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Dresden Architecture

There are so many interesting buildings and architectural structures in Dresden that I have dedicate a whole page to them. However, much of the city was destroyed in World War 2 and has since been re-built.

Toward the end of World War II, as Allied planes rained death and destruction over Germany, the Old Saxon city of Dresden lay quite. Famous as a cultural center and possessing no military value, Dresden had been spared the terror that descended from the skies over the rest of the country.

In fact, little had been done to provide the ancient city of artists and craftsmen with anti-aircraft defenses. One squadron of planes had been stationed in Dresden for awhile, but the Luftwaffe decided to move the aircraft to another area where they would be of use. A gentlemen's agreement seemed to prevail, designating Dresden an "open city."

February 13/14 1945: Bombing over Dresden, known as the Florence of the North began. Dresden only military value was a hospital for wounded soldiers. Not one military unit, not one anti-aircraft battery was deployed in the city.

Bridge

See the black mark on the support of the bridge? That was how high the water got in a flood a couple years ago.

Frauen Kirche

Circa 1600

Palace Court Yard

Old and the New

14th Century Monument in the fore-ground, 20th Century Building in the back-ground.

Horse Statue

The Old City ca. 13th century

Train Station

Museum

Court House

Government Building

Sachsen Palace Mural