Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
City: 530 754 (2014)
Metro: 1 328 759 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
info Dresden skyline at night
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
Military History Museum, Dresden
Dresden's History Museum has a magnificent collection of ceremonial armors and weaponry, often created by master craftsmen and decorated with silver, gold and gems.
Royal Palace, Dresden
The Residenzschloss, the Royal Palace of Dresden, is a large complex in the historic center consisting of several buildings in different styles. Inside are museums and treasure chambers.
Hofkirche, Dresden
The catholic hofkirche (Church of the Court) was built by Saxon ruler Augustus III as a counterweight for the protestant Frauenkirche. The cathedral was built between 1738 and 1751 in baroque style.
Johanneum, Dresden
The Johanneum was originally built in the late 16th century as the royal mews. It was later converted into a museum and is currently home to a transport museum, the Verkehrsmuseum.

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