City of Dresden

Dresden, the capital city of the Free State of Saxony is situated in a pretty natural valley on the River Elbe, halfway between Berlin and Prague. Despite the destruction during World War II, Dresden remains one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. No book about the history of german architecture can miss mentioning the Dresden "Zwinger". The "Frauenkirche" (church of our lady), the Semper Opera House and Dresden Castle as well as many other ensembles determine the image of the city. The saucy angels from Raphael’s "The Sistine Madonna" make publicity for Dresden’s art collections in the whole world. Magnificent promenades on the bank of the Elbe, interesting museums and institutions, industrial monuments, charming details - a lot to discover.

Next to the historic city center with its impressive monuments, there is the Inner Neustadt, a planned baroque city extension and now an upmarket part of town with boutiques and restaurants; the charming 19th century neighborhood of the Outer Neustadt; modern architecture and diverse shopping opportunities on Prager Strasse and Altmarkt; also several small experimental theaters and art cinemas.

Official website of Dresden
Touristic Information

Dresden - City of culture
Public transportation in Dresden



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