The city is preparing to mark the Allied bombing in 1945, which killed thousands. But commemorations have been marred by protests. Many are angry over two outdoor art installations that are meant to be symbols of reconciliation.
Culture meets nature in Saxony: a mere 40 kilometers lie between splendid Baroque art and architecture in Dresden and the distinctive peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
An installation made of three disused buses had sparked a heated debate in Dresden last February: The unusual peace memorial by a Syrian-born artist will be set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate for two weeks.
A peace memorial by Syrian-born artist Manaf Halbouni drawing attention to the parallels between Syria's war and the 1945 bombing of Dresden has been unveiled in Dresden - to loud protests.
A monumental installation in the Belgian town of Ypres honors the victims of World War I. Its 600,000 clay sculptures each bear the name of a person killed in different battles in the Flemish town.
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