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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Dresden Elbe Valley, Germany

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Dresden Elbe Valley is a World Heritage Site that was inscribed in 2004 and delisted in 2009. The cultural landscape of the 18th and 19th century extends for 18 kilometers along the river from Übigau Palace and Ostragehege fields in the north-west to the Pillnitz Palace and the Elbe River Island in the south-east.

The historic centre of Dresden along with Pillnitz Palace are some of the main historic sites, along with suburban villas and gardens from the 19th and 20th centuries. There are vineyards along the Dresden Elbe Valley slopes. Other attractions include structures from the industrial revolution, among them the 147-meter Blue Wonder steel bridge, built in 1891-93, the suspension cable railway, built in 1898-1901, and the funicular, built between 1894-95. There are also passenger steamships plying the river, the oldest of which dates from 1879 and is still in use today.

Dresden Elbe Valley was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, 28 June - 7 July, 2004. It was delisted on 25 June, 2009 because the city went ahead to build a four-lane bridge through the site. In so doing, the state party failed to preserve the "outstanding universal value [of the property] as inscribed."


The Blue Wonder Steel Bridge across the Elbe in Dresden
The Blue Wonder Steel Bridge across the Elbe in Dresden
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 51 2 24 E 13 49 16
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV, V

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