Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
City: 530 754 (2014)
Metro: 1 328 759 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
Yenidze, Dresden
This oriental style building is the odd one out in Dresden's skyline. The glass domed building is a former tobacco factory, built in 1908 - 1909. Today it houses offices and shops.
Brühl Terrace, Dresden
The Brühl terrace is a promenade lined with great architectural landmarks. From the terrace, which is decorated with statues and fountains, you have a panoramic view over the Elbe river.
Elbe Valley, Dresden
The Elbe Valley was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 thanks to its diverse architecture (including some beautiful palaces), cultural landscape, and outstanding land use.
Procession of Princes, Dresden
The Fürstenzug - the Procession of Princes or Procession of Dukes - is a 120m/334ft long mural decorated with ceramic tiles depicting a procession of rulers of the House of Wettin since 1127.

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