Imagine getting to listen to some cool music every time it rains. It should be a beautiful experience, right? Well, that is precisely what residents of Neustadt Kunsthofpassage enjoy whenever it rains.  The magnificent drain and gutter system installed on the wall of the house turns into an enjoyable musical instrument each time it rains.
As beautiful as the story behind the house may sound to you, there are still more facts about it. That is why this article covers all you need to know about Neustadt Kunsthofpassage.
Neustadt Kunsthofpassage is one of many courtyards of the Kunsthofpassage project — art experiment pieces done by the tenants of the building. This particular courtyard is dubbed the Courtyard of Elements, and other yards under the same project include Hof des Lichts, Hof der Tiere and Hof der Metamorphosen; in English, Courtyard of Light, Courtyard of Animals, and Courtyard of Metamorphoses, respectively.

Who created Neustadt Kunsthofpassage?

The whole idea of converting platter of rainfall into a beautiful orchestral symphony on the Courtyard of Elements according to the one who made it, Annette Paul, was inspired by the bad weather experience of living in St. Peterburg. The sculptor, Annette Paul, worked with designers, Christoph Rossner and Andre Tempel, to create this art piece. However, the front view of the building was the idea of Rube Goldberg Machine.


How to locate Neustadt Kunsthofpassage.

Neustadt Kunsthofpassage is located in Dresden’s student district in the New Town, East Germany. The building cannot be seen by drivers who drive in that particular location because it is inside a pedestrian-only courtyard. Therefore, you will have to make your way there on foot.
For over two decades after its installation in 1999, Neustadt Kunsthofpassage has been the ideal destination of many tourists. Tourists troop in every year to catch a glimpse and hear for themselves the music of this magnificent work of art.
Did you know the passage also had other compartments? Yes, it does contain galleries, cafes, small boutiques and even bookstores.
Written by iChris
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