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 historic Cologne City Hall (Kölner Rathaus) is located in the old town of Cologne, in western Germany, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The first mention of the “house in which the citizens of the city gather” dates back to 1135.
The Cologne Town Hall is considered Germany’s oldest town hall. And the history of the construction of the town hall stretched for 800 years.
Archaeological excavations have shown that part of the foundation of the town hall stands on the remains of the fortress wall of the Roman settlement Colonia, from the name of which, in fact, the modern name of the city of Cologne comes from. Continue reading
Cologne Cathedral is located 50 meters from the main railway station of the city, so it meets every guest arriving in the metropolis by rail. The religious building of impressive size takes third place in the list of the world’s tallest Christian cathedrals and is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites by just three criteria. The building is unique and harmoniously integrated in its architectural appearance, it testifies to the persistence of the Christian faith and marks the highest, unsurpassed point of development of the Gothic style in Europe.
Briefly about the cathedral in Cologne
The main temple of the city is considered its main attraction and an unofficial symbol. At the time of completion in 1880, the building was the tallest in the world. Continue reading