Dresden Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Dresden

  • 1. Schloss Pillnitz

    I do hope you have time to visit the largest castle complex in Europe built in the Baroque style of Chinoiserie. This is a Chinese form of art and is found inside and outside the Palace. The buildings...

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  • 2. Saxonian Switzerland

    This is a wonderful side trip to see something not usually found in Germany. The rock formations are about 600 feet above the Elbe river and formed over one million years ago resulting in jagged rocks...

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  • 3. Meißen

    This is a very nice place to come and visit, possibly during the off season to avoid all those pesky tourists gawking around and tour buses dropping off their flock. Many shops are around to buy...

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  • 4. Moritzburg

    This is a hunting lodge built between 1542 and 1546 for Duke of Moritz of Saxony. There are four round towers for symmetry, and inside is baroque style, and very elegant with gold and glitter all...

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  • 5. HISTORIC BLUE WONDER BRIDGE

    It was a bit of luck that we saw and crossed over the Blue Wonder Bridge. We wanted to got to Loschwitz, so this meant crossing the river over this cantilever...

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  • 6. TEPLICE TO DRESDEN

    Coming by car from Teplice in the Czech Republic, we followed route 8 to the border, then route 170 to Dresden. At the border was the usual signage, no Toll...

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  • 7. Friedrichstraße

    Not really many of Dresden's Baroque patrician-/townhouses are preserved. Most of them were destroyed in the bombing on 13 Feb 1945. Few have been restored,...

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  • 8. Old Catholic Cemetery

    Saxony is a mostly protestant state, but after Elector Duke August the Strong converted to Catholizism to become King of Poland, and his first-born son married...

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  • 9. Matthäus church and cemetery

    The parish church of the Friedrichstadt district was built 1728-32 according to plans of Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, the famous architect who also built the...

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  • 10. MESSE Dresden

    The largest part of the former municipal slaughterhouse is now occupied by the MESSE Dresden, where trade fairs, congresses, concerts and other events take...

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  • 11. Alberthafen

    The port was built in the Friedrichstadt district, northwest of the old town, in the years 1891 - 95. More than 1.5 Million m3 ground soil were moved to the...

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  • 12. Trümmerberg

    In the Friedrichstadt district, close to the Elbe cycling trail, is the so called "Trümmerberg" - mountain of rubble in English. Of course, it's a hill, not a...

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  • 13. Yenidze

    The Yenidze was originally a cigarette- and tobacco plant, built in pseudo-oriental style 1907-09. It looks like a mosque: a magnificent, 18 m tall...

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  • 14. Zwinger - Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon

    Well, you must be surprised to read that the Zwinger is "off the beaten path" - no, of course not the Zwinger itself, but it is also home of the...

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  • 15. Landtag: Parliament of Saxony

    The Landtag, the parliament of the Federal State of Saxony, has its seat right on the Elbe bank, just behind the opera house. It occupies a building from the...

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  • 16. Pegel Dresden: Measuring The Water Level

    The box on top of the Theaterkahn next to Augustusbrücke and Theaterplatz shows the current water level of the Elbe, measured in centimetres. Photo 1, September...

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  • 17. WEISSER HIRSCH: Protestant Church

    The wooden church was planned by Richard Schaeffer after the example of the church in Wang near Karpacz (Krummhübel) in the Polish Riesengebirge. The church was...

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  • 18. Technische Sammlungen

    These "Tech Collections" are a branch of the Dresden City Museum. They found home in a former industrial plant - (Heinrich Ernemann AG), the so called "Ernemann...

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  • 19. Botanical Garden

    The Botanical garden is located in the northwest corner of Dresden's "green lung", Großer Garten. Entrance is at Stübelallee, about 200 m from Straßburger...

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  • 20. Berlin - capital of Germany

    If you buy cheaper bus tickets as it is written on my transportation tip, it is possible to visit Berlin, even as a day trip. Maybe it is not the best choice,...

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  • 21. Seifersdorf: Manor, church, park

    Just outside the northern city limits of Dresden is the village Seifersdorf. Hardly any tourists visit this place, which is truly a shame. There is a manor in...

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  • 22. Christuskirche Klotzsche

    This church, located in the nice residential area Dresden-Klotzsche in the northern outskirts, is a typical example for churches built in the first decade of...

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  • 23. Friedenskirche Löbtau

    Like many other churches this Ev.-Luth. church from 1891 was severely damaged in the bombing 1945. In this case the church was neither reconstructed nor torn...

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  • 24. Leonhardi Museum

    The Leonhardi Museum is located in Dresden-Loschwitz. It found its home in a magnificent half-timbered house (called Rothe Amsel) decorated with lots of...

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  • 25. Town Hall

    The Town Hall is a huge building with several wings forming five courtyards. Its 100 m tall tower (access by elevator, access from a courtyard off Kreuzstraße)...

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