The Honorable Ms. Andrea Staude,
Mayor of the District of Torgau,

and its citizens invite you to join them Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2011 to celebrate Elbefest 2011

The Link-Up

April 25, 1945

This ELBE DAY will celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the meeting of the Soviet 58th Guard Division with the American 69th Infantry Division on April 25, 1945.

Come to Torgau, Germany, Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2011 to celebrate Elbefest 2001. Events will include reenactments, forums, discussions, music of all kinds, and a good time by all.

Torgau´s name derives from old Slavonic "Torgov". Its records reach back to the year 973 A.D. The city is a treasure trove of ancient and modern history, including:

American 69th & Russian 58th Locked Arm-in-Arm in Torgau, April 1945

American monument to the Link-Up

Soviet monument to the Link-Up

American 69th Infantry Division Link-Up Situation Map

We welcome you to visit the 69th Infantry Division Association website
to learn more about the American 69th Infantry Division and the
Russian 58th Guards and their roles in helping end World War II.

Go back to The 69th Infantry Division Home Page

For more information as to hotel reservations in Torgau or nearby, and transportation, please call, fax or email:

Mr. Rene Vetter
Press Secretary

Office of the Mayor
City of Torgau
Markt 1
04860 Torgau/Elbe
Germany e-mail website
03421 748-110 telephone*
03421 748-102 fax*

* if dialing from the USA add the prefix 01149

Torgau, Germany at war

Torgau Old City today

St. Mary's City Church, Torgau, Germany

Palace Church, Torgau, Germany

Katarina Luther, wife of Protestant Reformer Martin Luther, grave plate, Torgau, Germany

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