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The Grand Garden of Dresden (Großer Garten)
The Grand Garden of Dresden (Großer Garten)
The Großer Garten (English: Great Garden) is a baroque style park in Dresden. It is oblong in shape and covers an area of about 2 km² in a central location of the city. Established in 1676 as a hunting preserve, it has been a public garden since 1814. Pathways and avenues are arranged symmetrically throughout its area. The Palace at the point where the avenues meet is a jewel of early Baroque. It is still used today for festive events in the middle of green surroundings. In the summer, the open-air stages and the puppet theater are always popular. Other attractions include the Botanical Garden and the zoo, while Volkswagen's manufacture of luxury cars in its Transparent Factory on the edge of the park is a symbol of the modern. For the journey into the wide landscape of experience, visitors young and old like to use the park railway, which is traditionally operated by Dresden schoolchildren.
Address: Kavaliershaus G, Hauptallee 5, 01219 Dresden
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