23 July 2018

Distance from hotel: 3.2 km

Dresden Elbe Valley - Elbe castles and Blue Wonder

The Dresden Elbe castles

Castle Albrechtsberg
Built 1850 to 1854 in the style of Roman Renaissance. A villa built for Prince Albrecht of Prussia. In 1925 the city acquired the Dresden Castle. The ballroom and reception rooms are available for conferences and cultural events.

Lingner Castle
The Villa Stockhausen overlooks the Elbe Valley. The twin-towered villa was built for the Chamberlain of the Prussian Prince Albrecht, who had to reside outside of Prussia due to his unacceptable marriage. In 1906, the castle was sold to the factory owner and founder of the German Hygiene Museum Karl August Lingner (Odol). After his death the City of Dresden became responsible for the Castle and its spacious park.

Schloss Eckberg
The palace with its extensive landscaped park is also one of the famous three on the Elbe. It was built from 1859 bis1861 for the merchant John Daniel Souchay in the style of the English Gothic Revival. The gardens and the castle with its 25 meter high observation tower are a highlight of Dresdner romantic style.
The Loschwitz bridge

The official name for the “Blue Wonder” is The Loschwitz Bridge. It was built between 1891-93, The total length of the bridge is 260 m, the span between the two banks of pillars 141.5 m.
The initial green paint turned blue after a short time, after which the popular name "Blue Wonder" came about. In 1935, the road was widened, and walkways added.
In 1945 German troops were ordered to demolish the bridge but were prevented by Dresden’s citizens.
Originally trams ran over the bridge to Pillnitz but eventually heavy traffic had to be restricted. Experts continue to discuss about how to restore the bridge and thereby retain this cultural and landmark highlight.

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 Single Double
23.07. Mon.  €68    €75
24.07. Tue.  €68    €75
25.07. Wed.  €68    €75
26.07. Thu.  €68    €75
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Dresden Info
Time:  12:01
Mon, 23.07.  29°C 
Tue, 24.07.  32°C 
Wed, 25.07.  31°C 
Distances from hotel
Centre 2.0 km
Fair 4.0 km
Trainstation 1.0 km
Airport 5.0 km
Freeway 5.0 km
University 5.5 km
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