Even though the story about the elephant in Brixen/Bressanone is quite unbelievable - it is true. The story is historically attested: The elephant “Soliman” was a gift from the King of Portugal, John III, to his nephew, the archduke Maximilian of Austria. Soliman was shipped from Portugal to Genoa. Afterwards, the elephant and its entourage crossed the Alps by foot. Shortly before Christmas in 1551, they arrived at Brixen/Bressanone where they stopped for 14 days. The Soliman’s local host later called his hostel "Am Hellephanten” and created a fresco on the hostel’s external wall. Soliman arrived at Vienna in May 1552 and died one year later.
MASTERTENT produced a magical folding tentFor this special occasion, MASTERTENT turned a folding tent into a breathtaking eye-catcher. It can be marveled at the “Hofburg” at Brixen/Bressanone, where the fascinating music and light show will be shown daily from 24th November 2016 till 8th January 2017.
Take a look at this year’s trailer.