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- Address: Görlitzer Strasse 21-25, 01099 Dresden, Germany, 01099
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 49351-6465355
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Bar, Art And Culture, Walking Area, Restaurant, Performance, Market, Street Market, Architecture , Arts And Crafts, Landmarks, Businesses And Services, Home Improvement, Architects
Every time it rains over the city of Dresden, most people take shelter. Some, on the other hand, gather in front of the Kunsthofpassage in order to witness the amazing Funnel Wall. The Kunsthofpassage is one of the most unique and fascinating attractions in the city, with numerous art installations, kitschy markets and bars. Upon entering the passage, one feels transported into a different realm, full of colour and imagery. The student area is famous for its interesting artwork and decorations and attracts visitors from all over the world. Much of the art in this neighbourhood is well hidden and it’s quite an adventure to seek them out. Many of these installations have been features in various travel websites, frequently described as ‘amazing’, ‘strange’ and ‘entertaining’.
The Kunsthofpassage is a complex of buildings with connected courtyards. Each courtyard contains fascinating artwork. These are a series of art experiments, created by the tenants of these buildings, who are mostly students. The courtyards were designed by several architects, including Muller and Muller and Knerer and Lang, in 2001. Each courtyard has a special theme that the artwork was created around. The first is the ‘Courtyard of the Elements. It is here one can find the famous Funnel Wall; a wall covered in pipes of varying shape and size. When it rains, these pipes transform into a great orchestra, with the pipes singing out in different tunes thus the name ‘Singing Drain Pipes’. The west side of the courtyard is decorated with light reflecting aluminum panels which create light that illuminates the pipes, even through rain. This courtyard was designed and created by Annette Paul, Cristoph Rossner and Andre Tempel.
The next courtyard is called the ‘Yard of Light’, whose artistic design was the result of a competition held in 1998. The area has multiple screens which have internet access and this allows many multimedia performances to take place right out in the open. The courtyard is decorated with metallic mirrors, which reflect a stunning spectrum of colour light from the sun. The ‘Courtyard of Animals’ is home to a bevy of intricately painted beasts such as giraffes and monkeys. Wicker balconies and fountains add to the beauty.
The ‘Court of the Mythical Creature’ is a stunning mosaic and sgraffito creation, which aims to symbolize the flow of life. Stars, comets and cosmic elements decorate the northern façade are combined with mythical creatures, each with their own story, all courtesy of artist Viola Schöpe. Finally, the ‘Courtyard of the Metamorphoses’, by Arend Zwicker, consists of two 15 meter high pillars, cut into six meter sections and mounted on the surface of the building. Glass fiber bundles are illuminated at night and long ropes were attached to the surface of these pillars, for creeper plants to use as support. The artist chose 24 different sheets of paper, dipped each in linseed oil and hung them on the façade. It is these papers, that have been slowly changing over time that brings out the metamorphoses concept visually. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Dresden itinerary 1 day.
Kunsthofpassage Travel Tips
- Check out the Funnel Wall, it’s a must see.
- You can visit the small shops in this neighbourhood, they’re full of curious treasure.
- This is a good place to hang out. You can chat up the local students and find out more about the art installations.
- All shops in passage are closed on Sunday.
How to Reach Kunsthofpassage
- Tram lines 3, 7 or 8
- Ristorante Pizzeria Toscana(Pizza, Italian/€8-20)
- Soy's Sushi (Sushi Bar)
- Al Capone (Italian/€8-20)
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49.91% of people who visit Dresden include Kunsthofpassage in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
47.41% of people start their Kunsthofpassage visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kunsthofpassage
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kunsthofpassage