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Dresden/Saxony

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

Highlights:
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

www.via-regia.org

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Dresden's film nights on the Elbe have taken the 'big' screen quite literally to heart. Not simply because this is Germany's largest open-air film festival but also because since 2004 the films have been shown on the world's biggest mobile screen, which measures a gigantic 448 square metres or 32 metres by 14 metres – offering a superlative cinematic experience.

The events take place on approximately 60 nights during the summer, around 50 of which take the form of film screenings including a number of German premieres. There are around 3,300 seats, 400 of which are particularly sought after because they are under cover and offer at-seat service.
The festival's name only tells half the story because some brilliant concerts also come under the film nights on the Elbe banner: R.E.M., Die Ärzte, Nelly Furtado and Die Fantastischen Vier are just a few of many who have appeared here. For these ten or so performances, the giant screen is rotated 90 degrees and handily becomes the stage's roof. All in all, the film nights on the Elbe offer an exceptional programme for around 150,000 people.
There's also one magical, free extra: for many, Dresden silhouetted against the evening sky is a highlight in itself. Many things have changed since the festival was founded in 1991, but this view forever stays the same, which surely makes the film nights on the Elbe the most beautiful open-air film and concert festival in Germany – and possibly even in Europe?

המועדים הבאים:

28.06.2018 - 28.08.2018

מקום האירוע

Königsufer
01097 Dresden

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The movie nights on the river bank are probably the most beautiful open-air cinema and concert festival in Europe. In front of the world-famous skyline of Dresden's Old Town area on the banks of the Elbe visitors experience the most beautiful backdrop for film events and concerts.

Since 1991, this event has taken place every year from end of June until ends of August and offers approximately 50 film presentations and ten concerts of famous stars in these two months. Whether the night of short films or international cinema productions – in warm summer nights the motion pictures on the largest mobile screen of the world and in front of the baroque backdrop of the city seem twice as intense.

Further information: http://dresden.filmnaechte.de

המועדים הבאים:

28.06.2018 - 26.08.2018

מקום האירוע

Brühlsche Terrasse
Schlossplatz
01067 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 438370312
Fax: +49 (0) 351 438370313
festung.dresden@schloesserland-sachsen.de
www.festung-dresden.de

מארגן

PAN Veranstaltungslogistik und Kulturgastronomie GmbH
Fon: +49 (0) 351 899320
Fax: +49 (0) 351 8993219
info@filmnaechte.de

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The city certainly lives up to its byname "Florence of the Elbe": Over 550,000 visitors celebrate Dresden’s anniversary at 14 locations and 7 stages. Life takes place on the streets, squares and bridges, visitors stroll around the alleys and enjoy a colourful programme of music, show, theatre, sports and gastronomy. Over 1,000 musicians, actors, dancers and all kinds of artists provide best entertainment in 14 variedly designed areals and on eight stages – for free. On on the Altmarkt square and many other squares the dancing goes on until well into the night.

Further information: www.dresdner-stadtfest.com/en/

המועדים הבאים:

17.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

מקום האירוע

Brühlsche Terrasse
Schlossplatz
01067 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 438370312
Fax: +49 (0) 351 438370313
festung.dresden@schloesserland-sachsen.de
www.festung-dresden.de

מארגן

Dresdner Stadtfest GmbH
Fon: +49 (0) 351 31776040
Fax: +49 (0) 351 31776044
info@dresdner-stadtfest.com

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