"Elegant Terrace with Panoramic Views of The Elbe" Brühlsche Terrasse - Bruehl's Terrace Tip by Ekaterinburg

  View of Bruhl terrace from Augustbrucke
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  • View of Bruhl terrace from Augustbrucke - Dresden
      View of Bruhl terrace from Augustbrucke
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  • Bruhl Terace at Dusk - Dresden
      Bruhl Terace at Dusk
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  • The Elbe from Bruhl Terrace - Dresden
      The Elbe from Bruhl Terrace
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  • Kunst Akademie on Bruhl Terrace - Dresden
      Kunst Akademie on Bruhl Terrace
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  • Touched by an Angel - Bruhl Terrace - Dresden
      Touched by an Angel - Bruhl Terrace
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Bruhl Terrace and the Elbe below it is probably the most painted and photographed view of Dresden. When you leave Neumarkt and Frauenkirche a short stroll down Mungasse will bring you out to the riverside, underneath Bruhl Terrace. At Christmas time Mungasse is thronged with people visiting the Christmas Market and this is where we had lunch then walked parallel with Bruhl Terrace to find a coach. The coach brought us to visit some of Dresden's more interesting outer suburbs but walking towards it I was absolutely furious to be walking away from Bruhl terrace, rather than walking on it.

Later in the afternoon I came back and spent quite some time here. From the end of Auguststrasse, wide steps lead up to the Terrace and suddenly you are elevated above the Old Town centre and the river and every way you look there are panoramic views. It's been described as the Balcony of Europe ( along with countless other places) but it truly is a balcony and you don't so much walk there as promenade. Lined with stately buildings such as the amazing Kunst Akademie, illuminated by ornamental lamps, everything up here seems rare and beautiful. Between buildings you get interesting views of the town centre, you look down at the traffic and people traversing the banks of the Elbe and gaze across the river to the Neustadt.

In front of the Albertinium, the Terrace peters out into Bruhl Gardens and here you will find the monument to Caspar David Friedreich. As darkness fell, returning from my trip to the Neustadt, I couldn't resist walking al round the Bruhl Terrace again. This time, with sunset flaring in the sky and lights beginning to come on across the city, it was even more magical.

Address: Bruhl Terrace
Directions: At the end of August Strasse overlooking the Elbe
Website: http://www.dresden.de

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  • Updated Mar 18, 2008
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