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EHDN 2007 - About the Location - Sightseeing -


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Instead of a medieval St. Mary's church, Germany’s most important Protestant church was erected here, following the designs of George Bähr, between 1726 and 1743.

Royal Palace

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First mention of a castle some 700 years ago. A palace comprising four wings was built in the late 15th century. Renaissance-style enlargement 1548-56. Destroyed by fire in 1701 and rebuilt under Augustus the Strong. Large-scale alterations in Neo-Renaissance style 1889-1901 to mark the 800th anniversary of the Wettin dynasty. Destroyed in 1945. Reconstruction as a museum complex commenced in 1989 and still in progress. 
The Dresden Royal Palace is set to become a globally acclaimed centre for art and scholarship with the integration of the breathtaking  "Green Vault" and the eminent Cabinet of Prints and Drawings in 2004 and 2005.

Semper Opera House

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Built 1838-41 by Gottfried Semper. Gutted by fire in 1869. Rebuilt 1871-78 in High Renaissance style according to Semper´s plans by his son Manfred. The house was completely destroyed in 1945 and reopened in 1985 after extensive reconstruction. It is the only theatre in Germany that bears the name of its architect.


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Built 1710-28 by the architect Pöppelmann in cooperation with the sculptor Permoser. Originally designed as an orangery and a setting for court festivities, it was later used for exhibitions. The world-famous Zwinger is one of the most grandiose works of Baroque architecture in Germany Construction of the Semper Gallery 1847-55.