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Colors of Dresden - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Dresden mit Frauenkirche Dresden has always attracted travelers by its colorful festivals and holidays. In early June here takes place an annual music festival Dresdner Musikfestspiele. This event traditionally attracts music lovers from around the world. During several days beautiful parks, theaters, palaces, and even churches of the city are turned into colorful concert venues. World-renowned music bands, as well as local Dresden music bands and orchestras participate in this festival.
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Elbhangfest holiday is no less interesting. It is celebrated annually on the last weekend of June. On the day of the holiday numerous funny activities take place in Dresden. Here you will see theatrical premieres, music concerts, dance performances and art exhibitions. Many call Elbhangfest the festival of art, and for some people this is just one more reason to have fun. It should be noted that the entrance to many cultural events is absolutely free on the day of the festival, so tourists have a great opportunity to attend interesting exhibitions and performances whole day long. Fair trades remain among the main events of the holiday. They are organized in all major squares of the city. Attendants can purchase interesting souvenirs, as well as sweets and pastries, which aroma is impossible to resist. Connoisseurs of modern art and art-lovers will surely find much interesting in visiting auctions, where they will be able to buy paintings by young artists.
The middle of May is the time of another important festival - Festival of Dixieland (Internationales Dixielandfestival). Prager Straße is the main venue for the celebration. Here are organized special open air concert venues, on which perform well-known jazz bands. Concerts also take place on ships, and so anyone here can go to a fascinating cruise. As a rule, Jazz Festival ends by a grand parade of vintage cars. This parade traditionally attracts a huge number of spectators. Copyright
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The city of Dresden is widely known as the cultural capital of Germany. Various cultural events and actions, which devoted to music and art, take place here. At the beginning of January, you can enjoy the Dresden's Winter Stars, which is the traditional festival dedicated to the creativity of children and young people. When the Christmas time is coming, all the city is shrouded in the Christmas mood. During this time, the great number of musicians, vocalists, and on-stage performance groups, not only from Germany but also from around the world, gather in Dresden to perform and show the talents. And this is not just a usual festival, but a full-fledged competition during which, the jury, made of the leading experts, examines all the performing contestants, and then choose the winner at the Gala concert.
Dresden Dresden always attracted international tourists with its colorful festivals and holidays. One of the most popular takes place at the beginning of June. Dresdner Musikfestspiele is the annual festival, which attracts music lovers from around the world. Within several days beautiful parks, theaters, palaces and even churches of the city become colorful concert venues. World famous musical ensembles and also local music bands and orchestras participate in this event. The holiday Elbhangfest, which is celebrated annually on the last weekend of June, isn't less interesting. In the day of a holiday, you and your family or friends will enjoy the most various actions like theatrical performances, musical concerts, dancing contests and art exhibitions. Many people call Elbkhangfest an art festival, and for someone, it is just cheerful event. It should be noted that the entrance on some cultural activities in the day of a holiday is absolutely free.
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If you booked the ticket to Dresden for May, then you are going to be lucky enough to experience one of the most spectacular events - the International Dixieland Festival, or Internationales Dixielandfestival. The main venue of this celebration is the Prager Street, where the open-air jazz performances are held. The jazz festival, as a rule, comes to the end with a grandiose parade of vintage cars. However, despite all the festivals and celebrations of Dresden, the first place by main events is held by fairs. Here it is possible to get various interesting souvenirs, home-made sweets, and pastries. If you are the modern art lover and always search for unique paintings - then you must visit Dresden's fairs, because various art auctions take place during the fair event.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Dresden
♥   Kathedrale Ss. Trinitatis, Dresden, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Panny Marie Bolestné, Krupka, 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Petri, Bautzen, 49.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Štěpána, Litoměřice, 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Dresden
♥   Castle 'Moritzburg' , 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Albrechtsburg' , 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Altrathen Castle' , 25.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hohnstein Castle' , 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Purschenstein Castle' , 46.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Funkenburg' , 46.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Scharfenstein' , 61.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Germany

German mentality is associated with pragmatism, discipline, and pedantry. Lawmaking, diligence and a logical approach to everything allow the country to constantly develop and successfully move forward in both cultural and economic spheres. The Germans are very hardworking people. They are attentive to their work, carrying it out rigorously and conscientiously. They never allow themselves to be late, neither to work, nor to a meeting with friends. The Germans love order in everything. They always follow the rules, instructions, and do not give themselves any carelessness. Thanks to this, the German quality is known to the whole world. Locals consider work to be one of the key values, along with health. … Open
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