Ilmenau mit Blick nach Norden zum Industriepark Vogelherd, zu den Gewerbegebieten Auf dem Steine, Am Eichicht und Werner-von-Siemens-Straße sowie zur TU Ilmenau
© Stadtverwaltung Ilmenau

The downtown is usually the heart of every community. Historically it was the center for trade, gastronomy and social interaction. This tradition should be continued even in times of shopping centers and social media. The tradespeople in downtown Ilmenau cordially invite you to linger, shop and live in our historic old town.

Ilmenau downtown

Autofrühling 2019

In coordination with the Ilmenauer Kaufleute und Gewerbeitreibende e. V., the Ilmenau city council applies for and organizes up to four open Sundays per year. Due to the restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic, the planned events had to be canceled in 2020.

For the year 2021, open Sundays were applied for in the context of the following events:




11:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr



13:00 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr

(The current permitting process is ongoing; once a decision is made, more information will be posted on this page).

The downtown of Ilmenau is a center for communication, lingering, shopping and living. The revitalization of this area is an important factor for the economic development of the city.

The city of Ilmenau provides financial support to voluntary associations and actors in the planning and implementation of events that contribute to the revitalization of the city center. It is also intended to encourage and support new initiatives and ideas that contribute to the revitalization of the area as the pulsating heart of the city of Ilmenau.

The funding guidelines and the application can be found at Formulare.