from the Renaissance, baroque and 19th century determine the Elbe front
and the face of the city.
Viewed from one of the Elbe bridges Dresden presents
itself at first glance
as a cultural city of European rank.
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the Semperoper Opera House, the Catholic Court Church, the Church of
the Cross, Brühl’s Terrace, the Church of Our Lady and the Zwinger
Palace. In addition, museums such as the Albertinum and the "Grünes
Gewölbe" offer a particular treat for art lovers. The cultural
landscape of the Elbe Valley in Dresden brings together nature and
architecture, town and landscape. It extends over 18 kilometres, the
centrepiece is the baroque city centre.
The Zwinger, Dresden's most
famous building, is located between the outer and inner walls of the
Königsviertel (King's district). Tournaments and hunts used to take
place here. In earlier times, game animals were held within the many
city, castle and palace fortifications from which the name "Zwinger"
It was not only hunting
that played a major roll in city life in Dresden. Music also shaped the
city. An example is the Semper Opera House, which was reconstructed in
strict accordance to its original plans after World War II. The Semper
Opera House, which features an Italian Renaissance style, is certainly
worthy of a visit.
Altmarkt, the oldest and largest square in the city, is surrounded by
buildings from different historical periods like the Kreuzkirche
(Church of the Cross) and the arcades. From the Altmarkt it is a lovely
walk via the adjoining Seestraße to the bar and pub district.
churches have left their mark on Dresden's cityscape. These include,
among others, the former Catholic Court Church and the Church of Our
Lady. This is a must for every visitor to Dresden. Its domed structure
was a feature of the cityscape for over 200 years, until the church was
destroyed in 1945. In October 2005 its reconstruction was completed.
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Travelling to Germany.
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