Clarion Congress Hotel Usti nad Labem
Spitalske namesti 3517
Usti nad Labem, 40001
Phone: (420) 270 004200
Fax: (420) 270 004255
Spitalske namesti 3517, Usti nad Labem, CZ, 40001
- Phone: (420) 270 004200
- Fax: (420) 270 004255
Arts & Museums
Richard Wagner only lived in the little village of Graupa for three months, but his former residence has now been decked out with period furniture and turned into a museum in honour of him. The exhibition contains a broad variety of information about Wagner's life and times, including rare photographs and priceless manuscripts. Visitors would also be well advised to take a walk along Lochmühlenweg to the bronze Wagner Memorial at Liebethaler Grund.
Although the was establish in 1963, it's history dates further back to 1876. Housed within the Schloss Pillnitz, overlooking the River Elbe, this museum displays European decorative artworks that were actually intended to provide inspiration to students of an older fine arts and design school. Several ceramic and iron works, furniture and textiles displayed are actually a part of the original 1876 collection. Apart from these, over the years, the museum has collected more recent artifacts and contemporary artworks as well. Open from May to October, this museum makes for an interesting visit.
Memorials to Carl Maria von Weber, one of Dresden's most famous sons, can be found all over the city. The facade of the Semper Opera House, for example, contains a bust of the great composer, but it is the museum which attracts the most interest. Situated in Weber's former home in the district of Hosterwitz, the museum contains numerous manuscripts, pictures and other memorabilia which elucidate the life and times of the great man. A must for fans of opera and classical music.
Yadegar Asisi, the artist has brought a unique style of art to Europe with panoramic images. The Asisi Panometer at Dresden is a former gasometer that now functions as the exhibition center. The images shown are almost 100 meters long and invite the curiosity of many visitors. The exhibits are meant to involve people of all ages and generate interest and awe at such an art form .
A permanent collection and part of the Technischen Sammlungen Dresden on Junghansstraße, Erlebnisland Mathematik is dedicated to Mathematics and Arithmetic activites. The facility is spread over 600 square meters (6458 square feet) and includes about 70, fun experiments. Although some of these are for younger kids, the others are as interesting to a 10 year old as they are to a 50 year old! These exciting activities that also add to knowledge, Erlebnisland Mathematik, which literally means 'Adventureland Mathematics', is truly a fun way to learn for all - whether you're a school-going youth or a 30-something professional!
A Mecca for technology fans, the Technische Sammlungen Dresden provides a fascinating journey through the world of electronics, data processing, photography, mathematics and home entertainment. Visitors are encouraged not just to look, but also to take part in experiments dealing with the likes of gravity, magnetism and optical technology. Visitors can also climb to the top of the museum's tower, where a wonderful view of the city unfolds.
Experience the spirit of European music. Set in the heart of Dresden's University district, the Lukaskirche (Lucas Church) is renowned for its classical music performances. The late 19th Century architecture serves as a perfect backdrop for the variety of events taking place here; symphonies, traditional trombone orchestras and choirs. Many famous classical recordings have taken place here at Lukaskirche as they continue to honor the great European masters, while still serving the community as a place of worship.
Dedicated to the German playwright and philosopher, Friedrich Schiller, the Schiller Pavillion on Schillerstraße is one of the smallest museums in Dresden. The diminutive building is where Schiller was a guest when he tarried in Dresden, first in 1785 and many times later, whenever he visited. It is where, he reportedly worked on his five-act tragedy Don Carlos and the much-discussed An die Freude; which gives Schiller Pavilion a special significance for literature scholars and circles. The museum features artifacts, documents and works by Schiller thus, giving interesting insights into Schiller's psyche. Open on weekends only between Easter and September, this place makes for an interesting visit.
The huge German Hygiene Museum building stands on the edge of the Great Garden. Here, the whole family can get health and hygiene advice combined with learning and fun. With the help of models, preparations and medical equipment, topics such as a healthy lifestyle, the anatomy and physiology of the human being, sexual biology and AIDS-precautions are closely examined. The most famous object is the transparent glass woman that makes seeing the workings of the body possible. It is not just young visitors who can enjoy activities and tests to teach them about their life and body; adults also forget their age in the German Hygiene Museum's numerous rooms.
The former brewery, Feldschlösschen-Stammhaus offers authentic German flavors coupled with freshly brewed ales. A special feature is that each sort of beer comes with its own individual menu, with fish dishes to accompany lighter beers and sausages to accompany the darker beers. Visitors can marvel at the copper beer vats and take a guided tour around the next-door Beer Museum every Monday. This single site accommodates several people with varied interests - for history buffs, it emphasizes history of brewing in Germany, for food-lovers, it serves gastronomic delights, so delicious that you just have to return and for beer connoisseurs it is truly a haven with splendid brews like Feldschlösschen Pilsner aboard. All in all, Feldschlösschen makes for an interesting visit.
The Stadtmuseum (city museum) is situated in an historic 18th century country house and features a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions dealing with local history, art and culture. Visitors can travel through the different epochs of history and see how the city has developed over the centuries. The museum is particularly good for families, with a special exhibition about the fire brigade, a miniature railway and a wonderful Christmas show. The museum is linked to the Carl Maria von Weber Museum, Kraszewski Museum, Kügelgenhaus and Schillerhäuschen.
Housed within the Albertinum which is also home to the Skulpturensammlung, Galerie Neue Meister or New Masters Gallery is considered to be one of the best art museums in the city. The vast collection comprises of over 300 artworks of German artists, that hail from different cohorts, beginning from the 19th Century. With pieces such as Tahitian Women on the Beach by Paul Gauguin and Two Men Contemplating the Moon by Caspar David Friedrich, Modellpause by Lovis Corinth, it forms a splendid display that highlights import art periods of Germany, such as German Romanticism and Civic Realism. If you're an art buff, this place is not to be missed.