Dresden – Leipzig – Dessau

Viaggi di Architettura takes you on an exciting architectural journey with a fascinating itinerary to the eastern part of Germany where baroque and avant-garde architecture coexist in an harmonious way with masterpieces of Libeskind, Hadid and Foster.


Before 1945, Dresden was considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, home to many baroque masterpieces, royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, positioned on the valley on the River Elbe. Destroyed during World War II and rebuilt city has many historical landmarksthat are unique and exemplary in their genre.

  • The Frauenkirche is considered as the symbol of protestant church. It was destroyed in World War II and reconstructed in a heroic way one piece at a time (works completed in 2005)
  • The Royal Palace, a good representative of Renaissance Dresden.
  • The Zwinger or the Zwinger Palace, one of the best examples of baroque architecture, a complex that has many housing facilities as well as art galleries
  • And along the way admire the 102m-long Fürstenzug mural depicted on the façade of the former Stallhof (royal stables)
  • World’s most beautiful Dairy, Pfund Milk Shop entirely decorated with handpainted Villeroy & Boch tiles

Strolling on the Prager Strasse, crown of architecture in Dresden, there will be examples of traditional buildings as well as post-modern architecture.

  • Dresden’s Military History Museum by Studio Libeskind
  • Centrum Galerie Dresden, today’s Karstadt by Ferenc Simon and Ivan Fokvari
  • Kulturplatz – Palace of Culture – by Wiel
  • UFO-Kino – Cinema Center – by Coop Himmelblau
  • Transparent FactoryGlaeserne Manufaktur – factory made of glass of Volkswagen group by Gunter Henn
  • International Congress Centre Dresden by Hinrich Storch and Walther Ehlers
  • Dresden Station Development by Foster


Leipzig reserves more German architecture treasures. The city has a prestigious architectural patrimony both in classical and modern styles that has survived over the years. Its uniqueness is a rich collection of Wilhelminian-style architecture.

  • Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Leipzig main station) by William Lossow
  • BMW Central Building by Zaha Hadid
  • PORSCHE Customer Service by von Gerkan Marg
  • KPMG Verwaltungsgebäude, KMPG Office Building by Schneider+Schumacher
  • The expansion of the German National Library based on a design by Gabriele Glöckler


Dessau-Roßlau is the city of the Bauhaus architecture. Today Bauhaus Dessau, is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Viaggi di Architettura organizes a special guided tour of Bauhaus buildings in the zone.

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