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Panoramic view of Dresden

The panoramic view of the skyline of Dresden, as depicted in the painting by Canaletto currently... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Centreville, Virginia
Great view

Lovely just to walk around and take in the views.Nice to walk over the bridge to enlarge the... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Alan B
Newport, United Kingdom
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Elbufer, Nahe Augustusbrucke, 01069 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

On my visit, the view was encumbered by cranes and scaffolding attendent on the reconstruction of the Augustus Brucke. So it sort of ironically reflected Canaletto's experience. His painting of the scene in 1748 shows scaffolding on the tower of the cathedral, demonstration that in...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

The panoramic view of the skyline of Dresden, as depicted in the painting by Canaletto currently displayed in the Old Master's Picture Gallery in the Zwinger complex, is remarkably similar to the 21st century view that you can enjoy today. After the massive destruction of...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2018

Lovely just to walk around and take in the views.Nice to walk over the bridge to enlarge the perspective.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

The views from the canal is really beautiful. It’s also a lovely place to walk around as it Offers gorgeous views of Dresden’s historic skyline.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

The artist known mostly as Canaletto was not the Venetian master, but his nephew who traded under his uncle's name. He was actually Bernardo Bellotto. His paintings of Dresden are most interesting, as are his of Warsaw.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

It was beautiful to walk along the river in Dresden in the sunny weather, have a beer in the beer garden and admire the view and buildings across the river.

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

This is where Bernardo Canaletto stood to paint his famous panoramic view of Dresden, and it still looks much the same today. Impossible to resist taking several photos when standing in this spot.

1  Thank Nick S
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Here's where the best views of Dresden are across the river. Simply amazing facade to the city here.

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

A very beautiful view of Dresden, had to take my photo of the city as well. It was so interesting to compare the artists view and the view now. You can identify so many places.

Thank HermanK449
Reviewed August 11, 2017

A gorgeous view of the glory of dresden very much in the Canelletto style . Representative paintings of this view are shown in the Cosel Pals restaurant also. Do go and take a picture.

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