Dresden's most beautiful square, Theaterplatz, is flanked by the world-famous Semper Opera House , the Zwinger , Gallery ... More
Theater Square (Theaterplatz)
Dresden's most beautiful square, Theaterplatz, is flanked by the world-famous Semper Opera House , the Zwinger , Gallery of the Old Masters , Schinkelwache, Residenzschloss Palace, Hofkirche and the Italienisches Dörfchen restaurant. Each building is a masterpiece and the effect of the entire ensemble is truly breathtaking. Visitors can admire a variety of architectural style, from baroque to Neo-renaissance by masters like Semper and Chiaveri. The centerpiece is a bronze statue of King John on his horse by Johannes Schilling. Locals and visitors flock to the square every summer for fantastic open-air concerts.
The Semperoper is my favourite opera house, in a superb setting. The interior is magnificent. Its orchestra - the Dresden Staatskapelle - is one of the oldest in the world (1548). Dresden has some of the richest musical associations of any city in the world - including Wagner, Richard Strauss, Weber, J S Bach and Schuetz.
Work on the Hofkirche (Royal Chapel) started during the reign of Frederick August II, under the oversight of Italian architect
Gaetano Chiaveri, who designed the church in the Romanesque style of the late baroque period. The foundation stone was ...
The Yenidze, which used to be a cigarette factory, is without doubt one of Dresden's most unusual pieces of architecture.
In keeping with the style favoured during the early 20th century Hugo Zietz, the factory owner, designed this industrial ...
Dresden's world famous landmark, Zwinger, was created between 1710 32 by architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and sculptor Balthasar Permoser. The
imposing complex, made up of a crown gate, long, winding galleries, a walled pavilion and carillon and French and ...
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