Buchen, as a regional centre, meets all the requirements in the cultural sector with its comprehensive selection of institutions and events.
Especially worth mentioning are the regional museum, one of the most extensive folkloristic museums in southern Germany with varying special exhibitions and the folkloristic library, as well as the new modern public library.
And obviously also the theatre performances of the Baden national company
Equally worth mentioning are the concert series “Buchen in concert”, featuring excellent classical concerts of international standard, political comedy and jazz performances.
Various local traditions are being cultivated in Buchen and its neighbourhoods.
One annual highlight has to be the famous “Buchener Faschenacht” (carnival). Equally traditional it the Buchen Schützenmarkt (marksmen’s festival), a regional fun fair, held in the first week of September. In 1986 Buchen hosted the “Heimattage (‘local days’) Baden-Württemberg” and the European Jugendmusikfestival (youth music festival) „Eurotreff-Musik“ has already taken place twice, in 1991 and 1996. There are also around 150 associations (including 16 choirs and 10 musical societies), an important part of the cultural activities in our town.
More information on the various associations can be found in our database (German). The oldest society in Buchen, the Schützengesellschaft (marksmen’s society), has a long tradition reaching back over 175 years.
Talking about music:
one of the main associations has to be the Stadtkapelle (city marching band) Buchen. Founded in 1893, they are the musical representatives of Buchen. A society representing the town not with words but with (musical) notes - this is how it is put in their charter. The Stadtkapelle has their own concerts and provides the musical framework for many local and clerical events. The wide spectrum of the brass band ranges from traditional folk music to marches, polkas, rock- and pop songs. The ambitious musicians are welcome guests even outside Buchen’s city limits.