Dresden Photographs For Sale In Prints, Greeting Cards and PostersDresden, Germany is one of the most beautiful baroque cities in Europe. It is noted for tolerance, a cosmopolitan outlook and unique sense of style. Dresden's "noble position" may have been fashioned by nature, but it was the love of art and the creativity that created its unique cultural landscape.
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
Founded in 1764, the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden is one of the oldest art academies in German-speaking regions. It is also one of Germany's best art schools.
Sitting on the banks of the river Elbe the Neo-Renaissance building of the Academy was constructed between 1891-94; it is adorned with a glass dome. At the top of the dome stands a golden angel (Pheme or Fama) who is blowing the trumpet of fame.
Augustus Bridge Dresden Germany
Augustus Bridge (Augustusbrücke) is the oldest bridge in the city of Dresden, Germany, crossing the Elbe river.
The first documented bridge at the same location dates back to 1070. Under king Augustus II the Strong of Saxony a new bridge was built. This bridge was replaced by the present bridge with 9 arches. After World War II, the destroyed span was rebuilt in its original form. Today its official name is Friedrich-August-bridge.
Traces of socialist idealism in Dresden
From busts of Karl Marx to paintings and murals, Artworks such as "Heroes of Socialist Labour", once adorned the walls of Houses of Culture or the ruling Socialist Unity Party in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Much of it was dismanteled after the fall of the Berlin Wall, but some are still there. They are part of german history and why it happened as it did. Why deny it?
Our Lady's Church of Dresden
Dresden's Protestant 'Church of Our Lady' (Frauenkirche) has a moving history: In World War II, when air-raids wiped out the city center, the grand church collapsed into a 42 feet high pile of rubble.
The ruins were left untouched until 1994, when the painstaking reconstruction of the church began. It was completed in 2005.
Today breathtaking baroque churchs is a symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
A church filled with music - Church of Our Lady Dresden
Of the 4876 pipes of the organ in Dresden's Frauenkirche the smallest measures less than one centimeter and the biggest measures over five meter.
130 concerts and musical events per year, more than 180 services with church music, more than 500 devotions with organ music: The Dresdener Frauenkirche is filled with music all year round.
Procession of Princes - Dresden Germany
The passage which connects the Dresden Castle (Residenzschloss) with the stables, is home to one of Dresden's most famous sights - The Procession of Princes (Fürstenzug), a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony (originally constructed in 1589).
The mural is made of 23,921 Meissen Porcelain tiles. It forces passers-by to remember who made this city.
Hausmannsturm - Lookout of a castle with stunning views
For fine views of Dresden, Germany, head up the Hausmannsturm. The tower is the main tower of the Dresden Palace complex. From 1674 to 1676, it was expanded to a height of 100 meters.
Visiting this observation tower affords a view of Dresden's bustling city life. It opens up the city's riches in a completely new way. Numismatists might like to pop into the Münzcabinett (Coin Collection), also in the tower.
Dresden Kreuzkirche - Church of the Holy Cross
Dresden's first church, the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church) was built in 1215. It was reconsecrated in 1388 as the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross).
In 1945 the church was severely damaged by fire bombardments. Reconstruction was completed in 1955. The interior has excellent acoustics. The church's famous Kreuzchoir performs here regularly.
Martin Luther Monument Dresden
The German monk and professor of theology Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Reformation and a split in the Catholic Church by nailing his "Ninety-Five Theses" to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.
The in 1885 erected Martin Luther statue near the restored Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden, Germany, survived the firebombing of Dresden during World War II.
John of Saxony Monument - Dresden Theatre Square
For 125 years Saxon King John 'rides' his horse at the Dresden Theatre Square. Created by John Schilling and erected in 1889, the bronze equestrian monument is exactly at the crossroads of the main axis of the Semper Opera House and the Art Gallery.
König Johann was a linguist and a lawyer. The introduction of 'Freedom of trade' is mainly to be owed to his suggestion. Dresden's district of Johannstadt is named after him.
Dresden Hausmannsturm - Housemann Tower
The origin of Dresden's Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) goes back to the 13th century when a fort was built here. In the 15th century the fort was expanded, and the Hausmann Tower was built.
The Royal Palace was destroyed In WWII. For more than 40 years the building stood in ruins. Reconstruction started 1985 - mostly completed 2006.
Semper Opera House Dresden
Dresden's Semper Opera House is the most famous opera house in Germany. Built between 1838 and 1841, the Semper Oper was closed in August 1944 and destroyed six months later by the Allied air attacks.
Its reconstruction took a long time, but on February 13, 1985, exactly 40 years after its destruction, the restored Semper Opera House was given back to the Dresden residents and the world.