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Evening Entertainment

Evening Entertainment in Ilmenau

In the town-center

There are bars, cafes, restaurants as well as a cinema in the centre of town and a bowling alley in Pörlitzer Höhe.

Popular meeting places in the city are:



Café Bohne

Student clubs on campus

There are four student clubs on campus found under the respective dormitory buildings. Everyday there is always at least two clubs open. Programs for each club can be found on their websites:





Erfurt, Weimar, Arnstadt ...

Other cities in Thuringia also offer a wide range of entertainment.

In Erfurt there is a cinema, the Alte Oper, a theater  and two cabarets, the  Lachgeschoss and the Arche.  There are countless restaurants such as the Augustiner Brauhaus at the Krämerbrücke, the Palais WachsbergIl Cortile and Espitas to round off the evening. The Hemingway and Modern Masters are both recommendable bars.

The city of Weimar also has many evening entertainment optinos such as the cinema, the Jugendtheater (youth theater)  as well as the Deutsche Nationaltheater and the Theater im Gewölbe.  Music lovers should also check out the Medicom Music Club.

It is also worth visiting Arnstadt if only to experience the fantastic Theater im Schlossgarten.

Recommended Events

TU Ilmenau

  • Lange Nacht der Technik (every three years)
  • Short Film Night (quarterly)
  • Hochschulfilmclubs Movie Nights (weekly)
  • Nachtcafé (January)
  • Wine Evening (first Sunday of the month)
  • Salsa Night (monthly)
  • Concerts and events in the Audimax (throughout the year)


Famous events and festivals in Thuringia

For an exceptional evening out the state of Thuringia has a number of well-known festivals and events throughout the year.

    • Ilmenau Karneval (February)
    • Jena Schwarzbier Night  (March)
    • Eisenach Sommergewinn (Harvest)– Spring
    • Köstritzer Spiegelzelt (Weimar Mau-June)
    • Ilmenau Altstadtfest (Old Town Festival) (Juni)
    • Erfurt Krämerbrücke Festival  (Juni)
    • Arnstadt Schlossfest (Castle Festival) - (Juni)
    • Rudolstadt Folk-Roots-World-music-Festival - (Juli)
    • Erfurter Domfestspiele (December)
    • Christmas Markets:  Ilmenau, Erfurt, Wartburg (December)

    Events calendars

    Keep up to date and don’t miss any festivals or events in the area by checking the respective events calendars online:

    TU Ilmenau