dresden
Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
Population
City: 530 754 (2014)
Metro: 1 328 759 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Dresden
closeDresden evolved into one of Germany's most beautiful cities after it became the residence of the Wettins, rulers of Saxony for over 800 years. In the 18th century the city was one of Europe's most important cultural centers with grandiose buildings like the Semper Opera House and Zwinger.
After allied fire bombings obliterated the historical center reconstruction of Dresden's magnificent landmarks would drag on for more than sixty years.
Random Dresden Highlights
Neustadt, Dresden
Originally a separate city founded in the early 15th century, Neustadt is now a district of Dresden with a unique character thanks to its cohesive 18th century architecture and wide tree-lined streets.
Golden Rider, Dresden
The Goldener Reiter is a rather spectacular gilded equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. The statue was commissioned by his son who inaugurated it in 1734.
Old Masters Picture Gallery, Dresden
The Old Masters Gallery has an excellent collection of 15th to 18th century paintings. Its most famous artwork is the Sistine Madonna by Raphael, best known for its two little cherubs.
Zwinger, Dresden
Zwinger is a magnificent palace complex with beautifully sculpted pavilions connected by long galleries. In the 18th century it was used for court festivities. Today it is home to several museums.



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