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VIA REGIA – Cultural Route – THE cultural route through Europe

For over 2,000 years, the VIA REGIA has been the oldest and longest road link between Eastern and Western Europe. At around 4500 km and starting in Kiev, it passes through eight countries on its way to Santiago de Compostela. The German section of the route runs for approximately 600 km from the Rhine river through Frankfurt , Fulda, Eisenach, Naumburg, Leipzig and Bautzen to Görlitz.

Kings were not the only ones attracted to this medieval trade route: traders carried their wares along it, the military used it and in the medieval period, pilgrims followed it across the Western World to the Spanish pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela.

The trade route

The route was of great economic significance to cross-regional trade and the exchange of goods. Flanders cloth was transported from the West and wood, furs, wax and honey from the East, whilst the central regions transported dyer's woad (a plant used for dye) from the Thuringian Basin and mining products from Upper Saxony. The route also linked the two great trade fair cities of Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig in Saxony.

A military route

The route was also used by armies, and so large battles also took place around it, for example two decisive battles during the Thirty Years' War in 1631 and 1642 at Breitenfeld near Leipzig. The death march from Adlerwerke concentration camp in Frankfurt to Buchenwald concentration camp also travelled along the VIA REGIA in March 1945.

Movement, meetings and meditation

Numerous pilgrims taking part in the Aachen Pilgrimage also used the highway as a pilgrimage route. The VIA REGIA, an exquisite and fascinating treasure trove of European cultural history, remains a route of cultural dialogue and communication to this day. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in the autumn of 1989, the German part of the route has amounted to about 600 km and now as then, the cities located either side of it have blossomed into a breathtaking tourist belt that serves as a treasure trove of Europe's past.

Via Regia

Length: approximately 4500 km

Theme: culture and encounters

Bautzen: castle, ecclesiastical buildings
Eisenach: Luther city, Wartburg Castle
Erfurt: Augustinian abbey, Merchant's Bridge (Krämerbrücke)
Frankfurt: Römer town hall, skyline, Main river
Fulda: cathedral, palace, abbey
Görlitz: Europe city
Leipzig: trade fair city, Battle of Leipzig memorial
Naumburg: cathedral, museums


أحداث وفعاليات

Jazztage Dresden is an international festival devoted to top-quality jazz in its full diversity and bandwidth that has been prescribed for first-class jazz in all its variety and scope, through its artist, content and time. Highest quality and professionalism, emotion, fun and excitement for jazz is found in the city of Dresden. The festival attracts an ever-growing and enthusiastic audience of every generation.

Alte Kirche Klotsche, Societaetsthteater, Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Jazzclub Tonne, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Kreuzkirche Dresden, Boulevardtheater Dresden, St. Jakobuskirche Pesterwitz, Unkersdorfer Kirche, Erlweincapitol im Ostrapark, Elbschlösser, Neue Welt Zwickau, Stadtpark Großenhain, Theater Meißen, QF Quartier an der Frauenkirche

Further information: www.jazztage-dresden.de/en

المواعيد التالية

01.11.2018 - 25.11.2018

موقع إقامة العروض

Societaetstheater gGmbH
An der Dreikönigskirche 1a
01097 Dresden
Fon: +49(0)351 8119030
Fax: +49 (0)351 8119050

منظم العروض

Fon: +49 (0) 351 4540304
Fax: +49 (0) 351 4540604

جميع البيانات الخاصة بالأسعار والمواعيد ومواعيد الفتح غير مؤكدة.

A blaze of lights, the smell of mulled wine and Christmas songs pervade the city centre: The Dresden Striezelmarkt, Germany's oldest Christmas market, opens its gates anew. On the second weekend in advent, during the Stollen feast, the people from Dresden pay homage to the tradition-rich Christmas pastry from Dresden, the Original Dresdner Christstollen. On the 3rd weekend of advent, the Pyramid feast takes place. Experience Christmassy market life, typical Saxon delicacies and traditional handicraft in the heart of the Baroque city centre of Dresden!


8th December 2018: 25th Dresden Stollen Festival


Opening Hours:
28th November - 24th December 2018
Daily 10 am to 9 pm

Opening day from 4 pm to 9 pm
Closing day fom 10 am to 2 pm

Further information: www.dresden.de/en

المواعيد التالية

28.11.2018 - 24.12.2018

موقع إقامة العروض

Dresdner Striezelmarkt
01067 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 501501
Fax: +49 (0) 351 501509

منظم العروض

Landeshauptstadt Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 501501
Fax: +49 (0) 351 501509

جميع البيانات الخاصة بالأسعار والمواعيد ومواعيد الفتح غير مؤكدة.

At the Stollenfest, Dresden's bakers and pastry makers celebrate their Dresdner Christstollen® along with hundreds of thousands of guests from all over the world. It is already a tradition: on the Saturday before the second Sunday of Advent, the city pays homage to the popular Christmas delicacy with a giant stollen. A festive stage programme, visiting VIPs and, last but not least, a colourful parade of over 500 people create a unique atmosphere to suit a one-of-a-kind festival.

On its way through the historical Old Town, the festive Dresdner Stollen, weighing several tonnes, is accompanied by the Dresden Stollen Girl, the city's bakers and pastry makers, marching bands, regiments of soldiers and numerous other participants.

The parade route stretches from Schloßplatz past the city's loveliest sights to the Striezelmarkt. The giant cake is cut into thousands of pieces with the Stollen knife (itself weighing twelve kilos and 1.6 metres in length), then sold to people at the festival. The Stollen Association (Schutzverband Dresdner Stollen e.V.) donates most of the proceeds to a charity and to support the upcoming generation of young bakers.

More information: www.dresdnerstollenfest.de

المواعيد التالية


من 09:30

موقع إقامة العروض

Dresdner Striezelmarkt
01067 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 501501
Fax: +49 (0) 351 501509

منظم العروض

Schutzverband Dresdner Stollen e.V.
Fon: +49 (0) 351 89968035
Fax: +49 (0) 351 89968036

جميع البيانات الخاصة بالأسعار والمواعيد ومواعيد الفتح غير مؤكدة.

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