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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



Johann Sebastian Bach once played at the Silbermannorgel of the Frauenkirche; Today, Bach is one of the central points of orientation for the contemporary continuation of the rich music tradition of the church. The large number of works by the baroque master, which are performed continuously, is touching and fascinating. Every year, the Dresden Frauenkirche dedicates him its own small festival, the popular Frauenkirchen-Bachtage.

Further information: www.frauenkirche-dresden.de/bachtage

Následující termíny:

26.09.2018 - 06.10.2018

Místo konání akce

Frauenkirche Dresden
01067 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 65606701
Fax: +49 (0) 351 65606108


Stiftung Frauenkirche
Fon: +49 (0) 351 65606100
Fax: +49 (0) 351 65606108

Veškeré údaje o cenách, termínech a otevíracích dobách jsou bez záruky.

For more than 850 years, vines have grown on the sun-spoilt hills of the Saxon Elbland and provide delicious joys in glasses. In one of Germany's smallest wine-growing areas the grapes ripen until well into October and enable the vintners to offer a large variety of wines. In cool wine cellars, sunny garden restaurants and wine stores the guests can taste dozens of grape varieties, from Riesling and pinot blanc to Dornfelder.

At the Radebeul Autumn and Wine festival Bacchus himself strolls through town with his entourage and enjoys the performances of the theatre groups at the International Festival of Travelling Theatres taking place at the same time.

Further information: www.weinfest-radebeul.de

Následující termíny:

28.09.2018 - 30.09.2018

Místo konání akce

Dorfanger Altkötzschenbroda mit Friedenskirche Kötzschenbroda
Altkötzschenbroda 40
01445 Radebeul
Fon: +49 (0) 351 8381741
Fax: +49 (0) 351 8381444


Große Kreisstadt Radebeul
Fon: +49 (0) 351 8311600
Fax: +49 (0) 351 8311633

Veškeré údaje o cenách, termínech a otevíracích dobách jsou bez záruky.

Festival of club culture with concerts, workshops, and DJ contests in over 20 clubs, cinemas, bars, museums, off-spaces, and churches.

Further information: www.dave-festival.de

Následující termíny:

01.10.2018 - 31.10.2018

Místo konání akce

Scheune Dresden
01099 Dresden


Ragin’ Spirits e.V. | Kulturverein Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 177 8672800

Veškeré údaje o cenách, termínech a otevíracích dobách jsou bez záruky.

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