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Alter Schlachthof

Alter Schlachthof

Built between 1871 and 1873, the first central abattoir of the city has not served its original purpose since 1907. Since 1998 the main building of this impressive industrial monument has hosted high-carat events of various genres. The sandstone building with its nave and two side aisles seems predestined for sound experiences including after-show parties, as offered by the Festival series »Classical Beats«.

Alter Schlachthof

Gothaer Straße 11
01097 Dresden

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Annenkirche

Churches

Annenkirche

Annenkirche

The construction of Dresden’s oldest suburban church was initiated by Electress Anna in the 16th century. Since its inauguration the Annenkirche was constantly rebuilt and thus has a contradictory architectural charm. Originally constructed as a baroque church it was replaced by an art nouveau building in 1909 that has very good acoustics.

Annenkirche

Annenstr. 5
01067 Dresden

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Ball- und Brauhaus Watzke

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Ball- und Brauhaus Watzke

Ball- und Brauhaus Watzke

In 1790 a peasant’s pup with brandy distillery was opened in Pieschen that turned into a restaurant with brewery in 1821. Having been acquired by Karl Joseph Watzke in 1838, it remained family-owned. In 1898 the old building was replaced by a ballroom building and Watzke’s concert house and ballroom was born. The ballroom ranks among the biggest and most beautiful ballrooms of the city.

Ball- und Brauhaus Watzke

Kötzschenbroder Straße 1
01139 Dresden

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Berliner Philharmonie

Concert Hall

Berliner Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmonie

The Philharmonie has been the musical heart of Berlin for more than 50 years. Still at the periphery of West Berlin when it opened in 1963, it became part of the new urban centre after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Its unusual tent-like shape and distinctive bright yellow colour makes it one of the city’s landmarks. Its unusual architecture and innovative concert hall design initially ignited controversy, but it now serves as a model for concert halls all over the world.

Berliner Philharmonie

Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1
10785 Berlin

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Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Museums

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

The monumental building in the style of Neue Sachlichkeit (»New Objectivity«) was erected by Wilhelm Kreis between 1928 and 1930 and is home of a museum, initiated in 1912 as »People’s Education Facility for Healthcare«, that today considers itself as »museum of humankind«. As part of the refurbishment that was finished in 2010 the great hall was compleately redesigned and reconstructed.

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Lingnerplatz 1
01069 Dresden

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Churches

Dreikönigskirche

Dreikönigskirche

Built to designs by Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and George Bähr, the sacred space in the Inner New City offers an atmosphere-rich framework for various events and concerts. The first documented consecrated building on this site was erected in the early 15th century. After its destruction in World War II, the Dreikönigskirche was not rebuilt until the late 1980s. From 1990 to 1993 it served as the State Parliament of Saxony.

Dreikönigskirche

Hauptstraße 23
01097 Dresden

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Theatres

Festspielhaus Hellerau

Festspielhaus Hellerau

In 1911, the Festspielhaus Hellerau (Hellerau Festival Theatre) was built after a concept of the architect Heinrich Tessenow within the Gartenstadt Hellerau (Garden City) of Dresden. Its architectural clarity gave direction to the Bauhaus style. It was the Swiss music pedagogue Émile Jaques-Dalcroze who initiated the construction of the Festspielhaus and whose »Bildungsanstalt für Musik und Rhythmus« (School for Music and Rhythm) was located in this building. The Festspielhaus is considered a center for contemporary art, especially for dance and music, and therefore is a constant of Dresden's contemporary cultural scene.

Festspielhaus Hellerau

Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56
01109 Dresden

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Frauenkirche

Churches

Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche

The Frauenkirche moves its visitors in a unique way with its intense combination of location and sound and the message of reconciliation that resonates in the concerts. Destroyed in 1945, it was rebuilt with great civic commitment and international support and now shines as a symbol for freedom. This impressive venue makes every concert an unforgettable experience. 

Frauenkirche

Neumarkt
01067 Dresden

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Churches

Freiberg's Dom St. Marien

Freiberg's Dom St. Marien

The St Mary’s Cathedral (Dom St. Marien) with its great art treasures is considered a landmark of the city of Freiberg and annually attracts many visitors from all over the world. Constructed as St Mary’s Church towards the end of the 12th century , it was named cathedral by Pope Sixtus IV. Between 1710 and 1714 Gottfried Silbermann constructed an organ with 44 stops. It was his first great organ in Germany and still is the biggest instrument he has built without any assistance.

Freiberg's Dom St. Marien

Untermarkt 1
09599 Freiberg

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Open Air

GebäudeEnsemble Dt. Werkstätten Hellerau

GebäudeEnsemble Dt. Werkstätten Hellerau

»Living and working, culture and nature« - following this model the businessman Karl Schmidt and the »German Werkbund« have built the garden city Hellerau and its centerpiece, the »Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau«, an ensemble of workshops. The idea of the garden city came to founder Karl Schmidt during his years of travel throughout England. The basic idea, to create a balance between city and countryside, of developed and green areas, inspired him, because it provided a connection of living, working, provisioning and leisure possibilities – a concept successfully implemented in Hellerau by the architects Richard Riemerschmid, Hermann Muthesius and Heinrich Tessenow. In 1909/10 a factory producing modern Reformmöbel (furniture) was built after a concept of Richard Riemerschmid. Since the manufacturing centre had moved across the street in 2006, the old buildings with its inner courtyard »Karl-Schmidt« has served as a versatile and popular venue.

GebäudeEnsemble Dt. Werkstätten Hellerau

Moritzburger Weg 67
01109 Dresden

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Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden

Concert Hall

Hochschule für Musik

Hochschule für Musik

In 2008 the Music Academy Carl Maria von Weber received a modern concert hall that can seat up to 450 persons. Designed by the architec’s office hammeskrause from Stuttgart, the building has excellent acoustics and enriches the city of Dresden with a successful example of modern architecture.

Hochschule für Musik

Wettiner Platz 13
01067 Dresden

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Churches

Kreuzkirche

Kreuzkirche

Throughout its long history, the Kreuzkirche at the Dresden Altmarkt , founded as early as 1215, was repeatedly destroyed, built and rebuilt. In 1989, it became a center for the peaceful revolution in Dresden. It is one of the most important venues for the performance of sacred music in the capital city of the Free State of Saxony and home to the Dresden Kreuzchor. 

Kreuzkirche

An der Kreuzkirche 6
01067 Dresden

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Kulturpalast (Visualisierung)

Concert Hall

Kulturpalast

Kulturpalast

With the reconception of the Kulturpalast, now home to a concert hall, the municipal central library and the cabaret »Herkuleskeule«, the building – first erected in the 1960s and under construction for the past five years – once again assumes its role as a cultural meeting-point in Dresden’s center. The building’s central space now holds a modern concert hall with first-rate acoustics that equal Europe’s finest halls – a facility completely lacking in Dresden so far. The hall has a seating capacity of 1,757.

Kulturpalast

Schlossstraße 2
01067 Dresden

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Martin-Luther-Kirche

Churches

Martin-Luther-Kirche

Martin-Luther-Kirche

The Martin-Luther Church, built 1883-1887, is one of the few churches in Dresden that was almost completely spared by the air raids during World War II. Situated amid many houses in Wilhelminian style in the heart of the Neustadt, it plays an important role in the church and cultural life of the city. The neo-romantic interior offers more than 1000 seats.

Martin-Luther-Kirche

Martin-Luther-Platz 5
01099 Dresden

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Neumarkt

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Neumarkt

Neumarkt

The Neumarkt, or New Market, is the unmistakable and distinctive center of Dresden. Until its destruction in 1945, it was an aesthetic total work of art, a unified, large-scale monument of civic baroque architecture. Constant construction since the German reunification, starting with the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche, has led to continuous changes on the square. Recent building activities are aimed at the reconstruction of many historical buildings that dominated the Neumarkt square in the past.

Neumarkt

01099 Dresden

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Palais im Großen Garten

Castles

Palais im Großen Garten

Palais im Großen Garten

The romantic palace located in the centre of the Große Garten served as a venue for pompous feasts of the courtly society. Saxony’s first baroque building of Italian design was constructed under Elector John George III between 1676 and 1683. Today it provides an atmospheric ambience and great acoustics for different kinds of chamber music.

Palais im Großen Garten

Hauptallee/Am Palaisteich
01219 Dresden

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ReithalleDresden – Straße E®

ReithalleDresden – Straße E®

Die Reithalle ist Teil des Kulturzentrums Strasse E® – einem Veranstaltungszentrum bestehend aus zwei Klinkerbauten im Dresdner Industriegebiet, die unter Denkmalschutz stehen. Ursprünglich war der Bau des gesamten Industriegeländes militärischen Zwecken gewidmet. Die damalige Nutzung als Reithalle der Königlich Sächsischen Kavallerie gab der heutigen Reithalle Straße E® ihren Namen. Zu Beginn der 1990er-Jahre wurde das Areal als idealer Schauplatz für Partys und Veranstaltungen entdeckt.

ReithalleDresden – Straße E®

Werner-Hartmann-Straße 2
01099 Dresden

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Residenzschloss (Kleiner Schlosshof)

Museums

Residenzschloss (Kleiner Schlosshof)

Residenzschloss (Kleiner Schlosshof)

In the past the Residenzschloss Dresden has been a government centre for Saxon Electors and Kings as well as a cultural centre point of the city. After complex reconstructions of the building, destroyed in World War II, the palace can draw on its rich cultural history. The small courtyard, covered by a transparent membrane roof, offers an exceptional ambience.

Residenzschloss (Kleiner Schlosshof)

Taschenberg 2
01067 Dresden

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Schloss Pillnitz

Castles

Schloss Pillnitz

Schloss Pillnitz

The elector Johann Georg IV bought the castle for his favourite Sibylle von Neischütz in 1694. Commissioned by August the Strong his favourite architect Daniel Pöppelmann expanded the first building by the Riverside Palace and the Hillside Palace. Already in 1768, the castle was used as summer residence of the court and was the tglamorous location for park and water feasts.

Schloss Pillnitz

August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2
01326 Dresden

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Schloss Wackerbarth

Castles

Schloss Wackerbarth

Schloss Wackerbarth

The Imperial count Christoph August von Wackerbarth had this jewel built as his retirement home between 1727 and 1729. The castle, the former home of noblemen where August the Strong celebrated legendary parties, today houses Europe’s first »Adventure Vineyards« that combines tradition and the spirit of the age to an unique experience and provides the ideal setting for outstanding young artists of the classical music scene.

Schloss Wackerbarth

Wackerbarthstraße 1
01445 Radebeul

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Semperoper

Theatres

Semperoper

Semperoper

Entering the building visitors are welcomed by the long and rich tradition that is continued until today by the opera house and his orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle. Whether great symphony concert or solo recital – the stage of the impressive Semperoper has always been the place for top class and glamorous festival encounters.

Semperoper

Theaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden

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TU Dresden (Zentrum für Regenerative Therapien)

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TU Dresden: Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)

TU Dresden: Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)

The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) is an excellence cluster of the Technical University Dresden. The building designed by architect Gunter Henn, inaugurated in 2011, provides working space for scientists from more than 30 nations conducting research into the human body’s regenerative potential. The goal is to create innovative, regenerative therapies for previously incurable illnesses.

TU Dresden: Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)

Fetscherstraße 105
01307 Dresden

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Klingende Stadt

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Überall in Dresden

Überall in Dresden

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