Since the beginning of the year, the COVID-19 virus has spread worldwide with increasing speed. To slow down the spread, areas were closed off, borders closed and social distancing practiced. Since March 21st, far-reaching restrictions have also applied in Dresden: after schools and universities, kindergartens, theaters, museums and cinemas had previously been closed, the citizens of the city are now only asked to use their home environment in exceptional cases, e.g. for grocery shopping and doctor visits or for the way to work.
Especially in the center of Dresden it is almost deserted, because of course, apart from the inhabitants, the otherwise numerous tourists and visitors to the cultural institutions are missing here. The orphaned places have a peculiar charm, the sight is too unusual, at the same time, despite the spring-like weather, the anxiety that the lack of people causes is palpable.