Katholikentag, a German institution, is a success story: for more than 160 years, it has convened Catholics and the faithful of all denominations in dialogue. The Katholikentag is political, spiritual, communicative and colourful.
The 101st Katholikentag will take place in Muenster from 9th to 13th May 2018. The Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK – German website: zdk.de), in conjunction with the Diocese of Muenster, will present a richly varied programme for young people, adults, people with handicaps, families and senior citizens, for the faithful and for those who have lost contact with the Church alike. For five days, Muenster will host several thousand participants from throughout Germany and from all over the world.
Visitors to the Katholikentag can expect an atmosphere of liturgical services and roundtable discussions, of prayer and festival. With large open-air concerts, and performances in the minor arts, theatre and cabaret on the city’s stages, Katholikentag traditionally attracts large crowds of day guests from the surrounding region.