Black Forest Snow-Sculpture Festival

Bernau (D)

For the eighth time, Bernau, in the Black Forest region of Germany, becomes a meeting place for lovers of imaginative snow sculptures. Groups of ice-sculpting artists from near and far will transform a small plateau in the middle of the Bernau ski area into an extraordinary open-air gallery. An Egyptian sphinx, a baby dragon just hatching out of the egg, the Bernauer Witch, or Masha and the Bear—anything is possible at the Black Forest Snow Sculpture Festival as shown in previous editions. Experience for yourself how artists at the next Black Forest Snow Sculpture Festival will transform gigantic snow cubes into truly magical works of art within four days. While the artists are busily working away in their outdoor workshops, there will be a wide range of family-friendly activities in the ski resort and tent on the festival grounds.
The artists will begin sculpting their magical works starting at 14:30 on Thursday, working through the day-time hours on Friday and Saturday. Saturday evening will be filled with extraordinary events, including an impressive ski show, a snowcat parade, torchlight downhill skiing, and live music. Enjoy the great atmosphere of the snow bar around the illuminated sculptures. The artists will put the finishing touches on their masterpieces on Sunday from around 9:30-14:00, which will be supported by a historical ski group that will show skiing like in the old days. The sculptures will remain on site for viewing after the festival is over, as long as weather permits.
The open-air gallery for the festival is located above the village Innerlehen. Bernau is located about 1 hour from Basel by car; free parking is available at the Kurhaus car park.
Admission to the open-air gallery is free on all days, except Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, where admission will be € 5 for people ages 16 and older, which includes a shuttle bus to the site.


Bernau Innerlehen
79872 Bernau im Schwarzwald

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