Discover Germany, Issue 29, August 2015

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Culture Calendar Save the date as there are plenty of great events scheduled for the weeks to come. From music festivals and exciting exhibitions to fantastic sport events and social highlights, Discover Germany’s Culture Calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in August. Canaletto - Dresden City Festival (14 – 16 August) Amidst the beautiful historic city centre of Dresden, a whole summer weekend will delight young and old alike with a fascinating mix of music, shows, theatre plays, family activities, sports and culinary delicacies. The free festival around the Elbe annually attracts around 500,000 visitors and is especially appealing due to the enchanting Baroque surroundings. Stuttgart Wine Village (26 August – 6 September) More than 500 exquisite wines from Württemberg and Baden can be sampled in 125 tastefully decorated wine arbours. Additionally, Stuttgart’s chefs will serve Swabian specialties, such as ‘Maultaschen’,

‘Kaesespaetzle’, or ‘Schupfnudeln’ with Sauerkraut amongst others. The Stuttgart Wine Village is an exquisite weekend for exploring delicacies and taste sensations. Richard Wagner Festival, Bayreuth (until 28 August) The annual musical festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth pays tribute to a famous German composer from the 19th century: Richard Wagner. Considered as the world’s largest Wagner Festival by many, the festival has quickly sold out since 1876 and Wagner fans are advised to get their tickets in advance to enjoy some of the composer’s best operas, such as Tristan and Isolde.

Main image: View across the Augustus Bridge and Dresden’s historic city. © Jan Wiedemann Above: Dresden City Festival. © Dresden Marketing GmbH. Photo: Sylvio Dittrich Stuttgart Wine Village. © SMG, Christoph Duepper

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