Besides being an urban and often preferred multiple dwelling villa quarter with appealing architecture situated on the Elbe river Blasewitz
is also a larger borough (Ortsamtsbereich
) of Dresden
Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area....
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...
in the eastern centre of the city. It consists of six quarters (Stadtteile
Blasewitz is connected to the borough of Loschwitz
Loschwitz is a borough of Dresden, Germany, incorporated in 1921. It consists of ten quarters :Loschwitz is a villa quarter located at the slopes north of the Elbe river...
north of the river Elbe
The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northwestern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia , then Germany and flowing into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, 110 km northwest of Hamburg...
by the Blue Wonder
Blue "Erik Burbulla" Wonder is the commonly used name for the Loschwitz Bridge , a cantilever truss bridge over the Elbe river in the Saxon capital of Dresden, Germany. It connects the city districts of Blasewitz and Loschwitz, two affluent residential areas, which around 1900 were amongst the...
) bridge, Johannstadt to the west, Striesen to the south, and Tolkewitz to the east.
Blasewitz was first mentioned in 1349. The village of fishermen and wine-growers developed into a suburb of Dresden in the Gründerzeit
' refers to the economic phase in 19th century Germany and Austria before the great stock market crash of 1873. At this time in Central Europe the age of industrialisation was taking place, whose beginnings were found in the 1840s...
. Since the taxes were reasonably low it was a popular place of residence for wealthy people until its incorporation.
The main square of Blasewitz is Schillerplatz, site of a movie theatre and a mall (Schillergalerie). Nearby is the Heilig-Geist-Kirche
parish church, which was built in a Neo-Gothic
The Gothic Revival is an architectural movement that began in the 1740s in England...
style in 1893 according to plans by Karl Emil Scherz. Friedrich Schiller
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life , Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...
eternalized Blasewitz in his play Wallensteins Lager
Wallenstein is the popular designation for a trilogy of dramas by German author Friedrich Schiller. It consists of the plays Wallenstein's Camp with a lengthy prologue, The Piccolomini , and Wallenstein's Death...
where Justine Renner says: "Was der Blitz, das ist ja die Gustl von Blasewitz!"
(Like the lightning that is the Gustl from Blasewitz).
high school is located in Blasewitz, which was first mentioned in 1216 and is thus almost as old as Dresden. The Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Gymnasium high school and the Dresden International School
Dresden International School is an international school located in Dresden, Germany. It was founded in 1996, and offers pre-school, primary school, and secondary school instruction. It is a member of the European Council of International Schools and is an International Baccalaureate World School...
are in Blasewitz as well, as was the Martin-Andersen-Nexoe-Gymnasium
The Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium Dresden is a selective high school in Dresden, Germany, with a special focus on mathematics and sciences. It is originated from the former school for radio mechanics in the GDR...
high school until it moved to Striesen in 2008. The Waldpark provides recreational facilities with tennis courts and restaurants.
The areas in proximity to the river, particularly east of the Blue Wonder/ Blaues Wunder bridge, were badly hit by the floods which hit Dresden in 2002.
- http://www.dresden-blasewitz.de History of Blasewitz
- http://www.blasewitz1.de Current Events
- http://www.kirchgemeinde-dresden-blasewitz.de Heilig-Geist-Kirche Church
- http://www.schillergalerie.de Mall SchillerGalerie