On my project, I wanted to go on vacation to other countries, but I decided not to take risks and better study the country in which I am going through my project. I think for each volunteer, there comes a time on the project when his project becomes a routine. Each day is similar to the previous one. And then you have to look for new routes on the way to work, study the area in which you live, look for new cafes and restaurants. And I decided to do the same with Germany. I decided to go for the weekend, and explore the region of Germany, which I have never been to. This is a very good remedy for chondra and depression for young people.
Visiting a jeweler
The first Russian celebrity to visit Saxony was Tsar Peter I. He arrived in Dresden on June 1, 1698, returning from Western Europe with the Great Embassy to his homeland. He was placed in the chambers of the castle of Augustus the Strong (elector at that time was in Warsaw). On his first visit, Peter visited the Kunstkamera, the Arsenal, the Königstein fortress in Saxony Switzerland. In the future, the Russian tsar will make three more trips to Saxony and support Augustus the Strong in his struggle for the Polish crown.
To study in Freiberg
In 1739 - 1740, the first Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov studied mining, metallurgy and chemistry in the Saxon Freiberg. Here he, learning about the victory of the Russian troops over Turkey (note the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739), wrote a large literary work - "Ode to the victory over the Turks and Tatars and the capture of Khotin in 1739", which, according to Belinsky , marked the birth of the domestic literature of the New Age. After studying, Lomonosov returned to St. Petersburg, where he helped professor of botany Johann Amman compile a catalog of stones and fossils of the Kunstkamera’s Mineralogical Cabinet.
Treasure in a snuffbox
The great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky and his wife Anna periodically lived in the Saxon capital from 1862 to 1871. In 1867, Anna Dostoevskaya wrote in her diary: “There is a terrible wind in Dresden. It is a city of winds ... As a result, it has such healthy air. They say that last year, when Europe had the strongest cholera, I didn’t mention it here. ”
Unfortunately, the house where the Dostoevsky stayed did not survive, but the places of their walks today attract tourists from all over the world. The couple visited Zwinger, the Gallery of Old Masters, where Fyodor Mikhailovich stood on a chair to get a better look at Rafael's Sistine Madonna. From the gallery, the writer and his wife went to the Bryulleva terrace - the embankment of the Elbe River. “This is a rather large terrace above the Elbe, stone, lined with trees,” writes Anna G. in a diary. There they dined. “We were served six different dishes and, finally, a dessert consisting of two varieties of ice cream, oranges, confect, biscuits, raisins, nuts.”
For the sake of paintings and inspiration
To see the masterpieces of the Dresden Art Gallery, Ivan Turgenev, Ilya Repin, the founder of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after him, specially came here. A.S. Pushkin Ivan Tsvetaev. The great Russian composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, Dmitry Shostakovich lived and worked in Dresden.
To work undercover
Perhaps the most famous resident of Dresden among our contemporaries was Vladimir Putin. The 33-year-old KGB captain arrived in Dresden in 1985 through foreign intelligence. He worked under the guise of the director of the Dresden House of Friendship of the USSR - the GDR. In the Saxon capital, his youngest daughter Katya was born. The Putin family lived in a five-story panel at Radeberger Straße 101, this is the outskirts of the city. The apartment was one-bedroom with a pantry on the third floor. The future president walked to work. Five minutes and already in the bureau on Angelikastraße 4. The workplace of the KGB captain was located in a 1909 built villa. In an interview with journalist Andrei Kondrashov, he explained his work tasks as follows: "We worked from the territory of the GDR in other countries, as they said then, to the countries of the main enemy."
Vladimir Putin’s favorite beer house, Am Thor, is located on Albertplatz Square, where he ordered a mug of Radeberger beer. Today, the institution has a corner with portraits of the Russian president, and still serves this beer.
I chose these places not by chance; I visited almost all of the places. This is a very interesting experience when you first visited this place, and then you are already looking for information about it on the Internet. It is put off in your head once and for all. I am very glad that ESK projects are arranged in such a way that we can travel and discover new facets. This is very good in my opinion. I recommend visiting these places to all volunteers, and if you have any questions, I can send you a location in private messages.