Highlights 2023

The Elbhangfestverein has to cancel the Elbhangfest 2023

In a vote held on 18 April 2023, the general meeting of the Elbhangfestverein voted against holding this year’s Elbhangfest.

FierS à Cheval — white horses at the “Blue Wonder” brigde

A fairytale parade tells musical-scenic stories.

A fairytale parade tells musical and scenic stories. The Compagnie des Quidams from France moves as a herd of white horses in perfect unison – almost dance-like – to diverse sounds.

The play of the dynamic-poetic horse figures with original sound creations, shimmering lights and gentle clouds of smoke creates a unique atmosphere — a fantastic spectacle for young and old on the banks of the Elbe.

Live music

Rock, pop, classical music, jazz…

Thomas Stelzer & Friends

Loose and groovy!

Black Satin Dolls

Rock, pop and hip hop in the swing style of the 20s and 30s

Toughest Tenors

The legendary tradition of saxophone battles

The Souldiers

Dresden’s biggest soul band live!


Balkan, Polka, Klezmer, Schmäh

Sächsisches Blechbläser Consort

From world music to jazz, from classical music to film music

Ulrike Hausmann

Boogie Woogie on the Loschwitz Wine Village Stage

TU Big Band

Student Jazz Orchestra — Swing, Jazz, Dance Music


Jazz à la Manouche!

“The Fantastic Gramophone of Mr. & Mrs. Twistly”

Circus Theatre Performance by Kira & Anders

Pillnitz Palace & Park

Pillnitz Park Festival

Fairytale in the park – stroll, marvel and enjoy

Swing at the Pillnitz Orangery

New Town Swing Orchestra, Dresden Hepcats and Weise Dance School

Tom Paul’s “Once upon a time” —
Fairytale concert in Pillnitz Palace

Stories from the old days, when wishing really did help.

Fairy tales and more — open air

Theatre and fairy tales

Mesgarha & Stoll

»Ick wunder mir über jarnischt mehr«

Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Festival stage Bergpalais Pillnitz

Tim Schreiber

Elbhangfest Fairy Tales

»1001 Märchen« — “1001 Fairy Tales”

Readings with Brit Magdon, Albrecht Goette and Glaudia Gräf

Spielmannszug Radeberg

Living history in a festival setting — in true-to-the-original uniforms

Duo ›con emozione‹

Reading with music

“Fairytale Street” along the festival route

Exhibition with pictures by the fairy tale illustrators Ludwig Richter, Herrmann Vogel and Josef Hegenbarth

Children’s programmes

Fun and games — Elbhangfest is an experience for the whole family!

Forest and mushroom bouncy castle in Loschwitz

Reading and storytelling stations with a mountain of storybooks along the festival route

Painting and drawing competition “Before the Seven Mountains”

Children’s theatre “Hans im Glück” (Hans in Luck) and “Vom Fischer und seiner Frau” (The Fisherman and His Wife) in the tent on the Elbe in Wachwitz

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The Elbhangfest offers a wide range of inclusive activities!