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Encyclopedia > Dresden Elbe Valley
View over the river meadows and Dresden
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View over the river meadows and Dresden

The Dresden Elbe Valley is a World Heritage Site in Dresden, Germany. The valley, spreading some 20 kilometres through the city of Dresden, is one of the both cultural landscapes along the central-european river Elbe. This landscape gained its worth due to the fact that it is part of the urban area as well as part of the natural river banks and slopes. Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... From left to right: Brühls Terrace; the Hofkirche and the castle; the Semper Opera House. ... The River Elbe (Czech Labe , Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of Central Europe. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ...

Map of the area in Dresden
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Map of the area in Dresden

Famous parts of the Elbe Valley are Pillnitz with its castle and old village as well as the village of Loschwitz, technical building like the bridge Blue Wonder, the Standseilbahn Dresden or the Schwebebahn Dresden and the historic center with the famous buildings of Brühl's Terrace, Semperoper and Katholische Hofkirche (Roman Catholic Church of the former court). Parts of the area like Blasewitz are historic suburbs of the city while there are also industrial parts included. Pillnitz Pillnitz is a city quarter of Dresden, Germany. ... Loschwitz is a district of Dresden, Germany. ... Blaues Wunder The Blue Wonder (Ger. ... The Standseilbahn Dresden is a funicular railway in Dresden, Germany connecting the districts of Loschwitz and Weisser Hirsch near the Blue Wonder bridge . ... The Schwebebahn Dresden around 1920 The Schwebebahn Dresden is the oldest suspension railway - a kind of hanging monorail - in the world (1891/1900), in Dresden, Germany. ... The Terrace on the right as looking around 1900. ... Semper Oper in Dresden The Semper Oper (German: Semperoper) or Saxon State Opera Dresden (Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden) is an opera house in Dresden, Germany, and is one of the most famous in the world. ... Katholische Hofkirche is a Roman Catholic Church, located in the Altstadt in the heart of Dresden, in east Germany. ... Schillerplatz in Blasewitz around 1910 Blasewitz is a historical part of Dresden, Germany in the eastern center of the city, by the bridge Blue Wonder (Blaues Wunder) south of the river Elbe. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


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World Heritage Sites in Germany
Aachen Cathedral | Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch | Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust, Brühl | Bamberg | Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau | Classical Weimar | Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg | Cologne Cathedral | Dresden Elbe Valley | Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Upper German Raetian Limes (w/ UK) | Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz | Lübeck | Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg | Maulbronn Monastery Complex | Messel Pit Fossil Site | Mines of Rammelsberg and Goslar | Muskauer Park (w/ Poland) | Monastic Island of Reichenau | Museum Island | Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin | Pilgrimage Church of Wies | Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady, Trier | St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church, Hildesheim | Speyer Cathedral | Stralsund and Wismar | Upper Middle Rhine Valley | Völklingen Ironworks | Town Hall and Roland, Bremen | Wartburg Castle | Würzburg Residence | Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Essen

 
 

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