Welcome to the Yenidze!
Along with Dresden’s famous monuments such as Frauenkirche, Semperoper and the Zwinger, the Yenidze belongs to Dresden’s most distinctive pieces of architecture. Built in the style of a mosque, the former cigarette factory stands out clearly from the common Baroque and renaissance architecture found in other buildings in central Dresden.
The Yenidze is located on the east side of Dresden’s district of Friedrichstadt, which is only short walk away from the town centre. Read more about the history, architecture and current use of this unique building.
A district full of history
The Yenidze is located on the east side of Dresden’s district of Friedrichstadt, which belongs to Dresden’s suburbs and was called “Ostra” up until the 16th century. In 1568, the so-called “Ostravorwerk” was founded which was built to supply the court and secure Dresden’s fortress. In 1835 Ostra was renamed to Friedrichstadt and suburbanised to Dresden.