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Hundreds in grand constumes celebrate Germany's Baroque festival

AP

Published : Aug 27, 2017, 12:23 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Since fourteen years the city of Gotha changes completely into a baroque city in order to celebrate the Baroque Festival around the Friedenstein Castle from the 17th century. (Photo: AP)
Since fourteen years the city of Gotha changes completely into a baroque city in order to celebrate the Baroque Festival around the Friedenstein Castle from the 17th century. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes have drins during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Musical performances and fireworks are also part of the program. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes have drins during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Musical performances and fireworks are also part of the program.  (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The palacewas built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha at Gotha, Thuringia, Germany. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.  The palacewas built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha at Gotha, Thuringia, Germany.  (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The magnificence of the palace is paired with a beautiful English style park. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The magnificence of the palace is paired with a beautiful English style park. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Merchants and craftsmen also display their their products for sale in the castle's courtyard. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.  Merchants and craftsmen also display their their products for sale in the castle's courtyard. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Photo: AP)
People dressed in costumes relax during the so-called 'Picnic' besides the Friedenstein Castle at the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.  (Photo: AP)
In the summer the castle's theatre hosts the Ekhof Festival to put on a show of 18th century plays for modern times. (Photo: AP)
In the summer the castle's theatre hosts the Ekhof Festival to put on a show of 18th century plays for modern times. (Photo: AP)
People dressed as guards in Baroque costumes stand in the entrance of the Friedenstein Castle, during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Visitors are also allowed to take part in the festival. (Photo: AP)
People dressed as guards in Baroque costumes stand in the entrance of the Friedenstein Castle, during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, Germany, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Visitors are also allowed to take part in the festival.  (Photo: AP)

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