During my visit to the Gläserne Manufaktur of the Volkswagen Company in 2018, I heard about the blue CarGoTram for the first time. It transported car parts on the public tram network in Dresden. [German]
This sundial is located on the courtside of the Long Hallway (Lange Gang). The Long Hallway is the connection building between the Georgenbau and the former stable building. From here, the spectators watched the tournaments in the stable courtyard (Stallhof). [German]
This bronze sculpture titled Sonnenanbeter (Sun Worshiper) stands on the terrace of Schloss Eckberg (Eckberg Mansion) in Dresden. From there, guests have a fine view of the Elbe Valley. The creator of this artwork was Sascha Schneider. [German]
I discovered this faded mural on a classicistic building near the Albertplatz in Dresden. At the time of my visit, it housed a restaurant with the name “Altes Wettbüro” (“Old Betting Office”). [German]
The Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes) is a 102-meter-long mural in Dresden. It is applied to 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles and displays portraits of 35 members of the House of Wettin. These people formed the rulers of Saxony between 1127 and 1904. [German]
The former cigarette factory building was designed by architect Martin Hammitzsch in 1907. The company name referred to the Ottoman place Yenidze (the Greek Genisea of today), where the tobacco was bought from. Today, the house serves as an office building. [German]
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. [German]
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.