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Garden City of Hellerau

Garden City of Hellerau
The Festspielhaus Hellerau

The Garden City of Hellerau, at that time a suburb of Dresden, was founded in 1909 according to the principles postulated by the British reformer Ebenezer Howard. It was built by renowned architects and artists, amongst them Hermann Muthesius, Heinrich Tessenow, Theodor Fischer and Wilhelm Kreis. In 1911 Tessenow built the Hellerau Festspielhaus (festival theatre) for the Swiss music educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze and Hellerau became a centre of modernism with international standing until the outbreak of World War I. During the Third Reich, this area was infamous.

In 1950 Hellerau was incorporated into the city of Dresden. Today the Hellerau reform architecture is recognized as exemplary. In the 1990's the garden city of Hellerau became a conservation area.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_in_Dresden ]

Related: http://www.dresden-hellerau.de
Address: Am Biedersberg 1a, 01109 Dresden
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