Turkish bath (Dresden)

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Turkish bath (around 1900)

The Turkish bath is the Moorish-Oriental bath at Albrechtsberg Castle in Dresden . The client, Prince Albrecht of Prussia , had it built in memory of his trip to the Orient in 1843.

This was designed by the Prussian architect Carl von Diebitsch in 1855 based on the model of the Alhambra .

The bathroom is located in a small room that is accessible from the 1st floor. A steep, straight staircase leads down to the bathroom, splits and leads around the water basin. A two - bay canopy - like stalactite vault rests on marble columns that stand on the raised edge of the water basin.

Painted stucco tiles decorate the room and the staircase, while inlays have been attached to the low wooden panels . The predominant colors are red , blue , pink, and gold . Two candelabra stand in the outer corners while mirrors can be seen on the three walls.

The trips of the castle owner, Prince Albrecht of Prussia , and the oriental fashion of the time probably inspired him to set up such a bath.

The bathroom served as a template for the DEFA film The Story of Little Muck .

In addition to the interior of the Old Synagogue in Dresden, which has no longer been preserved, the Turkish bath is the last interior in the style of Moorish art .


  • Fritz Löffler : The old Dresden - history of its buildings . EASeemann, Leipzig 1981, ISBN 3-363-00007-3 .
  • Volker Helas : Architecture in Dresden 1800–1900 . Verlag der Kunst Dresden GmbH, Dresden 1991, ISBN 3-364-00261-4 .
  • Samuel Wittwer : Glass tulips, Persian vases and Moorish brocade from Berlin: Prince Albrecht of Prussia's journey to the Orient in 1843 and its consequences. Annual report 2019. Ed. Friends of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens eV, Berlin 2019. P. 68.

Individual evidence

  1. Helas, p. 133
  2. Volker Helas: Architecture in Dresden 1800–1900 , p. 134