Venetian Fair Ludwigsburg

9–11 September 2016

Nearly 250 years ago, while visiting the Italian City of Lagoons, Duke Carl Eugen was so enchanted by the charm of the Venice Carnival that he decided to give his residential city a masquerade festival of its own. Today, the biennial Venetian Fair transforms Ludwigsburg’s market square into a magical and fantastic stage.

From 9 to 11 September 2016, prepare to be thrilled by breath-taking masks and costumes and to be entertained by a fantastic mix of acrobatics, music, theatre, fire magic, buffoonery, stilt walkers, dance and songs. This colourful festival is a magnificent blend of Italian vivacity and Swabian cordiality, Mediterranean flair and Baroque ambience, the past and the present, dreams and reality.

The Venetian Fair is a meeting place for everyone who loves masquerades. Jump right in and immerse yourself in the fantastical events in the Swabian Baroque city. Participate in the grand performers’ procession from the station to the market square and in the parades over the gondolabridge.

Experience the costumes and masks in all their splendour. National and international groups of artists will perform on various stages – with spectacular performances as well as quieter events.

Here you can download the brochure “Venetian Fair Ludwigsburg”


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Electrique Baroque at the Residential Palace on Saturday 10 September 2016

Another event will be the premiere of the electronic music event Electrique Baroque at the Residential Palace on Saturday. The open air festival offers a sensational light and laser show, top international DJs, as well as excellent food and beverages.

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