Festival News

In its 130th year, the Travemünder Woche appears at a high level of quality. The program was very well received by the visitors. Some weather conditions - especially the thunderstorm on the first TW Saturday - caused decline in the number of visitors. So the rush to the TW will be a touch of below the previous level when year's a Caribbean week cosseted the guests. But until the final fireworks display about 750,000 people have enjoyed the festival mile at Trave and the Baltic Sea.


There is glow coming from Travemuende: The "pearl" of Luebeck at the Baltic is celebrating the Travemuende Week already in its 130. year - the unique symbiosis of festival and world-class sailing sport.

The Travemuende Week will bring fresh winds to the Baltic for ten days in the summer. And this breeze is supposed to be blowing even more into the city in the future. The Hanseatic city Luebeck and the Luebeck Yacht Club as the main responsible club are working side by side on ideas to promote the project.



International, inclusive, innovative: At its 130. anniversary, the Travemuende Week (19. until 28. July) will again offer a regatta program meeting the expectations of one of the biggest German sailing events.Even ashore, the Travemuende Week offers the whole spectrum of a summer festival. With the 19. July and the official opening signal from Luebeck's mayor Jan Lindenau on the "Lisa von Luebeck" at the Uberseebruecke, the festival area in the triangle of the river Trave and the seafront will be opened for the visitors.

After the sports' part of last year's Travemuende Week focussed mainly on the youth and the layout in the festival area has changed, the 129. Travemuende Week (20. until 29. July) 2018 is getting back to its proven setup. The sailing sport will be presented in the whole spectrum - from youth boat classes to German title fights, European and World Championships as well as the National Sailing League, show and mayor races. And in the festival area, the Bruegmanngarten with the Stadtwerke Luebeck festival stage will again be in the focus. The musical top acts will take place here during the week, and street artists will demonstrate their shows in a separate event area. But the sailors and guests can of course enjoy arts, concerts, food, sports, fun and shopping all along the event area from the "Tornadowiese" (the green field, where the Tornados are located during the event) at the Travepromenade up to the Nordermole (the Northern pier), along the Strandallee and in the Bertlingstrasse.

The weather was a crucial topic at the 128. Travemuende Week. The rainy summer 2017 with its storm fronts did intervene with the happening ashore and on the water. The weather had a deep impact on the number of visitors at the Travemuende Week. The good opening day was followed by a rainy Saturday. The low pressure system Alfred did hit even harder on Tuesday. Rain at first, then storm gusts from the East and finally danger of flooding did result in cancellations of the sailing program and the closure of the festival mile in the evening. The weather for the start of the second TW weekend was also not good, so that the Travemuende Week had to be satisfied with scarcely 700,000 visitors in the end. The changes in the concept of the festival were well in place during the course of the week and appealed to the visitors. And the race committee did manage an almost full program despite the challenging conditions.

More fresh, more delicate and individual: These are the attributes of the young festival concept for the Travemuende Week (21. until 30 July). The Bruegmanngarten is presenting itself with a completely new layout...