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“Elegant City Entrance!”
Review of Georgenbau

Georgenbau
Ranked #57 of 226 things to do in Dresden
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 19 September 2015

The Geogentor or Georgenbau is the Dresden Old City exit to the bridge on River Elbe. It is located on Scholassplatz between the royal palace and the royal stables. It is a Neo Renaissance building built in 1530-1535 during George the bearded's time. On the face of the building you can see an inscription "Providentiae Memor" which means keep Providence in Mind. This was the national slogan of Saxony and part of the Wettiners coat of arms. You can see amazing gargoyles on this beautiful passageway. You can also see some religious themes in this building. On the inner-side you can read the words "Per invidiam Diaboli Mors Intravit In Orbs" meaning through the devil's envy death entered into the world. This gateway way destroyed by the Allied air-raids during WWII and was rebuilt in the 1960's.

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