Alok Bhartia Opens the Jewel Box of Europe!


A French traveler in India once told Alok Bhartia to unlock the European essence. It was confusing at first but the traveler continued and mentioned Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. It’s true, the spirit of Europa lies in Dresden, where gothic architecture trumps over the senses. He visited this fantastic city and describes it as a ‘Vitruvian delight’. Based on his experiences, Alok Bhartia brings you five must-see places in Dresden that describe the magnificence of Europe.

 

Dresden Frauenkirche

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This marvelous church was built in 1743. In World War II, it was reduced to rubbles by the allied bombing. After the unification of Germany in 1990, the drive to rebuild the damaged monuments took the wheel. Dresden Frauenkirche was made open to the public once again in 2005. This cathedral features music concerts and entertaining events round the year.

 

Catholic Court Church

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The equestrian statue of King John of Saxony greets you with the quintessence of valor and might when you approach the Catholic Court Church. The church was finished in 1755. Later in 1980, it was anointed as a cathedral for its rich history and striking beauty.

 

Zwinger mit Semperbau

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Alok Bhartia suggests visiting Zwinger mit Semperbau since this museum houses the history of Dresden. The Dresden porcelain collection is a must-see. If you find scientific instruments of the past interesting, you’ll love the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments.

 

The Golden Horseman

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The glory of Saxony has been poured into a golden statue of Augustus the Strong, the king of Poland and a Saxony elector. It was raised in 1736 at the New Town market. It was Augustus the Strong who established Goth architecture in the Elbe.

 

German Hygiene Museum  

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As funny as it sounds, no, the German Hygiene Museum does not display medieval toilets. It was found in 1912 to promote healthy living and cleanliness. The famous glass woman statue, whose anatomy can be seen through the glass, should be checked out by everyone.

 

 

 

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