Photographic travel guide across the Art and Architecture highlights of the city of Dresden (Germany / Deutschland).
Music from the composer Roger Subirana.
Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony (Sachsen) in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area with 2.4 million inhabitants.
Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. A controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II killed 25,000 civilians and destroyed the entire city center. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German communist era have considerably changed the face of the city. Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche.
Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centers of Germany and Europe. The Dresden University of Technology is one of the 10 largest universities in Germany and part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative.
The video consists of a slideshow of pictures taken during a visit to the historic inner city and includes several interesting buildings, streets and monuments:
– Hauptbahnhof (Main railway station).
– Wiener Platz.
– Praguer Strasse.
– Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady. Rebuilt in 2005).
– Der Fürstenzug. (Procession of Princes).
– Lange Gang.
– Residenzschloss. (Castle of Dresden).
– Kurländer Palais.
– Kunstakademie. (Academy of Fine Arts).
– Brühlschen Terrasse.
– Katholische Hofkirche. (Catholic Cathedral).
– Semperoper. (Opera House).
– Der Jägerhof.
– Neustädter Markt.
– Japanisches Palais.
– City Sunset.