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38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress

Dresden, Germany

Sunday July 27 - Sunday August 3, 2008

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Germany’s most important Protestant church was erected here, following the designs of George Bähr, between 1726 and 1743. Its characteristic dome, called the "stone bell" owing to its shape, collapsed on February 15, 1945 under the rain of bombs. An anti-war monument during the GDR period, it is now being rebuilt as a symbol of conciliation. The official consecration was in October 2005.
right: Frauenkirche as it is now, and during rebuilding


Semper Opera House
Built 1838-41 by Gottfried Semper. Gutted by fire in 1869. Rebuilt 1871-78 in High Renaissance style according to Semper´s plans by his son Manfred. The house was completely destroyed in 1945 and reopened in 1985 after extensive reconstruction. It is the only theater in Germany that bears the name of its architect.

Built 1710-28 by the architect Pöppelmann in cooperation with the sculptor Permoser. Originally designed as an orangery and a setting for court festivities, it was later used for exhibitions. Most perfect example of late Baroque architecture in Germany. Construction of the Semper Gallery 1847-55. In the Zwinger: Old Masters Picture Gallery, Armoury (Rüstkammer), Porcelain Collection, Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Zoological Museum.

Brühl Terrace
A former rampart. 1739-48 laid out as a "pleasance" with trees and walks for the then Prime Minister Count Brühl. After addition of the magnificent flight of steps (1814) made accessible to the public. The discovery of European porcelain (by Böttger in 1708) was made in the vaults beneath the terrace. Viewing of the Dresden Fortress.

The Kulturpalast
Cultural Center, opened in 1969. This festival hall, with seating for 2,400, is not only the scene of regular concerts of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, but also hosts a great number of other concerts and events

Congress Venue - in the circle on the map and the right edge of the photo.

The Main Hall (left) and The Restaurant (right)


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Guided Tour of Dresden

Saturday, August 2, 2008: Whole day excursions

a) Elbe Valley, (boat trip), Lunch, Visit of the Bastei (Saxonian Switzerland)

b) Visit to Meissen (world famous porcelaine factory), Lunch, Moritzburg, Schloss Albrechtsburg

OR -

c) a four day tour to Berlin, Potsdam etc. Sat . Aug 2 - Wed Aug 6 - details: English / Deutsch (PDF)


Participants of the 1st IVU World Vegetarian Congress, in Dresden, 1908



See you in Dresden 2008!



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