind Power. We are looking forward to seeing how our world heritage site can be transformed into magical places with the power of electrical energy.«

Otmar Reichmeyer, Head of Corporate Communications, MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSEN GMBH


Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) plays an important role in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy: 50% of the electricity generated worldwide is controlled by our products. Founded in Regensburg in 1868, we are now in the sixth generation of majority family ownership. Currently, we employ almost 4000 people at our headquarters in Regensburg and at 54 locations in 27 countries.We help our global customers – energy producers, public and industrial grid operators and transformer manufacturers – to achieve a secure, economical and resilient power supply by means of intelligent systems for regulating load flow and voltage quality. With high-quality products such as on-load tap-changers and de-energized tap-changers. With innovative sensors, automation technology and analytics. And with more and more digital solutions.Since the foundation oft he company, we have always been at least one step ahead of the competition in terms of technology. With inventions that have prevailed internationally and that continue to set standards in energy technology until today.


“We combine light with intelligence and innovation with passion to enrich people’s lives” – this is the principle behind ams OSRAM’s commitment as a sponsoring partner for the premiere of the RE.LIGHT Festival in Regensburg. Light is deeply rooted in the work of the company and so it was a matter of course for ams OSRAM to participate in the realization of the international light art festival in the cathedral city.

New technologies and the combination of light and sensors offer new possibilities and optimizations, including in the areas of efficiency, miniaturization and digitalization. The importance of these developments for the location is demonstrated by the investment announced in September 2023 by the federal government and the Free State of Bavaria in the development of new optoelectronic semiconductor technologies at the Regensburg site. ams OSRAM will use the funds to create new high-tech jobs and support the expansion of research, development and production at the site.

We are delighted to be able to play our part in bringing people closer to the fascination of light and art within the framework of the RE.LIGHT Festival and to continue our good partnership with the city of Regensburg in this area too. Together we will let Regensburg shine.”

Dr. Jörg Schäfer, Head of the Regensburg site


The ams OSRAM Group (SIX: AMS) is a leading global supplier of intelligent sensors and emitters. We combine light with intelligence and innovation with passion to enrich people’s lives.

With a collective history spanning more than 110 years, our company is defined at its core by imagination, deep technical expertise and the ability to manufacture sensor and lighting technologies on a global industrial scale. We develop inspiring innovations that enable our customers in the automotive, industrial, healthcare and consumer markets to maintain their competitive edge. At the same time, we drive innovations that sustainably improve our quality of life in terms of health, safety and comfort while reducing the impact on the environment.

With innovations in the fields of sensor technology, lighting and visualization, our approximately 20,000 employees worldwide ensure safer driving, more effective medical diagnoses and greater convenience in everyday communication. Our work makes technologies for groundbreaking applications a reality, which is reflected in over 15,000 patents granted and applied for. Headquartered in Premstätten/Graz (Austria) and co-headquartered in Munich (Germany), the ams OSRAM Group generated revenues of over 4.8 billion euros in 2022 and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange as ams-OSRAM AG (ISIN: AT0000A18XM4).


»Regensburg shines. Even more than usual. This is a very good description of how special RE.LIGHT is. The wonderful ensemble and the silhouette of Regensburg’s old town shine even brighter. When we heard about the idea, we immediately agreed to support it, because light and energy go hand in hand and we also support cultural projects that give as many people as possible access to a beautiful experience. RE.LIGHT takes place in public spaces and can therefore be experienced by everyone. I am very much looking forward to a bright and colorful cultural highlight at the very beginning of spring. I am convinced that the people of Regensburg and the region will be thrilled.«

Dr. Robert Greb, Chairman of the REWAG Board


As a regional energy and drinking water provider, REWAG supplies electricity, natural gas, heat and drinking water to more than 200,000 private households and business customers. REWAG was founded in 1976 and currently employs around 500 people to ensure a convenient and reliable supply of energy and drinking water in Regensburg and the surrounding region. REWAG focuses on environmentally friendly energy projects such as the construction of efficient energy generation and heating plants, especially with effective combined heat and power (CHP). It also operates photovoltaic and biogas plants and several wind turbines. As a company with regional roots, REWAG assumes responsibility in Regensburg and the region. That is why it supports clubs, projects, events and campaigns in the cultural, sporting and social fields.

The Re:light Festival a highlight in the first quarter | The Regensburg Hotel Association supports art and culture.

With the Kulturkick initiative “The best at the beginning of the year”, a seasonal revival for the first quarter was launched in collaboration with the cultural department and Regensburg Tourismus GmbH’s field of action 1 and, fortunately, implemented directly. For years, the Regensburg Hotel Association has been calling for the first quarter in Regensburg to be better marketed and made more attractive with new offers and formats.A sobering look at the data shows that the first quarter accounted for only 11% of the overnight stays in 2022. The third quarter of 2022, however, accounted for 36%. In 2023, the first quarter accounted for 16% of annual overnight stays, whereas the third quarter accounted for 34%. These figures show the urgent need for action.A major highlight in January 2024 was Sparks&Vision, followed by the RE.LIGHT Festival in March.With the “Kulturkick“, which from now on will take place annually with changing events, the Regensburg Hotel Association hopes to achieve better planning, occupancy and added value for its hotels for the first quarter and thus for the entire year in the medium and long term. Restaurants and retailers also benefit from a revival of the city in the first months of the year.”Light art can be admired and experienced free of charge in public spaces. It is an attraction for Regensburg citizens as well as our guests. Regensburg is put in the spotlight, which we hope will result in fewer empty beds,” says Kathrin Fuchshuber, CEO of the Regensburg Hotel Association. “Because increasing tourism in the winter months combined with a seasonal adjustment is essential for a lively, attractive city and the survival of the hotels.”

The Regensburg Hotel Association

In 2013, the cathedral city on the Danube was one of the first cities in Germany to have its own booking portal, which is operated by the hotels themselves. “We now have our own joint and, above all, independent sales channel that makes us visible online,” the initiators from Regensburg state. Hotels and customers both benefit from the portal. The hotels pay no commission – customers always get the best house price. In addition to the booking option, the site provides further information about Regensburg and direct links to the most important tourist facilities. Currently, 36 hotels are organized in the hotel association, of which 19 are old town hotels and 17 are city hotels.

The Regensburg Hotel Association is represented by the board members newly elected in 2023: Kathrin Fuchshuber, AltstadtQuartier Hotel Münchner Hof**** | Annette Ebmeier, Hotel Orphée | Peter Birnthaler, Hotel Goliath***** and DOCK1 | Armin Günther, Hotel Elements and Castel-Hotel | Prodromos Hatzifotiou, ibis Styles ***S | Martin Knerr, Hotel St. Georg e.V. | Tändlergasse 9 | 93047 Regensburg