Painting of a sumtous celebration in Dresden in the 18th century

Dresden celebrates Joyous moments

Advertisement A party bash that lasted 27 days. When August the Strong’s (only legitimate) son married the Habsburg emperor’s daughter in 1719, the father staged a series of balls, hunts, masquerades, banquets, concerts and parades. Maybe it’s been passed down by the Elector of Saxony, but Dresdeners seem to feel that there is no such thing as an over-lavish festival and always find reasons to celebrate in style. And also because they have the right venues: ballrooms, dance halls, opera houses, stately courtyards, castles and banqueting halls. But above all, because there are people here who are able to take derelict factories and turn them into glamorous temples of amusement.

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