#NUE2025 | #NUE2025 – for Nuremberg as European Capital of Culture 2025
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#NUE2025 – for Nuremberg as European Capital of Culture 2025



What? #NUE2025 actively works for Nuremberg becoming European Capital of Culture 2025. We bring together interested citizens of our metropolis and provide the platform for grassroots engagement.


Why? Nuremberg’s application as European Capital of Culture is a great opportunity for Nuremberg area – both for the city itself, as well as the other cities of the metropolis and their surroundings. It is an opportunity, to create more awareness and appreciation for the great offers and activities that are already here. It is an opportunity for the region to be better recognized. It is an opportunity to address topics that can be implemented in a better way. It is an opportunity to amplify what is good.


#NUE2025 is convinced that a successful application requires the engagement of citizens of the whole metropolis (which consists at least of the four cities Nuremberg-Fürth-Erlangen-Schwabach, sometimes abbreviated SENF or dubbed „Vismon“ – „Vier-Städte-Metropole ohne Namen“, „unnamed metropolis of four cities“ in English).

Now we have the opportunity to address what needs to be addressed and to strengthen what we love!

Let’s grab that opportunity together, let’s shape our future!


Who? #NUE2025 is a loose and informal initiative. It has risen out of the creative culture community around the Creative Monday. In early 2016, a growing group of volunteers pushed the city to decide in favour of an application as European Capital of Culture. It took less than a year and many involved people and groups, then, in December 2016, the city council decided to initiate the application process. Based on that, our initiative started to gather people from diverse backgrounds who take active part and are interested in our city life. We get together in open and in topic-related meetings. Project groups have formed from our ranks.



  • We regularly inform the public about activities within the application process, provide them with explanation and status notes. This primarily happens in social media, in our meetups and in our meetings.
  • We organize gatherings that are either specific to a topic and activating scenes of the city culture
  • Or they are open, such as our regulars‘ table which provides an easy and accessible mean to get in touch with us.
  • We strive to bring together relevant actors of all fields of culture.
  • Further, groups related to us act independently and run projects, which are mostly not branded with our logo, while driven out of a similar motivation.


Learn more

Information about the European Capital of Culture program and process

Decision 1419/1999/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 establishing a Community action for the European Capital of Culture event for the years 2005 to 2019

Open PDF (external link)


Decision No 1622/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing a Community action for the European Capital of Culture event for the years 2007 to 2019

Open PDF (external link)


Decision No 445/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing a Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033

Open PDF (external link)


Question catalogues by the European Union, to be addressed during the application process

Open PDF (external link, see page 11 et. seq. for first phase questionnaire, see page 17 et seq. for the second phase questionnaire)


Wikipedia article about the European Capital of Culture


Decision proposal for the Nuremberg city council (December 2016, German only):

Open PDF


Address by city mayor Dr. Ulrich Maly on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at the new year’s reception (German only, cf. page 8 et seq. for the European Capital of Culture topic)

Open PDF


Materials with more extensive descriptions about our concept and general position as well as

Protocols can be found on our German pages. Unfortunately, no English translation exists at the moment. If you speak both languages and are willing to translate, please drop us a line.


Get involved


#NUE2025 is organized as an informal initiative. You become a member by avowing our goals and subscribing to our updates. Here is how it’s done:


  1. Become a member

Subscribe to our mailing list: you will then automatically receive our Newsletter and will be counted as a member, but incur no further rights and duties by doing that.

Newsletter subscription form (link to our emailing service Mailchimp, an US company)

Earlier Newsletters are available in our archive: the English Newsletter archive, the German Newsletter archive (both external links which open in a new tab/window).

Please note: while we offer an English Newsletter version, its frequency and scope are more limited than for the corresponding German versions. Therefore: if you understand some German, please register for the German version; most meetings will only be announced in the German Newsletter and on our German site for dates.


If you are an association or company, please also drop us a line via email to show your affiliation. We are glad to hear who will be our primary contact.


  1. Participate

Come to our events! Our meetings are regular and open to everybody. They are at different places in and around Nuremberg. All appropriate dates are published in time online and in our Newsletter (primarily in the German one).

You will find the information about the European Capital of Culture, the application process and our work to date on the learn more page.


  1. Get involved

Come in, we are open!

We are open for your topic; we are open to your activities. Talk to us, so we can jointly figure out best how to support each other. We are delighted to see new partners who can organize topic meetings.

You have a topic and look for fellow-actives? We will connect you wherever we can.

Everybody does what (s)he thinks is best for the topic. All such activities taken together, will empower for Nuremberg to become the European Capital of Culture 2025!


  1. Share

Spread the word: Nuremberg should be European Capital of Culture 2025!


Follow and share us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – you have quick access via the links in the footer.

Latest news

Some more up-to-date information can be found in the newsletters, which are also available in the #NUE2025 announcements archive (external link to our newsletter  provider MailChimp, a US company).


Meet us

Regulars’ tables, association meetings, company events, family happenings, discussion groups…

People who would like to learn about Nuremberg’s application as European Capital of Culture 2025, who want to discuss the topic, may meet us: who ever, when ever, without any duties!

Who is interested to meet us, please contact us at vernetzung@nue2025.eu.

(You can also meet us in person at our meetings, which are announced on the German Termine page).