After a long walk through the parks of Dessau, it’s time for dinner. According to the theme of the day, this takes place in a building in the style of the Bauhaus. The restaurant Kornhaus was designed in the years 1929/30 by the architect Carl Flieger. [German]
Not far from the master houses in Dessau-Roßlau stands this reconstruction of a refreshment kiosk (Trinkhalle). The original building was designed in 1932 by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This was at this time director of the Dessau Bauhaus. The building survived World War II, but was demolished in the 1970s. [German]
We consider the building remarkable for two reasons. First, it brings to mind the old term Trinkhalle. These kiosks served an important purpose in providing workers with healthy drinks many years ago.
On the other hand, the size of the building does not correspond to the dimensions associated with the German term Halle (hall). On the contrary, it looks very small. It has the appearance of a kiosk, which actually it is.
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- Trinkhalle in Dessau (Bauhaus-Dessau)
The “Seven Pillars” (Sieben Säulen) represent an artificial Roman ruin in Georgium. Thus, an English-style landscape park in Dessau-Roßlau is called. Together with the Wörlitzer Park, this forms the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz”. The name of the building raises a question: why does it have eight pillars? [German]
The Anhalt Theater (Anhaltisches Theater) in Dessau-Roßlau has one of the largest revolving stages in Germany. The building was built in 1938 and rebuilt after its destruction in World War II. The quote “Begegnen wir der Zeit, wie sie uns sucht” (Meet the time as it seeks us) origins from a play by Wilhelm Shakespeare. [German]
This manhole cover displays the cathedral of Naumburg (Saale). The German full name is Naumburger Dom St. Peter und St. Paul. The cathedral dates back to 13th century and is part of the tourist route Romanesque Road (Straße der Romanik) in Saxony-Anhalt.
Halle’s early history relates to harvesting of salt. The names of the city Halle as well as the river Saale origin from old expressions related to salt. An appropriate souvenir from Halle (Saale) could be a portion of salt, produced with technologies of the 19th century in the Hallors and Saline Museum (Halloren- und Salinenmuseum).