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
The “Procession of Princes” or “Princely Procession” (Fürstenzug) panel is a wall tile panel from the famous Meissen porcelain in Dresden. The panel is laid out on the outside of the Long Gallery building – part of the former Stables yard. As the name implies, the panel depicts a solemn equestrian procession and is one of the most famous attractions of the old city of Dresden.
The “Procession of Princes” panel is the world’s largest wall tile image in the world.
Its total area is 957 square meters, its length is 120 meters, its height is 10.5 meters, and the number of porcelain tiles measuring 20 × 20 centimeters required for its manufacture reaches 25 thousand. Continue reading
Unter den Linden is the most famous Berlin boulevard, several of the city’s most famous sights are concentrated here. It stretches for about one and a half kilometers in the very center of the city – from the Brandenburg Gate to the Museum Island.
Today Unter den Linden is Berlin’s main “calling card”.
The name of the street in literal translation from German means – “Under the lime trees.” It appeared after the Elector Friedrich Wilhelm decided to improve the road on which he regularly traveled to his Tiergarten hunting grounds in the 17th century. According to the Dutch model, a thousand lindens and a thousand walnut trees were planted in three rows along the road. At that time, almost the entire road was outside the city walls.
Excursions in Berlin
Excursions in Berlin with professional Russian guides. Sightseeing tours. Excursions to the Reichstag, to the museums of Berlin.
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