European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 SHARING HERITAGE

Zu Tisch! Or: A Place at the Royal Table

2018 is European Year of Cultural Heritage! Under the motto SHARING HERITAGE, institutions that include museums, associations and foundations, as well as private persons are commited to making the cultural heritage of Europe experienceable, and they invite everyone to share and to participate. SHARING HERITAGE is also at the center of the 2018 activities for the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG). Together with the Association des Résidences Royales (ARRE) and the Verein Schlösser und Gärten Deutschland e. V., we are putting the focus this year on dining culture and culinary traditions at European courts. Dining is an essential part of our cultural heritage and at the same time stands for everyday life, co-existence and building bridges between cultures.

With A Place at the Royal Table, also called Zu Tisch, a varied program of events on the subject of dining culture awaits visitors in 2018 at the Prussian palaces and gardens. Its highlight is a joint picnic in Sanssouci Park on June 23rd. On the lawn at the foot of the Orangery Palace’s magnificent terraces, 270 meters of white covered tables will be ready – and the SPSG invites you to join the fun: So, pack your picnic basket, take a seat at the royal table, and enjoy and share the delicacies you bring with you!

The exhibition Tischlein deck dich! (The Wishing Table) will take place from May 5 – July 15 at the Roman Baths in Sanssouci Park. Here, the SPSG is showing the table settings of exceptional personalities from the history of the Prussian palaces. Much more important, however, will be the tables on which visitors show all those things that should never be missing at a meal together with their own families or among friends, including special table settings, decorations or beloved rituals …

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