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
Lake Alster (German: Alster) is a part of the river of the same name in the central part of Hamburg, in northern Germany.
The lake arose in the riverbed at the column Adolf III c. 1190 year. Then Alster was blocked by a dam for the operation of a water mill.
Today, Alster Lake is one of the main attractions of Hamburg, it is a favorite vacation spot for all citizens – they walk here, run along the paths of the park, engage in various sports, including water sports, as well as make purchases and ride a boat.
From 1616 to 1625, during the construction of the city wall, the lake was divided into two parts – Outer and Inner Alster. To prevent unauthorized entry into the city, the river flow under a wooden bridge was blocked by a large log. Continue reading