Dresden Elbe Valley World Heritage Site

Cultural landscape

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Dresden Elbe Valley
View from Loschwitz to Dresden city centre (2005)
Length20 kilometres (12 mi) Northwest-Southeast
LocationDresden Basin, Germany
Population centersDresden
Coordinates51°02′59″N 13°48′48″E / 51.04972°N 13.81333°E / 51.04972; 13.81333Coordinates: 51°02′59″N 13°48′48″E / 51.04972°N 13.81333°E / 51.04972; 13.81333
Criteriaii, iii, iv, v
Designated2004 (28th session)
Reference no.1156
Delisted2009 (33rd session)

The Dresden Elbe Valley is a cultural landscape and former World Heritage Site stretching along the Elbe river in Dresden, the state capital of Saxony, Germany. The valley, extending for some 20 kilometres (12 mi) and passing through the Dresden Basin, is one of two major cultural landscapes built up over the centuries along the Central European river Elbe, along with the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm downstream.

With respect to its scenic and architectural values, including the Dresden urban area as well as natural river banks and slopes, the Elbe Valley was entered on the World Heritage Site list of the UNESCO in 2004. However, in July 2006 it was designated a World Heritage in Danger and finally delisted in June 2009, in the course of the construction of the Waldschlösschen Bridge river crossing.

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    Borough of Dresden in Saxony, Germany

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    Borough of Dresden in Saxony, Germany

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