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Grafite do Blu

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A região de Neustadt é cheia de muros incríveis pintados por vários artistas. Basicamente, uma galeria de arte a céu aberto. Esse, em especifico, é obra do renomado grafiteiro italiano Blu. Quando estiver lá, tente identificar personagens da Disney na camisa da figura central!

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Carola Bridge

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Nice view over Dresden

Walk over the Carola bridge to watch the beautiful skyline of Dresden. When the sun goes down you have an amazing view over the Elbe and the gorgeous buildings. I took this photo right after sunset.

Dresden Neustadt

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Search for street art by bike

Rent a bike and go searching for street art in Neustadt. The public transport in Dresden is great but with a bike you can cycle through all the back alleys and explore this urban area by yourself. From tags and children paintings to graphic masterpieces. In Neustadt you'll find it all!

Three Kings Church observation platform

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Neustadt from above

The church was built it the 18th century by George Bähr and Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. Interestingly enough, the tower was added about 100 years later then the church itself.

It’s great place to see Neustadt from above. The entrance fee is just 3 Euro (2 for students). If you are lucky, you might be the only visitor at the time.

The surrounding streets are nice to have look around, too.

Dresden Panometer

Dresden

Witnessing the city's destruction

If you only wanted to visit one museum to learn about the history of Dresden, this is the right place to go. There is exhibition Dresden 1945 that shows aftermath of the bombing raids in 1945.

It’s basically one round dark bulding with artificial tower (Town hall) that you can climb. All around there is projection of how Dresden looked back than when the city center was in ruins. It’s visually very strong and very realistic.

I spend there 1,5 hours but I read all accompanying texts. Make sure to allow enough time - its off the center.

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Hofkirche

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Catholic church in protestant region

This monumental baroque cathedral serves to Roman Catholic Diocese of Dresden-Meissen. It it’s crypt, the heart of King Augustus the Strong is buried along with the last King of Saxony.

It’s interesting to see catholic cathedral in Dresden since the Saxony region that used to be mainly protestant (also the main church – Frauenkirche- is protestant). Nevertheless, catholic church was needed when Augustus the Strong was about to became King of Poland.

The church was damaged during the 1945 bombings and later restored.

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Procession of Princes (Fürstenzug)

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History of Saxony in a mosaic

The Procession of Princes (Fürstenzug) is the largest porcelain mural in the world – it consists of 25 000 ceramic tiles made in the Meissen.

It depicts 35 rulers of Saxony that were in power between 1127 and 1904.There are two very interesting small details. First, you can see that the horse of Augustus the Strong stands on rose, symbol of Lutheranism. It’s because Augustus must have converted to Roman Catholicism.

Second, the author of the later version of the artwork- Wilhelm Walther -had depicted himself into the Proce too. It’s one of the last figures – men with hat and a beard.

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Architectural Masterpiece

Spectacular rococo palace that features large garden and hosts several galleries. The Zwinger Palace was built in 1709 for Augustus the Strong, an elector of Saxony and also the future King of Poland. Augustus inspired himself nowhere else than in Louis XIV’s Versailles. He chose architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann with clear task: to design the palace and courtyard in the German Baroque style.

During the bombing of the city in 1945, the palace was in ruins. It was restored in the original style.

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