Brühl’s Terrace

Dresden's balcony of Europe

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Brühl’s Terrace is often called the “Balcony of Europe” – some claim that the ubiquitous German poet laureate Goethe had invented the term, but others say that the many guests from all over Europe, who are strolling along the 500 meters and enjoy the views of the Elbe and the opposite river bank have the copyright.

Brühl’s Terrace is named after Heinrich Count von Brühl, Cabinet Minister under Frederick Augustus II. When he received parts of the terrace as a noble gift from his elector in 1739, he turned it into a closed-off area left to the noble society.

Those were the days… – but  since 1814, the Terrace is public, a wide staircase leading up from the Schlossplatz to the terrace with its unique ensemble of landscaping art and architecture.

At A Glance

Georg-Treu-Platz 1
Dresden Saxony 01067
49 351 501501

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