As announced, a new exhibition was inaugurated last Saturday, September 11, at Hubertusburg Castle (Wermsdorf, Germany) entitled “My Hubertusburg” in a joint project by the Municipality of Wermsdorf and the Dresden State Art Collection and will be on display at that space until November 7th.
The Castle of Hubertusburg, whose Friendship Association is a founding member of the ENPP, is located in the region of Saxony and was the scene of several important historical events, including the signature of the “Peace of Hubertusburg” that ended the Seven Years’ War, one of the bloodiest European wars.
For these reasons, but also for the various uses that this Castle has had since its construction, there is a very deep connection with the population of the German city where it is located (Wermsdorf) and the exhibition now inaugurated is intended to be a showcase of stories, memories, feelings and relationship of the people of Wermsdorf with “their” castle. Therefore, the exhibition consists of around 100 objects from private owners in Wermsdorf as well as various works of art from the Dresden State Collection, complemented by a presentation of the history of Hubertusburg Castle.
The exhibition is divided into 6 rooms of the Castle of Hubertusburg, each of them subject to a theme, and one of these rooms is entirely dedicated to the importance of this Castle as a “place of peace”, to the work of its Friendship Association and its connection to the European Network of Places of Peace since its foundation in 2010. This room is decorated with the well-known phrase by Rosa Luxemburg “I feel at home all over the world where there are clouds and birds and human tears” and an audio recording is available in which Ulf Müller, member of the Hubertusburg Castle Friendship Association and Vice-President of ENPP, explains the work of his Association related to peace, namely its activity as a member of the European Network of Sites for Peace (ENPP).
This exhibition, which precedes a vast set of initiatives and exhibitions already scheduled for the next 4 years, is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 6 pm.