the festival for art, culture and education


  • The Palais Sommer is a free-entry festival for art, culture and education in the park of the Japanese Palais on the banks of the river Elbe in Dresden
  • The Palais Sommer introduces a wilderness donation and thus protects rainforest areas in Canada and Peru
  • Partner since 2021

PALAIS SOMMER introduces a wilderness donation
The non-profit KFA Kultur gGmbh business fulfills its entrepreneurial responsibility by donating 3€ for every entry donation of up to 25€ and 5€ for every donation of 60€ or more to protect rainforests with Wilderness International.
The festival takes place annually for five weeks in the garden of the Japanese Palais in Dresden. Concerts in the park, piano nights, painting in the park, yoga, palais talks or palais slams are just a small glimpse into the more than 140 events.
Sustainability and culture go hand in hand here. The palais talks critically examine how we will live tomorrow. Also, an integral part of the Palais Sommer team are over 200,000 bees. At the end of the day, when all the lights go out, leftover food is donated. The next step is to protect the green outside the park of the Japanese Palais.