Thursday, 26 March 2015

Sights and Scenes: Dresden, Germany

The Romantic city in Elbe
7 Jan 2015 | From David of Germany

Dresden is a fascinating city of architectural sights, art treasures, impressive museums, and a charming landscape. The city is famed not only for its three major landmarks – Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House and the Church of Our Lady – but also for Brühl Terrace and the Royal Palace, for the Elbe palaces on the Loschwitz hillside, for the exclusive villas of Blasewitz, the garden city of Hellerau and, of course, for the twelve Dresden State Art Collections.

The classic view from the Elbe’s northern bank takes in spires, towers and domes belonging to palaces, churches and stately buildings. Numerous artists, most notably the Italian Canaletto, have set up their easels to capture this breathtaking panorama.

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