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  • Berlin with MatthiasWe drove to Berlin from Potsdam, which was only 45 minutes away to visit Matthias there. We’ve known him since our days living in Cologne which was 22 years ago. We went down to Bergmann str in Kreuzberg with him Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 8, 2013
  • Cheese Factory (Meierei) & Brewery (Brauerei) We had a lovely dinner with Gabi and her kids. I had a typical German meal and the ambience of the whole place was magical. Well worth it. The Dairy in the New Garden was built to plans by the master Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 8, 2013
  • Marble PalaceThe Marmorpalais (marble palace) was a royal residence in Potsdam, eastern Germany, built on the grounds of the extensive Neuer Garten on the shores of Lake Heiliger See. The palace was commissioned by Frederick William II of Prussia and designed Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 8, 2013
  • Neuen Garten, PotsdamThe New Garden (German: Neuer Garten) in Potsdam is a park of 102.5 hectares located southwest of Berlin, Germany, in northern Potsdam and bordering on the lakes Heiliger See and Jungfernsee. Starting in 1787, Frederick William II of Prussia (1744-1797) Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 8, 2013
  • Cecilienhof Palace, PotsdamWe got to Gabi’s place after the Sans Souci. We had a good long chat and then her daughter Benita kindly took us on a tour of local palaces and parks. The first one was Cecilienhof Palace. Oh it was Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 8, 2013
  • Sanssouci We got to Potsdam around 2pm so we could have a look at Sans Souci and its park. WOW!!!!!!! The Rococo Summer Palace is a sight for sore eyes! That was enough in itself, but no, there are a lot Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 8, 2013
  • Mockritz Camping GroundIt was raining a bit in Dresden and I had to sit in the van to do the blog. Thank goodness we had a bit of space in there to sit. There were also a few cute caravans and campervans Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Our Lady’s Church, (Frauen Kirche), Dresden Wow, what an impressive Lutheran Church!! It is so elegant and majestic. The unusual shape, the huge dome, the very elaborate Baroque altar and interior are all unique and mind blowing considering it was rebuilt and opened again in 2005. Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Saxon State ChamberThe Sächsische Staatskanzlei (Saxon State Chancellery or Saxon State Chamber) is the office of the Minister-President of Saxony. It is located in Dresden on the northern Elbe river banks and was established in 1995. The Staatskanzlei is managed by the Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Katholische HofkircheThe Katholische Hofkirche (English: The Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony), and since 1980 also known as Kathedrale Sanctissimae Trinitatis (English: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Dresden. Previously the most i Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Dresden Academy of Fine ArtsOne of three buildings of today’s Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, the former Royal Academy of Arts, built in 1894, is located at a prominent position in town on Brühl's Terrace just next to the Frauenkirche. Since 1991, the building Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Procession of Princes (Fürstenzug) In the Middle Ages, knightly games and tournaments took place in the Stallhof (Stall Courtyard), which is part of the big Royal Palace complex. Today, the court between the Johanneum and the »Langer Gang« (Long Arcade) is used for cultural Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • AlbertiniumThe Albertinum is a modern art museum. The sandstone-clad Renaissance Revival building is located on Brühl's Terrace in the historic center of Dresden, Germany. It is named after King Albert of Saxony. The Albertinum hosts the New Masters Gallery (Galerie Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • New SynagogueThe New Synagogue in Dresden was completed in 2001 and designed by architects Rena Wandel-Hoefer and Wolfgang Lorch. It was built on the same location as the Semper Synagogue (1839–1840) designed by Gottfried Semper, which was destroyed in 1938, during Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Brühl’s Terrace, Dresden The 18th- and 19th-century cultural landscape of Dresden Elbe Valley extends some 18 km along the river from Übigau Palace and Ostragehege fields in the north-west to the Pillnitz Palace and the Elbe River Island in the south-east. It features Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Golden HorsemanThe Golden Horseman (Goldener Reiter) is a statue of the Saxon Elector and Polish king, August the Strong, which is on the Neustädter market in Dresden between Augustus Bridge and the main road. It is considered the most famous monument Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Japanese Palace, DresdenThe Japanisches Palais (English: Japanese Palace) is a Baroque building in Dresden, Germany, on the Neustadt bank of the river Elbe. Built in 1715, it was extended from 1729 until 1731 to store the Japanese porcelain collection of Augustus the Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Erich Kästner Statue, Albert Square One of the Hungarian artists, Mátyás Varga, created in 1999 a bronze figure which was a tribute to Erich Kästner as a little boy on the wall of the Villa Augustin, which today is the Erich Kästner Museum. In his Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Dresdner Molkerei Gebrüder Pfund (Cheese Factory)Pfund's Dairy is the most beautiful dairy shop in the world and was recorded in the 1998 Guinness Book of Records. It has its headquarters in Bautzen Road 79 in Dresden and is one of the tourist attractions of Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • The history and the career of the Altenburger SenffabrikEarlier Altenburger Senf was re-founded in 1992 by the present owner, Charles Jungbeck. They started with three members of staff. It was time for a fresh start. It exclusively produced medium hot and spicy mustard varieties. Since it was an actual sta Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Leonhardi MuseumThe Leonhard Museum is located in the former Hentschelmühle ("Rothe Blackbird") in the Dresden district Loschwitz . The museum is named after the founder of the museum, the late Romantic landscape painter Eduard Leonhardi named (1828-1905). Already in th Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Dresden Funicular Railway The Dresden Funicular Railway (German: Standseilbahn Dresden) is a funicular in Dresden, Germany, connecting the districts of Loschwitz, near the "Blue Wonder" bridge, and Weisser Hirsch. The railway was opened on October 26, 1895, and was run by a steam Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • 'Blue Wonder' BridgeBlue Wonder (German: Blaues Wunder) is the commonly used name for the Loschwitz Bridge (Loschwitzer Brücke), a cantilever truss bridge over the Elbe river in the Saxon capital of Dresden, Germany. It connects the city districts of Blasewitz and Loschwitz, Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Augustus Bridge and Dresden Old Town (Altstadt)The Augustus Bridge is the oldest bridge in the city of Dresden, in the state Saxony in Germany. It was built between 1907 and 1910. Crossing the river Elbe, the road bridge connects the inner new city ( Innere Neustadt Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
  • Eckberg Castle, (Schloss)View of the Elbe Schloss Eckberg is one of the three river Elbe castles and is located on the right banks of the Elbe in Dresden , about 3 km up river from the city center. West of Schloss Eckberg is Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Sep 7, 2013
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