The Brühl Terrace (Die Brühlsche Terrasse or Brühl-Terrasse) is the architectural ensemble of the historic promenade in Dresden, one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.
The Bruhl Terrace, or Bruhl Terrace, is located in the center of the old town, on the banks of the Elbe River. The Bruhl Terrace is 500 meters long between the bridges of Augustus (Augustusbrücke) and Karol (Carolabrücke).
Today’s embankment architectural complex has historically been part of the fortifications erected around the city wall in the 16th century. In 1750, the then Prime Minister of Saxony, Heinrich von Brühl, commissioned the architect Johann Christoph Knöffe to design a palace and park complex on site for fortifications for his own needs. The so-called “Bruhl charms” (Brühlschen Herrlichkeiten) consisted of a gallery, a library, a Belvedere, a palace and a park. Numerous luxurious buildings were built in the late Baroque and Rococo style. So this section of the defensive structures lost its military significance, passing into the private possession of Count von Bruhl. Continue reading
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, located on the banks of the Elbe River. This is one of the richest cities in the country, the largest port and a real “gate to the world.” Hamburg has been a center of European trade ever since it entered the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. This brought enormous wealth to the city and left a rich cultural and historical heritage. The sea spirit and traditions of the Hansa permeate Hamburg right through: from architecture and attractions, to culture, food and the cries of gulls in the streets.
Hamburg is located in Northern Germany at the southern tip of the Jutland Peninsula in an area that lies between continental Europe and Scandinavia. The city stands at the confluence of the Elbe River and its tributary Alster. The administrative unit is the free Hanseatic city of Hamburg, bordering the lands of Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony. Continue reading
Especially popular among Russians Baden-Baden. Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and other writers rested here. Nikolai Vasilievich wrote to his mother: “I live on the famous waters of Baden-Baden, where I only drove for three days and where I have not been able to escape from for three weeks. Met quite familiar. There are no patients seriously. Everyone comes just to have fun. There are a lot of places for walking around, but I was so lazy that I couldn’t take myself to inspect everything. ”
In addition, in the summer, many Germans, and foreigners too, visit the island of Sylt – a prestigious holiday destination and the most expensive real estate market in Germany. It became a center of attraction for media stars and the German business elite in the early 1960s, helped by the relative proximity of Hamburg, the capital of German journalism. Continue reading