Music Year

Special musical experiences

at Benrath Palace

In various concert series we invite you to get to know the palace from its musical side. From classical to pop and jazz to acoustic sounds, the Musikjahr offers the right concert for everyone.

The Music Year at Benrath Palace is sponsored by the Foundation for Art, Culture and Social Affairs of Sparda-Bank West, which has been active in North Rhine-Westphalia since 2004. Its aim is always to promote the common good and to make a long-term commitment to local people in the three areas of art, culture and social affairs. As part of its cultural sponsorship, the foundation supports projects that offer community experiences and give expression to values and social aspirations.

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Our concerts

Light Festival

The nationally popular Light Festival at Benrath Palace attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year with a concert by the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, a cozy picnic by the Spiegelweiher pond and dancing water and light shows in the Palace Park.
For more information on the Light Festival, click here.


During the popular Wandelkonzerte, you have the opportunity to experience early music of the 17th and 18th centuries in the breathtaking setting of the Corps de Logis. After dreaming yourself back to bygone times with the atmospheric and historic sounds of the Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik, you can then let your impressions take effect during the pleasure stroll through the palace.

Impressions of the Music Year

Four musicians sit in a circle in the vestibule and look at their sheet music
Violinist sitting looking at her sheet music, people standing in the background.
A music stand with sheet music, in the background various strings
A violin is played, sheet music in the background
Children sit in a semicircle in the dome hall and watch four musicians playing