International Nightfever-Weekend 2017

THANK YOU Lord for this blessed International Nightfever Weekend!


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In Cologne from Oct 20-22, 2017
What to expect

At the International Nightfever Weekends, you have the chance to meet other young people and young adults, make new friends and network with the other Nightfever teams from all over the world.

Young people and young adults from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mexico are already registered.
Registration for the International Nightfever Weekend was possible until October 12th.

Our key speakers will give you new impulses for your (faith) life and in the common times of prayer you can deepen your relationship with Christ and get to know him better and better.

The weekend program can be found here.


A highlight will definitely be our big Nightfever in Cologne Cathedral on Saturday evening. Already since Dec 16th, 2006 Nightfever is celebrated monthly.

We start the evening as usual with the Holy Mass at 6:30 pm and then celebrate Nightfever until midnight. As always everybody is welcome to Nightfever.

You are interested in taking part in the Nightfever Weekend, but you still have a few questions? No problem! We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions here.

If you cannot find the answer to one of your questions, please send us an e-mail to: weekend[at] We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Pray with us!

In the coming nine days until the beginning of the International Nightfever Weekend, we would like to invite you, to pray with us. We want to bring all preparations of the last few weeks as well as the many young people who will come together in Cologne and ourselves in prayer before God to thank him and ask for a blessed and fruitful meeting.

Key Speaker

Prof. em. Dr. Karl-Heinz Menke
Is God going to act when I ask him to?

Professor Emeritus Dr. Karl-Heinz Menke held a Professorship for Dogmatics and Theological Propaedeutics at the Catholic Faculty of the University of Bonn until his retirement in the summer of 2015.

Since 1991, he has been advising the German bishops in various commissions and was appointed by Pope Francis for the International Theological Commission in 2014.

Sister Edith
Being the love in the desert of the city

Sister Edith is prioress of the sisters of the communities of Jerusalem and lives with the sisters and brothers of the community in the heart of Cologne. Half-day, the brothers and sisters work for their livelihood in one profession, while they devote themselves the other half of the day to contemplative prayer and fellowship.

Dr. Marco Bonacker
„Get up from the couch! How young Christians can change the world“

At the Vigil of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Pope Francis called us young people to leave our mark in the history that will fill our lives and that of many others with life. But this means: you need to get up from the couch!

Dr. theol. Marco Bonacker ist Referent in der Katholischen Akademie des Bistums Fulda und Mitautor des DOCAT.


Special Guest “Marco Michalzik”

Marco Michalzik (31) from Darmstadt is a poetic slammer, rapper and songwriter. As songwriter he is also responsible for the first album of the Cologne band “Koenige & Priester”.

Special Guests “Lifehouse”

We look forward to Amanda and Levi from the Catholic community of Shalom. The community, still quite unknown in Germany, was founded in 1982 in Brazil.

Meeting place

At our meeting place, you can find out more about the work of various initiatives, including:



Marcus Laufenberg
Put it in the right light – how to make good (Nightfever-)photos

Marcus Laufenberg is a filmmaker, video producer and editor.

P. Stephan Kessler SJ
How should I decide?

Father Stephan Kessler SJ is a priest at St. Peter in Cologne and was previously director of the seminary St. Georgen in Frankfurt.

Prof. Dr. Peter Schallenberg
How can I live a happy life?

Prof. Dr. Peter Schallenberg owns a professorship for moral theology and ethics at the Faculty of Theology in Paderborn.


Victoria Seidler, Dominik Wiesmann
Escape Room – bible

Are you able to leave a room within 60 minutes and reveal the mystery of the bible?
Victoria Seidler and Dominik Wiesmann are the team leaders of Nightfever in Passau.


Participant Age:

You are between 16 and 35 years old? Then the international Nightfever Weekend is the place to be for you! The program is perfectly aligned for you and your interests.

Young people who are between 16 and 18 years of age at the beginning of the International Nightfeverweek need a written consent from the parents. Please ask for it via weekend[at] Your registration will only be valid once we have received your consent form.

Registration for the international Nightfever Weekend was possible until October 12th.

Accommodation and catering

During the international Nightfever weekend we are accommodated at the “Ursulinenschule” in Cologne (Unter Krahnenbäumen 54, 50668 Köln). Please bring your sleeping mat and sleeping bag for the night. If you are not staying in the school, please find your own accommodation.

At the International Nightfever Weekend you will get full board, which means breakfast, lunch and dinner, vegetarian on request. Unfortunately, we can not take any consideration for food intolerance. Please take care of your own food, which you can store in the kitchen. Please note this when you register.

How to get there


If you intend to travel by public transport, usually you’ll get a better price for your tickets if you book early. Whether you travel by bus or by train, Cologne is well connected. We stay in the “Ursulinenschule” in Cologne (Unter Krahnenbäumen 54, 50668 Köln).

The closest airport is Cologne/Bonn airport. From there, you can take a train to “Köln Hauptbahnhof” (Cologne main station).

Looking back


Nightfever weekends exist since 2008. Since then, they were held at different locations Here is a short overview:

Eifel (February 2008), Bonn (January 2009), Augsburg (February 2010), Bonn (November 2010 – 5 years of Nightfever), Würzburg (January 2011), Waghäusel (October 2011), Köln (April 2012), Waghäusel (November 2012), Paderborn (April 2013), Mainz (November 2013), Fulda (März 2014), Rom (April 2014), Erfurt (October 2014), München (März 2015), Goiânia, Brasilien (October 2015), Bonn (October 2015 – 10 years of Nightfever!)