Striesen is the most beautiful district of Dresden because…
…it offers exceptional tranquillity and quality of life. It has just the right balance, which is apparent from the architecture. There are apartment blocks from the 1970s alongside the more grandiose villas that are typical of Striesen – palatial three-storey buildings with around 200 square metres of floor area. In recent years, unfortunately, a lot of shops here have been converted to offices or for residential use, which has made the area a bit quieter. Nevertheless, it has still managed to remain a thriving neighbourhood.
How would you explain Striesen to a stranger?
In Striesen, every day seems like Sunday. It is an architecturally outstanding district that does post-baroque Dresden proud. The long oak-lined avenues seem to stretch to the horizon. If you stand on Augsburger Strasse, for example, you have an uninterrupted view two kilometres into the distance. It is all very atmospheric and tasteful.