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History

Where Saxony’s glory commenced

Foto © Maximilian Baumgart
Foto © Maximilian Baumgart

You will find the restaurant in the historical centre of Dresden in the vaultet ceilings of the “Taschenbergpalais” opposite to the chimes pavillion of the “Dresdner Zwinger”. On the outskirts and easy to reach by foot are the “Semperoper”, the “Goldene Reiter”, the “Brühlsche Terrasse” and the “Frauenkirche”.

Entering these historical vaults of the Taschenbergpalais opposite the Zwinger you step back into the 18th century, and enter the world of August the Strong.

In 1730, August the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland arranged a legendary festivity for the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm I, in a camp known as Zeithainer Lager. He proudly presented his newly reformed army. Even today, it is still the epitome of the baroque way of life because of ist luxury and splendor. The field-kitchen provided them with countless mouth-watering delicacies. Today these pleasures have returned, and with them the folly mood, the Prussian and Baden galleries and the carrousel.

King August the Strong, Countess Cosel, musicans, fortune tellers, magicians and strolling artists will be happy to in-troduce the visitor to the many facets of Baroque lifestyle.

Let yourself feast on Saxon specialities served ot you by lovely maidens. Wherever you look – in the Monastery Bakery with ist historic oven, the museum with ist impresive Table of Nobles, the large Build Hall or the small one, or the guardians passage – you will find fascinating evidence of a time long gone by. Some of the original walls of the “Einsiedelsche Häuser” buildings, datting back to the 14th century, ca still be seen – in the place which was at the foundation of Saxony’s Glory.

In the “Alchimistenkeller” – a cave where Johann Friedrich Böttger solved the mystery of porcelain and invented the “White Gold” – visitors are welcome to enjoy the “Alchimist’s delight”. Of course, a self drawn beer or a glass of Saxonian wine will make this even more pleasurable.

Last but not least you should not miss out on the famous funnel drinking, called “Dresdner Trichtertrinken”.

Sophienkeller im Taschenbergpalais
Taschenberg 3 | 01067 Dresden

Opening hours
daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Yvonne Giese, Sales office managerReservations, inquiries, wishes:
Yvonne Giese
Sales office manager

Phone: +49 351 49 72 60

Telefax: +49 351 49 72 611
E-mail: info@sophienkeller-dresden.de
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