From Brühl’s Terrace, you get a great perspective of New Town on the right bank of the Elbe River. Paradoxically, this was the earliest settlement dating back to the 10th century. By 1350, the community was called Altendresden. In 1429, the city was destroyed by the Hussites. A century later, Altendresden merged with and became subservient to Dresden. In 1685, a raging fire devasted most of Altendresden. In 1732 during the rebuilding, it was renamed Neustadt meaning New Town. On the left is the Saxon State Ministry of Culture (Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Kultus). On the right is the Saxon State Chancellery (Sächsische Staatskanzlei), the administrative offices of the prime minister.