For 90 years Germany's oldest Mozart festival has taken place in the "Würzburger Residenz" (Würzburg Residence). Founded only one year after the "Salzburger Festspiele" (Salzburg Music Festival) the Mozart Festival Würzburg has a long tradition and is one of the leading music festivals in Germany. For four weeks thousands of visitors from Germany and all over the world enjoy the intimate festival atmosphere and the unique architecture of the "Würzburger Residenz" in 50 classical concerts. During 85 years of the Mozart festival history many internationally renowned artists such as Alfred Brendel, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, Gidon Kremer, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Waltraud Meier, Yehudi Menuhin, Trevor Pinnock und Jukka-Pekka Saraste have been on stage.
This street festival around the "Hessisches Staatstheater" (Hessian State Theater), at the Bowling Green in front of the "Kurhaus" and along Wiesbaden?s magnificent boulevard, the "Wilhelmstrasse" (William Street), has been a crowd-puller for more than thirty years and is the oldest street festival in Germany today. During the three-day festival in 2011 several thousand visitors enjoy street performers, bands of several styles as well as a rich variety of culinary pleasures. A classic street festival for the senses, where happiness and vitality play a dominant role. Another attraction is a colorful artisans market in front of the "Kurhaus" with its original and individual range of offers.
Strolling around the streets of Freiburg in an atmospheric setting, visitors get to know the region and its people and they also enjoy the local specialties and feel inspired by the zest for life and wine of the Baden region. Stalls packed around Freiburg's famous landmark are full of traditional and regional specialties from wine cellar and kitchen.
For more than 35 years, the "Rheingauer Weinfestival" (Rheingau Wine Festival) has turned the center of Wiesbaden into the "longest wine bar in the world" or the largest Wine Festival in the world - and is an attraction for more than thousand of visitors. At about 120 booths, winegrowers present their products, both newly made and superior wines, as well as bubbly sparkling wines. To go with the special flavors of the Rheingau Riesling wines, culinary delicacies may be purchased at Wiesbaden's "Schlossplatz" (Palace Square), at the "Dern?sches Gelände" (Dern'sche Square) and on the square in front of the "Marktkirche" (Market Church). Moreover, music bands and other show acts provide entertainment on a number of stages and make this Wiesbaden street festival unforgettable.
The picturesque "Schlossplatz" (Palace Square) forms the fascinating setting for the Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market. Four gates decorated with stars grant access to this fairytale like scene, where young and old will find desirable and beautiful items. Not only will the ambiance provide for a cheerful mood, but so will the accompanying program comprising choirs, nativity plays, wind quartets, concerts, storytelling and much more.
Against the imposing back-drop of the over thousand year old "Dom" (Cathedral), showmen and craftsmen offer Christmas specialties and original presents. People saunter leisurely past festively decorated stands, collecting many suggestions for fine Christmas presents in passing. Home-made Advent garlands and straw stars, Christmas tree decorations, wooden toys, carvings, ceramics, candles and much more are on offer.
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