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Architecture Classicism Murals

“Altes Wettbüro” in Dresden

Mural on the restaurant "Altes Wettbüro" in Dresden

I discovered this faded mural on a classicistic building near the Albertplatz in Dresden. At the time of my visit, the house is being used as a restaurant under the name “Altes Wettbüro” (“Old Betting Office”).

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Tramways

CarGoTram in Dresden

CarGoTram in Dresden

The transparent factory (Gläserne Manufaktur) of the Volkswagen plant in Dresden is supplied with material by means of a freight tram. The blue tram can only be seen at certain times in the streets of Dresden. This mural close to Dresden Mitte station gives you an impression of this rare streetcar.

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Sculptures

Sun worshipper in Dresden

Sun worshipper at Eckberg Mansion in Dresden

This bronze sculpture of a sun worshiper stands on the terrace of Eckberg Mansion (Schloss Eckberg) and looks down from there into the Elbe Valley. The artwork was created by Sascha Schneider (1870-1927). The covers of numerous Karl May novels also come from the hand of this artist.

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Museums

Erich Kästner Museum

Sculpture of Erich Kästner in Dresden

In one of his stories, Erich Kästner sits on a garden wall and watches the action on Albertplatz. The garden belonged to his uncle’s villa. Today, this villa houses the Erich Kästner Museum in Dresden.

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Sundials

Sundial at the Stallhof

Sundial at the Stallhof in Dresden, Germany

This sundial is located on the court side of the Long Hallway (Lange Gang). The Long Hallway is the connection between the Georgenbau and the former stable building. From here, the spectators watched the tournaments in the stable courtyard (Stallhof). On the street side of the Long Hallway you can find the Procession of Princes.

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Murals

Procession of Princes

View of Procession of Princes in Augustusstrasse, Dresden

The Procession of Princes (Fürstenzug) is a 102-meter-long mural applied to 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles. The mural displays portraits of 35 members of the House of Wettin, who were rulers of Saxony between 1127 and 1904.

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Public Art

Downpipes at the Kunsthof in Dresden

Creative downpipes at the Kunsthof-Passage in Dresden, Germany

Strange downpipes seen at the Kunsthof in Dresden. This public art created by Annette Paul, Christoph Roßner and André Tempel produces a fun show during certain hours and rainfalls.

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Museums

German Hygiene Museum in Dresden

Hygiene Museum in Dresden, Germany

The German Hygiene Museum (Deutsches Hygiene-Museum) was founded in 1912 by Karl August Lingner, a Dresden businessman and manufacturer of hygiene products. Besides being a medical museum it conceives itself as a ‘forum for science, culture and society’.

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Palm Houses

Palm house of Pillnitz Palace in Dresden

Palm house of Pillnitz Palace in Dresden, Germany

The palm house on  the grounds of Pillnitz Palace (Schloss Pillnitz) was opened in 1861 and is considered as one of the oldest still existing constructions of cast steel and glass in Europe.

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Railways

Suspension Railway in Dresden

Structure of the suspension railway in Dresden, Germany

View of the suspension railway connecting the districs of Loschwitz and Oberloschwitz in Dresden. The pic was taken from a passing paddle steamer driving along the river Elbe. The pecularity of this suspension railway (Schwebebahn) is the fact that it is cable-drawn like a funicular railway.

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Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Dresden

Manhole cover in Dresden showing the emblem of the city

The manhole covers in Dresden display the city arms of the city. The lion represents the Margraviate of Meissen and the poles called the Landsberger Pfähle refer to the March of Landsberg.

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Public Art

Public art by Peter Makolies in Dresden

Masks created by Peter Makolies in Dresden, Germany

This is one of four sandstone masks created by Peter Makolies in the years 1982/84 They are decorating the corners of the administration building of the Saxon State Opera generally known as the Semperoper.