|EHDN 2007 - About the Location - Sightseeing
of a medieval St. Mary's church, Germany’s most important Protestant
was erected here, following the designs of George Bähr, between
1726 and 1743.
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
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
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
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.
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.