Blowballs today at Dresden Prager Strasse

Where have all the blowballs gone?

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If you arrive by train at Dresden Main Station and you follow our directions to the meeting point of the DresdenWalks tours, you will come across a fountain whose spouts will remind you inevitably of blowballs. “International Style” on the way from the main station to...

Rebuilding Dresden after 1945: A new orientation and new constructions

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Although the streets of Dresden were quickly cleared and opened for traffic soon after the bombing on 13th and 14th February 1945, the people of Dresden had to live for almost a decade in a city marked by ruins and rubble. Portions of houses, mostly facades, rose like skeletons...
Archeology in Dresden near Church of our Lady

Archeology in Dresden

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In September, as Seema already reported in an earlier blog, was the Day of the Open Landmark. And like Seema, I too visited the archeological digs in the center of the city. I too found them fascinating and learned a bunch of new information that I integrated immediately into my...
Schrebergardens in Dresden

Schrebergardens in Dresden

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Well, this is a bit of an unusual topic for someone to blog about on a Walking Tours of Dresden website, but it is a subject that has interested me since I decided to make Dresden my home almost 15 years ago. Let me start with a little background information about myself. Before...

IBUG your life at Crime Show!

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Crime Show, sorry…Crimmitschau was the ‘City of a 100 chimmneys’ at the beginning of the 20th Century, and was one of the major textile industries centre in Saxony. As the factories were closed down in 1990, they stood, abandoned and desolate. Till this week....

THE OPENING OF THE WALDSCHLÖSSCHEN BRIDGE

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Dresden is celebrating the opening of a new bridge those days. It is the Waldschlösschen bridge, a bridge that was and is much talked about here. It has been one of the most controversial projects in Dresden in the last years. It had been the locals who decided for the bridge in...

THE NEW MARKET SQUARE IS GROWING – OPENING OF THE RESIDENTIAL BLOCK VIII

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During all our walking tours through the Old Town we inform our guests about the reconstruction of the houses on the New Market Square. It is the area which has changed the most during the last years and reflects nowadays Dresden’s former charm. The square and the surrounding...