Canaletto view

In 1748 the painter Bernardo Bellotto – better known as Canaletto – painted the famous picture “Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge“. The title says it all, it is a wonderful depictation of the “skyline” of Dresden, Germany – including all those wonderful buildings close to the Elbe.

You can get the same view if you leave the city center and cross the river Elbe on the Augustusbrücke (close to the Zwinger, Semperoper and the Fürstenzug) and then turn immediatly left. A metal image frame shows where the picture was painted. It is directly in front of the Hotel Bellevue, a well known hotel in Dresden.

Canaletto view at Elbe
Große Meißner Straße 15
01097 Dresden

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