The Yenidze, which used to be a cigarette factory, is without doubt one of Dresden's most unusual pieces of architecture. In keeping with the style favoured during the early 20th century Hugo Zietz, the factory owner, designed this industrial building to look like a mosque. Chimneys were illegal in the city centre but the Yenidze's was hidden behind a 'minaret'. During World War Two the pseudo-oriental building was heavily damaged but cigarettes were still manufactured for a number of years. Later, the city used the building as an administrative and storage site. The impressive dome was newly glazed in 1996. After undergoing extensive restoration the Yenidze has been used as an office building and for events. The restaurant has a terrace and offers splendid views of Dresden and fairytales readings take place under the glass dome.
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