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Written by Michela | 22 April, 2011 7:00

The German state has a number of major events 

Dresden, April 2011 – Half no cultural. 1 Germany, continues to amaze with its proposals for the current year. A trip to Saxony is to discover a rich musical heritage, Big names, culture, historic vineyards and football this year "branded" pink. 

International festival in honor of Gustav Mahler, Leipzig

17-29 May 2011

At the age of 26 years, In 1886, Gustav Mahler became the second master chaplain Leipziger Stadttheater, alongside the legendary Arthur Nikisch. Thanks to outstanding performances of works, such as "Tannhäuser" by Richard Wagner, "Freischütz" di Carl Maria von Weber s "The Three Pintos" di Weber, the latter which he revised and completed, the young Mahler was a great success. In honor of Gustav Mahler organized by the Leipzig Gewandhaus 17 the 29 maggio 2011 a festival during which, as well as concerts of the Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly, you can listen to some of the best bands on the international scene: la Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam, la New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Symphony Orchestra of Bayrischen Rundfunk, the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich and the Wiener Philharmoniker. For as little as two weeks Leipzig will become the center May cult of Mahler, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death (18 maggio 1911).

Shows "Via Regia", Görlitz

21 May – 31 October 2011

from 21 May 31 October 2011 will take place in Görlitz the third edition of the inter-Sächsische Landesausstellung "Via Regia - 800 Annual motion and meeting ". Through 5 themes, the exhibition aims to tell one of the main shopping streets of the Middle Ages, that stretched for more than 4.500 Km, from Santiago de Compostela in Spain to Kiev in Ukraine.

Bach Festival, Leipzig

10 -19 June 2011

Many of the programs Leipziger Bachfeste, the festivities in honor of Bach in Leipzig. in 2011 will celebrate two key figures of the musical heritage, Franz Liszt, 200th anniversary of whose birth marks the 22 October, e Gustav Mahler, morto100 years ago in Vienna, exactly 18 May 1911. The works of the director of Thomanerchor play a major role in the musical education of the two composers. Liszt turned to Bach since childhood and was one of the first pianists to enter into his concert repertoire works such as "Wohltemperierte Klavier" (The Well-Tempered Clavier) e "Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue" (Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue). Works for piano by Bach, Liszt also published annotated editions of. He was a founding member of the Bach-Gesellschaft and engaged, in a completely selfless, for the first edition of the complete works of Bach. Not only as an editor and interpreter, but also as a composer, Liszt is inspired by the works of the artistic director of the Thomanerchor.

Women's World Cup

26 June – 17 July 2011

The final whistle of the 6th World Championship women's soccer team will take place in the country sample, Germany. Dresden is one of the cities hosting the games. The women's World Cup will attract visitors from around the world. After the wonderful adventure 2006 throughout the football world looks at Saxony. Dresden offers excellent conditions for this sporting event, including the recent construction of the stadium-Rudolf Harbig, the immediate proximity to Eastern Europe and a large, vibrant tradition as a football city in eastern Germany. In addition to other cities to host the Dresden 16 teams that will give life to this world: Augsburg, Berlin (opening game), Bochum, Frankfurt (final), Leverkusen, Mönchengladbach, Sinsheim e WolfsburgDal 28 June 2011 al 10 luglio 2011 Rudolf-Harbig at the stadium will be held in Dresden 3 playing group games and quarter finals. As early as 14 al 25 luglithe2010Julywere able to attend six group games and a game played in the quarterfinals of the U20 Women's World Cup. Dresden again we as a city of international football.

850 years of viticulture in Saxony

This anniversary will not only celebrate the medieval Meissen, where the first vineyards were planted, but Dresden, mentioned for the first time in 1206. Today, as then, the state capital produces fine wines: about 50 hectares of vines of Loschwitzer Elbschlösser, vineyards in real-Wachwitz Dresden or the vines real Pillnitz, not far from the summer residence of the Electors of Saxony and king. Dresden participates in the diverse celebrations on the occasion of this anniversary as a scenario that will have the wine roads of Saxony.

175 years of steamboats in Saxony

The best and certainly the most relaxing ways to discover the Saxon wine is to take a cruise on one of the historic steamboat wheel. The company that manages them, la Saxon Dampfschiffahrsgesellschaft, celebrating its 175th anniversary, and establishing itself as the oldest fleet of paddle-wheel steamboats in the world. On the boat "Diesbar" is in action 1886 the oldest and still operating steam engine for boats, dating back to 1841. The season opens May 1 with a grand parade of the fleet by the roadside of Dresden to Pillnitz. In early July will start the actual birthday party, while the third weekend of August to coincide with the celebration of the city of Dresden, will take place on the feast of the steamboat "Dresdner Dampfschifffest".

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