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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What to see in Dresden
The literary name of Dresden is Florence-on-Elbe, and for good reason. Dresden is famous for its vast cultural heritage. The city has a huge number of art values ​​that are…

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German Cathedral in Berlin
The German Cathedral in Berlin (Deutscher Dom) is a church located in the German capital, in the Friedrichstadt district. Together with the French Cathedral and the Concert Hall, the German…

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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

St. Michael's Church in Hamburg
Church of St. Michael, the official name is the main church of St. Michael (Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis) - this is the main evangelical church of Hamburg. It is located in…

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Tourists note
Public transport. It is considered one of the most harmoniously functioning on the whole continent. In addition to buses and trams, you can use the city electric trains (S-bahn) and…

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Balneological resorts
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…

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Berliner Gemäldegalerie
The Berlin Art Gallery (German: Berliner Gemäldegalerie) is one of Europe's leading art museums. The gallery is located in the building of the Cultural Forum, not far from Potsdamer Platz…

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