Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The Great Garden in Dresden is a park of Baroque origin. The current largest park in the city was from 1676 on the order of the Elector Johann Georg III. created and repeatedly expanded in the course of its history, so that today it has an approximately rectangular floor plan on an area of approximately 1.8 square kilometers. Its longitudinal extent is about 1900 meters, the width reaches a maximum of 950 meters. The most important building in the center of the park is the summer palace built around 1680 by Johann Georg Starckes. Over the course of its more than three-hundred-year history, the Great Garden has been transformed many times, so that the Baroque basic structure has remained recognizable to this day, but can no longer be spoken of as a baroque garden in the narrower sense.
July 12, 2015
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