Ranked #15 of 18 Cultural in Dresden
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Architectural Buildings
The British Hotel Dresden was built between 1715- 1717, directed by George Bähr, the architect of the Frauenkirche (Church of...
The British Hotel Dresden was built between 1715- 1717, directed by George Bähr, the architect of the Frauenkirche (Church of the lady), and George Haase, as a spacious Palais for Wolfgang Dietrich von Beichlingen, a courtier of King August der Starke. The facade of the Landhausstrasse seemed unusually monumental for Dresden´s architecture, which was achieved mainly through the two floors reaching pilasters and rich relief decoration on the windows. 1753 the building was divided and the part located at the Landhausstrasse came to independent apartments. The name British Hotel got the house from 1835, since it served as a hotel, especially for British travelers. After the complete destruction in 1945, 51 of the originally 78 Genuine Parts of pilasters and capitals have been recovered, used in the reconstruction and adds the missing elements. Today, the facade of the Palais got back the charisma of the old days and is former known as the Hapimag Residence.Today, the British Hotel is one of the most special points of interest next to the Frauenkirche. The facade reconstructed in its original state is one of the most magnificent historic sights in the old town. The building includes next to the guest rooms, a tastefully designed and individually managed store (Tradition & Form), which offers a special selection of regional artists and craftsmen exhibits from the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) region.