Monday, March 17, 2008

Erich Kästner and Dresden

Erich Kästner is one of the most popular authors of my hometown Dresden. His book “Als ich ein kleiner Junge war” is about his childhood in Saxon’s Capital, a wonderful homage to the splendor of Dresden. He was born in the “Dresdner Neustadt” and by the way, I grew up in the very same house where he was born. And here comes my recommendation, and a picture as well (this blog needs a picture from time to time!). A museum was founded in 1999 and is located very close to the places where he spent his boyhood – Antonstrasse 1 / near to the Albertplatz. The photograph shows the young Erich sitting on the wall surrounding the museum watching the busy life on the Albertplatz.

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