2010 will be a great year for Dresden again, especially for all aficionados of museums:
March 6th (probably):
Opening of the Turkish Chamber: The Royal Palace is restaurated and offers again after 60 years the Turkish Chamber. You can expect to see over 600 oriental exhibits on about 750m². “The main attractions will be the sumptuous Ottoman state tents and the extensive range of parade tack displayed on life-sized Arab stallions carved especially for the exhibition. In conjunction with chain mail, helmets, flags, weapons and robes, these textile treasures depict the fascination of the Saxon electors with Ottoman art and culture. Dresden’s collection of Ottoman and Oriental-style art is one of the biggest in Germany. Its largest piece alone – a 20-metre-long, eight-metre-wide and six-metre-high Ottoman state tent with magnificent appliqués in silk and gold leather – was extensively restored at a cost of over €3.6 million.” (www.skd-dresden.de)
Reopening of the Albertinums: Since the big flood in 2002 the museum was closed and parts of the exhibition were displayed in other museums. The restauration and construction of the new foyer are supposed to finish now and therewith all the fantastic modern and contemporary master pieces of art from the 19th century to today will be hosted again in the Albertinum on the Brühlsche Terrasse.
End of 2010:
Opening of Historical Military Museum of the German Armed Forces
Only a few days and spring arrives in Dresden. You too? Then don’t miss these spots to revival your spring fever:
- The Great Garden: lots of meadows to lay down on a picknick blanket, a small baroque palace, ponds for the romantic do-it-yourself boat cruise and fountains for wet water games, lots of different flowers to put in your hair and feel the spirit of the 1970s. Close to the Great Garden is the best soft ice cream seller in this area. The long queue approves the quality.
- The Dresden Zoo: Now’s the time when most animals got their offspring. Gives you a big plus, if your girlfriend is besotted with cute animals.
- The Elbe meadows: romantic bar-b-qs, camp fires, accoustic guitars and in front of you the silhouette of Dresden’s historical part. Your girlfriend will melt like icecream.
- Martin-Luther-Platz: That’s were a friend of mine roll on the cobble stones and was kissing a nice guy. In the sheadow of the Luther church. So that seems to be a romantic place as well.
- Pillnitz castle: Make a bike tour along the river and the Elbe meadows to this place. That’s really fantastic. See the three Elbe castles and their vineyards. Arriving in Pillnitz you’ll find a romantic baroque castle with a big park to lay down, a photo setting for couples and a snack bar with saussages and french frites, if you can’t bear so much kitsch and beauty.
- The beer gardens: More or less Bavarian. The Neustadt has two less Bavarian, but more atmospheric ones. 1st the Scheune Biergarten with chains of light and under big trees and 2nd Raskolnikoff’s backyard with cobble stones and water games.