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21st Elbhangfest festival (June 24-26, 2011)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Dresden celebrates several festivals throughout the year. The Elbhangfest, a kind of an art festival, is one of the most famous ones in the city. It takes place every year on the last week end in June between the suburbs Loschwitz and Pillnitz. This year already for the 21st time.
Over 200 events as concerts, lectures, markets and a big parade are offered to the guests along the picturesque slopes of the Elbe river. This year’s theme is ‘Odole mio’ referring to Mr. Karl August Lingner who lived in Dresden at the beginning of the 20th century. He became well known for the invention of the German mouth wash ‘Odol’ and the foundation of the Museum of Hygiene. (Anke)

Dresden City Festival

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

From 14th to 16th August 2009 Dresden and its visitors celebrate by now the 11th Dresden City Festival. With up to half a million visitors and over ten thematically decorated festival venues as well diverse trade offers, the Dresden City Festival established itself as a fixed event and numbers amongst the biggest festivals in the new federal states. This year the attention is directed to “culture” and “classic”. As during the other years on Sunday evening a splendid fireworks will conclude the festival.
(Katharina Michael)

The BRN (Colourful Republic of Neustadt)

Friday, June 19th, 2009

is a 3-day event that occurs every year in June in Dresden’s Outer Neustadt.
It was founded in 1990 and originally the BRN was meant as a kind of a free anarchic state. In the first years it even had a “fun”-government and its own currency.
During the festival the streets are filled with vendors selling food and drinks, DJs playing music and live bands. It is attended by every age group and class of citizens.
(Astrid Brühl)