Alster Lake
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…

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New Museum in Berlin
The New Museum (Neues Museum) is a museum of antiquities in Berlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building is located on the famous Museum Island, in the Mitte area.…

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Brühlsche Terrasse
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…

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Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

The Dresden Art Gallery of the Old Masters (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister) is one of the most significant museums in the world of fine art. It is located in the Sempler’s Gallery building of the Zwinger Palace Ensemble in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, in eastern Germany. Currently, the gallery of old masters is part of the State Art Collections of Dresden.

Most of the paintings that today make up the collection of the Dresden Art Gallery were acquired within a short period of time – fifty years. The collection was based on paintings by German and Dutch artists, collected by the Saxon electors of the Vettin dynasty.

In the 17th century, the elector of Saxony and the Polish king Augustus the Strong (1670–1733), and, to an even greater extent, his son, Augustus III (1696–1763), began to expand the painting collection systematically. The Saxon court and its capital Dresden, at the request of the rulers, were to stand in one row not only with neighboring Berlin, but also with Paris or Vienna. Through their agents throughout Europe, electors actively bought canvases of the great masters of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Continue reading

Spa Resorts
The lack of a warm sea in Germany is compensated by many thermal springs, where you can swim in winter and summer. Also in the country there are springs with…

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Schloss nymphenburg
The Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is located in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, in southern Germany. The reason for the construction of a luxurious summer residence was the long-awaited birth…

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Schloss nymphenburg
The Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is located in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, in southern Germany. The reason for the construction of a luxurious summer residence was the long-awaited birth…

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Panel "Procession of Princes"
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…

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