The Simmern region has many faces. The cultural heritage of the Dukes of Simmern and tales of the famous outlaw "Schinderhannes" evoke a vivid history of the Hunsrück region and its inhabitants.
Our annual cultural programme is characterised by historical themes and many different entertainment areas. There is something on offer for everyone, including events from our "Schloss-Kultur" programme with classical music, comedy, dialects and theatre; "Simmertime am Schloss" on the Schlossplatz; classical music from the Rheinische Philharmonie or Villa Musica; theatre, cabaret, comedy and festivals in the Hunsrückhalle and on the Schlossplatz or markets in the town centre and in front of the Schloss.
Myths and legends have grown around the famous outlaw Schinderhannes, who terrorised the Hunsrück forests and beyond. Every two years, the Schinderhannes Festival presents the most important points in his short but eventful life.
Welcome to the Simmern cultural region!