Culture in the Dome

Musik im Dom

Music in the Dome

The dome provides a space of sound with a very particular acoustic effect.

The impressive rotunda with its extraordinary echo of more than eight seconds makes music by soloists, but also monophonic and homophonic choral music a very special experience.

In the nave, the former monks' choir, polyphonic  and symphonic music can develop its effect particularly well. Here the Schwarz / Klais organ with its 55 registers / 3 manuals and pedal gives a wonderful display of its romantic sound spectrum.

The International Dome Concerts taking place in July / August every year convey the full range of possible sound experiences. Every Tuesday at 8.15 p. m. there are organ concerts by renowned organists from around the world with an introduction offered at 8.00 p.m.

Choir, orchestra and soloist concerts begin every Saturday at 8.00 p. m.

At these concerts, no admission is charged. The parish asks for a donation at the exit of at least 10 € to cover the expenses.

Special concerts are real highlights of the concert season. Tickets are available  at the St. Blasien Tourist Information office or over the Internet.

For programs and details of the concerts see our website of the Dome concerts:


In the Dome:
Saturday: 7 pm
Sunday:  10 am
Sunday:   11.15 am*
* additionally during school term

See: Newsletter

In Albtal:
Sunday:    8.45 am

In Menzenschwand:
Saturday:  7.15 pm
Sunday:    9.30 am

Opening hours of the dome

Winter time:
From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer time:
From 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

During church services or other events the Dome is  not open for tourists!