Take in the impressive facade of the Saxon State Chancellery, a historic state building and important part of Germany's treasured regional democracy. The grand State Chamber, located in the southern part of the Inner New Town close to Carolaplatz, is the office of the Minister-President of Saxony. The magnificent building was constructed in 1900 in Historicistic style with a glorious golden crown on its roof to symbolize the Kingdom of Saxony. Visitors can take wonderful photos of the exterior but cannot enter without prior permission as it is a working political building. Afterwards, take a serene stroll along the River Elbe which runs past the Chancellery. The Sächsische Staatskanzlei is a supreme Land authority of the free state of Saxony and the official residence of the Saxon Prime Minister. It exists since 1995 as a ministry in the state capital Dresden. In 1920s and 1930s, there was also a state chancellery. The building is located in Dresden's government district in Innere Neustadt.
History of the building
The building of the State Chancellery was built as a common ministerial building between 1900 and 1904 in the neo-renaissance style on Neustädter Elbufer between Carolabrücke and Albert Bridge for the Royal Saxon Ministries of the Interior, the Judiciary and the Ministry of Culture and Public Education. The building, designed by Edmund Waldow (head of state building construction) and under the direction of the architect Heinrich Tscharmann, was partially destroyed in 1945 during the bombing of Dresden. After the reconstruction in the 1950s, the building was used as the seat of the District of Dresden until the 1990. In the following four years the building was redeveloped and in 1992 a major change had been made to the peace dove on the roof, being exchanged for a crown. Since 1990, the building is the seat of the Saxon State Government and the Saxon State Chancellery.