Special exhibition "Kaiserschmarrn - The Venus Festival 1719

13.06.2020 - 13.09.2020

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300 years ago Dresden became the scene of one of the most elaborate wedding celebrations of the era. Elector Augustus the Strong had his eye on the imperial crown and married his son to the emperor's daughter Maria Josepha in September 1719. This had to be celebrated!
At the Venus Festival, one of seven magnificent planetary festivals, the wedding party moved in colourful floats to the palace in the Great Garden. Under the sign of the goddess of love, equestrian games were held there, in which the ladies were the focus of attention for once, the costumed court nobility enjoyed themselves as an opera cast and danced in the temple of Venus until the early hours of the morning.
Nothing came of the title of emperor - so everything was just Kaiserschmarrn? In the special exhibition, historical accounts of modern room installations and entertaining hands-on stations that illustrate the effort and significance of "Festkosmos 1719" are shown.


Schloss Weesenstein
Am Schlossberg 1
01809 Müglitztal / OT Weesenstein
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