Thunder of Cannons above the Elbe Valley | 26th August 2023
Discover more than 200 cannoneers in uniforms and historic personalities at the „Thunder of Cannons above the Elbe Valley“ - 20 exact copies of historic cannon types from the 14th to the 19th century will be fired several times throughout the day. Drummers will provide proper march music, musketeers exercise an shoot at the parade ground.
Have the functioning of cannons explained to you directly by Saxon mercenaries, Prussian artillery brigades and many others.
Please wear ear protection while staying close to the cannons during the maneuvre times. Ask our staff at the pay desks and in the shop.
|10:30||Thunder of cannons above Elbe Valley - maneuver of artillery|
|10:30||Deployment of regiments and actors of historical figures at parade ground|
|10:45||Roll call welcome and presentation of groups and cannons
followed by: Presentation of Schönburg flag-wavers
|11:00||FESTUNG WEHRHAFT - special interest guided tour: artillery and fortress construction (only in German language)|
|11:30||Shooting demonstrations of historical cannons|
|12:45||Photo meeting with cannoneers of group "Napoleonik"
|13:30||Photo meeting with cannoneers of group "Dreispitz"|
||Shooting demonstrations of historical cannons|
||Photo meeting with "imperial rulers"
|15:00||FESTUNG WEHRHAFT - special interest guided tour: artillery and fortress construction (only in German language)|
|15:30||Shooting demonstrations of historical cannons|
|16:15||Concert at Parade ground
|during the day||Military music from the groups Schlosswache 1757 zu Glauchau-Schönburg,|
|during the day||historic figures: Elector August the Strong, Napoleon Bonaparte and his foreign minister Talleyrand, Prussian King Friedrich II.|
Important advice for dog owners:
During the manoevers, there will be a high noise level at the whole fortress plateau and in the environment. This can be very stressful for dogs.
Under no cirumstances you should be close by the cannons during the manoevers with your dog.