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Hundreds attend Germany's Baroque festival in fancy costumes

AP

Published : Aug 31, 2018, 11:24 am IST
Updated : Sep 18, 2018, 1:25 pm IST
For the past fifteen years the city of Gotha transforms into an 18th Century city for the annual festival. (Photo: AP)
For the past fifteen years the city of Gotha transforms into an 18th Century city for the annual festival. (Photo: AP)
A woman dressed in costume takes part in the picnic near the Friedenstein Castle, during the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. For the last fifteen years the city of Gotha changes completely into a baroque city in order to celebrate the Baroque Festival around the Friedenstein Castle, the biggest German early Baroque palace complex from the 17th century. (Photo: AP)
A woman dressed in costume takes part in the picnic near the Friedenstein Castle, during the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. For the last fifteen years the city of Gotha changes completely into a baroque city in order to celebrate the Baroque Festival around the Friedenstein Castle, the biggest German early Baroque palace complex from the 17th century. (Photo: AP)
Actors dressed as Duke Friedrich III. of Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg and his wife walk in the Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Friedenstein Castle was built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha.(Photo: AP)
 Actors dressed as Duke Friedrich III. of Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg and his wife walk in the Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Friedenstein Castle was built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha.(Photo: AP)
People dressed in Baroque costumes gather in front of Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. The palace also has a gorgeous English style park. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in Baroque costumes gather in front of Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. The palace also has a gorgeous English style park. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in Baroque costumes welcome each other in the Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Merchants and craftsmen showcase unique products for sale in the courtyard. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in Baroque costumes welcome each other in the Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Merchants and craftsmen showcase unique products for sale in the courtyard. (Photo: AP)
A man dressed in costume takes photos near the Friedenstein Castle, during the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. 18th century plays are performed at the castle's theatre during the Ekhof Festival in the summer time. (Photo: AP)
A man dressed in costume takes photos near the Friedenstein Castle, during the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. 18th century plays are performed at the castle's theatre during the Ekhof Festival in the summer time. (Photo: AP)
A man dressed in costume plays a harp near the Friedenstein Castle, during the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. For the past fifteen years the city of Gotha transforms into an 18th Century city for the annual festival.(Photo: AP)
A man dressed in costume plays a harp near the Friedenstein Castle, during the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. For the past fifteen years the city of Gotha transforms into an 18th Century city for the annual festival.(Photo: AP)
People dressed in Baroque costumes walk in front of Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.The festival also includes musical performances and an extravagant display of fireworks.(Photo: AP)
People dressed in Baroque costumes walk in front of Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.The festival also includes musical performances and an extravagant display of fireworks.(Photo: AP)

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