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Korean Square in Dresden

The new “Koreanischer Platz” installed in Dresden

March 31st, 2015
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“Koreanischer Platz” was installed on 23rd of March 2015, in an area of Dresden city center, the capital of Saxony State. The sign translates as "Korean Square" in English, and is located at a plaza between Weißeritzstraße and Adlergasse. This new square, built by the City Council Dresden, symbolizes the friendship and cooperation between Korea and the city of Dresden.

Europe's first Korean Square has been inaugurated in Dresden. An opening ceremony was held on 23rd of March at the square. The Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to Germany, Kim Jae-shin, attended the opening, in addition to Dresden's First Mayor Dirk Hilbert, and Korean traditional music performers, as well as people of Dresden. The inauguration of the Korean Square is considered important because 2015 is the year of the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany, and the 70th anniversary of the division of the Korean peninsula.

"Korean Square is a place of hope for reunion of Korea, the only country divided by North and South" expressed Amb. Kim Jae-shin. “By opening Korean Square in Dresden, it can bring many Korean people’s interests and attention to Dresden.” Korean Square in Dresden is a paved area of 1750 square meters, which is dedicated to the residents in the capital of Saxon. It is within easy walking distance of the kennel, one of the most popular tourist attractions of Dresden. The location is easily accessible by public transport.

The opening of the square was Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-shin’s final act as ambassador to Germany. At the end of the week his post in Germany comes to a close. After a brief stop on the annual Ambassadors meeting in Seoul, he will take up his new post as ambassador to the Philippines.

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