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Dresden

Dresden

Although the Lutheran Church of Our Lady is today an internationally recognised symbol of Protestant architecture as well as a famous Dresden landmark, the Reformation initially attracted very few supporters in the city.

Luther visited Dresden in 1516 and 1518, one year after nailing his theses to the church door in Wittenberg. He was sent by his order to the Augustinian monastery, where he received a warm welcome but little sympathy for his ideas. This rejection was supported by the resident Dresden duke, who had every Lutheran Bible on his territory confiscated in 1523. Luther's followers subsequently did take the Reformation to Dresden, as commemorated by the Church of Our Lady, the Luther statue outside the church and the Martin Luther Church in Dresden's Neustadt district.

Highlights

Dresden, 'Florence of the Elbe', is an artwork in itself. Beautiful buildings such as the baroque Zwinger Palace, magnificent treasures and world-class museums make this city in the Free State of Saxony a hotspot for cultural tourists from all over the world. Nature lovers can explore the Saxon Switzerland National Park with its bizarre rock formations and the gentle vineyards of the Elbe valley.

Events

The Ostrale showcases the full spectrum of contemporary art incorporating every genre and discipline. 

This annual event is held on Dresden's Ostrainsel at the former abattoir, a listed ensemble from 1910. which provides exhibition space of 15,000m² indoors and 50,000m² outdoors. The various rooms and buildings offer several hundred artists from Germany and abroad the ideal space to display their art.

Upcoming dates:

28.06.2019 - 29.09.2019

from 10:00 to 19:00

Venue

Messe Dresden
Messering 8
01067 Dresden

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.
The Stollenfest makes for an unusual highlight of the Dresden Striezelmarkt.
The Stollenfest makes for an unusual highlight of the Dresden Striezelmarkt. Every year, the members of the Dresdner Stollen protection association bake a huge Stollen, a traditional Christmas cake, which weighs a ton!

Upcoming dates:

07.12.2019

Venue

Stadt Dresden
Altmarkt
01067 Dresden

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

The Dresden Music Festival ranks among the most prestigious festivals for classical music in Europe. Concerts with internationally renowned orchestras and soloists are an essential part of the program that annually presents a pivotal motto.

More than 60 concerts at famous venues in Dresden and its surroundings like the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper and the Palais im Großen Garten as well as new and experimental locations that include factories, museums, churches and places like the university or the fair grounds create an attractive and diverse program. The 2020 Dresden Music Festival takes place from May 12 to June 12.

Upcoming dates:

12.05.2020 - 12.06.2020

Venue

Dresdner Musikfestspiele
Hauptstraße 21
01097 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 478 56-0
Fax: +49 (0) 351 478 56 23
info@musikfestspiele.com
www.musikfestspiele.com

Organiser

Dresdner Musikfestspiele
Hauptstraße 21
01097 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0)351 478 56-0
Fax: +49 (0)351 478 56 23
info@musikfestspiele.com
http://www.musikfestspiele.com

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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