8th UTA meeting
UTA sparkling different - a date with Naumburg's most beautiful 8th Uta meeting invites you to the cathedral city on the river Saale
More precisely: a date with Utas from all over the world. The first name is currently no longer among the top ten, but it is wellkliIt means inheritance and possession - and has a truly world-famous patron saint in the form of the founder figure Uta from Naumburg Cathedral.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Naumburg Cathedral is a magnet for visitors. Above all, the works of the "Naumburg Master," the architect and stone sculptor whose name is unknown, exude the greatest attraction. He and his workshop are responsible for the west gallery with the reliefs on the Passion story and the west choir with the twelve life-size figures of the founders. Every year, people from all over the world are fascinated by the realism and individual expressiveness of the figures. Umberto Eco paid a very special tribute to Uta von Ballenstedt, probably the most famous donor figure. In his "History of Beauty" he writes: "If you ask me which woman in the history of art I would go out to dinner and spend an evening with, the first would be Uta from Naumburg Cathedral".
The donor figure Uta von Ballenstedt stands as a symbol for the "most beautiful woman of the Middle Ages". She went down in art history as one of the most ingenious creations of German sculpture. Her grace and gracefulness fascinate visitors over and over again and cause parents even today to name their daughters Uta. Personal memories and stories are often connected with the naming, which can be exchanged at the Uta meeting in Naumburg. More than a thousand Utas have already come to the UTA meeting in Naumburg. The youngest was just one year old and traveled with her grandma Uta. The furthest journey was made in 2012 by a Uta from Jamaica.
On the weekend of July 8-10, 2022, the UTA meeting will now be held for the eighth time in Naumburg under the motto "Uta sparkling different". As in previous years, the name bearers of all other founder figures, Konrad, Gepa, Gerburg, Ekkehard, Thimo, Wilhelm, Syzzo, Berchta, Dietmar, Reglindis and Hermann are also welcome. On Friday evening, the Founders then "got down from their pedestals" to open the Uta Meeting in the festive atmosphere of the Cathedral. Entirely in keeping with the motto "Uta sparkling different", a tingling summer evening in the secluded cathedral garden with music, show, regional food and sparkling wine from the Rotkäppchen-Mumm sparkling wine cellars, as well as a guided tour of the tower at sunset, is the prelude to the varied three-day program. Guests can choose from guided tours, creative workshops, organ concerts and theater performances according to their individual wishes. There will also be plenty of time to talk to each other in a relaxed atmosphere at "Utas-Treff" or at Sunday brunch.
For more information on the program and registration, please visit the Website of the Uta meeting.