Grandhotel Heiligendamm - Highlights

Cultural Highlights

Grand Hotel Heiligendamm provides an exclusive program in an exceptional atmosphere. The Baltic resort of Heiligendamm has been a popular meeting place for writers , musicians, artists and aesthetes since the 19th century. This is a tradition that we are delighted to continue and maintain with our program of cultural events, because music, literature, art and culture enrich this unique place.

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Carte blanche for the hmt

In the "Carte blanche for the hmt" series of performances talented young music and drama students from Rostock University of Music and Drama (hmt) showcase what they can do every third Thursday of the month at Grand Hotel Heiligendamm and invite their audience to rediscover the worlds of music and acting. The establishment of hmt Rostock in January 1994  set up an independent art college that combines music and drama/acting training under one roof. This modern university, based in the former Katharinenstift, a listed building in the eastern part of Rostock's old town, is now regarded as a marquee educational establishment throughout Europe. Some 550 students from 42 countries study here. hmt's declared objective is to prepare young people for music and acting careers and at the same time foster, develop and explore artistic forms and means of expression from the past and present. In this respect making music together and acting on stage together are the key criteria for maintaining educational quality. The "Carte blanche for the hmt" series of performances links in to this objective and gives talented hmt students the opportunity to perform in the setting of the long-established seaside resort of Heiligendamm. Why not enjoy evening piano recitals, chamber concerts, theatre and play readings in the historic Ballroom and Music Salon at the Kurhaus. A Grand Hotel Heiligendamm series of performances in cooperation with Rostock University of Music and Drama (hmt) and supported by Privatsektkellerei Geldermann.
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Friday Night Concerts at Heiligendamm

Pre-eminent classical musicians guest-star once a month at concerts in a class of their own at Germany's oldest seaside resort, which was established in 1793. On one Friday evening each month - except for the summer months of June to August – the historic Ballroom in the uniquely classical ambiance of the Kurhaus and the symbol of Heiligendamm in the minds of artists and audiences is transformed into a concert hall. The "Friday Night Concerts at Heiligendamm" underline superbly the Hotel's philosophy of showcasing Heiligendamm as an ideal place for classical music. These concerts are free for guests staying at the hotel. External guests can find out more about ticket prices for individual concerts in the Event Calendar. Please note that we charge a box-office supplement of 20% for tickets purchased on the actual day of the concert.
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Book Readings by Authors in Heiligendamm

Throughout the year Grand Hotel Heiligendamm stages readings with top-class authors in a really exceptional atmosphere. Well-known authors like Zeruya Shalev, Roger Willemsen, Andrea Sawatzki and Robert Seethaler have already thrilled guests here. In 2017 authors invited to give readings have included Heinz Strunk, Rainer Erlinger, Jörg Thadeusz, Martin Walker, Alexandra Kamp, Maximilian Laprell, Martin Suter and Harald Martenstein.

Book Time in Heiligendamm

It's just impossible to read everything and time is a scarce resource, these days especially. Fortunately there are people that have made reading their careers. One of these people is Evelyn Röwekamp from the Thalia University Bookshop in Rostock. Four times a year during the "Book Time in  Heiligendamm" season this literary expert presents recently published novels, gripping thrillers or even classics through the seasons. Be it an invigorating summer read for your relaxed reading pleasure on a Baltic beach or suitable literature for cold winter evenings or as a present under the Christmas tree, Evelyn Röwekamp presents her book recommendations to you. And to coincide with the two major book fairs in the spring and the autumn, where there are so many recommendations in the review sections of the newspapers, Evelyn Röwekamp provides you with an overview of the latest publications, bestsellers and literature worth reading. You are most welcome at our Book Time events in the spring, summer, autumn and winter. Hotel guests can attend Book Time events free of charge. External guests are very welcome to attend at a charge of EUR 10 per person incl. drinks (we charge a 20 % supplement on tickets purchased on the actual day of the event).

Open-Air Summer Cinema

The White City by the Sea presents special films on a big screen against the picturesque backdrop of the Baltic Sea. A must for cineastes and Baltic Sea lovers. All films are in German only!
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White Nights by the Sea

Mellow beats, cool cocktails and a sweeping view over the Baltic Sea. You can look forward to really special summer evenings in 2019. Lean back and relax in our lounge furniture and enjoy a sensational barbecue, prepared for you live by our chefs. The musical entertainment is provided by a DJ, who accompanies you into the sunset with atmospheric beats, pop sounds and chill-out music.

Talks on History

To complement our wide range of cultural and culinary highlights, we also organise weekly talks, which are intended to provide you with more information about Heiligendamm and its history. Why not learn some interesting facts about Heiligendamm, Germany's oldest seaside resort, and about the evolution of seaside resort architecture in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which had its origins here. Art historian and Heiligendamm expert Prof. Dr. Joachim Skerl takes you on a two-hour journey through the era that witnessed the birth of Germany's first ever seaside resort and the evolution of its building styles. Why not join him on a tour spanning more than two centuries that inlude many significant events, unique historic buildings and scores of anecdotes. His work focuses on 19th century art history and the history of Germany's first ever seaside resort, in particular the history of its buildings. The architectural history of the place and its inclusion in a European context through the influence of Karl Friedrich Schinkel or the design of the Ensemble (of buildings) by Peter Josef Lenné demonstrate the key role that Heiligendamm has played in Mecklenburg's development since the beginning of the 19th century, particularly in terms of the history of seaside resorts and their architecture. Rare image material in the form of a slide show with commentary show the architectural stlyes that made Heiligendamm the White City by the Sea and that have characterised it since then. Hotel guests can attend our Talks on History free of charge External guests are welcome to attend at a charge of EUR 12 per person (plus 20% supplement if tickets are purchased on the day of the event) Please ask our Concierge at Reception which room the talk is being held in.