Venezianische Messe Ludwigsburg

September 11-13, 2020

Over 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 Venezianische Messe transforms Ludwigsburg’s market square into a magical and fantastic stage.

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 Venezianische Messe Ludwigsburg 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.