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Dresden 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.
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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.
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.
When this bridge - officially known as the Loschwitz- Blasewitz- Brücke - was completed in 1893 it was considered a breathtaking technological wonder, hence its name.