Some German frinds took us here a few weeks ago and it was truly breathtaking! Dresden is one of my favourite cities. I find the history absolutely fascinating. The panometer is built within an old retired gasworks. It is a bit tricky to find as it is deep in an industrial area of Dresden. I imagine that unless you are reading this review or are with locals it would be difficult to find or know about. There is a museum which contains artefacts from around Dresden and numerous historical photographs. All of the descriptions are in both English and German.
After walking through the museum section there is a short video which I reccomend watching on the making of the Image. The artist Asisi talks through his desire to create a photographic image from Dresden back in 1756. This video is in German so if you don't speak the language take a german friend - though to be honest you can pretty much guess what is going on from the pictures anyway. However it is worth watching the video before experiencing the actual panorama image.
The quality of this image is amazing. Start on the top level first and take binoculars with you! While you experience the image the light and sounds change throughout so that you can experience different times of the day from a pink sunrise to the turquoise blue evening sky.
Anyone with a love of photography or Dresden should see this! Apparently soon it will be changed to some Amazon panorama - I realy hope that they keep the dresden one though because historically it is fascinating. Allow for a good few hours as the image is do detailed you can really lose yourself as you take note of every small aspect.
This is a real must see!!
Beeindruckend! It's great!
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