100 Sights in Dresden, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. Kunsthofpassage

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The Kunsthof Dresden is a passage consisting of five individual courtyards in the Äußere Neustadt in Dresden, starting at Görlitzer Straße 25, and extending to Alaunstraße 70. This was designed according to plans by the architects MüllerMüller, Knerer and Lang, Heike Böttcher and Meyer Bassin and completed in 2001. The client is Ginkgo Projektentwicklung GmbH. As artists, Viola Schöpe, Annette Paul, André Tempel, Christoph Roßner, Arendt Zwicker and the stone sculptors Sandner and Matz were jointly responsible for the design of the exterior facades.

Wikipedia: Kunsthof Dresden (DE), Website

2. Goldener Reiter

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The Golden Rider is an equestrian statue of the Saxon Elector and Polish King August the Strong, which stands on the Neustädter Markt in Dresden between Augustusbrücke and the Hauptstraße. It is considered the most famous monument in Dresden and is one of the most important sculptures of the Dresden Baroque.

Wikipedia: Goldener Reiter (Reiterstandbild) (DE)

3. Kreuzkirche

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The Dresden Kreuzkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, Germany. It is the main church and seat of the Landesbischof of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony, and the largest church building in the Free State of Saxony. It also is home of the Dresdner Kreuzchor boys' choir.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche, Dresden (EN), Website

4. Church of Our Lady

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The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. Destroyed during the Allied firebombing of Dresden towards the end of World War II, the church was reconstructed between 1994 and 2005.

Wikipedia: Frauenkirche, Dresden (EN), Website, Opening Hours, Facebook, Youtube

5. Landeskommando Sachsen

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The state command of Saxony in the Graf Stauffenberg barracks in the Dresden Albertstadt is responsible for the cooperation of the Bundeswehr with the civilian authorities in Saxony. Around 50 active soldiers and 15 civil employees are employed by the state command and the branch offices in Marienberg, Leipzig and Frankenberg. With its reservists in 19 connecting commands, the state command Saxony keeps close contact with counties, independent cities and the state directorate. In addition to the crisis management, the maintenance of contact with the military crisis of the neighboring countries of neighboring countries is one of the tasks. In addition, the state command for the Host Nation Support, the care of foreign troops, which are guests at German territory, is responsible. An important part of the tasks of the state command is the reservist work. The state command was established in 2007. First it was subordinate to the military area command III, from 2013 the command of territorial tasks of the Bundeswehr, until the assumption of the Bundeswehr in 2022 moved to the Bundeswehr territorial command in Berlin.

Wikipedia: Landeskommando Sachsen (DE)

6. Denkmal Caroline Neuber

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Denkmal Caroline Neuber

Friederike Caroline Neuber, née Friederike Caroline Weissenborn, also known as Friedericke Karoline Neuber, Frederika Neuber, Karoline Neuber, Carolina Neuber, Frau Neuber, and Die Neuberin, was a German actress and theatre director. She is considered one of the most famous actresses and actor-managers in the history of the German theatre, "influential in the development of modern German theatre." Neuber also worked to improve the social and artistic status of German actors and actresses, emphasizing naturalistic technique. During a time when theatrical managers in Germany were predominantly men, Caroline Neuber stands out in history as a remarkably ambitious woman who, during her 25-year career, was able to alter theatrical history, elevating the status of German theatre alongside of Germany's most important male theatrical leaders at the time, such as "her actor-manager husband Johann, the popular stage fool Johann Müller, the major actor of the next generation Johann Schönemann, the multi-talented newcomer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and principally, their de facto Dramaturg, Johann Gottsched."

Wikipedia: Friederike Caroline Neuber (EN)

7. Technische Sammlungen Dresden

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The Technical Collections Dresden are the Technikmuseum and Science Center of the State Capital of Dresden. In an earlier camera factory, children, adolescents and families find many opportunities to experiment and explore nature phenomena, foundations of science and the latest achievements of technology. With constant exhibitions on the history of photography and film, computer and other media technology as well as special exhibitions on photo art and current technology research, the technical collections promote dealing with the technical foundations of the present. The special feature is the combination of technology and industrial history with science and current research. The technical collections are the country of adventure, public forum for technology research, museum of information society and podium for photography and animated film in one. Cooperations play an important role, for example with the TU Dresden, Dresden-Concept and other partners from science and research.

Wikipedia: Technische Sammlungen Dresden (DE), Website

8. Zionskirche Dresden-Südvorstadt

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The Zionskirche is the name given to two Evangelical Lutheran church buildings in the Südvorstadt district of Dresden. The first, the Alte Zionskirche, was built by Schilling & Graebner from 1908 to 1912. This building was hit and badly damaged by fire during the bombing in February 1945. A temporary roof was later added and it is now preserved as a ruin, housing a lapidarium with 3000 sculptures. The parish, meanwhile, was housed in a barracks next to the ruins until the first stone of a new building, the Neue Zionskirche, was laid on Bayreuther Straße on 5 June 1981, as a gift from the Church of Sweden. With its construction overseen by Eberhard Burger, the new building was inaugurated on 31 October 1982.

Wikipedia: Zionskirche, Dresden (EN), Website

9. Akademie für berufliche Bildung

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The teaching building Blochmannstraße 2 is located in the Pirnaische Vorstadt in Dresden. The building in Blochmannstraße was built in 1911/1912 according to plans by the city planning officer Hans Erlwein as a new educational centre for the extension of the Ehrlichsches Gestift. After its partial destruction in the air raids in the final phase of the Second World War, a reconstruction took place in the years 1950/1951 in the style of socialist classicism of "peculiar, sober beauty", taking into account existing buildings "based on the traditional Dresden construction method". A sandstone rustica and a vertical structuring by pilasters on the upper floors are characteristics of the building.

Wikipedia: Lehrgebäude Blochmannstraße 2 (DE)

10. Dresden Hauptbahnhof

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Dresden Hauptbahnhof is the largest passenger station in the Saxon capital of Dresden. In 1898, it replaced the Böhmischen Bahnhof of the former Saxon-Bohemian State Railway, and was designed with its formal layout as the central station of the city. The combination of a station building on an island between the tracks and a terminal station on two different levels is unique. The building is notable for its train-sheds, which are roofed with Teflon-coated glass fibre membranes. This translucent roof design, installed during the comprehensive restoration of the station at the beginning of the 21st century, allows more daylight to reach the concourses than was previously possible.

Wikipedia: Dresden Hauptbahnhof (EN)

11. Trinitatiskirchruine

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The Trinitatiskirche was a church building dedicated to the Holy Trinity in the Johannstadt district of Dresden. It was built from 1891 to 1893. The bombing raids of February 1945 completely burned down its aisle, badly damaged the main walls and parish hall, slightly damaged the bell tower and completely destroyed the roof and interior. The debris began to be removed in 1945 and the tower provisionally repaired in 1950. The hall was rebuilt in the mid-1950s and plans in the 1960s to pull down the church ruins were stopped by the parish developing a project to build a room for church services and a conference centre, and so the church's ruins still remain.

Wikipedia: Trinitatiskirche, Dresden (EN), Website, Photo

12. Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

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Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

The Green Vault is a museum located in Dresden, Germany, which contains the largest treasure collection in Europe. The museum was founded in 1723 by Augustus the Strong of Poland and Saxony, and it features a variety of exhibits in styles from Baroque to Classicism. The Green Vault is named after the formerly malachite green painted column bases and capitals of the initial rooms. It has some claim to be the oldest museum in the world; it is older than the British Museum, opened in 1759, but the Vatican Museums date their foundation to the public display of the newly excavated Laocoön group in 1506.

Wikipedia: Green Vault (EN), Website

13. Procession of Princes

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Procession of Princes Christoph Münch / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fürstenzug in Dresden, Germany, is a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony. It was originally painted between 1871 and 1876 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Wettin Dynasty, Saxony's ruling family. In order to make the work weatherproof, it was replaced with approximately 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907. With a length of 102 metres (335 ft), it is known as the largest porcelain artwork in the world. The mural displays the ancestral portraits of the 35 margraves, electors, dukes and kings of the House of Wettin between 1127 and 1904.

Wikipedia: Fürstenzug (EN), Website

14. Pastor-Roller-Kirche

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The Pastor Roller Church in Dresden, also known as Lausaer Kirche and Weixdorfer Kirche, is the parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran parish of Weixdorf. It can be seen in the north of Dresden in the district of Lausa, which belongs to the village of Weixdorf. It is named after Samuel David Roller (1779–1850), who was pastor in Lausa from 1811 until his death. In 1816 he confirmed the later portrait and history painter Wilhelm von Kügelgen, who set a literary monument to Roller in his 1870 posthumously published Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Mann (Memoirs of an Old Man).

Wikipedia: Pastor-Roller-Kirche (DE)

15. Bahnhof Dresden-Neustadt

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Bahnhof Dresden-Neustadt Christian Liebscher (Platte) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Dresden-Neustadt station is the second largest railway station in the German city of Dresden after Dresden Hauptbahnhof and is also a stop for long-distance traffic. It is the junction for rail traffic on the northern side of the Elbe. It was built in 1901, replacing the Leipziger Bahnhof, which was opened in Leipziger Vorstadt in 1839, and the Schlesischen Bahnhof, which was opened in 1847. The station building in the district of Innere Neustadt was built in the monumental style that was typical of the time, underlining its importance as a stop for long-distance services.

Wikipedia: Dresden-Neustadt station (EN)

16. Alte Mensa

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Alte Mensa Kay Körner from Dresden Seevortstad/Großer Garten / CC BY 2.5

Alte Mensa Dresden is a cafeteria in Dresden. It is located on the main campus of Dresden Technical University in the R ä cknitz district of Dresden. The main entrance to the north leads to Mommsenstraße, the side entrance to the west leads to Helmholtzstraße, and the side entrance to the east leads to D ü lferstraße. The restaurant, which opened in 1925 and is run by the Dresden Student Union, is, by its own account, the oldest cafeteria in Germany. Followed by the former headmaster's building in Mommsenstraße 15, as an example of socialist classicism.

Wikipedia: Alte Mensa Dresden (DE), Website, Website Map

17. Panometer Dresden

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The Dresden Panometer is an attraction in Dresden, Germany. It is a venue displaying one of two panoramic paintings of Austrian-born artist Yadegar Asisi inside a former gasometer, accompanied by an exhibition. One of the two panoramas, Baroque Dresden depicts Dresden as it might have appeared in 1756, the other, Dresden 1945 shows the city after it was destroyed during World War II. The Panometer was created in 2006 by Asisi, who coined the name as a portmanteau of "panorama" and "gasometer". In 2003 he had opened a Panometer in Leipzig.

Wikipedia: Dresden Panometer (EN)

18. Sowjetischer Garnisonfriedhof

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The Soviet Garrison Cemetery in Dresden was established in May 1945 as a war cemetery of the Red Army. From 1946 to 1987 it was officially used as a site cemetery for the soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army who died during the occupation, their family members and civilian employees of the military and was expanded three times during this time by the city of Dresden. From 1968, however, occupancy was only sporadic. The Soviet Garrison Cemetery is a listed building, see List of monuments in Dresden #Kirchen and cemeteries.

Wikipedia: Sowjetischer Garnisonfriedhof Dresden (DE)

19. Maria am Wasser

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Maria am Wasser is an Evangelical Lutheran church in the Dresden district of Hosterwitz. With its exterior, which is reminiscent of the southern German religious building of the Baroque, it is completely atypical for the Dresden region. With 1,500 square meters, the churchyard is one of the smallest cemeteries in the city. The church Maria am Wasser and the churchyard are listed buildings and were part of the cultural landscape of the Dresden Elbe Valley from 2004 to 2009 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Maria am Wasser (DE), Heritage Website

20. Neptunbrunnen

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Neptunbrunnen Kay Körner from Dresden Seevorstadt in Saxony / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Neptune Fountain is the most important baroque fountain in Dresden. It is located in the Friedrichstadt district in the former French Garden of the Palais Brühl-Marcolini, today's Friedrichstadt Hospital. The fountain was built between 1741 and 1746 by Lorenzo Mattielli according to plans by Zacharias Longuelune. The reliefs "Romulus and Remus" (Rome) and "Pyramids and Sphinx" (Egypt) on the pedestals of the Neptune Fountain were created or renewed by the Dresden sculptor Franz Schwarz around 1890.

Wikipedia: Neptunbrunnen (Dresden) (DE)

21. Blaues Haus

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Blaues Haus is the name of the skyscraper Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 1 in Dresden-Strehlen. It was originally built as an office building for the Institute of Occupational Economics and Health Research, and then used by its successors, the Central Research Institute for Labour (ZFA) and the Central Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (ZIAS). Today it is a residential building. The listed building near Lennéplatz is considered "one of the most innovative buildings in Dresden around 1960".

Wikipedia: Blaues Haus (Dresden) (DE)

22. Cholerabrunnen

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The cholera fountain is a neo-Gothic fountain. It is located in Dresden on Sophienstraße, between Zwinger and Taschenbergpalais. It was financed by Baron Eugen von Gutschmid, who wanted to express his gratitude for the fact that Dresden had been spared the cholera that threatened the city from the Oder and the Lower Elbe in 1841 and 1842. In addition to Gottfried Semper as architect, Karl-Moritz Seelig took over the design, which was ceremoniously handed over to the city on 15 July 1846.

Wikipedia: Cholerabrunnen (DE)

23. Kirche zu Dresden-Loschwitz

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Kirche zu Dresden-Loschwitz

The Loschwitz Church is a Baroque church in the Loschwitz district of Dresden, Germany. It was the first church building by the architect of the Dresden Frauenkirche, George Bähr. The churchyard, which was used as a burial ground until 1907, is one of the few new churchyards in Saxony in the 18th century that is still preserved in its original state, and with around 400 square meters the smallest cemetery in the city. The Loschwitz church and the churchyard are listed buildings.

Wikipedia: Loschwitzer Kirche (DE)

24. Hauptmann-Hirsch-Denkmal

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The Hauptmann-Hirsch-Denkmal is a war memorial in Dresden, Germany. Created in 1823 by sculptor Franz Pettrich, it commemorates the officer Johann Baptista Joseph Hirsch (1770–1822). At that place on the Heller, where the captain of the artillery of the Saxon army had suffered a fatal riding accident, the monument was erected exactly one year after his death. It was later moved several times, damaged and restored in 2019 and is one of the two cultural monuments in Hellerberge.

Wikipedia: Hauptmann-Hirsch-Denkmal (DE)

25. Moritzmonument

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The Moritz Monument is a sandstone monument on the outer wall of the Jungfernbastei in Dresden. It is located on the northeast corner of the Dresden fortifications or at the eastern end of the Brühl terrace, corner of Terrassenufer/Hasenberg (Augustusallee). The monument has a height of 6 meters and a width of 3 meters. It was created in 1555 by Hans Walther. The Moritz Monument is the oldest preserved monument to Dresden and was the first monument to be set to a Wettiner.

Wikipedia: Moritzmonument (Dresden) (DE)

26. Südpark

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The Südpark is a planned park in the Dresden districts of Plauen and Räcknitz, which has been under construction since 2019. The planning area of about 36.5 hectares is bordered by the southern development along Nöthnitzer Straße, Bergstraße, Kohlenstraße, Cämmerswalder Straße, Westendring and Plauenschen Ring as well as Passauer Straße. The area is characterized by a strong difference in altitude of about 40 meters between Kohlenstraße and Nöthnitzer Straße.

Wikipedia: Südpark (Dresden) (DE)

27. Georgenbau

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The Georgentor or the Georgenbau is the original city exit from Dresden to the Elbbrücke. It is located in the inner old town on Schloßplatz between the Residenzschloss and the Stallhof. This first Renaissance building in Dresden was arranged by Georg the bearded, who had the former city gate converted into the Georgentor to the only Dresden Elbbrücke from 1530 to 1535. The building today captivates with its representative facade in the monumental neo -neaning style.

Wikipedia: Georgentor (Dresden) (DE)

28. Sternwarte

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Observatories of the former Manfred von Ardenne Research Institute are two observatories that were assigned to the former Manfred von Ardenne Research Institute. The older of the two is located in the Dresden district Weißer Hirsch (Plattleite 27) and has been open to the public again since 2007. The younger of the two is located near the private home of the von Ardenne family in the district of Oberloschwitz (Zeppelinstraße 7) and is not open to the public.

Wikipedia: Forschungsinstitut Manfred von Ardenne – Sternwarte (DE)

29. Güntzwiesen

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The Güntzwiesen are a green area and urban open space in Dresden. They are the home ground of SG Dynamo Dresden, named after Rudolf Harbig. The Güntzwiesen bear their name after Justus Friedrich Güntz, who founded a foundation (Güntzstiftung) in 1856, with whose funds the meadows were later designed. Its northern part has been called Cockerwiese since 2016, after this name had already existed colloquially since Joe Cocker's big concert on 2 June 1988.

Wikipedia: Güntzwiesen (DE)

30. Palais Brühl-Marcolini

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Palais Brühl-Marcolini Kay Körner from Dresden Seevorstadt in Saxony / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Palais Brühl-Marcolini is a garden palace built from 1727 in the suburb of Ostra near Dresden, which was built from 1670 in today's Friedrichstadt district. Today, the Dresden-Friedrichstadt Hospital is housed in the palace and in later extensions and new buildings on its property. The Palais Brühl-Marcolini is not to be confused with Marcolini's hunting lodge in the Waldschlösschenviertel and the former Palais Brühl on the Brühlsche Terrasse.

Wikipedia: Palais Brühl-Marcolini (DE)

31. Carte Blanche (Travestie)

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Carte Blanche (Travestie) Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 4.0

The Travestie-Revue-Theater Carte Blanche is a travesty theater in the Dresden district of Äußere Neustadt. The renowned ensemble, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009 as part of the Dresden Film Nights, gained nationwide fame, among other things, through the television program Das Sat.1-Magazin broadcast in the evening program, when reporters accompanied the theater boss Zora Schwarz for a week and looked behind the scenes of the theater.

Wikipedia: Travestie-Revue-Theater Carte Blanche (DE)

32. Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße Dresden

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Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße Dresden Heinz-Josef Lücking / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Bautzner Straße Memorial Dresden is a memorial to the victims of the GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS) in Dresden, Saxony. It is the only original and open to visitors remand prison of the "Stasi" in the Free State. Both the perspective of former political pre-trial detainees and that of former secret service employees are addressed in the exhibition. The memorial is supported by the association »Erkenntnis durch Erinnerung e. V. «.

Wikipedia: Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße Dresden (DE), Website

33. Beyer-Bau

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Beyer-Bau adornix / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Beyer Building of the Technical University of Dresden was built from 1910 to 1913 for the Department of Civil Engineering of the TH Dresden by Martin Dülfer. The listed group of buildings still houses the Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Institute of Applied Photophysics of the Department of Physics and the Chair of Astronomy of the Department of Earth Sciences. Striking in the cityscape is the 40-meter-high observatory tower.

Wikipedia: Beyer-Bau (DE), Website Map

34. Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen

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Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten SachsenMaja Dumat from Deutschland (Germany) / CC BY 2.0

The State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony is a state-owned company with its head office in Dresden. It belongs to the Saxon State Ministry of Finance and has the aim of preserving Saxon cultural heritage whilst respecting cultural and conservation needs. The state-owned company manages several palaces, castles and parks in the Saxony. These include the Zwinger in Dresden, the Albrechtsburg in Meissen and Kriebstein Castle.

Wikipedia: State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony (EN), Website

35. Pillnitzer Kamelie

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The Pillnitz Camellia is one of the oldest camellias in Europe. Now at least 246 years old, it has reached a height of about 8.90 meters and a diameter of almost 11 meters. During its flowering period, which lasts from February to April, up to 35,000 flowers appear. These are of crimson color, unfilled and without fragrance. The plant is located in the park of Pillnitz Castle and is protected from frosts by a mobile greenhouse.

Wikipedia: Pillnitzer Kamelie (DE)

36. Gedenktafel Oktober 1989

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The refugee trains from Prague were 14 special trains that were used to enable GDR citizens to travel from Prague to West Germany in the course of the wave of refugees in the summer and autumn of 1989. The refugees had previously sought asylum on the grounds of the German Embassy in Prague. The journey of the trains was a highly public symbol of the dissolution of SED rule and the beginning of the 1989 revolution in the GDR.

Wikipedia: Flüchtlingszüge aus Prag (DE)

37. Galerie Neue Meister

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Galerie Neue Meister

The Galerie Neue Meister in Dresden, Germany, displays around 300 paintings from the 19th century until today, including works from Otto Dix, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. The gallery also exhibits a number of sculptures from the Dresden Sculpture Collection from the same period. The museum's collection grew out of the Old Masters Gallery, for which contemporary works were increasingly purchased after 1843.

Wikipedia: Galerie Neue Meister (EN)

38. Lingnerschloss (Villa Stockhausen)

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Lingnerschloss (Villa Stockhausen) adornix / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Lingnerschloss, actually Villa Stockhausen, is the geographically middle of the three Elbe castles in Dresden. Located in the central location of the former World Heritage Site Dresden Elbe Valley (2004–2009), its terrace offers an impressive view of a large part of the area and was chosen as the seat of the World Heritage Centre. The name "Lingnerschloss" is now more common than the original name "Villa Stockhausen".

Wikipedia: Lingnerschloss (DE)

39. Hohenplauensches Wasserhaus (Fundamentreste)

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The Hochplauen Wasserhaus was a building in Plauen b. Dresden for the version and cleaning of the water from the Mühlgraben of the Bienertmühle for forwarding by means of wooden tubes (pipes) as so -called roaring water in the city of Dresden. In addition to the Hochplauen Röhrwasser, there was also the Mittel- und Niederplauenian tube water, which was removed from the Weißeritzmühlgraben on the former Walkmühle.

Wikipedia: Hochplauensches Wasserhaus (DE)

40. St. Hubertus

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St. Hubertus is a Roman Catholic listed church building in the Dresden district of Weißer Hirsch, which was built in 1936–1937 according to plans by the Dresden architect Robert Witte. In addition to the community center of the Christuskirche and the Church of the Hoffnungs, it is one of the few sacral buildings that were built in Dresden between 1933 and 1945, and is an example of the "home -bound architecture".

Wikipedia: St. Hubertus (Dresden) (DE)

41. Erich-Kästner-Museum

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Erich-Kästner-Museum Ruairí O'Brien / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Erich Kästner Museum is a literary museum in Dresden, Germany. The museum covers the life and writings of German children's author Erich Kästner and is based in the Villa Augustin building which had belonged to Kästner's uncle. The museum is notable for its architecture, which was designed to be semi-mobile and fit within a single room, close to where Kästner had grown up in Dresden's inner new town.

Wikipedia: Erich Kästner Museum (EN), Website

42. NaturKulturBad Zschonergrund

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NaturKulturBad Zschonergrund

The Zschonergrund, also Zschoner Grund or Zschone for short, is a landscape conservation area (d35) in the west of Dresden, through which the Zschonerbach flows. The valley begins in the Dresden district of Zöllmen, crosses Ockerwitz and Briesnitz and ends in Kemnitz, where the stream flows into the Elbe near the A 4 motorway bridge. The valley with its meadows and forests is a popular recreation area.

Wikipedia: Zschonergrund (DE), Website

43. Wallburg Schlossberg

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The artificial ruin near Pillnitz, also known as the Gothic ruin, is located on a hill above the Friedrichsgrund north of the Dresden district of Pillnitz. It was built in 1785 in neo-Gothic style on the site of an earlier, lost medieval fortification. As a symbol of the transience of all creation, it serves as a deliberate addition to the Baroque Pillnitz Castle, located about 500 meters to the south.

Wikipedia: Künstliche Ruine (Pillnitz) (DE)

44. Rondell

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The Städtische Heidefriedhof in Dresden is a municipal forest cemetery on the northern outskirts of the city with several memorials and groves of honour. Until 2015, the official wreath-laying ceremony for the victims of the bombing raids from 13 to 15 February 1945 took place annually at the Heidefriedhof. It is, after the Soviet Garrison Cemetery, built in 1945, the youngest cemetery in Dresden.

Wikipedia: Heidefriedhof (Dresden) (DE)

45. Neue Mensa

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Neue Mensa Kay Körner from Dresden Seevortstad/Großer Garten / CC BY 2.5

The Neue Mensa in Dresden's Räcknitz district is a canteen building for the Technical University of Dresden, it is operated by the Studentenwerk Dresden. The building is located at Bergstraße 51. After the renovation of the "Alte Mensa" in 2007, the name Mensa Bergstraße was also used; up to 4,500 portions of food were served daily in five dining rooms. The canteen had a total of 60 employees.

Wikipedia: Neue Mensa Dresden (DE)

46. Leonhardi-Museum

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The Leonhardi Museum is located in the former Hentschelmühle in Dresden's Loschwitz district. The museum is named after the founder of the museum, the late romantic landscape painter Eduard Leonhardi (1828–1905). Since 1991, the "Leo" has been a gallery of the state capital Dresden and shows changing exhibitions of contemporary art as well as a small presentation of Leonhardi's paintings.

Wikipedia: Leonhardi-Museum (DE)

47. 8. Oktober 1989

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The Group of 20 was a group of about twenty citizens who were appointed by the demonstrators during the Peaceful Revolution in the GDR on 8 October 1989 in Dresden and instructed to negotiate with the local authorities on their political demands the following day. In Dresden's city centre, not far from the main railway station, an inscription embedded in the ground commemorates the group.

Wikipedia: Gruppe der 20 (Dresden) (DE)

48. Alte Zionskirche

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The Zionskirche – also called Zionskirchruine or alte Zionskirche – is a church ruin used by the city of Dresden as a lapidarium in the district of Südvorstadt. In exchange for the church building, which burned down in the Second World War and largely collapsed, the Evangelical-Lutheran Zion Church received another piece of land, on which the new Zion Church was built in 1981/1982.

Wikipedia: Zionskirche (Dresden) (DE)

49. Wolfshügelturm

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The Wolfshügelturm was an observation tower on the 211 m high Wolfshügel on the eastern edge of the Albert Park in the Dresden Heath. The 25-meter-high reinforced concrete tower was once created by the city planning officer Hans Erlwein. A citizens' initiative from Dresden wants to build a tower at the site again. Whether in historical or modern form has not yet been decided.

Wikipedia: Wolfshügelturm (DE)

50. Trümmerfrau

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Trümmerfrau Janczikowsky / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Trümmerfrau is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities of Germany and Austria. Hundreds of cities had suffered significant bombing and firestorm damage through aerial attacks and ground war, so with many men dead or prisoners of war, this monumental task fell to a large degree on women.

Wikipedia: Trümmerfrau (EN)

51. Marienbrücke

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The Marienbrücke is the name given to two bridges over the Elbe between Wilsdruffer Vorstadt and the Innere Neustadt in Dresden. The 434 m long stone arch bridge at Elbe kilometre 56.5 has existed since 1852 and was the second fixed Elbe crossing in Dresden after the old Augustus Bridge from the 1730s. The Marienbrücke is the oldest Elbe bridge in the city.

Wikipedia: Marienbrücke (Dresden) (DE)

52. Alaunplatz

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Alaunplatz is a square in the Äußere Neustadt district of Dresden, Germany. It lies between Kamenzer Straße and Tannenstraße as well as Bischofsweg. The Alaunplatz is connected to the Albertplatz via the eponymous Alaunstraße and borders the pub district of the Äußere Neustadt in the north. Line 13 of the Dresden tram has a stop "Alaunplatz" there.

Wikipedia: Alaunplatz (DE)

53. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Catholic Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Dresden was designed by the architect August Menken and inaugurated in 1905. The neo-Gothic church is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as a patronage. It stands on the site of Borsbergstraße 15 in Dresden's Striesen district on the border with Johannstadt and is the second largest church in the Dresden Deanery.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Dresden) (DE), Website

54. Schloss Albrechtsberg

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Schloss Albrechtsberg Christoph Münch / CC BY-SA 3.0

Albrechtsberg Palace or Albrechtsberg Castle is a Neoclassical stately home above the Elbe river in the Loschwitz district of Dresden. It was erected in 1854 according to plans designed by the Prussian court and landscaping architect Adolf Lohse (1807–1867) at the behest of Prince Albert, younger brother of the Prussian king Frederick William IV.

Wikipedia: Albrechtsberg Palace (Dresden) (EN), Website

55. Botanischer Garten

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The Botanischer Garten der Technischen Universität Dresden, also known as the Botanischer Garten Dresden or Dresden Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden maintained by the Dresden University of Technology. It is located in the north-west section of the Großer Garten at Stübelallee 2, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Dresden Botanical Garden (EN), Website

56. Straßenbahnmuseum Dresden e.V.

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The Dresden Tram Museum is a collection of museum trams that used to operate in the Dresden metropolitan area. Most of them are former vehicles of the Dresden tram. This transport museum is supported by the association "Straßenbahnmuseum Dresden e. V.", whose members restored and look after the more than 30 cars in the collection.

Wikipedia: Straßenbahnmuseum Dresden (DE), Website

57. Kreisgrabenanlage Dresden-Nickern

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The Kreisgrabenanlage Dresden-Nickern is an early complex of at least four independent circular ditches in the Dresden district of Nickern in the area around the Gebergrund. The facilities are located on several excavation sites that were created before the construction of a feeder road to the A 17 motorway to explore the route.

Wikipedia: Kreisgrabenanlage Dresden-Nickern (DE), Website

58. Impfstelle Landeshauptstadt Dresden

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The Tudor Villa is a building with the address Bautzner Straße 125 in the Prussian Quarter in Dresden, which received its façade design based on the Tudor Gothic coming via Prussia or Bohemia. The castle-like villa was built in 1856 for the circus director Ernst Renz (1815–1892), architect was Theodor Lehnert (1828–1910).

Wikipedia: Tudor-Villa (DE)

59. Alte Schule

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The old school is located in the Qadiz district of Dresden, the capital of Saxony, at Altkaditz 32, across the street from Emmauskirche Church, just across the street. It was completely renovated in 1854 by Christian Gottlieb Ziller, a master architect from neighboring Serkowitz, and Götze, a master mason from Niederlönitz.

Wikipedia: Alte Schule (Kaditz) (DE)

60. Sphinx

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Belvedere is the name given to four pleasure palaces that stood one after the other on the northeast corner of the Brühlsche Terrasse in Dresden. The fourth and last Belvedere was built in 1842 on the basis of the first Semperoper, in 1945 it fell victim to the war, a reconstruction was offered in 2008 and 2016 by a citizen.

Wikipedia: Belvedere (Dresden) (DE)

61. Neue Synagoge Dresden

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The New Synagogue is a synagogue in the old town of Dresden, Germany. The edifice was completed in 2001 and designed by architects Rena Wandel-Hoefer and Wolfgang Lorch. It was built on the same location as the Semper Synagogue (1839–1840) designed by Gottfried Semper, which was destroyed in 1938, during the Kristallnacht.

Wikipedia: New Synagogue (Dresden) (EN)

62. Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden

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The Dresden Museum of Ethnology contains an ethnographic collection with more than 90,000 artefacts from all parts of the earth. It is part of the Dresden State Art Collections. Founded in 1875, the museum presents continually changing exhibitions in the Japanisches Palais, a Baroque building complex in Dresden, Germany.

Wikipedia: Dresden Museum of Ethnology (EN), Website

63. Schloss Pillnitz

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Pillnitz Palace is a restored Baroque schloss at the eastern end of the city of Dresden in the German state of Saxony. It is located on the bank of the River Elbe in the former village of Pillnitz. It was the summer residence of many electors and kings of Saxony; it is also known for the Declaration of Pillnitz in 1791.

Wikipedia: Pillnitz Castle (EN), Website, Facebook

64. St.-Barbara-Kirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran St. Barbara Church is located in Eschdorf, a district of the village of Schönfeld-Weißig of the Saxon state capital Dresden. The church and equipment, the cemetery with a cemetery wall, the rectory and other associated buildings are listed. The church is ordained the St. Barbara of Nicomedia.

Wikipedia: St.-Barbara-Kirche (Eschdorf) (DE)

65. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

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Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, Germany, displays around 750 paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries. It includes major Italian Renaissance works as well as Dutch and Flemish paintings. Outstanding works by German, French, and Spanish painters of the period are also among the gallery's attractions.

Wikipedia: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (EN), Website

66. Weinbergskirche

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The Weinbergskirche is a sacred building built in the 20th century in the Saxon state capital Dresden. It lies in the district of Trachenberge and belongs to the Evangelical-Lutheran Laurentiuskirchgemeinde Dresden-Trachau. It is not to be confused with the baroque vineyard church in Dresden's Pillnitz district.

Wikipedia: Weinbergskirche (Dresden) (DE), Website

67. Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints community center in Dresden is located at Tiergartenstraße 42. The building was built in 1988 as the second community center of this religious community in the GDR and is one of the few examples of historicizing postmodernism in GDR architecture of the 1980s.

Wikipedia: Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage (Dresden) (DE)

68. Alter Jüdischer Friedhof

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The Old Jewish Cemetery in Dresden is the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Saxony. It is located north of Bautzner Straße on Pulsnitzer Straße in Neustadt, near the Martin Luther Church and, with 3500 square meters, is one of the smallest cemeteries in Dresden. It is protected as a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Alter Jüdischer Friedhof (Dresden) (DE)

69. Matthäus-Kirche

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The Matthäuskirche is an Evangelical Lutheran parish church in the Dresden district of Friedrichstadt. The Baroque church, built in the 18th century, was severely damaged in 1945 and rebuilt in the post-war period. It is registered as an architectural monument in the monument list of the city of Dresden.

Wikipedia: Matthäuskirche (Dresden) (DE)

70. Herbert Wehner Denkmal

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Herbert Richard Wehner was a German politician. A former member of the Communist Party, he joined the Social Democrats (SPD) after World War II. He served as Federal Minister of Intra-German Relations from 1966 to 1969 and thereafter as chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag until 1983.

Wikipedia: Herbert Wehner (EN)

71. Freilichtbühne Junge Garde

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The Freilichtbühne Großer Garten is an event venue in the southeast of the park Großer Garten in Dresden. It was created in the years 1953 to 1955 as the open-air theatre "Young Guard" on the site of a former gravel pit and opened on 12 August 1955. It offers space for 4,900 spectators.

Wikipedia: Freilichtbühne Großer Garten (DE), Website

72. Dinglingerbrunnen

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The Dinglingerbrunnen is a listed Baroque fountain in Dresden, Germany. It is considered to be the oldest preserved court fountain in the Saxon state capital. It is named after the court jeweller and goldsmith of August the Strong, Johann Melchior Dinglinger, who had it made for himself.

Wikipedia: Dinglingerbrunnen (DE)

73. Garnisonkirche St. Martin

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The Garrison Church of St. Martin in Dresden was the garrison church of Albertstadt, which was built as a military town for large parts of the Saxon army. The double church was built in the second construction phase between 1893 and 1900 in a central location of the barracks complex.

Wikipedia: Garnisonkirche St. Martin (DE)

74. Schillerhäuschen

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The Schillerhäuschen is a literary museum in Dresden, Germany, dedicated to the important German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller. It was set up in a small building in which Schiller is said to have stayed, and belongs to the Association of Museums of the City of Dresden.

Wikipedia: Schillerhäuschen (DE)

75. Fichteturm

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Fichteturm self / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Fichteturm is an observation tower in Dresden-Plauen, Germany. The 30-meter-high, crenellated round tower on a cubic base was originally built in 1896 as a Bismarck Tower. It is the oldest Bismarck Tower in Saxony and is located in the Fichtepark near the tram stop Kotteweg.

Wikipedia: Fichteturm (DE)

76. Weinbergkirche „Zum Heiligen Geist“

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Weinbergkirche „Zum Heiligen Geist“Paulae, retouched by Saibo / CC BY 3.0

The Evangelical Weinbergkirche "Zum Heiligen Geist" is a Baroque village church in the Dresden district of Pillnitz, named after its location in the Royal Vineyard. It is not to be confused with the vineyard church built in the 20th century in Dresden's Trachenberge district.

Wikipedia: Weinbergkirche (Dresden) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

77. Martin Andersen Nexø

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Martin Andersen Nexø was a Danish writer. He was one of the authors in the Modern Breakthrough movement in Danish art and literature. He was a socialist throughout his life and during the second world war moved to the Soviet Union, and afterwards to Dresden in East Germany.

Wikipedia: Martin Andersen Nexø (EN)

78. Schlosskirche Lockwitz

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The Schlosskirche Lockwitz is a late Gothic, listed religious building in the Dresden district of Lockwitz. It is the only Evangelical Lutheran church in Dresden that is structurally connected to a castle. The castle church is the main church of the parish of the same name.

Wikipedia: Schlosskirche Lockwitz (DE)

79. Blockhaus

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The Blockhaus is the name given to the Neustädter Wache on the west side of the Neustadt bridgehead of the Augustus Bridge in Dresden. The detached building is located on the Neustädter Markt, a few meters from the Golden Rider. The architect was Zacharias Longuelune.

Wikipedia: Blockhaus (Dresden) (DE)

80. Fetscherstein

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Rainer Fetscher was a German physician, hereditary researcher and eugenicist. He is the father of political scientist Iring Fetscher. In Dresden, Fetscher had and still has the reputation of a humanist and anti-fascist, which was reflected in numerous posthumous honors.

Wikipedia: Rainer Fetscher (DE), Website

81. Kraszewski-Museum

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The Kraszewski Museum is a literary museum in Dresden, Germany, dedicated to the Polish writer, painter, historian and composer Józef Ignacy Kraszewski (1812–1887). It was set up in 1960 in the building he lived in for part of his more than 20-year exile in Dresden.

Wikipedia: Kraszewski-Museum (DE)

82. Leipziger Bahnhof

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Leipziger Bahnhof

Leipziger Bahnhof was the first station in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. It was located not far from today's Dresden-Neustadt station in the Leipzig suburb and was the terminus of the first German long-distance railway from Leipzig to Dresden, inaugurated in 1839.

Wikipedia: Dresden Leipziger Bahnhof (DE)

83. St.-Petri-Kirche

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St. Peter's Church is a neo-Gothic church in the Leipziger Vorstadt district of Dresden, Germany. It stands on Großenhainer Platz on Großenhainer Straße and is used by the Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Community of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Wikipedia: St.-Petri-Kirche (Dresden) (DE)

84. DenkRaum Sophienkirche

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The Busmannkapelle Memorial is a building on Sophie Street in Dresden. It is a reconstruction of the Busmannkapelle and has been under construction since 2009, though planning began in 1995. It is a memorial to the Sophienkirche, lost in the bombing in 1945.

Wikipedia: Busmannkapelle Memorial (EN), Website

85. Ökumenisches Seelsorgezentrum - Haus 50

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Ökumenisches Seelsorgezentrum - Haus 50

The Anstaltskirche Krankenhaus Johannstadt, also known as Krankenhauskapelle Johannstadt, was the church of the Stadtkrankenhaus Johannstadt in Dresden, Saxony. The church was severely damaged during the air raids on Dresden in 1945 and demolished in 1950.

Wikipedia: Anstaltskirche Krankenhaus Johannstadt (Dresden) (DE)

86. Kleines Haus

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Kleines Haus Michael Kranewitter / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Dresden State Theater is a theater in Dresden who maintains the Free State of Saxony. It runs the Schauspielhaus and the small house. The state actor emerged in 1983 from the Dresden State Theater, which had its origin in the Royal Court Theater.

Wikipedia: Kleines Haus (Dresden) (DE), Website

87. Brühlscher Garten

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Brühlscher Garten

The Brühlsche Garten is today only the eastern part of the Brühlsche Terrasse in Dresden on the Jungfernbastei, the site of the former Belvederes (I - IV), but originally the entire garden on the Brühlsche Terrasse. It was one of Brühl's glories.

Wikipedia: Brühlscher Garten (DE)

88. Russian Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Church

The St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain Church is a Russian Orthodox church in the German city of Dresden. It was designed by Harald Julius von Bosse and Karl Weißbach and built from 1872 to 1874. It is dedicated to Simeon Stylites the Younger.

Wikipedia: St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain Church (EN), Website, Flickr

89. Castle Eckberg

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Castle Eckberg adornix / CC BY-SA 3.0

Schloss Eckberg is one of the three Elbe castles and is located on the right bank of the Elbe in Dresden, about 3 kilometers up the Elbe from the city center. West of Schloss Eckberg is the Lingnerschloss and next to it the castle Albrechtsberg.

Wikipedia: Schloss Eckberg (DE), Website

90. Hungersteine

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A hunger stone is a type of hydrological landmark common in Central Europe. Hunger stones serve as famine memorials and warnings and were erected in Germany and in ethnic German settlements throughout Europe in the 15th through 19th centuries.

Wikipedia: Hunger stone (EN)

91. Bürgerwiese

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The approximately ten-hectare Bürgerwiese is a landscape garden in Dresden. The dimensions of the Bürgerwiese, located southeast of the old town centre, are 850 metres long and 80 to 100 metres wide. It is the oldest green space in Dresden.

Wikipedia: Bürgerwiese (DE)

92. Fernmeldemuseum Dresden

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The Fernmeldemuseum Dresden is a technology museum operated by the Interessengemeinschaft Historische Fernmeldetechnik e. V. in Dresden with a focus on telephony and telegraphy. It is located in the Telekom building on Dresden's Postplatz.

Wikipedia: Fernmeldemuseum Dresden (DE), Website

93. Goldener Rathausmann

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Goldener Rathausmann

The Golden Town Hall Man is a sculpture on the tower of the New Town Hall in Dresden, Germany. It symbolizes Hercules, who pours out his cornucopia with one hand and points with his raised hand to the beauties of the city at his feet.

Wikipedia: Goldener Rathausmann (Dresden) (DE)

94. Gedenktafel zum XI. Parteitag der SED

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According to its statute, the SED Party Congress was the highest party organ of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. At the party congress, the Central Committee of the SED was chosen. The party congresses took place in East Berlin.

Wikipedia: Parteitag der SED (DE)

95. Neustädter Markthalle

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The Neustädter Markthalle in Dresden is a market hall first opened on 7 October 1899 on Metzer Straße, corner Hauptstraße in the Neustadt. After a major renovation, the listed hall was reopened as a shopping centre in 2000.

Wikipedia: Neustädter Markthalle (DE), Website

96. Dreikönigskirche

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The Dreikönigskirche is a Lutheran church located in the Innere Neustadt of Dresden, Germany. It is the centre of a parish, and a community venue called Haus der Kirche. The church is a listed cultural monument of Dresden.

Wikipedia: Dreikönigskirche, Dresden (EN)

97. Palais im Großen Garten

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The Palais im Großen Garten, also known as the Summer or Garden Palace, is a Baroque pleasure palace in Dresden, Germany, built in 1679. It is located in the Great Garden, a vast green area on the edge of the city center.

Wikipedia: Palais im Großen Garten (DE), Website

98. Heilandskirche

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The Heilandskirche is an Evangelical Lutheran church with a rectory and parish hall in Dresden, in the district of Cotta. The entire complex is a striking example of Dresden's reform architecture and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Heilandskirche (Dresden) (DE)

99. TP Steinhübel

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TP Steinhübel

The Royal Saxon Triangulation (here with the historical proper name) is a land survey carried out in the years 1862 to 1890 on the territory of the Kingdom of Saxony with simultaneous creation of a trigonometric network.

Wikipedia: Königlich-Sächsische Triangulirung (DE)

100. Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Haus

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The Carl Maria von Weber Museum is a cultural site in Dresden, in Saxony, Germany. The composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) lived here during part of his career; the house is now a museum about his life and work.

Wikipedia: Carl Maria von Weber Museum (EN)


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