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Kgl. Military Riding Institute , picture postcard (1908)
Albertstadt 1895: On the top left the cavalry buildings between Königsbrücker Strasse and the St. Pauli Cemetery

The military riding school in Dresden's Albertstadt , also the Dresden military riding school and the Royal Military Riding Institute , “served to promote the riding skills of young officers, v. a. the cavalry and the artillery , the pupils of the military training institute as well as the horse training. "

It emerged in 1864 from the military riding school founded in Dresden in 1850. It was one of three such institutions in Imperial Germany.

The buildings erected on Prinz-Georg-Allee (today Stauffenbergallee ) were inaugurated on April 8, 1879: there were two barracks buildings for trainers and commanders as well as stable buildings for 160 horses and a riding and parade ground to the north of it.

The riding school was placed under an inspector in 1891, a position that was held from 1895 by Major General Karl Emil Kirchner , who was also the commander of the 1st Cavalry Brigade No. 23 housed there . In addition to the riding school and the commandant's office, there was also the Fabrice barracks of the Royal Saxon Guard Rider Regiment, which was subordinate to the brigade .

At the end of the Second World War, the area was badly damaged by bombs. After the end of the war, the rubble was cleared and the allotment garden section “Peace Watch” was created. The clubhouse is located above the foundation walls of the destroyed riding hall. Only the barracks enclosing wall over 1000 meters long has been completely preserved; there is also a remnant building of the former riding school, which is used by the Saxon police.

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  1. 11361 - Dresden Military Riding School. ( Memento of the original from August 10, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: Main State Archives Dresden. Retrieved September 3, 2014. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Coordinates: 51 ° 4 ′ 46.2 "  N , 13 ° 45 ′ 3.6"  E