Dresden and surroundings

Green, filling all the space – the first, The most life-affirming and bright feeling, which is experiencing a traveler who fell into Dresden. For this paint will come brown and gray-black Shades of sandstone – Main material historical architecture of the city. A little later, they will join the blue color of the Elbe, which reflects the sky, the Golden Color of Ram Masterpores in the Gallery of Old Masters, White Color of Maissen Porcelain, Red Roofs in Neighboring Towns and Straw Yellow Local white wine.

City that returned

Dresden, now the administrative center of Saxony, lived in full height of life from the XII to the XX century. And in 1945, the life of the city stopped. Bombing of the Union Aviation literally counted his historical center with Earth.

After the war, the city began to revive. His Restored by grains, on bricks, on surviving fragments, on old drawings, photos and yellowed picturesque canvases with images of architecture and city landscapes. Restoration and restoration Works are still continuing. Today is recreated historical Ensemble Altstadt, Old Town, – Residence Palace, Opera House, Architectural and Museum Complex Zwinger, Church of Frauenkirche, Square, Naberezhnye, Parks – appears in all of its magnificence.

Once here, do not understand what is more striking imagination – Baroque and non-resisant architecture Restored buildings or courage, persistence and scrupulous work of people who have decided to return the city from non-existence.

But the historic center of Dresden – it’s only his part. Having hooked in a walk, you will see extensive avenues, Soviet architecture and mosaic times of the GDR, and moving through the Elbe, dividing city into two parts, – Other His half, Neustadt, the area of ​​modern, club, youth life with a lot of shops, restaurants, cafes, fountains and green boulevards, intermitted by baroque quarters, old mansions and castles.

Museum treasures

In the capital of Saxony More than 50 museums, which are famous not only by world art masterpieces, but also exhibition concepts and special historical places where these meetings are posted.

First of all, it is worth mentioning the legendary gallery of old masters in Zwingrere – the most Drezden art gallery, on the wall of which are still visible words written by chalk in May 1945 and later percussioned by a bronze plate: "The museum is verified. Min No. Checked Hanutin ". In the gallery is stored The most powerful awkhante collection of masterpieces, Creations of human genius. Here and the "Sicstinskaya Madonna" of Raphael, and the "prayer of the Holy Bonaventure on the election of the new Pope" Francisco de Surbaran, and the "Sleeping Venus" of Georgeon, and Dynaria Caesar Titian; Rubens, Korredjo, Canaletto, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Kranech, Golbaine, Durera, Botticelli .. List of infinite. All this you need to see with your own eyes.

Picture gallery of new masters in Albertinum, the building of the Renaissance era, shows a period from romanticism of the XIX century to modern times. And this meeting will require time and attention. Here are the works of Caspar David Friedrich, Auguste Rodin, Ludwig Richter, Claude Monet, Max Lieberman, Otto Dix, as well famous modern artists Georg Bashelitis and Gerhard Richter.

V The restored palace-residence of the Kurfürst of Augustus is strong The halls of the Museum "Green Vaults" are located. This is the famous collection of jewels, one of the richest in Europe – 2500 unimaginable, dazzling masterpieces of jewelry and decorative arts: decorations with precious stones, figurines, dishes, weapons, gold, amber, ivory, diamonds, bronze, porcelain from Renaissance to classicism. It also acts here Exposition "New Green Vaults" – 1000 unique, amazing rareles and artifacts.

Dresden and surroundings

In "Green Archings" is kept in the world in the world Green diamond – pear-shaped diamond weighing 41 karat amazing apple green color. He along with two large white and 411 small diamonds placed in a brooch for a knife headset. In the late 1950s, this jewelry together with other treasures and canvas of the Dresden Art Gallery was returned by the GDR Soviet Union. About this noble rush and latitude of the Russian soul here are remembered – but, alas, it seems, only museum workers.

In the context of long-time connections of Saxony and Russia, it is worth saying about a pair of untreated sapphires stored here. They are BThey are presented to the king of Peter I to the Polish king, Kurfürth Saxon Augustus strong. Give as a friend. It was an amazing union of monarchs – commander, reformers, builders, art connoisseurs and good feast, charismatic, enthusiastic people. As you know, "similar things to bring to bring together the great gods", so you should not be surprised that equestrian statues of August strong on the area of ​​Neustter-Markt and Peter the Great in Senatskaya so similar.

Around the city

If Museums and Promenade Dresden do not take away all the forces, Choose a day and go to the suburbs. The best way to interview the local natural panoramas is to go to the mountainous neighborhood of the city, more precisely, in Saxon Switzerland, more precisely – in the old Königstein Fortress. From here, from a height of 240 meters, fascinating views opens – spaces, hills and animal bends. Of course, you can explore serfs and ancient well depth 152 meters – spectacular attraction.

Another option is to go to Mental Maissen (he is Meissen). Here if desired – and it will necessarily arise – you need to go to Porcelain Manufactory Museum And surprised by the mastery of Homo Faber – the disappearing type of people who can create beauty by hand. Of course, the attractiveness of the figures, cups, saucers, sets and vases with marking on the bottom in the form of crossed blue saber is high – but even higher fortress of the XIV century Albrechtsburgh. It’s good to rise here to watch the interiors of the castle and visiting the coolness of the double-headed impeccable Gothic cathedral, conveniently, with a glass of cold wine, such as Goldrisling, settled in one of the wine restaurants and see the city from above – red tiled roofs and old stones.

Traveling on the suburbs of Dresden, do not miss sight Pilnits, Summer Residence of the Kings of Saxony, – a wonderful palace, built in Chinese style and surrounded by a grandiose park. Footing, hence it is good to return to the city on the old wheel steamer, by the Elbe. This is a separate pleasure – leading to an hour of rest, Just watch from the side of the castles floating past, Mansions, Vineyards, Garden Gardens and Parks.

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