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Bürgerwiese, Dresden, Germany

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Small and beautiful park May 19, 2017
This park is one of my favourites in Dresden. It is about 700 m long but only 45-100 m wide. A walk through Bürgerwiese takes you from the city centre (town hall) to Dresden's largest park (Großer Garten). In 1838 the city council commissioned Royal Court gardener C. A. Terscheck to design a park on a former pasture, which is now the part of Bürgerwiese closest to the city centre. It has a quite formal design with flower beds (fantastic in spring and summer!), sculptures, fountains, benches etc. Most sculptures depict ancient Greeks (Perikles e.g.) and are works of Ignaz Wiskotschill from 1854. There is also a Mozart monument, a work of Hermann Hosäus from 1907. It is quite unusual, but an important art work of the Art Nouveau period in Dresden: Wolfgang Amadeus himself doesn't appear at all, but three gracious maidens stand for his work.

The other part of the park, toward Großer Garten, was designed by Peter Joseph Lenné and constructed 1859-69. It is more like an English style park, with lawns, gentle, low hills, a pond with fountain, a gurgling creek (Kaitzbach). Here you find some more monuments and sculptures, like a monument for writer Otto Ludwig from 1911 and the sculpture "Siegfried's Death" from 1936.
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