Thanks to President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Dresden, the capital of Saxony will now establish a street named after Korea. The Grünes Gewölbe, or Green Vault, a well-known historic museum in the city with one of the largest collections of treasures in Europe, has also begun offering an audio guide to its collection in Korean.

Cheong Wa Dae said at a briefing on March 30 that Dresden Mayor Helma Orosz told President Park that he will re-name a street in Dresden as “Korea Street.” The Dresden mayor made the announcement during a luncheon hosted by the prime minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich. The decision marks the friendship and cooperation between Korea and Germany and commemorates President Park’s visit to the city.

Dresden will have a “Korea Street” to commemorate President Park’s state visit to Germany. (photo: Yonhap News)

Dresden will have a “Korea Street” to commemorate President Park’s state visit to Germany. (photo: Yonhap News)



President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich on March 27 during her visit to the Saxony state government building in Dresden. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich on March 27 during her visit to the Saxony state government building in Dresden. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)


On the occasion of President Park’s Dresden visit, the Green Vault, located in Dresden Castle, began providing audio guide services in Korean, becoming the first major tourist attraction in the state to provide such services. President Park visited the Green Vault for the ceremony to mark the commencement of Korean language audio guide service before attending a banquet hosted by the prime minister of Saxony.

President Park Geun-hye (center) receives an audio guide player with Korean language services from the prime minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, on March 27 during her visit to the Green Vault in Dresden. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye (center) receives an audio guide player with Korean language services from the prime minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, on March 27 during her visit to the Green Vault in Dresden. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)


President Park Geun-hye (second from left) looks around the Green Vault with Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich and other staffers at the museum on March 27 during her visit to Dresden Castle. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye (second from left) looks around the Green Vault with Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich and other staffers at the museum on March 27 during her visit to Dresden Castle. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)


The Green Vault is located in Dresden Castle, built around the year 1200. Since that time, the castle has undergone various renovations to achieve today’s form. It was used as the king’s residence for nearly 400 years, from 1547 to 1918.

By Yoon Sojung
Korea.net Staff Writer
arete@korea.kr


[Source: korea.net]