Brühlsche Terrasse - Brühl's Terrace

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A walk with view of the sights Apr 02, 2017
Brühl's Terrace is one of the favourite places of locals as well as tourists for a stroll, people watching and having a coffee break.

It had been a part of the fortifications in medieval times, before Graf Brühl, *the* powerful minister under King Augustus the Strong, built his palace and gardens there. In 1814 the gardens were opened for the public, became a popular walking promenade with cafes and got the name "Balcony of Europe". Large parts of the fortifications are preserved and accessible from Georg-Treu-Platz.

At the eastern end of Brühl's Terrace is a little hill with old trees, flower beds and a fountain, a peaceful oasis in the bustling city. From there you can see the new Synagogue, built in very modern style and the impressive administration buildings on the Neustadt side of the river. There are three monuments commemorating famous locals in this little garden: One for Friedrich Böttger who invented the European porcelain here, two for painters: Caspar David Friedrich and Adrian Ludwig Richter. You can admire their pictures in the Albertinum building only a few meters away, plus many other works of art, of course.

From Albertinum in western direction follows the monument for famous architect Gottfried Semper, then the complex of exhibition building and Academy of Fine Arts. Sometimes the students show their works in exhibits, a nice chance to see masterpieces of the future artist generation :-)

The central part of Brühl's terrace offers a great view into Münzgasse alley and the Frauenkirche. Another monument reminds of the old city fortifications. Passing the monument for Ernst Rietzschel, a famous sculptor of the 19th century who had his atelier at this place, you reach Cafe Vis-a-Vis (recommended, but pricey). Finally there is a very nice section with cut linden trees and a small fountain, on the side to the river the restaurant Radeberger Spezialausschank, before you reach the nice staircase built 1813 with four sculptures depicting the times of the day which leads down to Schlossplatz square On your left is the Ständehaus building, former home of Saxony's parliament and now home of Saxony's Highest Civilian Court (OLG). It was built by Paul Wallot, the architect of the Berlin Reichstag.
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Nemorino says:
I see they let you put in lots of photos, not only five as on VT.
Posted on: Apr 19, 2017
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